Buddhism–The eBook
An Online Introduction

The contents of Buddhism–The eBook, Fourth Edition have been carefully selected to balance breadth and depth of coverage. In almost 400 pages the key teachings of Buddhism are explained clearly and the historical development and spread of the religion is traced from its beginnings down to the present day. Buddhism has flourished in India, South East Asia, East Asia and Tibet, and a chapter is devoted to each of these major regions. Unlike most introductions to Buddhism, Buddhism–The eBook, Fourth Edition also takes into account contemporary concerns and devotes separate chapters to the subjects of Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics, and Buddhism in the Western World. Meditation, a subject of particular interest to students, receives fuller coverage than usual in a chapter on its own.

Summary of Contents

Pronunciation Guide
Part One: Foundations
  1. Background to Buddhism
  2. The Buddha
  3. The Dharma
  4. The Buddhist sangha
Part Two: Development
  1. Buddhism in India
  2. Mahayana
  3. Meditation
Part Three: Buddhism Beyond India
  1. Buddhism in South-east Asia
  2. Buddhism in East Asia
  3. Buddhism in Tibet
Part Four: Modernity
  1. Buddhism in the Western World
  2. Socially Engaged Buddhism
  3. Ethics
  4. Reflections on the Nature and Study of Buddhism
Appendix I
Appendix II

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