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 compelling guide reveals how Buddha's extraordinary wisdom is the method to achieve lasting happiness and freedom from life's problems. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing transformative qualities such as inner peace, love, and joy. The essential principles of Buddhism and the Buddhist way of life are accessible to beginners, and this clear presentation will also inspire those who have been practicing for years. Two guided meditations allow listeners to cultivate a peaceful, happy more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • Tharpa Publications
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0978906780
  • 9780978906788
  • 1,008,521

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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 more

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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)show more

About Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master, prolific author, and international teacher who has lived in the West since 1977 and has founded over 1,100 Kadampa Buddhist meditation centers and groups around the world. His 21 acclaimed books reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha's Sutra and Tantra more

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