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Life of Buddhism


Life of Buddhism

Author(s) : Reynolds, Frank E and Carbine, Jason A
Publishers Price : 14.95
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ISBN : 0520223373
EAN : 9780520223370
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 248
Size : 228 x 152mm
Publisher : California Univ Press
Published : 2000
Category : General Buddhism
Category 2 : Western Study of Buddhism
Synopsis:
Indian edition. A distinctive portrayal of the `Life of Buddhism`, focusing on Buddhist practices from around the world, bringing together 15 essays by outstanding Buddhist scholars. The essays highlight not so much Buddhist doctrine or sacred texts, but rather the actual living experience and behaviour of practitioners.

Includes: Creating and Disseminating the Sacred by Donald K.Swearer; a View of Temple Life and Practice by James Bissett Pratt; a Tooth Relic and the Legitimation of Power by Juliane Schober; Bun Phraawes by S.J.Tambiah; Ordination in the Chogye Order by Robert Buswell; Theravada Religious Women by Hiroko Kawanami; a Morning Star Meditation by Taiko Yamasaki; the Biography of a Nun by Hanna Havnevik; the Cremation of a Senior Monk by Charles F.Keyes; Lay Praxis in a Mahayana Context by Holmes Welch; Buddhist Secular Law: Doctrines in Context by Rebecca Redwood French; Yaktovil: the Role of the Buddha and Dhamma by Jason A.Carbine; a New Theravadin Liturgy by Richard Gombrich; Memorizing One's Mizuko by William LaFleur; and Transmitting the Dharma by Phillip Kapleau.
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