This is the perfect beginner's guide to Buddhism. Organised in an easy to use Question and Answer format, Manuel answers the many common questions people have about Buddhism, such as: - Do you have a book like the Bible or Koran? - What do Buddhists believe? - Are there core teachings? - Do you believe in a god? - Do some people have good karma and some bad? - Why do the monks, nuns and priests shave their heads? Manuel, also, intertwines her personal experiences as a dharma practitioner, her life in the Sangha and her travels around the world meeting other Buddhist practitioners, throughout the book. Included are illustrations by the author in her hand-tinted trademark charcoal and pencil style.
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is Soto Zen Priest, a visual artist and contributing author to several books including: Together We Are One edited by Thich Nhat Hanh, Dharma, Color, and Culture edited by Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin, Turning Wheel Magazine and numerous other Buddhist publications. She is also the subject of a new film, Zenju's Path that premiered at the Buddhist Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2010.