Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by John Powers

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For a comprehensive and eminently comprehensible overview of Tibetan Buddhism, look to Power's substantial Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.Booklist
 

About John Powers

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JOHN POWERS is deputy editor of L.A. Weekly, where he writes a weekly media/culture column called "On." He is also critic-at-large for NPR's Fresh Air, and he has been the film critic for Vogue as well as international correspondent for Gourmet. He lives in Pasadena, CA.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Snow Lion Publications. 504 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Powers, another graduate of the University of Virginia Buddhist studies program that has produced a cadre of scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, condenses a longer introductory work.

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In this concise though comprehensive work, Powers, a Tibetan Buddhist and professor of religion at Wright State University, begins to fill a void in the large corpus of literature on Tibetan Buddhism by grounding it in political and cultural experience.

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Elephant Journal

At times the tone seems to favor the nonsectarian movement over Mahayana, so some bias does seem to seep through from time to time, though not to the point of being distracting.

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