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Living Buddhism for the West, A

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Written shortly before Govinda's death in 1985, a rich overview of the development of Buddhism.

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Concretely describes the essential meaning of Buddhist morality, meditation, ritual and initiation, the Bodhisattva ideal and the teacher-disciple relationship.


"Govinda, a German-born Buddhist teacher and scholar, here provides an excellent discussion of the relevance of Buddhism for contemporary Westerners.

Not only does he clearly discuss insight, knowledge, morality, the bodhisattva ideal, ritual, initiation, guru-and-discipleship, and introspective paths from the Buddhist point of view, he also explains why nonverbal thinking and symbols are so desperately needed as 'a means of looking more deeply into ...the wonders and profound mysteries that surround us' and why visualization is such a powerful tool."   ~Library Journal

Author Govinda, Lama Anagarika
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 142 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 1990
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