The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom
A Complete Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Buddhism
By Gil Farrer Halls. 8.5" x 11", 192 pages, hardcover. Compassion, harmonious living, freedom from suffering - such attractive concepts may explain why Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in the West. This lavishly-illustrated overview offers a clear introduction to Buddhism as a way of life, emphasizing the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravadan traditions. Its simple, practical guidelines include how to meditate and what to expect when visiting a Buddhist center.