DK Eyewitness Guides: Buddhism

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Nov 6, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to Buddhist beliefs, practices, and culture. Beautiful artefacts, manuscripts, and photographs combine to tell the story of Buddha and his followers, and their influence around the world - providing a revealing "eyewitness" account of Buddhism. See - Buddha statues from many different countries - golden temples and shrines - Burmese Buddhist bells - a sand mandala being made - the Dalai Lama's palace Learn - about the many different strands of Buddhism - who Gautama was - what "Nirvana" means to Buddhist - what the Wheel of the Dharma is - what the lotus flower symbolises Discover - what the Four Noble Truths are - what happens during the Hana Matsuri festival - how Tibetan prayer wheels are used - what life is really like for Buddhist monks and much, much more

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User Review  - jrnewman - LibraryThing

For a book about such an essentially orderly philosophy, this book is a mess. Every page is a mix-up of small excerpts by images about the philosophy and practice of Buddhism - basically centered on a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrcmyoung - LibraryThing

This is a story of a young prince who had everything, living in the 5th cetury BC, who walked away from his wealth and privilege to learn about the truth of human existence. Centuries later the ... Read full review

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