Designed as an introductory reader for an Eastern Religions course, this eBook provides key texts for illustrating the eastern religious traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shintoism). There are 41 passages from religious writings, 15 symbols, 7 Quick Facts charts, 20 photos, 4 audio clips of chants and music, and links to hundreds of audio files of technical terms related to the eastern religious traditions. Each selection has an introduction and footnotes to help the reader understand the context of the passage. This eBook uses material, slightly edited, from our larger World Religions Reader, an eBook designed for a full World Religions course. Annotated and edited by Hillary Rodrigues, with contributions from colleagues at the University of Lethbridge, Professors John Harding and Thomas Robinson.