Buddhism: The Basics (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780415408790
ISBN-10: 0415408792
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Basics