The Everything Buddhism Book: Learn the Ancient Traditions and Apply Them to Modern Life (Google eBook)

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Adams Media, Aug 1, 2003 - Religion - 304 pages
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In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the ancient teachings of the Buddha and apply them to your own life to achieve clarity and inner calm. The Everything Buddhism Book walks you through the rich traditions and history of the Buddhist faith, while providing a straightforward approach to its ideological foundations. You will learn about the power of karma, the practice of Zen, and the notion of nirvana. Special features include: the life of Buddha and his influence throughout the world; descriptions of the definitive Buddhist texts and their significance; Buddhist ceremonies and celebrations; what the Buddhist teachings say about education, marriage, sex, and death; and even more!
  

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Contents

Under the Bodhi Tree The Buddhist Way
1
The Buddha History and Legend
13
The Buddhas Teachings The Four Noble Truths
27
The Buddhas Teachings TheEightfold Path
41
The Buddhas Ethics
51
The Buddhist Community
65
Karma
77
The Buddhist Cosmos
91
Meditation Practice
171
Nirvana
185
Ceremony and Celebration
199
Life and Death and Other Practical Matters
213
Buddhist Art
225
Buddha and the West
237
Practicing Buddhism
253
Glossary
264

Buddhism in India Life after Buddha
103
The Three Vehicles
115
The Spread of Buddhism
129
Tibetan Buddhism
145
Zen Practice
159
Resources
266
Buddhist Monasteries and Practice Centers in the United States
271
Index
283
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Jacky is the author The Wham-O Hacky Sack Handbook and a number of other successful titles. She tosses a Frisbee with her family, their dog, Roscoe, and two cats in a rural corner of New Jersey.

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