Anyone who is interested in learning more about Buddhist thought and practice will find it appealing. This volume features a wide range of Buddhist practice. This volume’s focus on thought, ritual and the interrelationship between them captures this organic interrelationship and moves away form the fragmentation of religious scholarship. The central tenets and principles of Buddhism, Anatta Pratityasamutpada Sunyatta and Nirvana are not just free floating curiosities. They are also analyzed in light of their current relevance and active participation in shaping society and culture. The role of rituals like the Mantra Recitation and Paritta Ceremony in living Buddhism is also examined.