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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Legal System and Practice. Damine Very Short Introduction. A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life.

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.

So, this is informative, but it does not teach or inspire. An extremely accessible introduction to Buddhism for anyone and everyone. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

My floundering about could have been spared had I read Keown’s book sooner. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews.

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Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. How far back would you have to go, and what sources would you use?

Apparently lots of people from more Abrahamic faiths doubt that Buddhism is a religion, given that it can be non-theistic aside: Pilate also has the best line in the book: It’s sad to think that what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan were once prosperous Buddhist centres of trade and learning.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Sign in to annotate. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 06, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: I joke that if I could meditate properly for just one minute, I might at that point achieve Nirvana, or at least begin to float a couple inches over my cushion.

It gives you a good foundation for learning more about Buddhism and the different schools of Buddhism with some idea where their ideas come from and how they differ.

This title met my expectations for an introduction to Buddhism. From Warm Heart to Warm Heart: Is nirvana reached as the ninth stage of the path, or if not, when? You submitted the following rating and review. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic ibtroduction, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. The Spread of Buddhism. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

This volume, it seemed to me, appeared to have more illustrations than other volumes I’ve come across in the Oxford University Very Short Introduction series. Tibetan Rituals of Death.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

Karma and rebirth ; 4. 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.


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List of illustrations List of maps Acknowledgements Note on citations and pronunciation 1. Judas must be the supreme example of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Consequences of Compassion Charles Goodman. Transforming Consciousness John Makeham. One renowned master up-ended his drinking cup every night before retiring to bed, and when his faithful disciples dutifully asked why he did so answered that he might die that night and have no further need of it.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: If the history of the spread of Buddhism to other cultures teaches any lessons it is that a genuinely new and distinctive form of Buddhism will be born from this encounter p hide spoiler ] suggesting that we should see something special arising from the encounter.

Why do you think Buddhism fragmented so easily into different sects?

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