The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism

By Gary Gach

Alpha Books, Paperback, 9781592579112, 387pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

Description
Reach Your Zen Moment
The latest edition of "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Buddhism" updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography.
With Buddhism as one of America's fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself
Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors' books
For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions.


About the Author
GARY GACH has been a student of Buddhism for 40 years. He is a consultant to the Buddhist Film Society and the Unified Buddhist Church and is co-translator of Ko Un, Korea s greatest living Zen poet. For two years Gach was Arts and Religion editor for AsianWeek, and prior to that was a contributing editor to the San Francisco Review of Books. His articles have appeared in Shambhala Sun, New Asia Review, Whole Earth Review, and other periodicals. He is the editor of What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop, published in 1998 by Parallax Press."