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Buddhism: The Basics By Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

Buddhism: The Basics
by Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

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Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions; practices and beliefs; ethical guidelines and philosophy; religious texts; and, community. It is suitable for students and interested readers wanting to familiarise themselves with the Buddhist faith.
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Buddhism: The Basics by Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers:

  • principal traditions
  • practices and beliefs
  • ethical guidelines and philosophy
  • religious texts
  • community

With helpful features including a detailed map of the Buddhist world, glossary of terms and tips for further study, this is an ideal text for students and interested readers wanting to familiarise themselves with the Buddhist faith.

Cathy Cantwell is an academic researcher at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. She specialises in Tibetan Buddhism, and has worked on eleventh century manuscripts, an eighteenth century scriptural collection, and contemporary Buddhist ritual manuals and practice. She has taught widely in UK Higher Education and is joint author of Early Tibetan Documents on Phur pa from Dunhuang.

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Buddhism: The Basics Reviews


'a fantastic overview of the whole tradition of Buddhism' - Dr Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool Hope University

About Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)


Cathy Cantwell is an academic researcher at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. She specialises in Tibetan Buddhism and is joint author of Early Tibetan Documents on Phur pa from Dunhuang.

Table of Contents


Introduction. The Buddha and the Roots of the Buddhist Tradition. The Dharma. The Textual Heritage and Oral Transmission. The Sangha. The Major Buddhist Traditions. Glossary of Technical Terms.

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Buddhism: The Basics by Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)
Cathy Cantwell (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK)
The Basics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-08-27
196
0415408806
9780415408806
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