The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom is an elegant, straightfoward and helpful encyclopedia of Buddhist wisdom. It offers an overview of this ancient spiritual tradition and narrates the life story of Prince Siddhartha; beliefs and philosophies of Buddhism, inspiring quotations from famous teachers and how to meditate in the Theravada, Zen and Tibetan traditions. It wonderfully illustrates the rich world of this timeless wisdom culture, including all the extant schools, practices, teachers and traditions of the Buddhist world. The book is gracious and accessible, and at the same time authentic and insightful. It is a masterful distillation that conveys the vastness and the beauty of this subject.
Gill Farrer-Halls has written the very book I needed years ago when I first sought out the Buddhist path. The illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom provides a clear and concise overview of Buddhism throughtout the world. Lin Jensen
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