Many books in recent years have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this one fresh and exciting is Stephen Asma's iconoclasm, irreverence, and hard-headed approach to the subject. He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma - a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible and aesthetically appealing. It is a practice that does not require a diet of brown rice, burning incense, and putting both your mind and your culture in deep storage. This is Buddhism for everyone, especially for people who are uncomfortable with religion but yearn for a spiritual compass.
256pp, 192 x 148mm, Paperback, 2011, RRP £8.99
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