British Library Buddhism : Origins, Traditions and Contemporary Life

Buddhism : Origins, Traditions and Contemporary Life

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A richly illustrated book of Buddhist treasures 

Buddhism is one of the major world religions today, with approximately 500 million followers worldwide and nearly 300,000 in the UK. Following the Buddha's Enlightenment in north India in the 5th century, Buddhism was adopted across Asia and is now widely practised in the West, where many people embrace a Buddhist lifestyle or select practices such as meditation.

Accompanying the largest ever display of the British Library's Buddhist treasures, Buddhism introduces the history, philosophy, geographical spread and practices of Buddhism, exploring its relevance in the modern world.

Details
  • Author: Jana Igunma
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Date published: October 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712352345
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 22.0 cm

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