Preface to Second Edition
This introductory book is based on the earlier workbook “BuddhistStudies for Children”, published electronically by the Buddha DharmaEducation Association in year 2001, and on the first edition of the‘Buddhist Studies for Young Students – Primary Level’ published bythe Buddhist Council and Corporate Body of the Buddha EducationalFoundation in 2003. It is an outcome of about 40 years of my studyand practice of Yoga, Mahayana Buddhism, Christianity, NaturalScience, Theravada Buddhism and Education, in this but overlappingorder.I thank Graeme Lyall of the Buddhist Council of New South Walesand Venerable Pannyavaro and Phil Thompson of the Buddha DharmaEducation Association for their kind support during the earlier stagesof this work. I also thank the current Buddhist Council volunteersBrian White, Anita Lau, Eileen Sellers and the website team for their kind support to improve the first edition of this book and make itavailable for free distribution online.
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa.
(Homage to the Blessed One, the Consummate One,the Supremely Enlightened One.)May this work help to bring peace to all.
Danuse Murty, PhDSydney 2012