Essence Of Buddhism

Essence Of Buddhism

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Kyabgon, Traleg

One of the clearest introductions to the teachings and philosophies of the three main schools of Buddhism- Theravada, Mahayana, and Tibetan.

A clear and concise introduction to the teachings and philosophies of the three main vehicles of Buddhism-Theravada, Mahayana, andVajrayana-through a Tibetan lens

This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete.TralegKyabgonbreaks the teachings down conveniently into the three traditional "vehicles," while never letting us forget that the point of all theDharmais nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Along the way he provides vivid definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as-

.Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self"?
.Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic?
.Does Buddhism encourage social passivity?
.What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra?
.Why is it said thatsamsara is nirvana?
.Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?

ISBN: 9781590307885

208 pages Paperback or Softback

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