Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Provides a comprehensive overview of Buddhism. Describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. Contains entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, saints, demons, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies. Explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism and Christianity.