Happy Birthday, Buddha

Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide
Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide

Buddhism is one of the major religions in the world, and today is the celebration of  Buddha’s birthday.

Buddhism’s roots go back 2,600 years, to India, when a young prince left his comfortable trappings and spent years searching and meditating until he became enlightened about what causes human suffering and what alleviates it. He then sought to pass along his spiritual discoveries to whoever would listen, and Buddhism,  with its focus on meditation and mindfulness, kindness and service, compassion and inner peace, is now practiced by hundreds of millions of people.

Our friends at Signature are giving us the gift of books on Buddhism to savor and enjoy. Check them out, and Happy Birthday Buddha!