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The Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice, and History

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The most comprehensive guide to Buddhism and its exponents in the Western world--with fully updated information on Buddhist organizations around the world. 

• A Who's Who of contemporary teachers, writers, and practitioners. 

• Provides thorough summaries of all major Buddhist traditions around the world. 

• An excellent introduction to the fastest-growing religion in the West.

Newly revised and updated, The Buddhist Handbook is the definitive guide to the complete panorama of Buddhist teaching, practice, schools, and history. The fastest-growing religion in the West, Buddhism includes numerous traditions within its scope. The Buddhist Handbook provides a comprehensive and nonsectarian survey of these traditions and their contemporary exponents throughout the world, providing necessary information for those who wish to explore the various traditions thoroughly and find the one best-suited to their needs. For those already practicing in a particular school of Buddhism, it offers illuminating insight into the teachings of other schools, as well as a Who's Who of contemporary teachers, writers, and practitioners. 

The far-reaching range of this book includes chapters on the westward migration of Buddhist thought, contemporary Buddhist activities in North America and around the world, the relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy, Buddhism and social action, and the role of women in Buddhism.  Updated to include the most recent information about developments in Buddhism throughout the world, The Buddhist Handbook remains an essential work for the library of every aspiring Buddhist. 

Synopsis:

The Buddhist Handbook is the definitive guide to Buddhist history, teaching, and practice throughout the world today. Provides a comprehensive survey of Buddhist traditions and their contemporary exponents. Includes chapters on the westward migration of Buddhism, the relationship between Buddhism, psychotherapy, social responsibility and action, and the role of women in Buddhism.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-363) and index.

About the Author

John Snelling (1943-1992) was General Secretary of the Buddhist Society as well as editor of the Society's journal, The Middle Way, the most widely circulated Buddhist periodical in the West. Among the many books he wrote are The Sacred Mountain: Pilgrims and Travellers at Mt. Kailas in Western Tibet, Buddhism in Russia, and The Elements of Buddhism.

Table of Contents

The Buddhist Handbook

The Complete guide to Buddhist Schools, Teachings and History

Acknowledgements

A Note on Language, Caveat

Part 1:  Prologue:

1    Why Buddhism

2    The Heart of the Matter

Part 2:  The Buddha:

3    The Indian Background

4    The Buddha: The Early Years

5    The Buddha: the Teaching Career

Part 3:  The Basic Teachings and Practices

6    The Buddhist World View

7   The Basic Teachings and Practices

Part 4:  The Development of Buddhism in India

8    Four Councils and eighteen Schools

9    Mahayana

10   Tantra

Part 5:  The Spread of Buddhism

11   The Southern Transmission: Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, Indonesia

12   The Northern Transmission: The North-Western Springboard and The Silk Road

13   The Northern Transmission: China

14   The Northern Transmission: Vietnam, Korea

15   The Northern Transmission: Japan

16   The Northern Transmission: Tibet

17   The Northern Transmission: Mongolia, Russia, Himalayan

Part 6:  Buddhism Comes West

18   Slow Beginnings

19   The Flowing of the Lotus

20   The North Connection

21 Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Appendix I  Who's Who in Buddhism: A Modern Western Perspective

Appendix II  Useful Addresses

Appendix III  Major Buddhist Festivals

Appendix IV  Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817610
Author:
Snelling, John
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
INNER TRADTIONS OF THE EAST
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 17.15 oz

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