Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Tibetan Buddhism A Very Short Introduction The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development During that time it has spread among the neighboring peoples the Mongol Himalayan and Siberian peoples Ma

  • Title: Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Matthew T. Kapstein
  • ISBN: 9780199735129
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development During that time, it has spread among the neighboring peoples the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese At its height is has been practiced in regions as far west as the Volga river and to the east in Beijing Its capacity for creative adaptation is demonstThe Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development During that time, it has spread among the neighboring peoples the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese At its height is has been practiced in regions as far west as the Volga river and to the east in Beijing Its capacity for creative adaptation is demonstrated by its recent growth in Europe and America At the same time, it is at the center of political contestation in ethnically Tibetan regions of China, while its best known exponent, the Dalai Lama, has become one of the most admired religious leaders in the world today But what does this religion teach Just what is the position of the Dalai Lama, and how will his succession be assured Is it true that Tibetan Buddhism in entirely suppressed in China Scholar Matthew Kapstein offers a brief account responding to these questions and in this Very Short Introduction, in terms that are accessible to students, general readers, journalists, and others who are curious to learn the most essential features of Tibetan Buddhist history, teachings, and practice About the Series Oxford s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

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    This book's greatest strength is also its weakness: the dense information.I appreciate how in-depth it goes with origins and important historical figures, but it's just too easy to lose oneself in the walls of text. No visual timelines, very little highlighted passages, and not even a glossary of terms and people.This may work for scholars and those familiar to the subject, but as a general layperson this was not a truly approachable introduction.

    Wonderful short intro to Tibetan Buddhism. I picked it up because I wanted a short intro to the history of Tibetan Buddhism, in terms of what happened when and by which teachers / sects. The short book accomplishes that historical account and additionally manages to weave in descriptions of the different philosophical movements as well as practice lineages.

    I felt the author spent too much time with the obscure ancient origins (lots of genealogies of who taught who, etc.) and way too little time on contemporary Tibetan Buddhism.

    I thought this was a pretty useful presentation of the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism. I don't feel like I have much of a grasp on the differences between the schools or on specific tantric practices. However I read it with the hope that I would get a better sense of the philosophy underlying Tibetan Buddhism (as opposed to zen, or Theravada) as well as a basic understanding of how tibetan buddhists use the terms tantra, sutra, and yoga and I do feel like I now have that understanding.

    A good, concise intro to Tibetan Buddhism!A good, concise intro to Tibetan Buddhism! ! ! Very helpful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    My head responded in the way it needed to: with compassion, with an understanding to learn more about a way of being I'd not encountered thoroughly previously.

    wanted info on the connection of shamanism and buddhism. was helpful. but i quickly was swamped with all of information. can't blame the book, it is just my learning curve! whew.

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