Chasing Elephants : Healing Psychologically With Buddhist

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Using these techniques, it is claimed that a practitioner can achieve Buddhahood in one lifetime, or even as little as three years. Pure Land Buddhism rests on the following tripod: Aspiration or the Vow for Rebirth. Hahlbohm-Helmus, Elke, "Buddhism as philosophy and psychology, Performance aspects of Tibetan Buddhism 'in the West' between 1959 and 1990", in: Recherches Sociologiques: Le bouddhisme en Occident: approches sociologiques et anthropologiques, 31, 3, 2000, pp.49-66.

Pages: 200

Publisher: Asti-Rahman Books; 1 edition (March 2001)

ISBN: 0970158505

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