by Charles S. Prebish
Buddhism: A Modern Perspective presents an accessible and accurate survey of the tremendous variety of traditions and practices associated with Buddhism throughout the world. "The value of this book lies in the care and scholarship which the authors have shown in outlining the doctrines in a simple and straightforward way, and in providing ample resources for further study. It is a beginning step in the vast amount of work which needs to be done if Buddhism is to take a firm root in American soil."
- Chögyam Rinpoche Trungpa
Part I discusses Buddhism within India, Part II includes Buddhism in China and Japan as well as Ceylon, Tibet, Southeast Asia, and Korea, areas rarely treated in introductory texts. The final chapter discusses Buddhism in the West and includes a useful appendix of Buddhist organizations in the United States.
348 Pages, Paperback