Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

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Tharpa Publications US, Jan 1, 2008 - Religion - 202 pages
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Beginning with Buddha's life story, this compelling guide reveals how Buddha's
extraordinary wisdom is the method to achieve lasting happiness and freedom from
life's problems. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing
transformative qualities such as inner peace, love, and joy. The essential principles of
Buddhism and the Buddhist way of life are accessible to beginners, and this clear
presentation will also inspire those who have been practicing for years.

  

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somewhat complex but really a good introduction. - Goodreads
bought this to get an insight into buddhism. - Goodreads
Good book though not much of an 'introduction'. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rowan Saker - Goodreads

Good book though not much of an 'introduction'. Seems too in depth on some points and vague one others for someone who is at the beginning of finding out about Buddhism. Would recommend another book instead for beginners. Read full review

Review: Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

User Review  - Rowan Saker - Goodreads

Good book though not much of an 'introduction'. Seems too in depth on some points and vague one others for someone who is at the beginning of finding out about Buddhism. Would recommend another book instead for beginners. Read full review

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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist Centers and groups throughout the world.
In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life. He reveals practical methods for developing wisdom, cultivating a good heart and maintaining a peaceful mind, through which we can all find true and lasting happiness. Demonstrating these qualities perfectly in his own life, Geshe Kelsang has dedicated his whole life to helping others find inner peace and happiness.

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