Discovering Buddhism

· Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Discovering Buddhism introduces Buddhism as a culture and civilization, a system of thought and a religion. This fascinating book presents the views and practices of all the main Buddhist traditions without bias and addresses the history of Buddhism, the key topics taught by the Buddha, and a selection of contemporary issues. It also includes critical assessments of the material, connecting traditional accounts with contemporary scholarship.

The author makes each subject relevant and interesting so readers can engage in personal reflection and inquiry. This encounter with Buddhist ideas invites readers to question their outlook on life and can help make their views more aligned with reality.

The book is written in a clear and accessible way for the non-specialist and provides up-to-date information for the teaching of Buddhism in schools complemented by the educational resources available on the Windows into Buddhism website. Authoritative and comprehensive, Discovering Buddhism is the go-to resource for anyone who is curious to know who the Buddha was, what he said, and why so many Westerners today find meaning in his teachings.

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Gerardo Cerdas Vega
December 14, 2022
Wonderful and brilliant, one of the most complete introduction to Buddhism that I have already read.
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About the author

Dominique Side is a practising Buddhist and experienced teacher of Buddhism. She has a Ph.D. in Buddhist philosophy and has edited numerous publications, including two books by the Dalai Lama. She is the author of Buddhism (2005) and a founder of the Windows on Buddhism website providing educational resources for all age groups.

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