This comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, experiences, and life situations. This approach does not neglect one dimension of the religion in favor of another and allows instructors to choose what they wish to emphasize in the classroom. The book also covers the development of Buddhism in a wide variety of geographical and cultural areas (India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, and Japan), and gives a sense of the historical evolution of the tradition in these areas.This book invites you to discover this fascinating religious tradition in all of its philosophical, historic, and cultural dimensions. It traces the development and living expressions of the Buddhist religion throughout Asia and the world.
|Title||:||The Experience of Buddhism|