The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

1st Edition

Paperback (26 Nov 1991)

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With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a took to help familiarize all readers with Buddhist terms and concepts-such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra-that are encountered with increasing regularity in the literature of a wide range of fields today. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are among the subjects covered. Pronunciation tables, a comprehensive bibliography, and a Ch'an/Zen lineage chart are also provided.

Book information

ISBN: 9780877735205
Publisher: Shambhala
Imprint: Shambhala
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 294.303
DEWEY edition: 20
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 457g
Height: 228mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 23mm