Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Concise Ency. Series)
"A comprehensive handbook that covers an impressive range of terms … clear and accessible." – Rupert Gethin, University of Bristol
From the afterlife to Zen, via Tibet and Theravada, the latest encyclopedia in this popular series captures the rich diversity of Buddhism in one accessible and definitive volume.
Covering the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, the succinct entries supply information on Buddhism’s key doctrines, practices and figures. Throughout, Powers balances concision with scholarship, explaining complex ideas in a manner that is both informative and accessible.
John Powers is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University, and acclaimed author of nine books and over fifty articles.