9780722540176

New Directions Tibetan Buddhism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780722540176

  • ISBN10:

    0722540175

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-01
  • Publisher: Thorsons Element
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Summary

Buddhism is the fastest growing spiritual practices in America. Tibetan Buddhism places particular emphasis on the teacher-disciple relationship that lies at the heart of the spiritual life. This comprehensive introduction contains all the information you need to gain an in-depth knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism, including what Tibetan Buddhism is and how it has developed, an insight into all the basic teachings including Indian, Tibetan and Western practice, the historical background to Buddhism and a summary of the major schools.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Foreword vii
Introduction xi
The Origins of Tibetan Buddhism
1(20)
The Common Foundations
21(24)
The Special Path - Mahayana
45(26)
The Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
71(24)
Tibetan Buddhism in the West
95(12)
Twenty-Four Questions & Answers
107(28)
Glossary 135(11)
About the Author 146

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