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Exploring Karma and Rebirth by Nagapriya

Exploring Karma and Rebirth


Exploring Karma and Rebirth by Nagapriya

Exploring Karma & Rebirth is a vigorous and thought-provoking inquiry into two important but often misunderstood Buddhist doctrines. This challenging book: clarifies and critically appraises these traditional Buddhist doctrines, examines them in relation to their cultural origins and discusses whether these teachings are still relevant today, and offers an imaginative reading of what the teachings could mean for the postmodern Western world Above all, Exploring Karma & Rebirth insists that, to be of enduring value, these doctrines must continue to serve the overriding aim of Buddhism: spiritual awakening.


An excellent introduction to the complex and frequently misinterpreted Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth... - Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism Without Beliefs.

About the Author

Nagapriya has been a student and then teacher of Buddhism for 15 years. In his work at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (1992-7) and the Dharmavastu Centre for Buddhist Inquiry (1998-2003), he has explored and taught various aspects of the Dharma, both on residential retreats and through correspondence programmes. With a degree in philosophy, he is currently completing an MA in religion. His current interests include the cross-cultural study of European and Asian thought and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism.

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Publication date

8th March 2004



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Windhorse Publications


160 pages


Oriental & Indian philosophy



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