Category : Humanities
Target : Young adult, adult
Published Date : 2017-04-24
ISBN : 9788974799625
Pages : 358
Book Size : 152 x223 Paperback
Keywords : Understanding Buddhism; Introduction to Buddhism; Buddhist Teaching
What is Buddhism? is for readers who find Buddhism difficult to grasp; the book introduces the early Theravada and later Mahayana Buddhism and presents both a comprehensive overview of its history and a thorough account of it.
The book is a response to many timely questions about Buddhism. It will gratify the curiosity of contemporary people as to what Buddhism is about while deepening the understanding of Buddhists, in general. It is written in a reader-friendly way, using simple examples to illustrate the Buddhist texts. One can see the efforts of Yi Joongpyo, the author, in trying to come up with a guidebook for a proper and easy grasp of Buddhism.
Lee Joongpyo, the author graduated from Chonnam National University with a degree in philosophy. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Dongguk University. He taught in the department of philosophy at Chonnam National University and was designated after retirement as Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy Department at Chonnam National University. He served as director of Honam Buddhism and Culture Institute, Bumhan Philosophical Society and the Korean Association of Buddhist Studies. He is the founder of Bulgukwon and he dedicates his time to education and promulgation of Buddhism at present. He is the author of Buddha’s Philosophy, Understanding the Heart Sutra Through Nikaya, the Pali Canon and What is Buddhism? He is the translator of Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory and Buddhism and Quantum Physics.