Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Peter Harvey

Title   An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Indian Edition

Size   14 Cms x 22 Cms

Publisher   New Delhi, India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 2008

ISBN    8121504937 / 9788121504935

Seller ID   022734

This book aims to be 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. Unlike many other general books about Buddhism, it not only explores the world-views of the religion but also seeks to show how Buddhism functions as a set of practices. It thus includes chapters on devotion, ethics, monastic practice (of nuns as well as monks) and meditation, and relates each of these to Buddhist teachings and historical developments. While describing thought and practice, the book sets out at the same time to convey something of the emotional tone of 'flavour' of Buddhism; and emphasising as it does the diversity found throughout to highlight the common threads of belief, practice and historical continuities which unify the Buddhist world. Dr. Harvey has sought to answer questions that are often asked by people on first meeting the tradition, and has tried, where appropriate, to relate Buddhism to modern ways of thinking, while taking account of the most recent scholarship in the field. In his section on Nirvana the author offers a novel interpretation of this ultimate, transcendent mystery. Printed Pages: 396 with 2 maps, 3 figures and 13 b/w illustrations.

Indian Buddhism Buddha Buddhist

Price = 15.50 USD


Books of related interest
Psycholinguistics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Michael Garman
34.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Entry into the Inconceivable: An Introduction to HuaYen Buddhism
Thomas Cleary
6.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism
William Montgomery McGovern
11.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Living Yogacara: An Introduction to Consciousness-only Buddhism
Tagawa Shunéi
18.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Ancillary Literature of the Atharvaveda: A Study with Special Reference to The Parisistas
B.R. Modak
13.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Wisdom: A Complete Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Buddhism
Gill Farrer Halls
11.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
2.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Patrul Rinpoche, Translated By Padmakara Translation Group with a Foreword By the Dalai Lama
14.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Textbook of Microbiology
R. Ananthanarayan and C.K. Jayaram Paniker
13.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Common Mistakes in English
Sam Phillips
4.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its History and Meaning
Denise Patry Leidy
22.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
John Powers
34.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie