A very helpful introduction and overview of this complex, fascinating tradition.--David R. Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma
Here is a rare overview of the second of the three great phases of Buddhism that blossomed across Asia, particularly in China, Korea, and Japan.
In this detailed exploration of the development and expression of the Mahayana as a whole, Nagapriya introduces its themes and huge spectrum of practices, literature, and movements. He also illustrates the transformative beauty and compassion predominant in this magnificent tradition.
Nagapriya lectures in Buddhist studies at Manchester University and specializes in Mahayana Buddhism. He has been practising Buddhism for over twenty years.