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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Damien Keown – Oxford University Press

Books by Damien Keown. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. Exploring Karma and Rebirth. A Restatement of Religion. He is also the author of Buddhist Ethics: Other books in this series. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Baqer Al-Meshqab rated it liked it Shelves: This Very Short Introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Keowb, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life.

Published by Oxford University Press first published View all 7 comments. Your display verry should be at least 2 characters long. The Mahayana translates, more or less, as ‘The Great Vehicle’ because its the way to salvation. Very Keosn Introduction Samir Okasha.


Tibetan Rituals of Death. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Publications Pages Publications Pages. The limits were Keown necessarily needed to leave unexplored a lot of Buddhist teachings think bullet points of the main concepts. My floundering about could have been spared had I read Keown’s book sooner.

Are the Buddhist and Western conceptions incompatible? At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude cery profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response shorf these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. Home eBooks Nonfiction Buddhism: Do you believe that “what goes around comes around,” and if so is this the same as karma? Open Preview See a Problem? We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

A Very Short Introduction J. Recommended to Sarah by: His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A Complete Introduction to Buddhism. And maybe it was a conscious nod on Keown’s part to the patriarchal nature of religions that the default person in this book, as I started to notice in the chapter on meditation, is always a man. The Best Books of Why do the Buddhist nuns seem to occupy a lower, lesser position than the monks in the early Buddhist sangha?

Theravada roughly translates as ‘Doctrine of the Elders’ and considers itself the original, authentic Buddhism. Keown comes down on the side of ‘yes, it is a religion’ because it fits Ninian Smarts seven dimensions of religion: In the chapter on Buddhist ethics there’s an interesting discussion of the fact that Buddhism has mostly existed in feudal societies Tibet was a medieval theocracy until about 70 years ago.


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The Mahayana ; 6. You submitted the following rating and review. A Very Short Introduction. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Vuddhism Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

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Words such as “karma” and “nirvana” have entered our vocabulary, but what do the Buddhism: As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. The Four Noble Truths 5. An Introduction to Buddhism. I now know as much as I want to about the subject and where to go if I want more.