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- ISBN: 9781118023792 | 111802379X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/2/2011
Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the worlds 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. Youll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how theyre currently applied to everyday life. Whether youre 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 worlds religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion.