Introducing Tibetan Buddhism - World Religions (Hardback)Geoffrey Samuel (author)
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This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex set of beliefs and practices and provides a clear sense of the historical, cultural and textual background. Important contemporary issues such as gender, national identity and Tibetan Buddhism in the world today are also addressed. Illustrated throughout, the book includes a chronology, glossary, pronunciation guide, summaries, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading that will aid understanding and revision.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"Geoffrey Samuel provides a welcome introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and the religious history of Tibet. Concise, lucid, and authoritative, this is one of the best and most useful introductions available to date. It will no doubt become an indispensable reference for students"- Bryan J. Cuevas, Florida State University, USA
"This book highlights the practical dimensions of the religious culture of Tibet. Samuel provides a current and accessible guide to the roles Buddhism plays in the lives of Tibetan people, as identities of place and religion continue to be negotiated as Tibetan Buddhism is defined in the contemporary world." - Douglas S. Duckworth, East Tennessee State University, USA
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