By Philip Wilkinson

This striking e-book explores the historical past and perform of Buddhism, starting with the lifetime of Buddha and carrying on with to the unfold of Buddhism from Asia to the Western global. attractive photos express the rituals, artifacts, and structure which are very important to the Buddhist culture.

Show description

Read or Download Buddhism (Eyewitness Books) PDF

Similar eastern books

The Self-Aware Universe

Recognition, now not subject, is the floor of all lifestyles, pronounces college of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his local India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that awareness creates the actual global.

Additional info for Buddhism (Eyewitness Books)

Sample text

Many new Buddhist movements have been founded in Asia, and a large number of Asian Buddhists have traveled to the West, bringing their ideas with them. Many Western people have become Buddhists, encouraged in part by movements such as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, founded in the UK. As a result, there has been a worldwide spread of Buddhist culture involving everything from meditation to movies and art. This cultural spread has influenced a huge number of people, many of whom are not Buddhists.

This trains their minds to become calm and encourages right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. Fans were originally carried to help monks keep cool in hot climates. TIME TO TEACH Buddhist monks spend a lot of their time teaching others about the dhamma. The Buddha depended on his followers to pass on his ideas. This teaching can take different forms. It may involve explaining the texts of Buddhist scriptures or showing people how the Buddha’s ideas can help them overcome their problems.

In some branches of Buddhism, devotees concentrate on an image or object to help them to free their minds from everyday thoughts. Others bang a gong after meditating to spread the merit earned by their act of devotion. 55 Buddhist festivals Buddhist dancing figure Buddhism has adapted to the many different places where it has taken root, so its festivals vary from one country to another. The various schools of the faith also celebrate different festivals. Theravada Buddhists, for example, mark the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha with a single festival.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 31 votes