A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Pages: 290
Subject: Religion: Buddhism
Series: Concise Encyclopedias
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 1, black & white illustrations

A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism

John Powers

From bodhi to the true meaning of Zen, the rich diversity of the Buddhist tradition is captured succinctly within this concise yet comprehensive new encyclopedia.
9781851682331 (27 Jul 2000)
RRP £21.99 / US$30.00

The Book

From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over 900 entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Buddhism
Series Concise Encyclopedias
Pages 290
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 1, black & white illustrations


About the Author

John Powers is Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He is the acclaimed author of nine books and over fifty articles, including Wisdom of Buddha ( Dharma Publishing). An expert in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, he has lived and studied extensively in South Asia with Tibetan Buddhist teachers.


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