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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.

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Your hands-on guide to the rich history and modern practice ofBuddhism

What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamentalbeliefs and history behind this religion? Whether you're a searcherof truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makesBuddhism such a widely practiced religion, this friendly guidedefines the important terms, explains key concepts, and exploresin-depth the origins of this fascinating ancient practice, alongwith daily observances, celebrations, meditation, and more.

  • Buddhism 101 — grasp how Buddhism can be regarded as areligion, a philosophy of life, and a practical approach to dealingwith life's problems

  • Buddha in full gear — get the 411 on the life and times ofthe historical Buddha, known as Gautama or Shakyamuni, and thebasic teachings attributed to him

  • Trace the routes — discover how Buddhism developed inIndia and evolved as it spread from country to country acrossAsia

  • To be a Buddhist — find out how followers bring Buddhisminto their everyday lives, learn how to practice meditation, andtake a tour of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites

Open the book and find:

  • The origins and philosophy of Buddhism

  • Buddhist practices of wisdom and compassion

  • The life and teachings of the historical Buddha

  • How to develop a meditation practice

  • Buddhist attitudes toward life and death

  • A look at four Buddhist masters

  • Ten ways Buddhism can help you deal with life's problems

Learn to:

  • Understand the fundamental beliefs and history of Buddhism

  • Grasp the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama

About the Author:

Jonathan Landaw is the former English Translation Editor,Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Stephan Bodian has studied and practices several schoolsof Buddhism.

Gudrun Bühnemann, Professor, teaches the SanskritLanguage and its literature, along with courses on the religions ofSouth Asia.

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