Table of contents for Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism / by John Powers.

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Preface		X
Technical Note	XX
Introduction	XX
PART ONE: THE INDIAN BACKGROUND
1. Buddhism in India	
		The Buddha	XX
		The Buddha's Life and Lives	XX
		Epilogue	XX
2. Some Important Buddhist Doctrines				
		Cyclic Existence	XX
		Appearance and Reality	XX
3. Meditation	
		The Role of Meditation in 
			Indian and Tibetan Buddhism	XX
		Stabilizing and Analytical Meditation	XX
		The Five Buddhist Paths	XX
4. Mah>y>na	
		Origins	XX
		Mah>y>na Doctrines	XX
		The Bodhisattva Path	XX
PART TWO: TIBETAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
5. Tibetan Religious History 				
		Tibet: Geography and Environment	XXX
		The Early History of Tibet	XXX
		The Period of the Religious Kings	XXX
		The Second Dissemination of Buddhism	XXX
		Mongol Influence and Sakya Supremacy	XXX
		The Gelukpa Ascent to Power	XXX
		The Seventeenth 
			and Eighteenth Centuries	XXX
6. The Twentieth Century	
		Foreign Conflicts	XXX
		The Fourteenth Dalai Lama	XXX
		The Interregnum Period	XXX
		The Fourteenth Dalai Lama 
			Assumes Power	XXX
		The Chinese Occupation of Tibet	XXX
	7. Festivals and Holy Days
		Monlam	XXX
		The Butter-Sculpture 
			Festival of Kumbum	XXX
		Sacred Dance	XXX
		Other Religious Festivals	XXX
		Common Elements in 
Tibetan Religious Ceremonies	XXX
8. Geography and Architecture				
	The Religious Environment	XXX		
	Construction of Religious Structures	XXX
		StOpas	XXX
PART THREE: TIBETAN BUDDHIST 
DOCTRINES AND PRACTICES
9. Tantra	
		The Place of the Tantras 
			in Buddhist Literature	XXX
		Tantra as a Branch of Mah>y>na	XXX
		Tantric Symbols	XXX
		Entering Tantric Practice	XXX
		The Four Classes of Tantra	XXX
		The Preliminary Practices	XXX
		The Fourteen Root Downfalls	XXX
	10. Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism			
	Introduction	XXX
		Death Meditation: 
			Exoteric and Esoteric Traditions	XXX
		The Bardo Process	XXX
		Tibetan Rituals of Death and Dying	XXX
PART FOUR: THE SCHOOLS OF TIBETAN
BUDDHISM
	11. The Four Schools	XXX
12. Nyingma				
		History and Doctrines	XXX
		The Nine Vehicles	XXX
		Terma: Hidden Treasures	XXX
		Distinctive Practices: Dzogchen	XXX
13. Kagyu					
		History and Doctrines	XXX
		Meditation Practices	XXX
14. Sakya					
		Origins of the Sakya Tradition	XXX
		The Development and Dissemination of 
			Sakya Doctrines and Practices	XXX
		Sakya Becomes a Political Force	XXX
		The Sakya Monastic Order	XXX
		Distinctive Practices: 
			"Path and Fruit"	XXX
15. Geluk					
		History of the Lineage	XXX
		The Gelukpa Monastic System	XXX
		Distinctive Practices: 
			The Stages of the Path	XXX
16. Bon: A Heterodox System			
	Introduction	XXX
		Bon Teachings and Practices	XXX
Lexicon of Buddhist Terms	XXX
English-Tibetan-Sanskrit Glossary	XXX
Bibliography	XXX
Indexes	
		Technical Terms	XXX		
	Personal Names	XXX		
	Locations	XXX
Titles Mentioned	XXX

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Buddhism -- China -- Tibet.
Tibet (China) -- Religion.