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Buddhism : introducing the Buddhist experience

Author: Donald W Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Mitchell
ISBN: 9780195311037 0195311035
OCLC Number: 162145927
Description: xvi, 416 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The life of Gautama Buddha --
The teachings of the Buddha --
The way of the Elders --
The Great Vehicle --
The Indian experience of Buddhism --
The Tibetan experience of Buddhism --
The Chinese experience of Buddhism --
The Korean experience of Buddhism --
The Japanese experience of Buddhism --
Modern Buddhism in Asia --
Buddhism in the west.
Responsibility: Donald W. Mitchell.
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"Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Author Donald W. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, cultural, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars."--Jacket.

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