Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation! The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world Buddha's teachings and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism The Noble Eightfold Path and how it should guide you What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death The proven physiological effects of meditation The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture Also included is instruction for the many forms of Buddhist meditation, including Zen and Tibetan practices. Most important, you will learn how you can apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life--and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
A concise presentation of the philosophy, history, literature, art, and ceremonies of Buddhism, by a distinguished Oriental scholar. Generous quotations from the poetry and prose of Buddhist literature enrich reader s understanding of this religion, and its far-flung influence.
Allow students to learn more than just the superficial facts about world religions with this series designed for preteens. The thought-provoking history, ancient and modern practices, and moral issues that form Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism are all sensitively and insightfully covered. Biographies of key figures within each religion and an in-depth glossary help add deeper understanding.
Produced specifically to answer QCA concerns over attainment and assessment in RE at Key Stage 3, this series balances learning about religions with learning from religions. It comprises differentiated Student Books, Teacher's Resource Packs and CD-ROMs, on the six major world faiths.
Based on a series of Oxford lectures delivered by a well-known Buddhist scholar, this volume covers the entire range of Buddhist thought. It introduces Buddhism as both religion and philosophy, discusses its common ground with other faiths throughout the world, contrasts monastic and popular Buddhism, and defines old and new schools of thought, including the Mahayana, the Yogacarins, and the Tantra. "He has opened the stately ground of scholarship to the public so that nothing of value and interest shall be missed. His readers are given an opportunity to understand something that has hitherto been only a mystery."--The Times (London) Literary Supplement. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1959. Index. Bibliography. Timelines. Index of Quotations.