Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist...
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Wisdom Publications; First Edition edition (November 11, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 807319
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“Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions” masterfully presents the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha by juxtaposing the fundamental elements and standard language of the Pali and Tibetan traditions “from soup to nuts.” For certain key topics (ethics, me...
n Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism--the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets asthe four noble truthsthe practice of meditationthe meaning of nirvanaenlightenment.The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide, illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.