- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (21 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764553593
- ISBN-13: 978-0764553592
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Buddhism for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) Paperback – 21 Mar 2003
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“…another interesting title that seems written for anything but dummies…” (Alain de Botton in The Observer , July 4 th , 2004)
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Covers daily observances, meditation practices, and making pilgrimages Explore the fascinating history of Buddhism Whats the significance of Buddha? How can the practice of Buddhism enrich your everyday life? This guide explains the important themes and traditions, revealing how Buddhas teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment and spiritual awakening. Find out more about karma and discover how to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and funSee all Product Description
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The authors are very knowledgeable and write in an entertaining and approachable style.
It has certainly whetted my appetite to find out more and it's been a good foundation to my investigations which I find myself returning to in order to clarify anything I don't understand.
Well worth it.
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A clear, concise explanation of a sometimes confusing subject! After reading it, I was able to better grasp more in-depth booksPublished 19 months ago by Kim Hayles
I have always been interested in Buddhism and finally decided to do some research to seriously consider converting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wee Lin
I think this is a tremendous book on the knowledge and information of/on Buddhism (I already know a fair bit) but this reminded me of the history of Siddartha and his journey, I... Read morePublished 23 months ago by OffTheGrid
You have to be a buddhist to understand it. There is a need to go further back if the non buddhist or the adherent of another religious system is to understand the fundamental... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by Amazon Customer
Landaw knows his subject and puts it across well. Coverage is not in depth but will present a very good introduction, or an
excellent review to the more practiced, Book list... Read more
After having practised but also being bemused by certain aspects of Buddhism (As I am a westerner from a Christian background)this book has helped clarify for me a number of... Read morePublished on 8 April 2013 by A. R. Ribley
This is a good solid introduction to Buddhism, it has set me on the path to learn more.