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.

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.

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 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: 0061739758
ISBN 13: 9780061739750
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.

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.

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.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Thubten Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1559391537
ISBN 13: 9781559391535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism for Beginners Book Review:

This easy-to-understand overview of the basics of Buddhism is an invaluable resource for the new or seasoned practitioner 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 Practice of Not Thinking

The Practice of Not Thinking
Author: Ryunosuke Koike
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN 10: 0141994622
ISBN 13: 9780141994628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Not Thinking Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Practical and life-changing ways to get out of our heads and back into really living' YOU Magazine What if we could learn to look instead of see, listen instead of hear, feel instead of touch? Former monk Ryunosuke Koike shows how, by incorporating simple Zen practices into our daily lives, we can reconnect with our five senses and live in a more peaceful, positive way. When we focus on our senses and learn to re-train our brains and our bodies, we start to eliminate the distracting noise of our minds and the negative thoughts that create anxiety. By following Ryunosuke Koike's practical steps on how to breathe, listen, speak, laugh, love and even sleep in a new way, we can improve our interactions with others, feel less stressed at work and make every day calmer. Only by thinking less, can we appreciate more.

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Zen Meditation in Plain English
Author: John Daishin Buksbazen
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2010-10
ISBN 10: 1458784177
ISBN 13: 9781458784179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Meditation in Plain English Book Review:

An excellent, practical introduction to Zen meditation. Written in a warm and easily accessible style, the book appeals to anyone with an interest in meditation, Zen, or, as is often the case today, a combination of the two. The book emphasizes the importance of receiving good instruction and of finding groups to practice with, yet it lays out the necessary steps to practice Zen meditation on your own. The book includes easily followed exercises to help the reader along. For anyone looking to uncover a clear and insightful path into the philosophy and practice of Zen meditation, this book represents the culmination of that search

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

Buddhist Boot Camp

Buddhist Boot Camp
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 0062267450
ISBN 13: 9780062267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Boot Camp Book Review:

Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation’s short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to find this book motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, “Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.” Whether it’s Mother Teresa’s acts of charity, Gandhi’s perseverance, or your aunt Betty’s calm demeanor, it doesn’t matter who inspires you, so long as you’re motivated to be better today than you were yesterday. Regardless or religion or geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good, you feel good, and if you do bad, you feel bad. If you agree that Buddhism isn’t just about meditating, but also about rolling up your sleeves and relieving some of the suffering in the world, then you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love; welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

Basic Buddhist Concepts

Basic Buddhist Concepts
Author: Kogen Mizuno
Publsiher: Kosei Pub
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011235857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Buddhist Concepts Book Review:

One of the worldÆs oldest and greatest religions, Buddhism -- like its companions, Christianity and Islam -- has experienced schism and division which scatter its teachings among separate sects, nations and sets of ritual practice. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify common teachings which form the essence of Buddhist belief. This book provides lucid explanations of such fundamental concepts as the Three Treasures, the seals of the law, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the law of causation, and the threefold learning--teachings that all Buddhists honor, which bare the heart of this complicated and magnificently profound religion.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Huston Smith,Philip Novak
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 006173974X
ISBN 13: 9780061739743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Review:

A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.

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.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 0486845370
ISBN 13: 9780486845371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001-06-15
ISBN 10: 0861711769
ISBN 13: 9780861711765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Book Review:

The author plumbs the "Eightfold Path" of Buddhism for advice on how to live life with the proper attention to understanding, thinking, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration.

Zen and Creative Management

Zen and Creative Management
Author: Albert Low
Publsiher: Tuttle Pub
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780804818834
ISBN 13: 0804818835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen and Creative Management Book Review:

In Zen and Creative Management, Albert Low, Zen teacher and former business executive, combines Eastern and Western thought to provide mangers with a blueprint for better understanding, improved decision making, and increased awareness of society as a whole.