Buddhism for Dummies

Buddhism for Dummies

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

Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, isa fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidlyspreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to bea Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behindthis religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questionsand more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain anunderstanding of the origins of this ancient practice and howthey're currently applied to everyday life.

Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, orjust curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practicedreligion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines theimportant terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth awide 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 religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies isyour essential guide to this fascinating religion.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., 2011.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781118120682
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 364 pages) :,illustrations, map.
Additional Contributors: Bodian, Stephan
Bühnemann, Gudrun


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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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