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Buddhism For Dummies

By Jonathan Landaw, Stephan Bodian, Gudrun Buhnemann

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Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life. Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics. New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion. Buddhism For Dummies (9781119643265) was previously published as Buddhism For Dummies (9781118023792). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Product code: 9781119643265

ISBN 9781119643265
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H236xW189xS19
Edition 2nd Edition
BRAND REFRESH: This title was previously published as Buddhism For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118023792). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Buddhism is the 4th largest religion globally. It is estimated that as many 535 million people around the world practice Buddhism, representing between 8% and 10% of the global population. Though precise numbers on its popularity are hard to come by, Buddhism does seem to be gaining traction in the West. Buddhist meditation centers are popping up across the United States. There are now dozens of Buddhist podcasts. Four in ten American adults say they meditate at least weekly. The religions primary draw for many Americans appears to be mental health, particularly the Buddhist emphasis on awareness and acceptance. (The Atlantic) Many celebrities have turned to Buddhism, such as Tina Turner, Orlando Bloom, Steven Seagal, and Richard Gere.