The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History & Teachings

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  • How and when did the many schools of Buddhism emerge?
  • How does the historical figure of Siddartha Guatama relate to the many teachings that are presented in his name?
  • Did Buddhism modify the cultures to which it was introduced, or did they modify Buddhism?

Leading Buddhist scholar Donald S. Lopez Jr. explores the origins of this 2,500-year-old religion and traces its major developments up to the present, focusing not only on the essential elemenmts common to all schools of Buddhism but also revealing the differences among the major traditions. Beginning with the creation and structure of the Buddhist universe, Lopez explores the life of the Buddha, the core Buddhist tenets, and the development of the monastic life and lay practices. Combining brilliant scholarship with fascinating stories -- contemporary and historical, sometimes miraculous, sometimes humorous -- this rich and absorbing volume presents a fresh and expert history of Buddhism and Buddhist life.

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?At long last we have here an introductory volume on Buddhism that goes beyond the usual cliches.?Bernard Faure, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University ?Heads my list of books to give to someone ready to be introduced to the Four Noble Truths.?Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal ?The clearest book we have on the history, variety, and meaning of what we now call Buddhism.?Kenneth Woodward, Newsweek ?The Story of Buddhism is one of those rare books that gives fresh insights on repeated readings.?San Francisco Chronicle ?A portrayal of Buddhism that...is readily accessible and appealing...[a] good introduction to Buddhism.?Choice ?Aims to make the tradition both accessible and compelling, as well as to demystify its practices, teachings, and schools.?Tricycle

"At long last we have here an introductory volume on Buddhism that goes beyond the usual cliches."--Bernard Faure, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University

"Aims to make the tradition both accessible and compelling, as well as to demystify its practices, teachings, and schools."--Tricycle

"The clearest book we have on the history, variety, and meaning of what we now call Buddhism."--Kenneth Woodward, Newsweek

"The Story of Buddhism is one of those rare books that gives fresh insights on repeated readings."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A portrayal of Buddhism that...is readily accessible and appealing...[a] good introduction to Buddhism."--Choice

"Heads my list of books to give to someone ready to be introduced to the Four Noble Truths."--Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal

At long last we have here an introductory volume on Buddhism that goes beyond the usual cliches. --Bernard Faure, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University"

Heads my list of books to give to someone ready to be introduced to the Four Noble Truths. --Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal"

The clearest book we have on the history, variety, and meaning of what we now call Buddhism. --Kenneth Woodward, Newsweek"

The Story of Buddhism is one of those rare books that gives fresh insights on repeated readings. --San Francisco Chronicle"

A portrayal of Buddhism that...is readily accessible and appealing...[a] good introduction to Buddhism. --Choice"

Aims to make the tradition both accessible and compelling, as well as to demystify its practices, teachings, and schools. --Tricycle"

-At long last we have here an introductory volume on Buddhism that goes beyond the usual cliches.---Bernard Faure, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University

-Heads my list of books to give to someone ready to be introduced to the Four Noble Truths.---Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal

-The clearest book we have on the history, variety, and meaning of what we now call Buddhism.---Kenneth Woodward, Newsweek

-The Story of Buddhism is one of those rare books that gives fresh insights on repeated readings.---San Francisco Chronicle

-A portrayal of Buddhism that...is readily accessible and appealing...[a] good introduction to Buddhism.---Choice

-Aims to make the tradition both accessible and compelling, as well as to demystify its practices, teachings, and schools.---Tricycle

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