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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding & Practicing Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest spiritual traditions - having existed for more than 2,500 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 three 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
  • And more 

Get this audiobook now and venture onto a road of great discovery and inner peace.

©2018 Luna Sidana (P)2018 Luna Sidana

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Very fascinating and the first step towards enli

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A good high level overview of Buddhism. It gave a intro to a lot of the concepts but other books will be needed to continue the path.A good straightforward overview.

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I learned so much

The author believes that if you act upon it the your life can be more happy, relaxed and easy. This book is a really good guide for the beginners in Buddhism. The author added the initial information and beliefs of Buddhism

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explained very clearly

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This book is a really good starting place for someone who is interested in Buddhism, especially those who have limited knowledge about the eastern religions. I wanted to learn more about Buddhism as I seek to expand my spirituality. This book is a great tool for that.

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Awesome book

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I was aware that meditation is the main focus on Buddhism, but I didn't know there was so much more that goes into meditation. Buddhism has a lot of great teachings. it really does focus on bringing peace and happiness to your life. This beginner's guide is definitely worth listening because they are so much that you can learn to apply in your daily life right away.

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it is well worth

This is the first book I've listen on Buddhism, but it was a great intro into the philosophy and teachings of Buddha. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this belief system.. I liked the author spoke like a normal guy and not someone lecturing me on how to be a Buddhist that is way beyond my comprehension at this point.

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Great Intro to Buddhism

I really like this book for its ability to demonstrate the teachings of Buddhism without any of the "beliefs" attendant to Buddhist sects, such as reincarnation, ancestor worship, or other distractions. I'm learning a lot from listening it. I can see it will be one to listen over and over.

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Clear explanation!

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This book should be listen for every aspiring Buddhist. A simple clear explanation of Buddhist concepts for the beginner!!! This is the book to get if you want a clear understanding.

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Full of useful content.

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A small encyclopedia of Norse mythology. The beginning sections are a nice overview of Norse history and beliefs.

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What an outstanding book

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I was looking for a book to slowly introduce m to Buddhism. This book congealed all my studies into a viable, practical guide. I will read this again and again, in order to boost mindfulness.This book served as a great guide to seek out more.

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Extraordinary

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This is different than a typical audiobook in that it's more like a meditation retreat, which makes it really effective. The tone and the format suits the topic. Highly recommended.