Theravada Buddhism provides a comprehensive introductory overview of the history, teachings, and current practice of an often misunderstood form of one of the world’s oldest religious traditions.
- Explores Theravada Buddhism’s origins, evolution, teachings, and practices
- Considers the practice of Theravada beyond Sri Lanka and Thailand, by exploring a wealth of material from countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam
- Reveals its rich and varied traditions, and corrects common misunderstandings about links to other practices, such as early Buddhism or Hinayana Buddhism
- Incorporates student-friendly features including a glossary and other study aids
Keywords: Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism, origins of Buddhism, Buddhist practice, religion Sri Lanka, religion Thailand, religion Southeast Asia, religion Cambodia, religion Vietnam, religion Bangladash, Buddha, Pali, Mahayana, early Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, Buddhist school of thought