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Buddhism For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05375-1
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384 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Buddhism.

Chapter 1: What is Buddhism?

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Mind: The Creator of All Experience.

Part II: Buddhism Past and Present.

Chapter 3: Surveying the Life and Teachings of the Historical Buddha.

Chapter 4: Charting the Development of Buddhism in India.

Chapter 5: Following Buddhism to the Present Day.

Part III: Buddhism in Practice.

Chapter 6: Turning to Buddhism.

Chapter 7: Meditation: The Central Practice of Buddhism.

Chapter 8: A Day in the Life of a Buddhist.

Chapter 9: Walking in Buddha’s Footsteps.

Part IV: Traveling the Buddhist Path.

Chapter 10: What is Enlightenment Anyway?

Chapter 11: A Matter of Life and Death.

Chapter 12: Getting Your Karmic Act Together.

Chapter 13: Breaking Free of the Cycle of Dissatisfaction.

Chapter 14: Fulfilling Your Brightest Potential.

Chapter 15: Four Modern Buddhist Masters.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Common Misconceptions about Buddhism.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways Buddhism Can Help You Deal with Life’s Problems.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Brushing Up Your Sanskrit: A Glossary of Useful Buddhist Terms.

Appendix B: Additional Buddhist Resources to Check Out.

Index.

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