"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."--Dalai Lama. Learn about the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness with this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer. Buddhism expert Arnie Kozak, PhD will guide you through the most up-to-date scientific research on Buddhism and the brain--including the levels of consciousness and meditation therapy. In The Everything Buddhism Book, 2nd Edition, you will discover the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion. Most important, you'll learn how the tenets of Buddhism apply to daily lives--and how people achieve clarity and inner peace through these learnings. From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen, you'll explore the traditions of all branches of Buddhism, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world; A revealing survey of the definitive Buddhist texts; What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death; Faith-fueled social protest movements in Tibet, Burma, and elsewhere; Buddhist art, poetry, architecture, calligraphy, and landscaping; The proven physiological effects of meditation and other Buddhist practices; The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture; and more.