The Way of Buddhism

The Way of Buddhism : Introducing the Buddhist Experience

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This text focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of a wide array of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, the work spans over 2500 years, featuring chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially-engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. The text features 22 boxed personal narratives provided by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars from around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Sivaraksa, Rita M. Gross, Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, and Robert Aitken. These concise essays give students a glimpse into what the topics discussed in the book actually mean in terms of human experience today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 24 halftones, 4 line illustrations, glossary
  • 0195139518
  • 9780195139518

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