A Concise Guide To the Middle Way of the Buddha by Paul Gerhards.
With Mapping the Dharma: A Concise Guide to the Middle Way of the Buddha you have at your fingertips an easy to read, easy to follow atlas of nearly one hundred key concepts of Buddhism.
Whether you are a long-standing Buddhist practitioner or just curious about how the Buddha's teachings can help you lead a more peaceful and happy life, you will find this book a useful tool.
For the seasoned practitioner Mapping the Dharma serves as a quick reference to familiar ideas and concepts. For the new comer to Buddhism it reveals at a glance the central teachings and will help you make sense of what initially can be an overwhelming array of new and challenging ideas and relationships.
The Buddha presented his teachings, the Dharma, in the form of relational lists. In Mapping the Dharma you will find the most important of these lists mapped out for you with brief point-by-point explanations including:
The Three Characteristics of Existence
The Four Noble Truths
The Five Aggregates
The Seven Factors for Awakening
The Eightfold Path
The Ten Perfections
The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
Published Oct. 2007