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Buddhism--An Introduction: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself)by Clive Erricker
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Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen
Covering all aspects of this fascinating faith, from the teachings of the Buddha to the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life, Buddhism is an informative and accessible introduction to this major world religion. You will learn about the origins of Buddhism, its place in society today and the challenges it faces for the future.
Topics include: Buddhists and Buddhism; The life of the Buddha; The Buddha's teaching; Buddhist scriptures and schools; Meditation and devotion; Ethical conduct; Moral issues; The social order; Festivals and ceremonies; Buddhism today: East and West; Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century
Inexpensive guides to solving everyday issues and understanding complex subjects
About the Author
Clive Erricker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester and the Hampshire County Inspector for Religious Eduation. A specialist in world religions, especially Buddhism, Clive has been teaching Religious Studies for over 30 years.
Table of Contents
Introduction/1. Buddhists and Buddhism/2. The life of the Buddha/3. The Buddha's teaching/4. Buddhist scriptures and schools/5. Meditation and devotion/6. Ethical conduct/7. Moral issues/8. The social order/9. Festivals and ceremonies/10. Buddhism today: East and West/11. Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century/Taking it further
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