The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

This dictionary comprises over 1,500 entries; a useful advisor to the pronunciation of Sanskrit, chinese language, eastern, and Tibetan phrases; a five-page chart of the key Ch'an/Zen lineages (from the Buddha commonly in the course of the eleventh century, plus a number of later figures like Dogen and Hakuin); and an in depth bibliography of basic and secondary assets on Buddhism.

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the main entire compact reference paintings of its type on hand within the English language. it really is designed not just for college kids and meditators but additionally as a took to aid familiarize all readers with Buddhist phrases and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with expanding regularity within the literature of a variety of fields at the present time. The lives and teachings of vital philosophers and meditation

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