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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Samuel, Geoffrey.
Introducing Tibetan Buddhism.
New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011041256
(OCoLC)178206935
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN: 9780203717639 0203717635
OCLC Number: 990158760
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.

Abstract:

"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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