Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners
Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition.
Dear Patrick,For five years I have been witness to your struggles to grow up without a father. As a family friend, I can't make that up to you. What I can do is stand by you, and teach you how to be the kind of man you wish your father had been ...So begins the correspondence of two unlikely friends, Patrick Buckley, a sixteen-year-old New York…
Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief through the lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put into practice in everyday life
Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhist society, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophical elite within Buddhism
Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions, and rewards of living in a Buddhist society
Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range of Asian and modern Western Buddhists
Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations in contemporary and historical contexts
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