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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 5 edition (30 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534558585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534558581
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,397,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Foreword. Preface. Map: The World of Buddhism. Abbreviations. Introduction. Buddhism in India. 1. The Buddha's Awakening. 2. The Buddha as Teacher and Power Figure. 3. The Development of Early Indian Buddhism. 4. The Period of the Three Vehicles. 5. Early Medieval Indian Buddhism. 6. Late Medieval Indian Buddhism. 7. Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. 8. Buddhism in Central Asia and China. 9. Buddhism in Korea and Vietnam. 10. Buddhism in Japan. 11. Buddhism in the Tibetan Cultural Area. 12. Buddhism Comes West. An Overview of the Buddhist Scriptures. Pronunciation Guide. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index.


This historical introduction to Buddhism presents students with an engaging exploration of thediversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It coversfive main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, andinstitutional history.

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