With it’s emphasis on meditation, morality, ceremonial purity, peace and ethics, Buddhism appears to most to be non-threatening. But in recent decades it has experienced considerable growth in the West, claiming in excess of 1.25 billion adherents worldwide. It is the third largest religion in the world, and has become one of the fastest growing. As the twenty-first century unfolds, interaction between Buddhism and Christianity will increase. But while Christians and Buddhists mix freely across the globe, they often do not clearly understand each other. Whether you are travelling on business to Buddhist countries or befriending Buddhists living in your street, this book will help you understand and communicate effectively with your Buddhist friends.