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Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Author: John Powers
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. ed., 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The expanded edition of the classic reference, one of Snow Lion's top ten bestsellers. Thorough coverage of Tibetan Buddhism from its Indian origins to the present day; includes new information on the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, religious practices and festivals, and the current political situation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Powers, John, 1957-
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, 2007
(DLC) 2007019309
(OCoLC)124075030
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Powers
ISBN: 9781559398350 1559398353
OCLC Number: 642200663
Description: 1 online resource (591 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The Indian background --
Buddhism in India --
Some important Buddhist doctrines --
Meditation --
Mahayana --
Tibetan history and culture --
Tibetan religious history --
The twentieth century --
Religious festivals and holy days --
Geography and architecture --
Tibetan Buddhist doctrines and practices --
Tantra --
Death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism --
The orders of Tibetan Buddhism --
The four orders --
Nyingma --
Kagyu --
Sakya --
Geluk --
Bon: a heterodox system.
Responsibility: by John Powers.

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The expanded edition of the classic reference, one of Snow Lion's top ten bestsellers. Thorough coverage of Tibetan Buddhism from its Indian origins to the present day; includes new information on the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, religious practices and festivals, and the current political situation.

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