DK Eyewitness Books: Buddhism

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Penguin, Oct 13, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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This remarkable book explores the history and practice of Buddhism, beginning with the life of Buddha and continuing to the spread of Buddhism from Asia to the Western world. Beautiful photographs show the rituals, artifacts, and architecture that are important to the Buddhist tradition. See Buddha statues from many different countries and the Dalai Lama’s palace. Learn about the Wheel of Life and what the lotus flower symbolizes. Discover the Four Noble Truths, what life is really like for Buddhist monks, what happens during the Hana Matsuri festival, and much, much more!

Explore the teachings and traditions of this ancient religion

 

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Contents

6 Introducing Buddhism
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8 The life of the Buddha
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12 Living for buddhahood
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14 Features poses and gestures
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16 Buddhist teachings
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20 Theravada Buddhism
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22 Buddhism moves south
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24 Mahayana Buddhism
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44 Stupas and pagodas
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46 Temples and complexes
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48 Buddhist monks and nuns
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52 The Buddhist way of life
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54 Devotion to the Buddha
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56 Buddhist festivals
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58 The cycle of life
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60 Buddhist culture
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26 Other buddhas and bodhisattvas
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28 Tibetan Buddhism
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34 Chinese and Korean Buddhism
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36 Japanese Buddhism
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38 Zen Buddhism
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40 Demons and gods
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42 Buddhist symbols
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64 Did you know?
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66 Timeline of Buddhism
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68 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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