Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners Author Thubten Chodron
ISBN-10 9781559398107
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 160
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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?

Buddha For Beginners

Buddha For Beginners Author Stephen T. Asma
ISBN-10 9781939994349
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 160
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Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person—a radical—who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginnersintroduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism. Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences among later schools of Buddhism, such as Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you read, it is a book you experience. It makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings, and intuitive wisdom, Buddha For Beginners conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence...the feel of it. It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging, and the white spaces mean as much as the words.

Buddhism For Dummies

Buddhism For Dummies Author Jonathan Landaw
ISBN-10 9781118053751
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 384
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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including its own teachings. You could spend a lifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances and still feel like you’ve only just barely scratched the surface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds of millions of people around the world who believe it to be the true path to enlightenment. If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated by all the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you. Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, it offers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinating history of Buddhism and discover: Who Buddha was and his significance in world history and spirituality How the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday life How Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment Daily observances and meditation practices How to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian define the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore, in-depth a wide range of topics, including: Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of the major Buddhist traditions How Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and a practical approach to dealing with life’s problems, all rolled into one The idea that the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering How the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you with your inner spiritual resources Meditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they can affect your everyday life How to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along the spiritual path Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere and all the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, Buddhism For Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners Author Emerald Moon
ISBN-10 1540704491
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 70
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Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently when people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more. Perhaps, it is because they are drawn to the teachings of Buddhism that center on themes, such as living life in moderation, letting go of desires and being compassionate towards others. The physical and mental benefits gained from such Buddhist practices as meditation, yoga and mindfulness may have also contributed to its popularity. Yet, as people slowly begin to introduce Buddhist principles into their lifestyle, many of their questions regarding this ancient way of life still need simple answers. If you are someone who wants to know more about Buddhism and how you can incorporate its principles into your daily life, then this book is for you.In this book you will find:* What is Buddhism? Is it a religion?* Who was Siddhartha Gautama? Was he a human or a deity?* What do the Four Noble Truths mean? What is the Noble Eightfold Path?* What are reincarnation, nirvana, and karma?* Why is Theravada Buddhism different from Mahayana Buddhism? Is Zen also a kind of Buddhism?* What exactly is mindfulness?* How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate?* Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist?* How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized?Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way.So what are you waiting for? Take action, not now, but right now, and grab your copy, today!

Buddhism Made Easy

Buddhism Made Easy Author Shalu Sharma
ISBN-10 1507896824
Release 2015-02-08
Pages 122
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This book is a must read for anyone looking to get an insight on Buddhism. It covers all aspects of Buddhism and defines what it is in such a way that everyone can understand it. Despite Buddhism being one of the oldest religions in the world, there are many people who still do not understand it. In fact, they misinterpret the teachings so much because they only know what they see in television and movies. These depictions of Buddhism are often wrong and send out the wrong message of what Buddhism actually teaches. In a nutshell, it teaches that suffering is bad, but it is also guaranteed in our physical world. It doesn't matter how rich or poor a person is because they will eventually endure suffering in their life. However, the state of mind you carry with you determines the amount of suffering you will endure. That is where the teachings of Buddha come into play. He will show you that refraining from cheating, lying, sexual misconduct, killing and intoxication are the key ways to overcome suffering upon yourself and others. Buddhism was created by a young prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha. He is the central figure of this book because he was the one who created the Buddhist religion in the first place. Even to this day, Buddha is celebrated all over eastern society with big statues in his honor. Despite how godly they make Buddha out to be, he was still just a man. In fact, he was a prince who left his throne and wealth in order to become a wandering preacher that spread his teachings on ending suffering and finding peace. How many rich people in the modern age do you think would leave their wealth behind to become a poor humanitarian? There probably aren't too many, unless they were of the Buddhist faith because Buddhists do not care about monetary gains. Now no one is saying that you have to give away all your money and become a poor Buddhist on the streets. You will learn by reading this book that there are all kinds of Buddhist followers, not just monks and nuns. You can become a lay follower that still lives a life filled with money, sex and material things. Just as long as you are not hurting anybody then you can enjoy all the sensual pleasure that you want. Buddha isn't going to send you to hell for it. What's covered in this book? Preface Introduction to Buddhism Who was Buddha? Buddha's life Basics of Buddhism Principles of Buddhism Teachings of Buddha Karma in Buddhism Rebirth in Buddhism What is Nirvana? God in Buddhism Three marks of existence The three jewels in Buddhism - Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha Buddhist philosophy Buddhist spirituality Types and major divisions of Buddhism Zen Meditation Four noble truths The eight fold path Vipassana Meditation Buddhist precepts and how to keep them Buddhism and sex Buddhism and alcohol Animals in Buddhism Human suffering or Dukkha in Buddhism Western Buddhism Buddhism in America Buddhism and vegetarianism Buddhism can change your life Inner peace through Buddhism Buddhism and Christianity - Differences and similarities Buddhist ethics Buddhism and homosexuality How to become a Buddhist? How to practice Buddhism without converting? Buddhist meditation Power of meditation How to find enlightenment? Conclusion


