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Buddhism for Beginners

Written by: Thubten Chodron,His Holiness the Dalai Lama - foreword
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
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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?

©2001 Thubten Chodron (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Very informative of Buddhism

If you have no interest in religion, there is no need to read this. But if you have an open mind and are willing to listen to the philosophy behind this book I would highly recommend.

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Well worth the read

Awesome, layman’s terms book on the basics of Buddhism. Very happy to have listened to this.

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Very informative and interesting

Learned a lot about Buddhism, and some chapters were very pleasant to listen to and think about. I will probably rehear to them again soon, as I like the mindset they put me in and the perspective they gave.

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Wow

Buddhism may be the best of them, but still is just a nonsensical religion I guess.

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