What is the truth of Buddhism? What is the history of this non-theistic religion, and why does the variety of its practices appeal to many people in Western as well as non-Western cultures? How did Buddhism emerge from Asian civilization and how have its concepts influenced Western thought?
Intro to Buddha describes the life of the historical Buddha and how his teachings inform Buddhism as practiced today. Superbly illustrated with cutting-edge graphic art, this primer explores meditation, karma, Zen, nirvana, Taoism, and other key concepts that have defined Buddhism for thousands of years.