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A concise introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, John Powers

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A concise introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
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A concise introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
John Powers
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Language
eng
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DLC
Dewey number
294.3/923
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ7604
LC item number
.P688 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A concise introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, John Powers
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
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 -- Tibetan religious history -- Tibet: geography and environment -- The early history of Tibet -- The period of the religious kings -- The second dissemination of Buddhism -- Mongol influence and Sakya supremacy -- The Gelukpa ascent to power -- The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- The twentieth century -- Foreign conflicts -- The fourteenth Dalai Lama -- The interregnum period -- The fourteenth Dalai Lama assumes power -- The Chinese occupation of Tibet -- The four orders -- Similarities and differences -- The nonsectarian movement -- Nyingma -- Sakya -- Kagyu -- Geluk
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23 cm.
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Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9781559392969
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052611
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(OCoLC)179813882

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