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The complete idiot's guide to understanding Buddhism

Author: Gary Gach
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the teachings, concepts, schools, and practices of Buddhism explains the creation of the Buddhist universe, life of the Buddha, and enlightenment as a path to freedom from suffering.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Gach
ISBN: 0028641701 9780028641706
OCLC Number: 47726986
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why is this man smiling? : The Buddha --
One taste, different flavors : the teachings adapt to different lands --
What might an American Buddha look like? --
Different travel agents, same destination? : interfaith --
The handshake : Buddhism's basic beliefs --
Taking steps : the eightfold path --
The art of living : cardinal precepts --
The fine print : touching deeper --
Taking the plunge : beginning and cultivating your practice --
Base camp : meditation basics --
Look within and know : insight meditation (Vipassana) --
See? Words cannot express : Zen --
Paths of devotion and transformation : Pure Land and Vajrayana Buddhism --
Alone, together : Buddhist relationships --
No work, no eat : work to eat or eat to work? --
Everybody's doing it : Buddhism and popular culture --
New ways of seeing and being : Buddhism and fine arts --
The world within and without : Buddhism and the sciences --
Happiness is not an individual matter : engaging the world --
Times and places to celebrate.
Other Titles: Understanding Buddhism
Responsibility: by Gary Gach.

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An introduction to the teachings, concepts, schools, and practices of Buddhism explains the creation of the Buddhist universe, life of the Buddha, and enlightenment as a path to freedom from suffering.

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