Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life
Beginning with the main events of Buddha's life story, Geshe Kelsang explains the central principles behind the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply, while topics such as karma and the path to enlightenment are presented in an accessible and inspiring way, as tools for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience. Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this an ideal guide..
- 128 x 144 x 23mm | 186g
- 31 Oct 2005
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
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; Appendix I - The Commitments of Going; for Refuge; Appendix II - Mahayana Sutra of the Three; Superior Heaps; Glossary; Study Programmes; Index; Further Reading
"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." - Shambhala Sun
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.