In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the ancient teachings of the Buddha and apply them to your own life to achieve clarity and inner calm. The Everything Buddhism Book walks you through the rich traditions and history of the Buddhist faith, while providing a straightforward approach to its ideological foundations. You will learn about the power of karma, the practice of Zen, and the notion of nirvana. Special features include: the life of Buddha and his influence throughout the world; descriptions of the definitive Buddhist texts and their significance; Buddhist ceremonies and celebrations; what the Buddhist teachings say about education, marriage, sex, and death; and even more!