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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Damien Keown
ISBN 13: 9780192853868
ISBN 10: 192853864
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2000-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
List Price: $11.95

This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? What or who is the Buddha, and what are his teachings? How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective? Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they really mean? Keown has taught Buddhism at an introductory level for many years, and in this book he provides a lively, challenging response to these frequently asked questions.