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Studying Buddhism in practice. by
Call Number: BQ4975 .S78 2012 - Library North 5.
Introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied.
Buddhism in America. by
Call Number: BQ732 .S43 2012 - Library North 5.
Offers a perceptive and engaging portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape in America.
Dixie dharma : inside a Buddhist temple in the American South. by
Call Number: BQ739.U6 W55 2012 - Library North 5.
Through the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, the author explores how Buddhists are adapting to life in the conservative evangelical Christian culture of the South, and how traditional Southerners are adjusting to these newer members on the religious landscape.
Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who lived about 26 centuries ago in what is now Nepal and northeastern India. He came to be called "the Buddha," which means "awakened one," after he experienced a profound realization of the nature of life, death and existence. In English, the Buddha was said to be enlightened, although in Sanskrit it is bodhi, "awakened."
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and More
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by
Call Number: Elec. Resource: BQ128 .E62 2004
This online encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. Campus ID and password required for off-campus access.
A dictionary of Buddhism by
Call Number: BQ130 .K46 2003
Location: Atlanta Library North 5
Single volume work; treats doctrines, practices, biography, scriptures, schools and sects, art, architecture, and more.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Guides available for Religious Studies, include: Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism.