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Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Introduction to Buddhism

An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

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Published: 18th April 2001
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2,500 years after the passing of Buddha, his message continues to resonate.

This highly accessible, best-seller covers topics such as:

  • Who was Buddha?
  • The nature of our mind
  • Past and future lives
  • Karma
  • Why and how to meditate
  • The path to enlightenment.
The book 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 patience. Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this book an ideal guide.

This compelling introduction to Buddha's teachings 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 patience.

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 20 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1000 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups throughout the world.

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Great for beginners

5

This book was very clear and easy to understand. As there is so much to Buddhism, it has been written very well for beginners.

South Australia

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Fantastic starting point

4

It is a great starting point for anyone interested in Buddhism, however it does lean towards Kadampa style more than an overall general view of Buddhism.

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100.0

'A brilliantly clear and concise introduction to this vast subject, helpful to readers of all levels including those who have no previous knowledge. Very highly recommended.'
Yoga & Health Magazine

'This book succeeds admirably in presenting its subject with clarity and insight.....a highly commendable and deeply felt work that I can recommend without hesitation.'
Chalice

'A perfect little journal of Buddhist education with material to challenge any student of Buddhist thought.'
Shambala Sun

Part One - Basic Buddhism
Who was Buddha?
Understanding the Mind
Past and Future Lives
What is Karma?
Our Precious Human Life
What is Meditation?
Death
The Buddhist Way of Life
Part Two - The Path to Liberation
What is Liberation?
Developing Renunciation
The Three Higher Trainings
Part Three - The Path to Enlightenment
Becoming a Bodhisattva
The Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Ultimate Truth
Enlightenment
Dedication

ISBN: 9780948006708
ISBN-10: 0948006706
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 18th April 2001
Publisher: Tharpa Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised