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Enlightenment has never been easierwith this updated guide.
There's more to Buddhism than meditation and mantrasand this fully updated guide is what every reader needs on the path to enlightenment. With expanded information on the practice of Buddhism in the United States and the West, a greater focus on the relationship between Buddhism and Islam, and the effects of Buddhism on Christianity and Judaism, this book explores the easy ways readers can make Buddhism a part of their daily lives.
Includes expanded appendixes featuring a timeline showing the evolution of Buddhism through history
Covers all four schools of BuddhismZen, Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation
Expanded section on "rites of passage" shows how a new generation has taken to Buddhism
About the Author
Gary Gach has been a student of Buddhism for more than 40 years and is a consultant to the Buddhist Film Society as well as the Unified Buddhist Church. He is co-translator of Ko Un, Korea's greatest living Zen poet, and has worked as the arts and religion editor for AsianWeek and as a contributing editor to the San Francisco Review of Books. He is the editor of What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to HipHop.
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