Buddhism

Simple Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy. Overcome Stress and Anxiety by Recognizing Inner Peace Through Guided Mindfulness, Yoga, Chakras & Vipassana Meditation
Narrated by: Charity May
Length: 3 hrs
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Shein Luipa guides you through Buddhism from start to finish!  

Buddhism is a word that describes a set of teachings and practices everyone has heard of but that very few people understand. This is unfortunate because the teachings and practices of Buddhism are widely applicable and universally beneficial. Laid down by the Buddha and passed on through the ages, these are instructions for living, followed in various ways and all connecting back to a set of core ideas.

In Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy, author Shein Luipa takes you from beginning to end, starting on the assumption that what you know about Buddhism could fit onto the head of a pin and leaving you by the pages’ end with a strong grasp of what the teachings and practices are all about.

This is a book that will change your life and reshape your worldview, initiating you on a singular and thrilling journey of self-discovery and release. It all starts with a single question: What is Buddhism? From that question, Luipa explains the following:

  • Meditation
  • The Buddhist community
  • Monastic life
  • Parishioners
  • Different kinds of Buddhism

Once through that introductory section, Luipa goes into tremendous depth on the topic of Buddhism, covering these topics in succession:

  • Buddha’s teaching 
  • The four noble truths
  • Following the teachings of Buddha (Triple Jewel, Five Doctrines, Wheel of Life) 
  • Suffering
  • Karma
  • Reincarnation
  • Nirvana
  • Yoga (Third Eye, Chakra, Gazing, Kundalini, Kriya, Sound, Tantra) 
  • Meditation Types (Mantra, Vipassana, Zen, Transcendental, Self-Inquiry, Taoist, Emptiness, Breathing, Neiguan, Qigong, Traditional, Guided, Relaxation, Body Scans, Affirmations, Activity-Oriented, Mindfulness, Observation) 
  • Mindful Meditation to relieve anxiety and stress (with specific effects) 
  • Creating a meditation space
  • Meditation tips and tricks
  • Buddhism and modern times
  • Rituals and rights (death, marriage, birth, initiation, etc.) 

In all, this is a dense book but no more dense than it needs to be. It is a complex book but as simple as it can be, and a powerful book, but one that is also immediately accessible. You have heard the word before - Buddhism - and maybe you have some images or connotations that you associate with it in your head. Wisdom is well within your reach, and working to learn the teachings and practices of Buddhism, whether academically or practically, you can take a huge step forward in your personal development and your understand of the world. Let Shein Luipa guide you!

©2018 Shein Luipa (P)2018 Shein Luipa

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One of the best!

This beginner's guide book is probably the single best audio book for those interested in learning the fundamentals of buddhism, as well as for those looking for a guidebook to refine and contemplate their buddhist views.

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This book was great

I thought this book was great. Easy to understand and great information. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about Buddhism.

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Would recommend as a good overview

Great beginner info. Some of the points and words were awesome at first, but I adapted. Would recommend as a good overview for people trying to understand Buddhism

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I am just beginning this journey.

The world in which we live seems to be evolving towards less and less time to manage (or even understand) our need for inner peace. Buddhist concepts can help guide you to a more loving and happy existence. We should all wish to gently go down this path! I am just beginning this journey.

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It is explained so clearly

I have been interested in Buddhism for a long time but have not had it explained so clearly. Looking forward to listening to other books.

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This book is a fantastic

This book is a fantastic introduction to Buddhism. It's very easy to: listen, follow and apply the lessons and tips mentioned here. Great job!

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I found this book to be a great.

I am very new to Buddhism, and I found this book to be a great foundational resource. I also appreciate the author's sincerity. You can feel this as you listen. With my new foundation in Buddhism gained through listening to this book, I will replay it to glean anything I might not have absorbed the first time before moving on to something more intermediate. Thank you, Anzan Tashi and Namaste to all.

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Much more explained

The Eightfold Path, to mindfulness and meditation and much more explained in an easy to understand, fascinating way. I recommend Buddhism for Beginners to everyone. I'm now inspired and teachable.

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Straight forward book

Thank you for listening to this treasure. I never listen to such a straight forward book. To know I can implement the techniques that will lead me to a better life is liberating. If you never listen to another book, listen to this one,

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Far the most interesting

As a student new to Buddhism, and of the several booKs I have on Buddhism, this one is by far the most interesting and most helpful. Everything from The Buddha's life story,

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  • vikramvedha
  • 12-06-18

great explanation for buddhism!

Of so many books on Buddhism that I have seen or read, this is the best one yet I enjoy reading. It explained how Buddha got his name and his teaching. Very well explained.Very easy to read and understand, I would recommend to anyone interested in learning what Simple Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy !!! Thanks .

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  • baby don
  • 12-06-18

great book

Whether you’re just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!

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  • Scarlett Godfrey
  • 10-18-19

The book gives some good informations

Have listened to the whole thing and the book gives some good, basic information about Buddhism

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  • William McLean
  • 10-18-19

Buddhism for Beginners

Exactly what I was looking for! Buddhism for Beginners answered all my questions and provided me the basic information as well as the foundation of Buddhism. I will continue to reference this book throughout my journey! Thank you!

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  • Georgina White
  • 10-18-19

Solitery starting

The background info here is a good starting place for study...it is concise ..in plain language ..easy. to understand..informative tho

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  • Joel Howarth
  • 10-18-19

.A clear and simple guide

.A clear and simple guide that helps take the fear out of beginners. A little bit of history to help understand where Buddhism comes from.

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  • Sarah Bishop
  • 10-18-19

A beautiful presentation of a complicated subject.

A beautiful presentation of a complicated subject. Step by easily understandable step procedures. Yet it allows for deeper interpretation of the subject. Although I am not a beginner, I reviewed many things to help restore my beliefs.

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  • Spencer Macdon
  • 10-17-19

Highly recommended

Having listened to many books on this subject this is perhaps my favorite. Smart, understandable things we can relate to, bringing your life's journey into focus. Thank you Victoria, even your name is wonderful. Highly recommended, soon I will be purchasing a copy for my niece

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  • Alex Patterson
  • 10-17-19

Very easy to understand

Very easy to understand and I thought that meditation may be difficult, but no it isn't and since I've started mindfulness and meditation, I've quit drinking and am almost done smoking as well. It makes a person think about the things they do every day! Thank you

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  • Alex Vincent
  • 10-17-19

This little book did a great job

I have wanted to find out more about Buddhism for some time now. This little book did a great job of explaining the major elements of Buddhism. Glad I listen to it. I now need to find a local Buddhist center. :-)