Buddhism Author Dominique Francon
ISBN-10 1500511102
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 108
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Buddhism For Beginners!Are You Ready For a Paradigm Shift? Your Life Is About To Get Much, Much Better* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 40% OFF! (Regular Price $12.99)* * *Have you ever heard about Buddhism? Yes, you probably have. Maybe you have formed a vague idea of what it represents in your mind, or even more, maybe you're even a "practitioner", and try to apply Buddha's teachings in your every day life. You see, in life we are ALL in the same game, and yet most poeple don't realize it. Most people don't even take the time to think HOW they can improve their existence. Most people don't even know what "living in the present" is. That's precisely why a large majority of the world's population so desperately need Buddhism. They aren't living, they are surviving, transiting lives filled with hate and pain. And so I did, back before I was introduced to Buddha's lessons. It took me time to learn those lessons. It took me a lot of time and effort to incorporate the secrets that would ultimately shape my entire life! And now, I'm willing to share those secrets with you.I wrote this book for a reason. I wrote this book to show you HOW you can improve your life by applying Buddha's lessons. I wrote it to show you how you can set apart from the average path and go the whole way instead. You see, I may not know you, but I certainly know something about you: both you and me are alike. Whether you are just starting to get in touch with Buddhism, or even if you have already done that and are actually USING it to your advantage, I know you don't settle for average. I know you want something better. You won't stop until you fully enjoy your life. Until you fully grasp the path of simplicity, calmness, and inner peace. You won't stop until you truly achieve all you can achieve. And guess what? That's precisely what we will go for on this book!Hey, I'm not saying you should shave your head and climb up to a mountain to become a monk. You don't have to do that, trust me. My approach to Buddhism is different. I'm a modern guy. I'm aware of the world we live in, and I don't want to turn things upside down, and I guess neither do you. So, don't worry! I've got you covered. We'll go through Buddha's teachings and we will APPLY them into our daily modern lives. Because that's what's all about, isn't it? It's about improving our lives. Improving our focus. Improving our happiness. Finding our way to inner peace. Wow, I'm so glad to be here to share this amazing journey with you!My goal is simple. I will help you incorporate Buddhism into your life. I will help you simplify your thoughts, adopting Zen as a way of being, and not just doing. Sounds too difficult? It's not. I will show you how. I will take you through a step by step guide where you simply can't get lost! Together, we will go to the roots of Buddhism, Mindfulness & Meditation and transform that knowledge into an incredibly journey that will forever change the way you approach life. So let's go for it!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... Buddhism Is Easier Than You Think! Who The First Buddha Was, And What He Taught Buddhism Is EVERYWHERE - Being Buddha Across The World Are You Listening To Me? It's Time To Free Your Mind Proving You're a Buddhist When You Don't Even Know It Karma, Rebirth, Rinse, Repeat Living In The Present Moment (Hey, It's All There Is!) You Don't Need To Be a Buddhist To Practice Buddhism! BONUS From "Reiki For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide To Unlock The Amazing Benefits of Reiki" Much, much more! Hurry! For a limited time you can get a copy of "Buddhism: For Beginners! The Ultimate Guide To Incorporate Buddhism Into Your Life - Harness Zen, Buddha, Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga" for just $7.99.Get Your Copy Right Now!

