Buddhism by Dalai Lama Xiv Chodron Thubten
One Teacher Many Traditions. Comparing and contrasting different Buddhist traditions this book makes a great general introduction to Buddhism for the more serious student. Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets as the four noble truths the practice of meditation and the meaning of nirvana enlightenment. The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.