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Encyclopedia > The Dharma of Star Wars
Title The Dharma of Star Wars
Author Matthew Bortolin
Country USA
Language English
Subject(s) Star Wars
Buddhism
Genre(s) science fiction
religious studies
Publisher Wisdom Publications
Released 2005
Media type paperback
Pages 224
ISBN 0-86171-497-0

The Dharma of Star Wars is a book by Matthew Bortolin. The book is a primer for basic Buddhist philosophy using the fictional characters and events of the Star Wars saga. In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Religious studies is the designation commonly used in the English-speaking world for a multi-disciplinary, secular study of religion that dates to the late 19th century in Europe (and the influential early work of such scholars as Friedrich Max Müller, in England, and Cornelius P. Tiele, in the... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The barcode of an ISBN . ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Bortolin, an ordained Buddhist and reportedly devout Star Wars fan, explains the principles and practices of his religion through the words and actions of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and other Star Wars characters. The book also examines the underlying philosophical ideas of Star Wars from a Buddhist perspective. Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...


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