Buddhism for Dummies

Jonathan Landaw, Stephan Bodian

ISBN: 9788126514038

384 pages

Exclusively distributed by UBS Publishers Distributors 


What's the significance of Buddha? How can the practice of Buddhism enrich our never-ending hectic lives? Discover what it means to be a Buddhist in everyday life and in everyday lands in this fascinating Eastern religion. Buddhism For Dummies offers a clear, straight-forward road map that will aim to answer the fundamental questions, issues and conflicts that arise daily. Readers will gain an understanding of what is Buddhism?, How to become a Buddhist? Explore the 2,500-year history, and learn about the most prominent Buddhist leader of our time, the Dalai Lama.



Part I: Introducing Buddhism

· What is Buddhism?

· Understanding Your Mind: The Creator of All Experience

Part II: Buddhism Past and Present

· Surveying the Life and Teachings of the Historical Buddha

· Charting the Development of Buddhism in India

· Following Buddhism to the Present Day

Part III: Buddhism in Practice

· Turning to Buddhism

· Meditation: The Central Practice of Buddhism

· A Day in the Life of a Buddhist

· Walking in Buddha’s Footsteps

Part IV: Traveling the Buddhist Path

· What is Enlightenment Anyway?

· A Matter of Life and Death

· Getting Your Karmic Act Together

· Breaking Free of the Cycle of Dissatisfaction

· Fulfilling Your Brightest Potential

· Four Modern Buddhist Masters

Part V: The Part of Tens

· Ten Common Misconceptions about Buddhism

· Ten Ways Buddhism Can Help You Deal with Life’s Problems

Part VI: Appendixes

Appendix A: Brushing Up Your Sanskrit: A Glossary of Useful Buddhist Terms

Appendix B: Additional Buddhist Resources to Check Out