An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices by Peter Harvey

An Introduction to Buddhism

Title: An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices
Author: Peter Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: English
Print Length:‎ 547 pages



This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the 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 is intended to be a textbook for students of Religious or Asian Studies, but will also be of interest to those who want a general survey of Buddhism and its beliefs.

Contents:
Introduction
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
Mahay ana Holy Beings, and Tantric Buddhism
The Later History and Spread of Buddhism
The Later History and Spread of Buddhism
Buddhist Practice: Devotion
Buddhist Practice: Ethics
Buddhist Practice: The Sarigha
Buddhist Practice: Meditation and Cultivation of Experience-Based Wisdom
The Modern History of Buddhism in Asia
Buddhism Beyond Asia

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