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An Introduction to buddhism : teachings, history and practices

Author: Peter Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book is a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West. It not only explores the world views of the religion but also attempts to show how Buddhism functions as a set of practices. It thus includes chapters on devotion, ethics, monastic practices and meditation. Such practices are related to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Harvey
ISBN: 9780521859424 0521859425 9780521676748 0521676746
OCLC Number: 866921509
Notes: 1re édition publiée en 1990.
Description: 1 vol. (XXVIII-521 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: The Buddha and his Indian context --
Early Buddhist teachings : rebirth and karma --
Early Buddhist teachings : the four true realities for the spiritually ennobled --
Early developments in Buddhism --
Mahayana philosophies : the varieties of emptiness --
Mahayana holy beings, and Tantric Buddhism --
The later history and spread of Buddhism --
Buddhist practice : devotion --
Buddhist practice : ethics --
Buddhist practice : the Sangha --
Buddhist practice : meditation and cultivation of experience-based wisdom --
The modern history of Buddhism in Asia --
Buddhism beyond Asia.
Responsibility: Peter Harvey.

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This extensively revised and updated second edition draws upon recent scholarship to present a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West. Detailed references to  Read more...

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