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Tibetan Buddhism : a very short introduction

Author: Matthew Kapstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 373.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development. During that time, it has spread among the neighbouring peoples - the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese. Here, Kapstein offers a brief introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kapstein, Matthew.
Tibetan Buddhism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013006676
(OCoLC)828834208
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kapstein
ISBN: 9780199908257 0199908257 9780199911141 0199911142
OCLC Number: 855534548
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Languages and pronunciation; Map: Tibet and Neighboring Regions; 1 The world of gods, demons, and men; 2 Sources of Tibetan religious traditions; 3 The growth of the orders and schools; 4 Spiritual exercise and the path of the bodhisattva; 5 Philosophical developments and disputes; 6 Enlightenment in this very body; 7 When this life ends; 8 Tibetan Buddhism today; References and further reading; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 373.
Responsibility: Matthew T. Kapstein.

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