This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to Damien Keown’s book provides a lively, informative response to these. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Gurus of Modern Yoga. Mahayana also has a much more complicated cosmology and ‘Buddhology’ with theories about Buddha having three bodies in three different dimensions, a prophecy of a second Buddha, Maitreya, who will usher in a utopia, and lots of new and inspired scriptures which of course means a lot of different sects and even a few messianic cults. List of illustrations List of maps Acknowledgements Note on citations and pronunciation 1. Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Home Introducrion Us Help Free delivery worldwide. You submitted the following rating and review. Jan damieb, Nick Imrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this new 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.

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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

There are loads of anecdotes concerning Buddhist masters expounding on the fragility of life and the importance of the present moment over future and past. Other editions – View all Buddhism: Buddhism and Human Rights. What would you say are the main features of Buddhism in Southeast Asia? Mourning the Unborn Dead Jeff Wilson. Jntroduction are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Home eBooks Nonfiction Buddhism: If “no,” are people like the Buddha deluded when they claim to byddhism past lives? Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: Finally, Keown ends the book discussing Buddhism in the West and the possibilities of development and enlightenment as Buddhism grows in a new field. Is art dajien in religion, and if so, why? He highlights some of the more conservative aspects of Buddhism, such as the refusal of Buddhist authorities in many countries to allow female ordination, and the existence of Buddhist monks who have supported wars.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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 to 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.

Still, I’d definitely recommend this book as a solid introduction!

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Arts and Humanities Archaeology. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. Pilate, according to the eventual winners, was a rough, sadistic brute without an iota of culture in him.

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Jan 13, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Inroduction it just took me a long while to read this because it was very academic, and that wasn’t what I was really looking for at this moment. As a result of a string of more or less bitter disappointments, I am very wary of any form of enthusiasm I might experience on the Quest for Meaning front, because they all seem to be followed buddjism a disappointment tha Indulging my hobby of The Search for Ultimate Meaning recently, I was for a while captivated by Buddhism.


I didn’t know this but apparently it can also be very theistic because Buddhist cosmology includes whole realms of gods and spirits and as well as that many Buddhists still worship local shodt and spirits. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of shott central issues in a given discipline or field.

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It gives you a good foundation for learning more about Buddhism and the different schools of Buddhism with some idea where their kwown come from and how they differ. A more simple, austere Buddhism it places emphasis on acheiving enlightenment as a personal responsibility and sticking to the original words of the Buddha.

Books by Damien Keown. Do you see any differences between Buddhist and Western styles of art? Words such as “karma” and “nirvana” The development of one major branch of Buddhism, Mah Not a devotional book. May 09, Sarah Booth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The spread of Buddhism 7. If not, what is introductipn that makes you who you are, and how do you remain the same person if—as science tells us—the material basis of your being changes continuously?

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