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Buddhism For Dummies

Landaw, Jonathan / Bodian, Stephan / Buhnemann, Gudrun

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2. Auflage Oktober 2019
384 Seiten, Softcover
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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.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Embarking on a Journey: The Basics of Buddhism 7

Chapter 1: Entering the World of Buddhism: The Basics 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Mind: The Creator of All Experience 23

Part 2: A Short History of Buddhism 37

Chapter 3: Surveying the Life and Teachings of the Historical Buddha 39

Chapter 4: The Development of Buddhism on the Indian Subcontinent 67

Chapter 5: Watching Developments Continue to the Present Day 89

Part 3: Behaving Like a Buddhist 125

Chapter 6: Turning to Buddhism 127

Chapter 7: Meditation: A Central Practice of Buddhism 145

Chapter 8: A Day in the Life of a Buddhist Practitioner 167

Chapter 9: Walking in the Buddha's Footsteps 187

Part 4: Exploring the Buddhist Path 201

Chapter 10: What is Enlightenment, Anyway? 203

Chapter 11: A Matter of Life and Death 223

Chapter 12: Minding the Concept of Karma 239

Chapter 13: Breaking Free of the Cycle of Dissatisfaction 255

Chapter 14: Fulfilling Your Highest Potential 275

Chapter 15: Life Stories of Four Buddhist Masters 295

Part 5: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 16: Ten Common Misconceptions about Buddhism 315

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Buddhism Can Help You Deal with Life's Problems 323

Part 6: Appendixes 335

Appendix A: Explaining Buddhist Terms 337

Appendix B: Additional Buddhist Resources to Check Out 343

Index 353
Jonathan Landaw is the former English Translation Editor, Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Stephan Bodian has studied and practices several schools of Buddhism. Gudrun Bühnemann, Professor, teaches the Sanskrit Language and its literature, along with courses on the religions of South Asia.