Buddhism: the Basics

Author(s): Cathy Cantwell

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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; and, 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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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.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780415408806
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : August 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Cathy Cantwell
  • : Paperback
  • : 294.3
  • : 208