Theravada Buddhism provides a comprehensive introductoryoverview of the history, teachings, and current practice of anoften misunderstood form of one of the world's oldestreligious traditions.
* Explores Theravada Buddhism's origins, evolution,teachings, and practices
* Considers the practice of Theravada beyond Sri Lanka andThailand, by exploring a wealth of material from countriesincluding Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam
* Reveals its rich and varied traditions, and corrects commonmisunderstandings about links to other practices, such as earlyBuddhism or Hinayana Buddhism
* Incorporates student-friendly features including a glossary andother study aids