The Buddhist Directory compiled by Peter Lorie and Julie Foakes offers over a thousand listings for Buddhist centers, facilities, teachers, retreats, courses, and retail outlets throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. With more than five million Americans currently practicing some form of Buddhism, this book is an invaluable resource.
Each entry on a Buddhist center includes data on the founder or guru, number of lay and monastic residents, festivals, facilities, food, fees, expected behavior, and how to get there. Lorie and Foakes also include a section that defines each sect of Buddhism and a glossary of terms specific to this way of life. A special bonus is a listing of other Buddhist resources with information on umbrella organizations, Internet sites, publishers, bookstores, and restaurants. The Buddhist Directory is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guidebook available on this religion.