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Buddhism : Beliefs and Practices

By: Fowler, Merv

1898723664 / 9781898723660
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 19/04/2020
United Kingdom
140 x 215 mm, 342 grams 227 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly Undergraduate

This book begins by posing and answering the question: What is Buddhism?

Assuming no previous knowledge, issues such as the legacy of India and the life of the Buddha are discussed.

Later sections include: the beliefs and practices of the Mahayana and Theravada schools, with particular emphasis on the four main Mahayana schools of Nichiren, Tibetan, Zen and Pure Land; the Four Noble Truths; the Buddhist councils; rebirth; meditation; festivals; concepts of reality; and yoga.

The book ends with a look at the state of Buddhism in the world today and discusses its current popularity.

As one commentator has written: New Buddhist groups are springing up like lotus flowers on a hot day.

The appeal is due to its undogmatic and open-minded approach which encourages understanding and questioning, and makes Buddhism a prime source for discovering the self within a non-violent tradition.


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