Entering the Stream: An Introduction to the Buddha and His Teachings
Samuel Bercholz, Sherab Chödzin
Shambhala, 1993 - Buddhism - 334 pages
The grandeur, simplicity, and freshness of the 2,500-year-old tradition of Buddhism are reflected in this collection of writings intended as a primer for newcomers to the subject as well as a reference for those familiar with Buddhism.
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.
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