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Resources Pertaining to Buddhism
Welcome to the Newburgh Free Library's page for resources pertaining to Buddhism. This page is still under construction, and we welcome suggestions for websites that we can include here. Please send links to us at email@example.com, and we'll consider them for inclusion.
Books About Buddhism at the Newburgh Library
Call Number: Adult Nonfiction 704.948943 LOU
Publication Date: 1995-10-25
An invaluable reference to this Eastern religion and its key figures.
Turning Confusion into Clarity by
Call Number: Adult Nonfiction 294.3923 YON
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Advice and encouragement from a leading spiritual teacher and popular author on how to approach the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism. For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Buddhist path.
Buddhism-An Introduction by
Call Number: Adult Nonfiction 294.3 ERR
Publication Date: 2011-01-10
More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide! Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen Covering all aspects of this fascinating faith, from the teachings of the Buddha to the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life, Buddhism is an informative and accessible introduction to this major world religion. You will learn about the origins of Buddhism, its place in society today and the challenges it faces for the future. Includes: One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get readers started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Answers to many of the current issues and questions that surround Buddhism Complex religious and philosophical ideas in simple, readable prose. Topics include: Buddhists and Buddhism; The life of the Buddha; The Buddha's teaching; Buddhist scriptures and schools; Meditation and devotion; Ethical conduct; Moral issues; The social order; Festivals and ceremonies; Buddhism today: East and West; Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by
Call Number: Adult Nonfiction 294.303 ENC
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
From Buddhism in Afghanistan to Zen Buddhism, this book offers an in-depth overview of this fascinating religion.In approximately 700 A-to-Z entries, ""Encyclopedia of Buddhism"" provides easy access to the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of Buddhism and the way it is practiced today. Although the primary focus of the encyclopedia is clearly on Buddhism in all its forms, this easy-to-use resource also provides introductions to Daoism, Shinto, Confucianism, and other religious practices in East and Southeast Asia.The entries include: Anatman; Asoka; Bodhi tree; Buddhism in the United States; Pema Chodron; Christian-Buddhist relations; Dalai Lama; Daoism in China-Taiwan; Eightfold Path; Falun Gong; Feng shui; Hermann Hesse; Japan Buddhist Federation; Karma; Mandala; Nirvana; Questions of King Milinda; Schools of Chinese Buddhism; Stupa; Tea ceremony; Traditional Buddhist ethics; War and violence; and, Zen Buddhism.
General Websites for Buddhism