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Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Author: John Powers
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y., USA : Snow Lion Publications, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed. USAView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well as Bon are explored in depth. This book is a systematic and wonderfully clear presentation of Tibetan  Read more...
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Powers, John, 1957-
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
Ithaca, N.Y., USA : Snow Lion Publications, 1995
(OCoLC)607375402
Online version:
Powers, John, 1957-
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
Ithaca, N.Y., USA : Snow Lion Publications, 1995
(OCoLC)607741088
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Powers
ISBN: 155939028X 9781559390286 1559390263 9781559390262
OCLC Number: 29361333
Description: 501 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I . The Indian background : Buddhism in India ; Some important Buddhist doctrines ; Meditation ; Mahayana --
pt. II. Tibetan history and culture : Tibetan religious history ; The Twentieth Century ; Festivals and holy days ; Geography and architecture --
pt. III. Tibetan Buddhist doctines and practices : Tantra ; Death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism --
pt. IV. The schools of Tibetan Buddhism : The four schools ; Nyingma ; Kagyu ; Sakya ; Geluk ; Bon: a heterodox system.
Responsibility: John Powers.

Abstract:

"This is the first comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well as Bon are explored in depth. This book is a systematic and wonderfully clear presentation of Tibetan Buddhist views and practices."--Back cover.

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