Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
As the title suggests, this book provides an overview of Buddhist basics in a little over 100 pages.
- remains one of the most accessible introductions to Buddhism
- introduces the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life
- looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism and how it differs from other religions
- examines how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, including the contemporary spread in Asia
Keown, Damien. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.