ISBN 9788129105974,Principles Of Buddhism

Principles Of Buddhism




Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788129105974

ISBN-10 8129105977


Number of Pages 138 Pages
Language (English)

Spirituality & religious experience

Buddhism is one of the most popular religons of today-its teaching on kindness, simplicity, and interconnectedness are attracting many people disenchanted with the world's all-pervading consumerism. This simple guide holds the essential teachings and methods of practice to help bring these qualities alive. Going back to the roots of Buddhism, it highlights and explains: The Central Ideas and Beliefs of Buddhism The Life of the Buddha Karma and Rebirth Meditation Buddhism in the World today. About Author : Kulananda was born Michael Chaskalson, in South Africa in 1954. He migrated to England in 1972, where he encountered the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (fwbo) while studying philosophy at the University of East Anglia in 1976. He was ordained in 1977 and has since devoted himself to the development of the Western Buddhist Order and the fwbo, and played a key part in the development of several Buddhist centres. He was, for a time, secretary to Sangharakshita, the founder fo the Order, and is now a member of the fwbo's Preceptors' College, Council. He now spends most of his time writing, teaching, and maintaining his time writing, teaching, and maintaining his contacts with Buddhist centres of which he is president. Contents : Acknowledgements About the Author Publisher's Preface Introduction The Buddha The Dharma the Sangha Karma and Rebirth The Practice of Meditation The Spread and Development of Buddhism Notes and References Further Reading