Buddhism for Dummies

Buddhism for Dummies

eBook - 2011 | Second edition.
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Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion

Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life.

Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics.

New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more

Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., 2011.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781118120675
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 364 pages) :,illustrations, map.
Additional Contributors: Bühnemann, Gudrun
Bodian, Stephan


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Sep 18, 2010

An amazing introductory textbook on Buddhism. Easy and simple to understand. From high school to university level writing and reading. I read and studied the whole textbook extensively. It is truly incredible, and is both an excellent resource and reference. I super-highly recommend it! It is more than only a guide for beginners. Even seasoned and experienced Buddhists or spiritual practioners will benefit from this textbook. Enjoy it!


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