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 Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9784805315002
ISBN 13: 4805315008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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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.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Judith Yandell
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 9781097277599
ISBN 13: 1097277593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddhism for Beginners Book Review:

Do You Want To Free Yourself From Stress And Anxiety? Would you like to bring peace and joy in your life? Many people hear the word "Buddhism" and they think it is a religion. However, a person of any religion can bring Buddhist principles into their life without giving up their religious beliefs. Buddhism is a simple and practical philosophy, practiced by more than 300 million people worldwide, that can make your life better and help you find inner peace and happiness. Buddhism is a way of living your life following a path of spiritual development that leads you to the truth of reality. "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha Nowadays, Buddhism is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the positive benefits it can bring to those who choose to practice it. By following the principles of Buddhism and by practicing mindfulness meditation you can reduce anxiety and stress and bring clarity and joy into your mind. If you want to learn how to apply the Buddhist philosophy in your everyday life, then this book is for you. You'll learn the principles of this philosophy along with the history of Buddha and his teachings that will help you successfully bring Buddhism into your everyday life. This book will give you the answers you're seeking in a format that is both simple and easy to understand, without obscure words or convoluted sentences. Inside Buddhism for Beginners, discover: How you can bring peace and joy in your life following the simple principles of Buddhism A simple but effective meditation technique for beginners to help you relieve stress and feel calmer, even if you've never meditated before The core Buddhist principles and teachings explained in plain english, without complex or obscure words The History of Buddhism, from its origins to the present day Why knowing and freeing your mind can help you bring peace and joy in your everyday life (with practical tips to help you start) A complete historical timeline of notable buddhist events to help you understand the development of this philosophy The principles you should pursue if you want to follow the path of Buddha An effective way to understand and practice Buddhism without feeling overwhelmed The truth about Karma and how it can actually help you change your life (many people don't know this) Practical tips to bring Buddhism into your everyday life and brighten your future. And much, much more. Now it's up to you. Even if right now you have no clue of Buddha's teachings, let joy and peace become part of your life and free you from stress and anxiety, you won't regret it! Scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button!

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?

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—something like Lawrence Krauss's A Universe From Nothing (Atria) meets Sam Harris's Waking Up (S&S) (Both S&S bestsellers). Or: Sam Harris and Stephen Hawking meet Socrates. Robert Pirsig wrote of Steve Hagen’s first book, Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense, “For those who are certain that objectivity and intellect are the ground floor of all knowledge, this can be a valuable trip to the sub-basement.” Now, in The Grand Delusion, Hagen drills deeper, 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 question Why is there Something rather than Nothing?—and shines this light from an entirely unexpected (and largely unexplored) direction. Using a provocative mix of examples from physics, philosophy, religion, myth, neuroscience, and mathematics—and a clever conversational exploration between Hagen and his interlocutor, “ANYONE”—this book also offers a fresh perspective on other questions that science, philosophy, and religion have long grappled with. Such topics include: - What does it mean to exist? - What is consciousness? - What is reality? - What is the nature of truth? Layer by layer, Hagen examines the questions we ask, the way we ask them, the assumptions and beliefs we hold dear, and the ways in which we separate ourselves from the very answers we seek. In the process, he draws on sources that include Huang Po, Richard Feynman, Sir Arthur Eddington, Hui-Neng, Susan B. Anthony, Daniel Dennett, Joseph Campbell, Dogen, Emily Dickinson, Nagarjuna, Ikkyu, William I. McLaughlin, Sam Harris, and Henry David Thoreau. Ultimately, this book reveals how all of these fundamental questions—and many, many more—stem from a single error, a single unwarranted belief, a single Grand Delusion. The Grand Delusion helps readers move past this delusion into insight that can settle these age-old and seemingly intractable questions.

The Decoded Company

The Decoded Company
Author: Leerom Segal,Aaron Goldstein,Jay Goldman,Rahaf Harfoush
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 0698152158
ISBN 13: 9780698152151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Decoded Company Book Review:

A powerful guide to building a data-centric corporate culture that unleashes talent and improves engagement Amazon delights customers with recommendations that are spot on. Google amazes us by generating answers before we've even finished asking a question. These companies know who we are and what we want. The key to their magic is Big Data. Personalizing the consumer experience with the collection and analysis of consumer data is widely recognized as one of the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century. But there is a flip side to this that has largely been missed. What if we were able to use data about employees to personalize and customize their experience - to increase their engagement, help them learn faster on the job, and figure out which teams they should be on? In this book, Leerom and his colleagues outline the six principles they've used to decode work and unlock the maximum potential of their talent, and share success stories from other organizations that have embraced this approach. The Decoded Company is an actionable blueprint for any company that wants the best from its people, and isn't afraid of radical approaches to get it. Leerom Segal is the president and CEO of Klick and has been named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Business Development Bank of Canada, won the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst and Young, and was named to Profit Magazine's Hall of Fame as the youngest CEO ever to lead a nonprofit company. Aaron Goldstein is the co-founder of Klick and is a Senior Certified Project Manager Professional. Jay Goldman was Head of Marketing at Rypple, a venture-backed startup acquired by Salesforce in 2012 and now known as Work.com. He is the author of the O'Reilly Facebook Cookbook, and he has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Rahaf Harfoush is the author of several books including Yes We Did. She was a contributor to the best-selling Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital. From the Hardcover edition.

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

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.

Meditation Now or Never

Meditation Now or Never
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 0718193059
ISBN 13: 9780718193058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Meditation Now or Never Book Review:

In Meditation Now or Never Steve Hagen, a Zen priest and bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple, provides an accessible and thorough manual on meditation, for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. In the modern world our lives are more frenetic than ever. We live with a burning sense that we have to get something done. But what do we really achieve? And why are we never satisfied? This book is an invitation to switch off, and to enjoy stillness - right now. Steve Hagen offers simple practices that avoid needlessly complicating meditation; highlights where many of us get stuck in meditating - and how to get unstuck; and, above all, focuses on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living.

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.

Buddhism without Beliefs

Buddhism without Beliefs
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN 10: 1101663073
ISBN 13: 9781101663073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddhism without Beliefs Book Review:

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

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.

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN 10: 1588369846
ISBN 13: 9781588369840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Book Review:

Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way. Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—from meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism living in France. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism.

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 157174729X
ISBN 13: 9781571747297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism Book Review:

This little book contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fuses ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life. In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this book offers practical wisdom for daily life. The goal of this small gift book is to improve the reader's state of mind and to discover the deep peace that exists within. Here are pithy reflections on the need to rid oneself of preoccupations with mundane concerns and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

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.

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 Have to Say Something

You Have to Say Something
Author: Dainin Katagiri
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-01-04
ISBN 10: 0834828316
ISBN 13: 9780834828315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


You Have to Say Something Book Review:

Dainin Katagiri (1928–1990) was a central figure in the transmission of Zen in America. His first book, Returning to Silence, emphasized the need to return to our original, enlightened state of being, and became one of the classics of Zen in America. In You Have to Say Something, selections from his talks have been collected to address another key theme of Katagiri's teaching: that of bringing Zen insight to bear on our everyday experience. "To live life fully," Katagiri says, "means to take care of your life day by day, moment to moment, right here, right now." To do this, he teaches, we must plunge into our life completely, bringing to it the same wholeheartedness that is required in Zen meditation. When we approach life in this way, every activity—everything we do, everything we say—becomes an opportunity for manifesting our own innate wisdom. With extraordinary freshness and immediacy, Katagiri shows the reader how this wisdom not only enlivens our spiritual practice but can help make our life a rich, seamless whole.