By Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

This dictionary comprises over 1,500 entries; a worthwhile consultant to the pronunciation of Sanskrit, chinese language, jap, and Tibetan phrases; a five-page chart of the foremost Ch'an/Zen lineages (from the Buddha quite often during the eleventh century, plus a couple of later figures like Dogen and Hakuin); and an intensive bibliography of basic and secondary assets on Buddhism.

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the main entire compact reference paintings of its type on hand within the English language. it really is designed not just for college students and meditators but additionally as a took to assist familiarize all readers with Buddhist phrases and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with expanding regularity within the literature of quite a lot of fields this present day. The lives and teachings of vital philosophers and meditation

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