Buddhism For Dummies 2nd Edition

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Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion.

Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism for Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life.

Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics.

  • New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana.
  • The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama.
  • Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more....


  • Chapter 0

    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 1 Part 1

    Duration: 32min
  • Chapter 2 Part 1

    Duration: 38min
  • Chapter 3 Part 2

    Duration: 01h05min
  • Chapter 4 Part 2

    Duration: 53min
  • Chapter 5 Part 2

    Duration: 01h25min
  • Chapter 6 Part 3

    Duration: 44min
  • Chapter 7 Part 3

    Duration: 53min
  • Chapter 8 Part 3

    Duration: 43min
  • Chapter 9 Part 3

    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 10 Part 4

    Duration: 34min
  • Chapter 11 Part 4

    Duration: 38min
  • Chapter 12 Part 4

    Duration: 39min
  • Chapter 13 Part 4

    Duration: 36min
  • Chapter 14 Part 4

    Duration: 53min
  • Chapter 15 Part 4

    Duration: 40min
  • Chapter 16 Part 5

    Duration: 19min
  • Chapter 17 Part 5

    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 18 Part 5

    Duration: 39min
  • Chapter 19 Part 5

    Duration: 34s