Buddhism For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Covers daily observances, meditation practices, and making pilgrimages

Explore the fascinating history of Buddhism

What's the significance of Buddha? How can the practice of Buddhism enrich your everyday life? This guide explains the important themes and traditions, revealing how Buddha's teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment ...

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Buddhism For Dummies

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Overview

Covers daily observances, meditation practices, and making pilgrimages

Explore the fascinating history of Buddhism

What's the significance of Buddha? How can the practice of Buddhism enrich your everyday life? This guide explains the important themes and traditions, revealing how Buddha's teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment and spiritual awakening. Find out more about karma and discover how to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun
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Editorial Reviews

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“…another interesting title that seems written for anything but dummies…” (Alain de Botton in The Observer, July 4th, 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053751
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 297,742
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Jonathan Landaw has been both an editor and author of dharma books as well as a popular teacher at dharma centers around the world.

Stephan Bodian has studied and practiced several schools of Buddhism including Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan Vajrayana traditions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Buddhism.

Chapter 1: What is Buddhism?

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Mind: The Creator of All Experience.

Part II: Buddhism Past and Present.

Chapter 3: Surveying the Life and Teachings of the Historical Buddha.

Chapter 4: Charting the Development of Buddhism in India.

Chapter 5: Following Buddhism to the Present Day.

Part III: Buddhism in Practice.

Chapter 6: Turning to Buddhism.

Chapter 7: Meditation: The Central Practice of Buddhism.

Chapter 8: A Day in the Life of a Buddhist.

Chapter 9: Walking in Buddha’s Footsteps.

Part IV: Traveling the Buddhist Path.

Chapter 10: What is Enlightenment Anyway?

Chapter 11: A Matter of Life and Death.

Chapter 12: Getting Your Karmic Act Together.

Chapter 13: Breaking Free of the Cycle of Dissatisfaction.

Chapter 14: Fulfilling Your Brightest Potential.

Chapter 15: Four Modern Buddhist Masters.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Common Misconceptions about Buddhism.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Buddhism Can Help You Deal with Life’s Problems.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Brushing Up Your Sanskrit: A Glossary of Useful Buddhist Terms.

Appendix B: Additional Buddhist Resources to Check Out.

Index.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Very informative for beginners

    I wanted a basic introduction to Buddhism and found this book very useful. Buddhism is a subject that can be very difficult to explain and this book does a good job. It is very readable and conversational in tone, with a sense of humor. It does a good job of making the subject accessible to Westerners and introduces the reader to the main concepts and internal differences in types of Buddhism. I would have liked the book to be even longer and it left several questions unanswered, but that inspires me to read more advanced books to find the answers. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking a basic understanding of Buddhism.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    Excellent

    Super easy to read. Worth the price. Exactly what it claims to be a perfect introduction for someone with no knowledge of buddism. If you are interested in buddism it is a perfect place to start your journey

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    READ READ READ READ READ RAED READ READ

    As an avid buddhist myself, I find that this book answers most questions that are frequently asked about buddhism. Buddhism is a great religion, but it is inly possible if you open up to it. Just read the book, and apply your own religion's methids at the end. (For example, I mean that since christianity has a god, this does not mean that all religions have a god.) Thanks for reading. Enjoy the book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Perfect Introduction

    Perfect introduction to Buddhism. Very easy to follow and a wealth of knowledge.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Can't read it.

    Can't read it.

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    Posted August 5, 2013

    DERP!

    HERPADERP DERP!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Highly reccomended

    Awesome book for anyone looking to get the basics and the history of Buddhism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    HEY

    Hey search bible and click on any book and buy it.... ITS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Perfect

    Amazing book for new practicers. It is easy to understand and answered all my questions. A must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Awsome.

    This is a perfect comprehensive, down to earth guide to Buddhism. I am only partway through it but am continually amazed at the wealth of knowledge within and it's outstanding presentation of the experienced authors. I highly recommend this anyone interested in learning about Buddhism or spiritual developement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    it s great

    i finally get it fix and see full length of the book.nothing miss parts anymore.it s awesome helpful book !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I would buy this product again

    Reference

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Good read

    Not your typical "dummies" book. A good over view of the subject..

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