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Buddhism for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 111802379X
ISBN-13: 9781118023792
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Buddhism For Dummies, 2nd Edition, explores the fundamental beliefs and history behind the religion and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. Inside, readers will gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they are currently applied to everyday life. In addition readers will discover: New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana; and based on readers' feedback to make the book more universal, this title also includes Mahayana's popular sub-schools: Pure Land and Zen Expanded information on Buddhism in the U.S. and West, a greater focus on Buddhism and Islam, and effects on Christianity and Judaism The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation and more

Introduction
Embarking on a Journey: The Basics of Buddhism
Entering the World of Buddhism: The Basics
Understanding Your Mind: The Creator of All Experience
A Short History of Buddhism
Surveying the Life and Teachings of the Historical Buddha
The Development of Buddhism on the Indian Subcontinent
Watching Developments Continue to the Present Day
Behaving Like a Buddhist
Turning to Buddhism
Meditation: A Central Practice of Buddhism
A Day in the Life of a Buddhist Practitioner
Walking in the Buddha's Footsteps
Exploring the Buddhist Path
What Is Enlightenment, Anyway?
A Matter of Life and Death
Minding the Concept of Karma
Breaking Free of the Cycle of Dissatisfaction
Fulfi lling Your Highest Potential
Life Stories of Four Buddhist Masters
The Part of Tens
Ten Common Misconceptions about Buddhism
Ten Ways Buddhism Can Help You Deal with Life's Problems
Appendixes
Explaining Buddhist Terms
Additional Buddhist Resources to Check Out
Index

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