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Vehicles to Nirvana—The Schools of Buddhism

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

Vehicles to Nirvana—The Schools of Buddhism

Taught by Professor Mark Berkson | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Take a look at the three major schools of the Buddhist world: Theravada Buddhism, with its five precepts of ethical behavior; Mahayana Buddhism, the “great vehicle” that created new paths to Nirvana for its practitioners; and Vajrayana—including Tibetan—Buddhism. Also, explore the history of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

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