The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism PDF ePub eBook

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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism free pdf Buddhism has become increasingly more popular in America over the last thirty years. This faiths simple message and emphasis on ritual (especially the Zen tradition) has attracted many western practitioners that are looking for an alternative to other traditional forms of faith. The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism starts by briefly tracing the origins of Buddhism and the role its founder, Siddhartha--or Buddha as he is better known--played in gathering its first followers. The book follows the spread of the religion throughout Asia. Key concepts and terms like Zen, karma, dharma and sutras are discussed in a readable, succinct style that keep readers turning pages to learn more. Buddhism's influence on modern society and forms of practice are covered toward in the latter half. Informative sidebars will supplement text and a helpful glossary of terms will be included.

About Bradley K. Hawkins

Bradley K. Hawkins is a Professor of Asian Religions at California State University, Long Beach. Nancy Lewis resides in Chandler, Arizona, as a professional freelance writer and editor.

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Author : Bradley K. Hawkins
Publisher : Alpha Books
Data Published : 13 February 2003
ISBN : 002864459X
EAN : 9780028644592
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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