Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

ISBN-10: 1559392967

ISBN-13: 9781559392969

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Powers

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Technical Note
Introduction
The Indian Background
Origins of Tibetan Buddhism
The Buddha
The Buddha's Teaching Career
Mahayana
Origins
Mahayana Doctrines
The Bodhisattva Path
Some Important Buddhist Doctrines
Karma and Rebirth
Dependent Arising
Meditation
The Role of Meditation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
Stabilizing and Analytical Meditation
The Five Buddhist Paths
Tantra
The Place of the Tantras in Buddhist Literature
Tantra as a Branch of Mahayana
Tantric Symbols
Entering Tantric Practice
The Four Classes of Tantra
The Preliminary Practices
Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism
The Four Orders
Similarities and Differences
The Nonsectarian Movement
Nyingma
Kagyu
Sakya
Geluk
Lexicon of Buddhist Terms
Bibliography
English-Tibetan-Sanskrit Glossary
Terms
Names
Locations
Titles of Works Mentioned
Index
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