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Finding Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Understanding Buddhism by
Call Number: 294.3 ECK
Publication Date: 2010
Buddhism today is one of the fastest-growing faiths in North America. The reasons can be found here, in this comprehensive introduction to the history, practices, and beliefs of a religion that seeks the Middle Way between self-denying spirituality and the demands of everyday life.
Living Buddhism by
Call Number: 294.3 WOO
Publication Date: 2002
Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. There are 376 million followers worldwide.
Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, a Korean kingdom, presented a brilliant image of the Buddha along with scripture-scrolls and ornaments to the Japanese Emperor Kimmei.
Buddhism was introduced to ancient Japan via Korea in the 6th century CE with various sects following in subsequent centuries via China.