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Buddhism: Step by Step Guide to Practice Buddhism in Your Everyday Life

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Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Have you longed for a sense of peace in your life? Have you found yourself craving a kind of happiness you cannot define? Have you ever considered how Buddhism might enrich your life?

Forget what you think you may know about this ancient and culturally significant religion, and open your mind to the limitless possibilities Buddhism has in store for you.

This audiobook contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and otherworldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.

In this audiobook, you'll learn:

  • "The Foundation of Buddhism"
  • "The Four Noble Truths"
  • "The Noble Eightfold Path"
  • "Mindfulness"
  • "How You Can Benefit from Buddhism"
  • "Influence of Zen"
  • "Buddhism and Health"
  • "How to Meditate"
  • "Buddhism in America"
  • "Self, Karma, Bardo and Reincarnation"
  • "The Twelve Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma"
  • "The Steps to Becoming a Buddhist"

Make use of this audiobook today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history - transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately, and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world.

Written in a relaxed manner that's easy to listen to and follow, this beginner’s guide to Buddhism will open your path to a meaningful life.

©2018 David Shaw (P)2018 David Shaw

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Great starter for beginners

Fantastic Book. As a neurologist, I have spent the past three years studying and understanding many mindfulness and acceptance techniques that have their foundation in Buddhism and have been clinically proven to have pervasive health benefits. Principles of Secular Buddhism can be applied by anyone, regardless of religious belief.

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Quick but needs some context

I have read only a few pages of this book. I began reading this at a very critical phase of my life. The little that I listen encouraged me and helped to strengthen my belief in the power of the creator. The power of the creator resides within me with whom I am linked.

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Perfect for therapists!

I have meditated for a few years, and have attended a ten day Vipassana retreat/course, so I am not new to meditation. But when asked by friends about the essence of mindfulness, I have always found it difficult to do so.

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simply great! to the point and easy to follow.

As someone long familiar with Buddhism but not yet over the hump in terms of a regular sitting practice, this is the book that (finally) got me over that hump. She writes clearly and cogently...in a way that makes you both understand her point but also curious to find your own truths in meditation. I finished the book and just thought

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Great for beginning Buddhist

This is a very good introductory book about Buddhism. This book is written in a simple language and easy to listen. It would be nice to have a glossary of English translation of the ancient words at the back of the book.

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The Concepts of Buddhism

Lawrence Wallace does a great job of highlighting the basics of Buddhism. I was thoroughly impressed that the author was able to introduce everyday actions and ideas to help improve your principal way of life. He places emphasis that Buddhism is not a religion, but a life choice.

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Perfect place to start inquiry into Buddhism

Originally, I downloaded a sample of the book. I didn't get that much out of the sample. After completing the sample there was some information about a podcast by the author. I decided to give it a listen while working around the house.

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Returning to a meditation practice

She practices and teaches Tibetan Buddhism, but is liberally accessible to persons, like me, who come from and follow other spiritual traditions.

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Great starter for beginners

Fantastic Book. As a neurologist, I have spent the past three years studying and understanding many mindfulness and acceptance techniques that have their foundation in Buddhism and have been clinically proven to have pervasive health benefits

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  • 11-06-19

Very good for beginners!!!!

This book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in Buddhism. It really breaks it down in its simplest terms so you can truly understand and learn from it...This was a great book for me as I was interested in learning more about Buddhism. It was an easy read, but very informative.

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  • 11-04-19

Great introduction to Buddhist practices!!

This book will walk you through the history of Buddhism, its principles and practices. In this book you discover a lot of the Buddhist philosophy, that will help you freely embrace it and incorporate it into your life. The book is straight to the point with no political, no personal views and sugarcoating. Great book to basic understanding of buddhism in the most unbias way.

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  • Garrison
  • 11-04-19

Great starting point!!

Very good for beginners. It is the kind of book that explains everything very simple making it easy to understand and give you the chance to think if you really have the willingness to makes changes in your life....I loved this book. I'm totally new to the concepts of Buddhism and this was a perfect introduction for me, I highly recommend it even if you are just curious about what Buddhism is all about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-19

Great introduction!!

Very good read and great explanatory book. Thank you for teaching me a new way of life and I will practice Buddhism everyday from now on until my reincarnation.The book fascinated me every single page. I am very much interested in reading his written books. I would like to recommend this book to everyone.

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  • muzzi
  • 11-03-19

Surprisingly good book!!

A great source to start learning about the history of Buddha, different traditions of Buddhism, about mindfulness and meditation.The Buddhism is everything! This book explaines most of it's baseknowlige. A source for contemplation and happyness

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  • Neal
  • 11-03-19

Great introduction to Buddhist practices!!

This book will walk you through the history of Buddhism, its principles and practices. In this book you discover a lot of the Buddhist philosophy, that will help you freely embrace it and incorporate it into your life.The book is straight to the point with no political, no personal views and sugarcoating. Great book to basic understanding of buddhism in the most unbias way.

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  • kommi
  • 11-02-19

Short, enjoyable and practical!!

Great book and introduction to Buddhism. Steve explores the main concepts of Buddhism in an easy and comprehensible manner. Takes some time to wrap your head around but Steve Hagen does a great job in boiling down the essence of it all.

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  • luzzi
  • 11-02-19

it is always good and helpful!!

Love this approach to the twelve steps. I have done the twelve step program for the past eight years. It is wonderful to see them from a different light. This book inspired me to look at my recovery in a new way I could comprehend!

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  • Simpson
  • 11-02-19

buddhism is a way of life!!

This book on Buddhism is well written and straight forward and easy to understand. It starts from explaining the history of Buddhism and tells all on its basics and history. It teaches on it as a religion and also as a way of life. This book is for those who are seeking a way forward that embraces happiness, and shows you how you can achieve that, using Buddhist philosophy as your guide.

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  • Sergent
  • 11-01-19

Great book about Buddhism and Mindfulness!!

I enjoyed reading the kindle book. It has a full of knowladgable informations about history of how Buddhism started and showing the practical way of practicing in our daily life.