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The Tibetan Way Of Life,Death And Rebirth

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Tibet is the homeland of a profound but complex wisdom, characterized by a fascinating fusion of Buddhism with the older Bon religion. From Buddhism comes an emphasis on compassion, asceticism and enlightenment; while from Bon comes a preoccupation with shamanic healing, demonic forces and the fight between good and evil. This book looks at key themes of Tibetan belief in ...more
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Published August 12th 2004 by Duncan Baird Publishers (first published 2003)
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A beautiful, clearly written, and well organized exposition of Buddhism as practiced in Tibet. There are a lot of things plainly explained that are vaguely glossed over in other books. The relationship of the varied factions and denominations is clearly shown, although a detailed discussion is beyond the scope of this book. A good place to start if you are new to Tibetan Buddhism.
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