Books/ The Everything Buddhism Book
That's easy for the Dalai Lama to say--but for the rest of us, understanding this mysterious, multilayered faith can be very difficult. With this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer, The Everything Buddhism Book: A Complete Introduction to the History, Traditions, and Beliefs of Buddhism, Past and Present you can delve into the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen, you'll explore the traditions of all branches of Buddhism, including:
The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world
A revealing survey of the definitive Buddhist texts
What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death
Faith-fueled social protest movements in Tibet, Burma, and elsewhere
Buddhist art, poetry, architecture, calligraphy, and landscaping
The proven physiological effects of meditation and other Buddhist practices
The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture
In this guide, you'll discover the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion. Most important, you learn how to apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life--and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
While you can still purchase the Everything Buddhism Book (2nd Edition) wherever books are sold, I recommend that you now purchase the abridged version: The Everything Essential Buddhism Book. Available Now!