Buddhayana: Living Buddhism
This long awaited book, from leading expert Anil Goonewardene, is an insightful, lively and readable account of Buddhism. Drawing on over twenty years of teaching experience, Anil sets out to demonstrate that the three key traditions of Buddhism (Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana) are all rooted in the same foundations and that the central teachings of these different schools are the same. This unique book presents Buddhism as a living, practical religion, giving readers an enlightening insight into an often mystifying tradition. Buddhayana: Living Buddhism offers a fascinating perspective on Buddhism, in all its beauty and nobility, though the eyes of a practising Buddhist born and raised in the tradition that has guided millions of people.
Divided into five parts, covering all aspects of Buddhism from the lives of the Buddha to the various sections of the Buddhist community the book also includes two appendices focusing on the Buddhist view of death, and a case study of Buddhist rebirth.
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Abhidhamma actions alms food anatta Arahat arise ascetic ataka attachment attained Enlightenment become birth bodhisattva body Buddhahood Buddhist communities Buddhist teaching celebrated century ceremony chanting Chapter compassion consciousness death deities Dependent Origination devotees Dhamma Dhammapada Dharmakaya disciples Dukkha Eastern and Northern Eastern Buddhism elements ending of Dukkha Enlightment existence explained feeling festivals five aggregates Five Precepts Four Noble Truths generosity Gotama Buddha Gutthila happy human ignorance impermanence India Japan kamma kammic king living loving-kindness Mahayana meditation mental Metta mind monasteries monks moral Myanmar nature Nibbana Nirvana Noble Eightfold Path nuns oneĺs oneself ordained Pali Canon Paramis Paramitas Parinibbana person physical planes practice prince realized Nibbana rebirth reborn refuge religion Sakyamuni Sambuddha Samsara Sangha Sanskrit selflessness sense shrine Siddhattha Southern Buddhism spiritual Sri Lanka Sutta teacher temple texts things Tibetan Triple Gem understand Venerable Ananda Vinaya volitions Wheel wisdom worship