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Tibetan Buddhism


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1. The World of Men, Demons, and Gods 2. Sources of Tibetan Religious Traditions 3. The Growth of the Orders and Schools 4. Spiritual Exercise and the Path of the Bodhisattva 5. Philosophical Developments and Disputes 6. Enlightenment in this Body and Life 7. Dying and Death 8. Tibetan Buddhism Today Appendix: The Nine Ways of Buddhism and of Boen

About the Author

Matthew T. Kapstein is Director of Tibetan Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago. He has published fifteen books, including The Tibetans (2006), The Rise of Wisdom Moon (2009), and Buddhism Between Tibet and China (2009), and is co-editor of the journal History of Religions.


"A splendidly lucid and insightful account of Tibetan Buddhism. The book surveys the full spectrum of religious ideas, culture, and practices, from everyday ritual to rarified philosophical doctrine and yogic states, all situated in their historical contexts and studded with clarifying charts and choice excerpts from the original texts. The perfect overview for layman and specialist alike." --Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, The Divinity School, Harvard University

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