- A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding & Practicing Buddhism -
Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest spiritual traditions — having existed for more than 2500 years. It’s currently practiced by more than 480 million people all across the globe.
While countless religions have been abandoned through the centuries, the insights and practices of Buddhism are still carried on today in every corner of the world.
In this beginner’s guide, we will provide the basic outlines of the understanding of the world that informs Buddhist practice. Key concepts and terms will be introduced one by one. In this way, it will be easier to grasp the way Buddhists see the world and the nature of human existence.
This is vital to learn if you aim to walk the path yourself. Understanding key concepts – enlightenment, true self, the nature of reality, and the causes of suffering – are fundamental to guiding meditation practice and a Buddhist way of life.
During the course of this book we will explore:
- Siddhartha Gautama & the Origin of Buddhism
- The Nature Of A “Buddha”
- Buddhism Today
- The Sutras
- Dharma & “The Four Reliances”
- The Kalama Discourse
- The Abhidharma
- The Thee Major Buddhist Traditions
- The Three Marks of Existence & The Four Noble Truths
- Buddhist Cosmology
- The Five Skandhas
- The Three Poisons & The Three Jewels
- Meditation & Mindfulness
- Buddhism In Everyday Life
Be prepared to venture onto a road of great discovery and inner peace.
Jesus is the only way15
Excellent for beginners. This was the first book I read on my journey to learning about Buddhism. It was very insightful and gives a good idea of the entire lifestyle concept. Lays down a great foundation for understanding it as a whole. I enjoyed it very much! Read it on my phone whenever I had some time. I definitely recommend it to others looking for a good first intro book into Buddhism. :)55
This is the perfect book to gain knowledge. I learned so much whilst reading & definitely will apply these things to my daily life!!55
This was very informative and easy to follow, while staying interested!55
Oh my goodness, what a very well written, informative, easy to follow reading! Very well done so happy with this55
I’ve always wanted to know about Buddhism and what I could gain from it. This book taught me about inner peace something I battle with everyday I’m definitely going to do more research and dive into putting these teachings in my everyday life.55
Easy to read and understand. Great guide for beginners.55
Very well written. Articulate breakdown of the Budda’s teaching. Motivated me to continue my practice at an even more in-depth mindset. Thank you.55