Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN 10: 1462901905
ISBN 13: 9781462901906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Review:

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1999-04-29
ISBN 10: 0140195963
ISBN 13: 9780140195965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Review:

This is a book about awareness - it's about being 'awake' and in touch with what is going on here and now. Practical and down-to-earth, it deals exclusively with the present, not with speculation, theory or belief in some far-off time and place. The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment they are just as relevant now as they have ever been. BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE is the book for anyone wanting to discover, or rediscover, the essence of Buddhism.

Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1999-04-29
ISBN 10: 0141929715
ISBN 13: 9780141929712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Review:

This is a book about awareness - it's about being 'awake' and in touch with what is going on here and now. Practical and down-to-earth, it deals exclusively with the present, not with speculation, theory or belief in some far-off time and place. The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment they are just as relevant now as they have ever been. BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE is the book for anyone wanting to discover, or rediscover, the essence of Buddhism.

Buddhism For Beginners

Buddhism For Beginners
Author: Judith Yandell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781513668277
ISBN 13: 1513668277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism For Beginners Book Review:

Reduce your anxiety and stress and bring clarity and joy into your mind by applying the Buddhist philosophy in your everyday life.

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Buddhism Is Not What You Think
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780061739750
ISBN 13: 0061739758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Is Not What You Think Book Review:

Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

Meditation Now or Never

Meditation Now or Never
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061747564
ISBN 13: 9780061747564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Now or Never Book Review:

National bestselling author and teacher Steve Hagen strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditation Where most of us get stuck in meditation—and how to get unstuck A unique focus on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living

The Grand Delusion

The Grand Delusion
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1614296790
ISBN 13: 9781614296799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Delusion Book Review:

This is a fun, unique book that goes deep into the great mysteries of knowing—and makes it enjoyable. In The Grand Delusion, bestselling author Steve Hagen drills deeply into the most basic assumptions, strengths, and limitations of religion and belief, philosophy and inquiry, science and technology. In doing so, he shines new light on the great existential questions—Why is there Something rather than Nothing? What does it mean to exist? What is consciousness? What is the nature of truth?—and does so from an entirely unexpected direction. Ultimately, this book reveals how all of our fundamental questions stem from a single error, a single unwarranted belief—a single Grand Delusion.

Zen Meditation Plain and Simple

Zen Meditation Plain and Simple
Author: Albert Low
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2000-05-15
ISBN 10: 146290162X
ISBN 13: 9781462901623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Meditation Plain and Simple Book Review:

Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation Plain and Simple answers this need with concise, easily understood instructions on how to incorporate Zen into your daily life. Albert Low makes no glib claims or promises. He admits that the way of Zen is not an easy one to follow. But, for those willing to stop talking about Zen, stop thinking about Zen, and start working to be and do in the manner of Zen, Zen Meditation Plain and Simple offers just the right tool to get the job done.

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Sentient Publications
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1591811805
ISBN 13: 9781591811800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense Book Review:

In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality

Mindfulness Plain Simple

Mindfulness Plain   Simple
Author: Oli Doyle
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 140915677X
ISBN 13: 9781409156772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Plain Simple Book Review:

MINDFULNESS PLAIN & SIMPLE provides the tools, tips and tricks you need to de-stress and de-clutter your mind. Inner peace and happiness are available now, and they're closer than you think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day and making the simple but dramatic shift into the present moment, you will find more focus, effectiveness and clarity than you ever thought possible. There is no jargon, religion or new age vision quest, just simple tools to be happier and more confident straight away. Oli Doyle is renowned for teaching mindfulness directly to those with no experience. For anyone seeking a simple, practical guide to living mindfully, this book is a must.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Thubten Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1559398108
ISBN 13: 9781559398107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism for Beginners Book Review:

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?

