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    Description2,500 years after the passing of Buddha, his message continues to resonate. This highly accessible, best-seller covers topics such as: Who was Buddha?; The nature of our mind; Past and future lives; Karma; Why and how to meditate; The path to enlightenment. The book explains the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience. Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this book an ideal guide.

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    Introduction to Buddhism
    An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelsang Gyatso Geshe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780948006708
    ISBN 10: 0948006706

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    DC21: 294.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    LC classification: BL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    Abridged Dewey: 294
    Thema V1.0: QRF
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    13 b&w line illustrations, glossary, index
    Tharpa Publications
    Imprint name
    Tharpa Publications
    Publication date
    01 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist centres throughout the world.
    Review quote
    'A brilliantly clear and concise introduction to this vast subject, helpful to readers of all levels including those who have no previous knowledge. Very highly recommended.' - Yoga & Health Magazine 'This book succeeds admirably in presenting its subject with clarity and insight.....a highly commendable and deeply felt work that I can recommend without hesitation.' - Chalice 'A perfect little journal of Buddhist education with material to challenge any student of Buddhist thought.' - Shambala Sun
    Table of contents
    Part One - Basic Buddhism; Who was Buddha?; Understanding the Mind; Past and Future Lives; What is Karma?; Our Precious Human Life; What is Meditation?; Death; The Buddhist Way of Life; Part Two - The Path to Liberation; What is Liberation?; Developing Renunciation; The Three Higher Trainings; Part Three - The Path to Enlightenment; Becoming a Bodhisattva; The Bodhisattva's Way of Life; Ultimate Truth; Enlightenment; Dedication