Stephen T. Asma, PhD.
Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s
philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the
later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy.
The book includes a survey, distinguishing the
philosophical differences of later schools like
Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and
others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you
read, it is a book you experience. It makes you
stop and close your eyes. Through some magical
combination of words, drawings, and intuitive
wisdom, Buddha For Beginners conveys not only
the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence…
the feel of it.