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.