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Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: World religions (Routledge (Firm))
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"Introducing Tibetan Buddhism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. This lively introduction covers the whole spectrum of Tibetan religious history, from early figures and the development of the old and new schools of Buddhism to the spread and influence of Tibetan Buddhism throughout the world. Geoffrey Samuel covers the key schools and traditions,  Read more...
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Samuel, Geoffrey.
Introducing Tibetan Buddhism.
New York : Routledge, 2012
(OCoLC)990158760
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN: 9780415456647 0415456649 9780415456654 0415456657
OCLC Number: 178206935
Description: xvi, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Chronology --
Language and pronunciation guide --
1) Background --
2) The development of Buddhism in Tibet --
3) Tibetan Buddhism as a path to liberation I: Sutra teachings --
4) Tibetan Buddhism as a path to liberation II: Tantric teachings --
5) Tibetan Buddhism as a system of knowledge --
6) Ethics and Tibetan Buddhism --
7) Lamas and other religious practitioners --
8) Tibetan Buddhism as practical religion --
9) Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan identity --
10) Tibetan Buddhism, women and gender --
11) The Bon religion of Tibet: pre-Buddhist survival or variant form of Buddhism? --
12) Tibetan Buddhism today and tomorrow --
Appendix: Some important lamas --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: World religions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Geoffrey Samuel.

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"Introducing Tibetan Buddhism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. This lively introduction covers the whole spectrum of Tibetan religious history, from early figures and the development of the old and new schools of Buddhism to the spread and influence of Tibetan Buddhism throughout the world. Geoffrey Samuel covers the key schools and traditions, as well as Bon, and bodies of textual material, including the writings of major lamas. He explores aspects such as the path to liberation through Sutra and Tantra teachings, philosophy, ethics, ritual, and issues of gender and national identity. Illustrated throughout, the book includes a chronology, glossary, pronunciation guide, summaries, discussion questions and recommendations for further reading to aid students' understanding and revision"--

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