Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

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Beginning with an introduction to the life of Buddha, Geshe Kelsang then explains the central principles behind the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. He introduces the reader to subjects such as karma, reincarnation, and cyclic existence, all the while showing how we can apply these teachings to our everyday life. Meditation is explained simply, while more complex subjects such as the path to liberation and emptiness are also presented in an accessible way.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 13 b&w line illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0948006269
  • 9780948006265

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'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
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About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living 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 contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.
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