Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life (2nd Revised edition)

By: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (author)Paperback

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Beginning with Buddha's life story, this concise guide explains the essential elements of the Buddhist way of life, such as understanding the mind, rebirth, karma and ultimate truth, 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. The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of Buddhist ideas and practice to finding solutions to everyday problems. Those interested in Buddhism and meditation will find this book a rich source of guidance and inspiration.

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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 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/04/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780948006708
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780948006708
  • weight: 232
  • ISBN10: 0948006706
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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