Buddhism Introducing the Buddhist Experience

ISBN-10: 0195139526

ISBN-13: 9780195139525

Edition: 2002

List price: $38.00
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Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience 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, this unique work spans over 2,500 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. Buddhism features twenty-two 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 and intriguing essays give students a glimpse into what the topics discussed in the book actually mean in terms of human experience today. Ideal for courses inBuddhism, Asian religions, and Asian philosophy, Buddhism also incorporates helpful maps, numerous illustrations, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Boxes, Figures, and Maps
Acknowledgments: Pronunciation Guide
The Life of Gautama Buddha
The Early Life of Siddhartha Gautama
The Four Sights
The Great Renunciation
Spiritual Teachers
The Awakening of the Buddha
The Mission of the Buddha
The Three Refuges
Important Conversions
Social Concern
Women''s Ordination
The Rebellion of Devadatta
The Last Days of Gautama Buddha
The Teachings Of The Buddha
The Three Characteristics
Impermanence: Dissatisfactoriness: No-Self
The Five Aggregates
Dependent ArisingKarma and Rebirth
The Four Noble Truths
The Middle Way
The First Noble Truth
Life Is Duhkha
The Second Noble Truth
The Cause of Duhkha
The Third Noble Truth
The Cessation of Duhkha
The Fourth Noble Truth
The Eightfold Path to the Cessation of Duhkha
The Eightfold Path
Right Understanding
Right Thought
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Mindfulness
Right Concentration
The Way of the Elders
The Three Baskets
The Sutra Pitaka
The Vinaya Pitaka
The Abhidharma Pitaka
The Second and Third Councils
King AsokaTheravada''s Path of Purification
Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia
Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia
Theravada Monastic and Lay Experience
The Great Vehicle
The Mahayana Sutras
The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras
The Vimalakirti Sutra
The Lankavatara Sutra
The Lotus Sutra
Land of Bliss Sutras
The Great Journey of the Bodhisattva
The Six Perfections
The Ten Stages
Celestial Bodhisattvas and Buddhas
Celestial Bodhisattvas
The Three Bodies of the Buddha
The Indian Experience of Buddhism
The Abhidharma Schools
The Mahayana Schools
The Madhyamika School
The Tathagata-garbha Literature
The Yogacara School: Logic, Tantra, and the Extinction of Buddhism in India
The Tibetan Experience of Buddhism
The First Dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet
The Second Dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet
The Geluk School and the Dalai Lama
The Tantric Experience
Preliminary Practices
Mandalas, Mantras, and Mudras
Deity Yoga: Four Types of Tantric Practice
Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
Distinctive Practices
The Nyingma School
The Sakya School
The Kagyu School
The Geluk School
Recent Events in Tibet
The Chinese Experience of Buddhism
Translation and Inculturation
New Translations and Scholarship
Persecution and Reform
The Chinese Schools I
Laying the Foundation of the Chinese Experience
The Chu-she School
The Ch''eng-shih School
The Lu School
The Chen-yen School
The San-lun School
The Fa-hsiang School
The Chinese Schools II
Defining the Chinese Experience
The T''ien-t''ai School
The Hua-yen School
The Ch''an School
The Ching-t''u School
Persecution and DeclineLater Developments
The Korean Experience of Buddhism
The Advent of Buddhism during the Three Kingdoms Period
Buddhism durin ghte Unified Silla Dynasty: Innovation and Scholarship
Uisang: Wonhyo
The Five Buddhist Schools
Buddhism during the Koryo Dynasty
Searching for UnityUich''on
The Korean Tripitaka
Repression during the Choson Dynasty
The Japanese Occupation and Recent Developments
The Japanese Experience of Buddhism
Prince Shotoku
The Nara Period (710-784)
The Six Schools
The Kusha School
The Jojitsu School
The Ritsu School
The Sanron School
The Hosso School
The Kegon School
The Heian Period (794-1185)
The Tendai and Shingon Schools
The Tendai School
The Shingon School
The Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Pure Land, Zen, and Nichiren
Pure Land Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Nichiren Buddhism
The Muromachi Period (1338-1573)
Zen and Japanese Culture
The Tokugawa Period (1603-1868)
Struggle and Reform
The Meiji Period (1868-1912) and Recent Developments
Modern Buddhism in Asia
New Buddhist Movements in AsiaIndia
Sri Lanka
Women''s Experiences of Buddhism in Modern Asia
Buddhism in the West
Major Buddhist Traditions in the West
Theravada Buddhism: Vietnamese Buddhism
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