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Introduction to Buddhism : an explanation of the Buddhist way of life

Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Glen Spey, N.Y. : Tharpa Publications, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gyatso offers the basic teachings of Buddha in a brilliantly clear and concise introduction to the vast subject of Buddhism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN: 9780978906764 0978906764 9780978906771 0978906772 9780978906788 0978906780
OCLC Number: 189105799
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Basic Buddhism. Who was Buddha? --
Understanding the mind --
Past and future lives --
What is karma? --
Our precious human life --
What is meditation? --
Death --
The Buddhist way of life --
pt. 2. The path to liberation. What is liberation? --
Developing renunciation --
The three higher trainings --
pt. 3. The path to enlightenment. Becoming a boddhisattva --
The bodhisattva's way of life --
Ultimate truth --
Enlightenment --
Dedication --
Appendix I : the commitments of going for refuge --
Appendix II : Liberating prayer and Mahayana sutra of the three superior heaps.
Responsibility: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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Gyatso offers the basic teachings of Buddha in a brilliantly clear and concise introduction to the vast subject of Buddhism.

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