Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently About the Series:Oxford’s Very Short Introductions series offers. Buddhism has ratings and reviews. Amira said: لم تكن البوذية يومًا أحدى المجالات التي يدفعني فضولي للبحث بها أو القراءة عنها وما أدركته الآن وأ.

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Home shhort Nonfiction Buddhism: However reading this book I was pleased to find out that I had been doing Insight meditation – clearly though more practice is required since I hadn’t realised, and I enjoyed the diagram showing that the ability to fly, to be clairvoyant, or shott recall past lives, were not the end results of meditation but skills that you might pick up on your way before getting on to the really difficult things such as appreciation of pure form or pure formlessness.

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It seemed the answer to all my problems, until – through a defect in my spiritual understanding or the application of common sense – I fell from grace and my vision clouded over. Which aspects of Buddhist teachings might make it appear in harmony with contemporary ecological fery

Anyway, I’ve got several books on Buddhism sitting on my shelf to read, but this year I wanted to read a simple overview of Buddhism. So, this is informative, but it does not teach or inspire. The spread of Buddhism 7. This reflects that it was only the third one and Keown blew the series budget for visual aids on his one book. Oct 30, Maram rated it liked it.


Social and Cultural Anthropology: It covers most of the larger traditions vegy also the early life and thinking of the Buddha.

The spread of Buddhism in Asia 7. Mourning the Unborn Dead Jeff Wilson. How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective? Very Short Introductions 3.

Very Short Introduction Samir Okasha. My floundering about could have been spared had I read Keown’s book buddhsim. Envisioning The Tale of Genji.

Keown comes down on the side of ‘yes, it is a religion’ because it fits Ninian Smarts seven dimensions of religion: Speaking very broadly Buddhism breaks down into Theravada and Mahayana which are the biggest branches like Protestant and Catholic in Christianity or Sunni and Shia in Islam.

Finally, Keown ends the book discussing Buddhism in the West and the possibilities of development and enlightenment as Buddhism grows in a new field. If your memories changed, would you be someone else? Baqer Al-Meshqab rated it liked hsort Shelves: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Mar 28, Scott Lapierre rated it liked it.

A Very Short Introduction A. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.


Karma and rebirth ; 4. He is also the author of Buddhist Ethics: This Very Short Introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily buddhisk.

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Is nirvana reached as the ninth stage of the path, or if not, when? In the second edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. Published by Oxford University Press first published Introxuction can never resist a text from the Very Short Introductions series.

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