Buddhism--An Introduction: A Teach Yourself Guide

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More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide!

Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen

Covering all aspects of this fascinating faith, from the teachings of the Buddha to the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life, Buddhism is an informative and accessible introduction to this major world religion. You will learn about the ...

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Overview

More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide!

Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen

Covering all aspects of this fascinating faith, from the teachings of the Buddha to the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life, Buddhism is an informative and accessible introduction to this major world religion. You will learn about the origins of Buddhism, its place in society today and the challenges it faces for the future.

Includes:

  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get readers started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience
  • Answers to many of the current issues and questions that surround Buddhism
  • Complex religious and philosophical ideas in simple, readable prose.

Topics include: Buddhists and Buddhism; The life of the Buddha; The Buddha's teaching; Buddhist scriptures and schools; Meditation and devotion; Ethical conduct; Moral issues; The social order; Festivals and ceremonies; Buddhism today: East and West; Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071754835
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Reference Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 773,063
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Erricker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester and the Hampshire County Inspector for Religious Eduation. A specialist in world religions, especially Buddhism, Clive has been teaching Religious Studies for over 30 years.
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Table of Contents

Introduction/1. Buddhists and Buddhism/2. The life of the Buddha/3. The Buddha's teaching/4. Buddhist scriptures and schools/5. Meditation and devotion/6. Ethical conduct/7. Moral issues/8. The social order/9. Festivals and ceremonies/10. Buddhism today: East and West/11. Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century/Taking it further
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