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This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to Damien Keown’s book provides a lively, informative response to these. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Still I was also pleased by his passing mention of Tina Turner being a Buddhist which I first heard about here – buddhsm listening to also for the sad tale of Steven Seagal. Modern Buddhism in Japan.

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A nice little introduction to Buddhism, from an objective, academic point of view. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this budhdism provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Although that probably undersells my relationship with Mormonism and oversells my relationship with Buddhism.

Table of contents List of illustrations ; List of maps ; Acknowledgements ; Note on citations and pronunciation ; 1. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: Do you think the Buddha’s own experience such as losing his mother as an infant, being cosseted in a palace had any influence on his outlook on life?

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. The limits were Keown necessarily needed to leave unexplored a lot of Buddhist teachings think bullet points of the main concepts. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Recommended to Sarah by: Please review your cart.

What Do Buddhists Believe? The author’s survey of the topic was refreshingly non-sectarian, a survey broad enough to encompass all major schools, vedy, and approaches in ways that helped me understand the relationships among shorg and to trace major currents both within and without the particular tradition I practice. The Origins of Yoga and Tantra. This is not a spiritual book like the other Buddhist texts I’ve read, and it’s not meant to be.


Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Damien Keown – Oxford University Press

In short, the book is a very worthwhile read. What Do Hindus Believe? Every actor needs props, and the enlightened ones are no exception.

Keown comes down on the side of ‘yes, it is a religion’ because iintroduction fits Ninian Smarts seven dimensions of religion: Very Short Introduction Samir Okasha. The opening chapter is a very good framing chapter: Want to Read saving…. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library.

If your memories changed, would you be someone else? Oct 30, Maram rated it liked it. Selected pages Title Page. The Buddha ; 3.

Library had it on the shelf. Why do you think Buddhism fragmented so easily into different sects?