5 Minute Guides to Buddhism

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Did you know that there are as many as 350 million Buddhists worldwide?buddhism
That Buddhism derived from Hinduism? That Buddhists worship no god or deity? That there are currently two major schools of Buddhism (Theravada and Mahayana)? That Zen Buddhism’s major focus is on the value of personal meditation? That Buddhism teaches that the tendency of humans to regard themselves as an independent, controlling entity is a significant barrier to spiritual progress?

The 5 Minute Guide to Buddhism is the ideal starting-point for those wishing to learn more about one of the leading belief systems of the world. A succinct and highly accessible summary, this handy guide provides the perfect introduction to the essentials of Buddhism.
Additional features of this pocket guide include: special days and timeline of important dates.

The 5 Minute Guide to Buddhism is one of a new series of pocket guides to world faiths. Each guide gives essential information on the history, traditions, beliefs and ways of worship in each faith.

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