Buddhism for Beginners A Pragmatic Beginners Guide for Learning the Foundations of Buddhism

Buddhism  for Beginners  A Pragmatic Beginners Guide for Learning the Foundations of Buddhism Author Jasmine R. Seelawi
ISBN-10 9781365596995
Release 2016-12-09
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Who was Buddha and what is Buddhism? Buddha was a legendary prince, who founded a major world religion around the 5th century B.C. The word “Buddha” in Sanskrit means the awakened one. Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama, son of Suddhodana, who was the head of the Sakya tribe and a member of the Gautama clan. Prince Siddhartha was born in Nepal, in Lumbine, in a petty state which was subordinate to the Magadha Kingdom in India. When he was 29 years old, Siddharta renounce his family and status as a prince and set out on a spiritual journey of contemplation and abstinence. When it failed, he sat under a ficus tree, in the Indian state of Bihar, the modern Bodhgaya where he meditated.

Buddhism for Beginners How to Increase Energy Inner Peace and Focus

Buddhism for Beginners  How to Increase Energy  Inner Peace and Focus Author Sherry M. Cokrum
ISBN-10 9781365596971
Release 2016-12-09
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Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. Practices in Buddhism such as Meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of wisdom, awareness and kindness. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all the people who wish for following a path, a path that ultimately culminates in enlightenment. An enlightened human being will see the real nature of reality very clearly, just like it is and live completely and naturally in accordance with that vision. It is the goal of Buddhist spiritual life, which represents the end of suffering for anybody who wants to attain it.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners Author Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Singapore)
ISBN-10 9810836414
Release 2009
Pages 277
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Buddhism for Beginners has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buddhism for Beginners also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buddhism for Beginners book for free.

Buddhism For Beginners Seven Steps To Enlightenment For All Beginners Easy Steps To Achieve Them

Buddhism For Beginners   Seven Steps To Enlightenment For All Beginners   Easy Steps To Achieve Them Author Scott Green
ISBN-10 9788892510593
Release 2015-10-23
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Buddhism made EASY - Your Life Is About to Get Much, Much Better Do you feel stressed? Are you overwhelmed by the daily demands of your life and wish to be more at peace and achieve mindfulness? The Solution For You: Buddhism For Beginners - Seven Steps To Enlightenment For All Beginners & Easy Steps To Achieve Them This book serves as a way of enlightenment and information about Buddhism as a lifestyle and a path to being mentally awake. A Sneak Preview Of Buddhism For Beginners: ✔ Understanding The Four Noble Truths ✔ Understanding The Noble Path ( And Other Paths To Enlightenment) ✔ Acceptance ✔ Letting Go (Non-Identification) ✔ And much , much more.. To get instant access, simply scroll up and click the buy button!

An Introduction to the Way of the Buddha

An Introduction to the Way of the Buddha Author Shalu Sharma
ISBN-10 1530519071
Release 2016-03-12
Pages 24
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An Introduction to the Way of the Buddha: Buddhism for Beginners Do you want to learn about Buddhism but don't have the time? Are you confused about the Buddhist religion and don't know where to start? Do you want to get a feel about the Buddhist religion before you take it further? Look no further, this is the book for you! This short book teaches you about Buddhism in 15 minutes. Here's what you will learn in this book; you will learn about the Buddha, history of Buddha and Buddhism, teachings of Buddha, about Buddhist philosophy, the 3 universal truths, noble truths, sufferings, eight fold path, divisions of Buddhism, the 5 precepts, how to practice Buddhism and more.

Zen Mind Beginner s Mind

Zen Mind  Beginner s Mind Author Shunryu Suzuki
ISBN-10 083482129X
Release 2010-11-09
Pages 144
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"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning. In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer, David Chadwick.

