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Entering the Stream

Product no.: 0-8777-3981-1
Intended as a primer for newcomers to the subject - a movie tie-in to Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha, it also serves as a reference for those unfamiliar with the many facets of Buddhism.

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The selections include:

  • The story of the Buddha's life
  • A concise historical background
  • Key writings of Theravada, Mahayana, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Meditation instructions
  • A Buddhist explanation of reincarnation
  • Simple explanations of terms
  • A pictorial survey of Buddhist art and architecture

"Among many good introductions to Buddhism, this one stands out for seeing to it that its principles and practices are presented by masters who have dedicated their lives to teaching Westerners."     ~Professor Huston Smith, The World's Religions

Editor Bercholz, Samuel
Coeditor Kohn, Sherab
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 352 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 1993
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