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The Vision of the Buddha (Living Wisdom)

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  56 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A richly illustrated, wide-ranging exploration of one of the world's great religions, this book traces the course of Buddhism--from its earliest days in ancient India to its place in Western society today--explaining its main themes and beliefs. Featuring 200 superb color photos and illustrations.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 15th 2002 by Duncan Baird Publishers (first published April 1st 1996)
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if you want an artistically given introduction of Buddhism, of its history, of its various forms, this is a good place to start learning, though because of format of the book, the images are often dense, small, difficult to examine clearly...
The Night is Large
Sep 21, 2007 The Night is Large rated it it was ok
An illustrated guide to Buddhist history and practices. Visions is published by Barnes and Noble and so is relatively inexpensive. According to the jacket, the book has more than two-hundred glossy illustrations, which seems believable after reading the thing.

Visions is well-fitted for anyone who wants to learn about the history, evolution, and practices of Buddhism and has no basic knowledge about these facts. The book covers an impressive range of subjects, but the scope is limited and left me
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Jennifer
Dec 05, 2009 Jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Although I've just started reading this book, I have skimmed the entire book. It starts with the birth of Buddha and includes key concepts and aspects of Buddhism. Early days of Buddha, Enlightenment, From Enlitenment to Death. It then has a chapter for Buddhism in India, China, Japan, Tibet and how it came to the West. The book has smooth pages with lots of illustrations, art work and artifacts. If your interested in Buddhism this is a great book to read and learn from.
Doug Costa
Jan 05, 2014 Doug Costa rated it liked it
This one I read in German...
David
Jan 21, 2009 David rated it liked it
Not a bad little overview of Buddhism. Too simplistic for my taste, but I picked this up for my daughter, and it's just right for teenagers learning about/interested in this way of life.
Russell
Sep 21, 2008 Russell rated it really liked it
A nice way to look at Buddha. A little history a little philosophy, a little Buddhism, a little politics with some nice photos
David Melbie
Dec 05, 2010 David Melbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: seekers
Recommended to David by: picked myself
A nice concise history of the entire life of Buddhism. . . --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie.
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Great read!!
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