Buddhist Sutras Lesson Book

Buddhist Sutras  Lesson Book Author Irv Jacob
ISBN-10 9781477294178
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 570
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Rational Buddhism for Beginners. This book is intended for beginning meditators and students, and for use by instructors during Buddhist retreats for beginners. It contains thirty lessons that lead progressively through the ancient and basic tenets of Buddhism and include instructions in compassion, virtue/morality, history and meditation. Instructors are free to copy the worksheets for student practice. The book is full of quotes with minimal commentary, and includes scholarly references, with a glossary and bibliography. This is a useful reference book that can also be used for "do it yourself" study and inspiration. The book has been used and refined from actual study group experience. The author is an experienced, certified secondary teacher, and incorporates best practices of lesson planning as a format for the text of each chapter. Since it derives from the needs and questions of new students, it is easy to access by and is relevant for beginners.


Buddhism Author Djamel Boucly
ISBN-10 1530662400
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 60
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BUDDHISM : BUDDHISM FOR BEGINNERS BUDDHIST TEACHINGS FOR A LIVE OF HAPINNESS, MINDFULNESS AND PEACEIf you are thinking about practicing Buddhism or if you already do this book is a good starting place to learn about all of its most basic tenets. As you go through this introduction to Buddhism, you will find answers to the questions: - Where did Buddhism start? - Who is the Buddha? - Why did the Buddha find a need for this practice? - What are the most common Buddhist traditions? - What is the difference between Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism? - What does Buddhism look like in different parts of the world? Buddhism explains inequality and injustice. It gives us the purpose of life, while providing a moral code and way to lead a life filled with zen and happiness. This book is aimed at people wanting to learning about Buddhism. In this book I'll discuss the basic principles and tenets of Buddhism, Buddhist teachings and Buddhist rituals, along with how you can incorporate Buddhism into your daily life. In this Book you will learn : Introduction: What Do We Mean when We Say Buddhism? Chapter 1 Beginnings: The Buddha Chapter 2 Different Buddhist Traditions: How We Act on Our Practice Chapter 3 Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Chapter 4 Chinese Buddhism Chapter 5 Japanese Buddhism Chapter 6 Western Buddhism Chapter 7 The Noble Truths and How We Interpret Them Chapter 8 The Five Precepts and How to Apply Them Chapter 9 Following the Eightfold Path Chapter 10 The Three Jewels-Wholesome Roots Chapter 11 The Three Poisons-Unwholesome Roots Chapter 12 The Modern Buddhist Chapter 13 Bringing Buddhist Mindfulness into Your Life Chapter 14 Buddhist Concepts and Practices And Much More! This is a great starting off point for beginners. If you want to learn more about Buddhism, you need to get this bookTags: Buddhism, Buddhism for beginners, Buddhist rituals, Buddhist, mindfulness, zen, meditation

The Beginner s Guide to Zen Buddhism

The Beginner s Guide to Zen Buddhism Author Jean Smith
ISBN-10 9780307421821
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 208
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Here is a comprehensive introduction to Zen Buddhism for those who don't know how or where to begin, nor what to expect once they have started practicing. It includes the fundamentals of meditation practice (posture, technique, clothing), descriptions of the basic teachings and major texts, the teacher-student relationship, and what you will find when you visit a zendo, plus a history of Zen from the founding of Buddhism to its major schools in the West. In addition to answering the most frequently asked questions, it offers a listing of American Zen centers and resources, an annotated bibliography, and a glossary. Jean Smith's enormously practical approach ensures that The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism will become the book teachers and students alike will recommend. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism Author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN-10 0948006706
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 190
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A compelling introduction to the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist, this guidebook explaines why meditation is such a powerful tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience.

The New Meditation Handbook

The New Meditation Handbook Author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN-10 0948006900
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 215
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With 21 easily accessible, step-by-step meditations, this fully revised resource provides readers with guidance on how to transform their daily lives, fulfill spiritual potential, and find lasting happiness.