The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including:The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the worldBuddha's teachings and the Four Noble Truths of BuddhismThe Noble Eightfold Path and how it should guide youWhat the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and deathThe proven physiological effects of meditationThe growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture Also included is instruction for the many forms of Buddhist meditation, including Zen and Tibetan practices. Most important, you will learn how you can apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life--and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography.
- With Buddhism as one of America's fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself
- Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen,Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors' books
- For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions
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Compassion is often seen as a distant, altruistic ideal cultivated by saints, or as an unrealistic response of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion in this way, we lose out on experiencing the transformative potential of one of our most neglected inner resources.
Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, showing how its practical application in our life can be a powerful force in achieving happiness. Combining the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner presents clear, effective practices for cultivating compassion in daily living.
Inner Peace, World Peace is the first work in any western language to examine the Buddhist approach to nonviolence. Well-known Buddhist scholars, a noted authority on nonviolent struggle, a prominent Thai Buddhist activist, and other leaders in their fields collaborate to show the contemporary relevance of the Buddhist tradition. The authors also discuss a new international movement known as “socially engaged Buddhism.”