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Book 1

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.



Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction