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Snelling, John 1943-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 186 publications in 9 languages and 3,868 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  History  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Photographer
Classifications: BQ4012, 294.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Snelling
 
Most widely held works by John Snelling
The Buddhist handbook : a complete guide to Buddhist schools, teaching, practice, and history by John Snelling( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and German and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and updated, The Buddhist Handbook is the definitive guide to the world of Buddhist teaching, practice, schools, and history. A comprehensive and unbiased survey of Buddhism's many traditions and their contemporary exponents throughout the world, The Buddhist Handbook provides essential information for those who wish to explore the various traditions thoroughly and find the one best suited to their needs. For those already practicing in a particular school of Buddhism, it offers illuminating insight into the teachings of other schools, as well as a Who's Who of contemporary teachers, writers, and practitioners. - Back cover
Buddhism by John Snelling( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the ceremonies, customs, and festivals of Buddhism, along with the religious principles taught by Buddha himself
Buddhist festivals by John Snelling( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Buddhist festivals in various countries in which Buddhism is a major religion
The early writings of Alan Watts : the British years, 1931-1938 : writings in Buddhism in England by Alan Watts( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of Buddhism by John Snelling( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un guide à travers le dédale des concepts fondamentaux tels que le "nirvana", le vide, le "karma". John Snelling (1943-1991), auteur de "The Buddhist Handbook", a dirigé la Buddhist Society à Londres, la plus importante association bouddhiste en Occident
The Buddhist handbook : a complete guide to Buddhist teaching, practice, history, and schools by John Snelling( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred mountain : travellers and pilgrims at Mount Kailas in western Tibet, and the great universal symbol of the sacred mountain by John Snelling( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism in Russia : the story of Agvan Dorzhiev, Lhasa's emissary to the tzar by John Snelling( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on material from previously unpublished sources, including KGB papers, this exciting story of political and religious intrigue recounts the extraordinary life of the lama Agvan Dorzhiev, adviser to Tubten Gyatso, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, and follows the story of Buddhism in Russia up to the present time. At the end of the last century, Tibet was caught up in a super-power struggle, with the British and Russians making territorial incursions. The Dalai Lama called upon Dorzhiev, his childhood tutor, to be his emissary to the outside world. His story unfolds against a background of great historical and political change - the Young husband expedition to Tibet; the Russian Revolution; the Stalinist pogroms; the invasion of Tibet; and the recent collapse of Communism. A man of great vision and political skill, Dorzhiev was instrumental in establishing Buddhism in Russia and in the building of the temple of St. Petersburg, the first in the West."--Publisher's description
Memoirs of a political officer's wife in Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan by Margaret D Williamson( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Marshall had known Frederick Williamson for much of her life but it wasn't until the English summer of 1932, when he was home on leave from India, that they met again and fell in love. Less than a year later she joined him in the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, where he was now political officer for that region, and they were married. "Derrick," writes Mrs Williamson, "belongs to that rare and happy breed who are lucky enough to find their true vocation in life." He loved his job as a representative of the British Imperial government to these ancient Buddhist kingdoms, and he loved their people and way of life. And she quickly fell into step with him. Three times they travelled on tours of duty throughout the rugged and magnificent Himalayas. First to Bhutan, green and lush, where she developed a close and lasting friendship with the Royal family. And then on and up, towards the crest of the main HImalayan range and into Tibet, "...a stark, almost primeval landscape, yet strangely beautiful..." Finally, the long-awaited holy city of Lhasa, their meetings with the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, their visits to the three great monasteries that housed between them some twenty thousand monks, and, again, abiding friendships. But her new-found life was to come to a painful halt, for Derrick became ill and died during their second stay in Lhasa in 1935. "in a sense," Mrs Williamson writes fifty years later, "that brief period was my life..." In these memoirs, she poignantly portrays that life, and paints a broader picture of life as it was in these remarkable countries - a life that was also to come to a painful and terrible halt twenty-five years later when the Chinese took over Tibet. -- from inside cover
Roman myths and legends by John Snelling( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism : an introductory guide to the Buddhist tradition by John Snelling( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way of Buddhism by John Snelling( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An increasing number of people in the West are seeking an authentic spirituality and becoming fascinated by Buddhism. Way of Buddhism provides a concise overview of the different forms of Buddhism, its practice and history, and explains what Buddhism is, how Buddhism evolved, the different schools of Buddhism, and what Buddhism can offer us today."--Publisher's description
The modern mystic : a new collection of the early writings of Alan Watts by Alan Watts( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Watts became famous as a guru of the San Francisco counter-culture of the 1960s. Through his highly influential books, lectures and broadcasts, he was a pioneer in the introduction of Eastern Wisdom to Westerners. He played a crucial part in the movement towards New Age holistic consciousness, and showed thousands of people new ways of seeing themselves and the world around them. This collection of Alan Watts' writings between 1934 and 1956 includes rare material from British and American journals, many of which no longer exist. Covering a wide range of subjects - Zen, Jung, Krishnamurti, G.K. Chesterton, Lao-tzu, Buddha, Krishna - this book offers a fascinating insight into the spiritual development of one of the most significant and controversial spiritual teachers of our time."--Publisher's description
The life of the Buddha by John Snelling( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist stories by John Snelling( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early writings of Alan Watts : essays by the leading interpreter of Zen to the West by Alan Watts( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading between the lines by John Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek myths and legends by John Snelling( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking myths and legends by John Snelling( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Painter and decorator's book of facts by John Snelling( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Buddhist handbook : a complete guide to Buddhist schools, teaching, practice, and history
Alternative Names
Snelings, Džons 1943-1991

Snelling, John 1943-

スネリング, ジョン

Languages
English (124)

French (5)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

Romanian (2)

Finnish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

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BuddhismThe elements of BuddhismThe Buddhist handbook : a complete guide to Buddhist teaching, practice, history, and schoolsThe sacred mountain : travellers and pilgrims at Mount Kailas in western Tibet, and the great universal symbol of the sacred mountainBuddhism in Russia : the story of Agvan Dorzhiev, Lhasa's emissary to the tzarMemoirs of a political officer's wife in Tibet, Sikkim and BhutanBuddhism : an introductory guide to the Buddhist traditionWay of BuddhismReading between the lines