Pure and Simple

Pure and Simple
Author: Upasika Kee Nanayon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN 10: 0861717511
ISBN 13: 9780861717514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pure and Simple Book Review:

Upasika Kee was a uniquely powerful spiritual teacher. Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. In the twentieth century, she grew to become one of the most famous teachers in Thailand--male or female--all the more remarkable because, rarer still, she was not a monastic but a layperson. Her relentless honesty, along with her encouraging voice, is one reason so many contemporary Buddhist teachers recall Upasika Kee so fondly, and so often. With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure. Pure and Simple, the first widely-available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages.

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 1458783758
ISBN 13: 9781458783752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness in Plain English Book Review:

The bestselling, classic guide to insight meditation! Plain IN is a book that people give to everyone they know - a book that people talk about, write about, think about, and return to repeatedly. With his distinctive clarity and wit, 'Bhante G' takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. We already have the foundation we need to live a more productive and peaceful life - Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its bestselling predecessor, as well as a new chapter on the cultivation of loving kindness, an especially important subject in today's fractious world.

Buddhism For Dummies

Buddhism For Dummies
Author: Jonathan Landaw,Stephan Bodian,Gudrun Bühnemann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN 10: 1119643236
ISBN 13: 9781119643234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism For Dummies Book Review:

Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life. Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics. New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion. Buddhism For Dummies (9781119643265) was previously published as Buddhism For Dummies (9781118023792). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Buddhism 101

Buddhism 101
Author: Arnie Kozak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-08
ISBN 10: 1507204299
ISBN 13: 9781507204290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism 101 Book Review:

"Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide. This book highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern reader, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more"--

Perfectly Confident

Perfectly Confident
Author: Don A. Moore
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0062887777
ISBN 13: 9780062887771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfectly Confident Book Review:

An expert on the psychology of decision making at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business helps readers calibrate their confidence, arguing that some confidence is good, but overconfidence can hinder growth. A surge of confidence can feel fantastic—offering a rush of energy, even a dazzling vision of the future. It can give us courage and bolster our determination when facing adversity. But if that self-assurance leads us to pursue impossible goals, it can waste time, money, and energy. Self-help books and motivational speakers tell us that the more confident we are, the better. But this way of thinking can lead to enormous trouble. Decades of research demonstrates that we often have an over-inflated sense of self and are rarely as good as we believe. Perfectly Confident is the first book to bring together the best psychological and economic studies to explain exactly what confidence is, when it can be helpful, and when it can be destructive in our lives. Confidence is an attitude that takes into account both personal feelings and the facts. Don Moore identifies the ways confidence behaves in real life and raises thought-provoking questions. How optimistic should you be about an uncertain future? What justifies your confidence in something amorphous and subjective like your attractiveness or sense of humor? Moore reminds us that the key to success is to avoid being both over- and under-confident. In this essential guide, he shows how to become perfectly confident—how to strive for and maintain the well-calibrated, adaptive confidence that can elevate all areas of our lives.

An Introduction to Buddhism

An Introduction to Buddhism
Author: The Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 0834841568
ISBN 13: 9780834841567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Buddhism Book Review:

The "Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama" series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness, the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice. There is no one more suited to introduce beginners—and remind seasoned practitioners— of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace. He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings. This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.

The Art of Living and Dying

The Art of Living and Dying
Author: Osho
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1786781212
ISBN 13: 9781786781215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Living and Dying Book Review:

Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death: what do I tell her? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers. He does not simply show how our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature; he also shows how dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth and how death is the most sacred of mysteries. Death is not an event but a process, and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.

You Are Here

You Are Here
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1590309839
ISBN 13: 9781590309834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are Here Book Review:

By a renowned Buddhist monk and best-selling author, this guide offers simple daily practices--including mindfulness of breath, mindful walking, deep listening, mindful speech, and more--to help readers discover the happiness and freedom of living in the present moment.

No nonsense Buddhism for Beginners

No nonsense Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Noah Rasheta
Publsiher: Althea Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781641520478
ISBN 13: 1641520477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No nonsense Buddhism for Beginners Book Review:

Presented in a practical Q&A format, No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life. How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more. With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you'll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through: A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism--the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha's teachings, and current Buddhist practices Straightforward Q&A's that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas "Everyday Buddhism" Sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.