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The different paths of Buddhism : a narrative-historical introduction

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005.
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"Offers a comprehensive introduction to the main branches of the Buddhist tradition in both the Mahayana and Theravada schools, including the Madhyamika school, the Yogacara school, Pure Land devotionalism, Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and village folk Buddhist traditions. Chapters explore the life and teachings of the Buddha in historical context, the early development and institutionalization of  Read more...
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Olson, Carl.
Different paths of Buddhism.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004011754
(OCoLC)55495064
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Olson
ISBN: 0813537789 9780813537788 9786610360918 661036091X
OCLC Number: 62266054
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: I: Origins and historical development --
Crows and monks: introduction --
The elephant and the Buddha --
2: Theravāda philosophy and practice --
The narrative path of the Buddha --
Ethical and political implications of Buddhist narratives --
The tale of beggars and donors --
The feminine narrative in Buddhism --
Stories from Buddhists villages --
3: Major Mahāyāna movements and schools --
The Bodhisattva's path to perfection --
Secret narratives: philosophies of emptiness --
Devotional voices of the pure land --
Tales of Lamas: Tibetan Buddhism --
The no-narrative of seated meditation: Zen --
New narratives: recent paths of reform and revival.
Responsibility: Carl Olson.
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