Introduction to Buddhism

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

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Beginning with Buddha's life story, this concise guide explains the essential elements of the Buddhist way of life, such as understanding the mind, rebirth, karma and ultimate truth, 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. The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of Buddhist ideas and practice to find solutions to everyday problems. Those interested in Buddhism and meditation will find this book a rich source of guidance and inspiration.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 152 x 23mm | 159g
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0978906780
  • 9780978906788
  • 1,051,906

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2500 years after the passing of Buddha, his message continues to resonate. This compelling introduction 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.
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""Introduction to Buddhism" is a clear and comprehensive overview of Buddhist theory, practice, and lifestyle. Gyatso is a renowned master teacher of Buddhism." - Library Journal (refers to audiobook, previous edition)"A calming, informative look at Buddhism." - Publisher's Weekly (refers to audiobook, previous edition)"A perfect little journal of Buddhist education with material to challenge any student of Buddhist thought." - Shambala Sun (refers to paperback)"A brilliantly clear and concise introduction to this vast subject. Very highly recommended." - Yoga & Health Magazine (refers to paperback)
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About Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable 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 22 highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist Centers and groups throughout the world.

In his teachings, Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life. He reveals practical methods for developing wisdom, cultivating a good heart and maintaining a peaceful mind through which we can all find true and lasting happiness. Demonstrating these qualities perfectly in his own life, Geshe Kelsang has dedicated his whole life to helping others find inner peace and happiness.
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