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Publisher's Summary

Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently when people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more.

Perhaps it is because they are drawn to the teachings of Buddhism that center on themes, such as living life in moderation, letting go of desires and being compassionate towards others. The physical and mental benefits gained from such Buddhist practices as meditation, yoga and mindfulness may have also contributed to its popularity. Yet, as people slowly begin to introduce Buddhist principles into their lifestyle, many of their questions regarding this ancient way of life still need simple answers.

If you are someone who wants to know more about Buddhism and how you can incorporate its principles into your daily life, then this book is for you.

In this book you will find:

  • What is Buddhism? Is it a religion?
  • Who was Siddhartha Gautama? Was he a human or a deity?
  • What do the Four Noble Truths mean? What is the Noble Eightfold Path?
  • What are reincarnation, nirvana, and karma?
  • Why is Theravada Buddhism different from Mahayana Buddhism? Is Zen also a kind of Buddhism?
  • What exactly is mindfulness?
  • How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate?
  • Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist?
  • How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized?

Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way.

So what are you waiting for? Download your copy today!

©2016 Davis Allen, LLC (P)2016 Davis Allen, LLC

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As an atheist I do not believe in God

As an atheist, I do not believe in God but the time I saw this audiobook and listen to it, all of my questions got an answer about religion. This book made me realize that the works of Buddhism were true. It taught me that I should let go of my desires and how to be compassionate to others. This book also teaches me what physical and mental benefits I can get with the practice of yoga and it was really relaxing it always keeps me calm every time I listen to it.

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Good intro

I've studied Zen Buddhism for a bit, was having trouble finding the lineage of it in accordance to the Mahāyāna Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism. This book helped clarify some of that. Also showing some different variation of meditation. all and all, worth the credit.

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Great insight into buddhist concepts and rituals

I'm a novice at Buddhism and this book clarified lots of questions I had about mantras, shrines and rituals.This book also covers the basic buddhist concepts of karma, etc. I say or is a good beginners book and one that I'll keep listening over and over.

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Buddhism for Beginners.

Amazing introduction to Buddhism:
The book is in a question answer format and covers all I would ask on my own. I've never learned so much about a religion so fast.If you're interested in learning about Buddhism and want a no-nonsense description, I'd highly recommend this.

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This is to one!!!

If you're interested in learning about Buddhism, then this is the book. This is the guy to explain it to you. His voice is perfect for what he's explaining. He's not reading the pages into a microphone in a studio somewhere, he's speaking from his heart with genuine compassion.

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Might be difficult for true beginners...

They definitely give a greater understanding of what Buddhism means. However, I do think I wouldn't have grasped many of the deeper meanings if I hadn't had some introduction to very, very basic Buddhist concepts to begin with. I would recommend listening

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Nice book ......

The books provide some really good information on the history of buddhism and its various schools of thought, but more importantly, they both teach you how to practice and adopt the powerful habit of meditation.
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Love this book.

I just like how the purpose of Buddhism clearly explained and it has concepts which it can deepen my understanding of Buddhism. It also answered all my questions in my head about Zen Buddhism

How grateful I am to have this!

Recommended book........

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Fabulous book for beginners!!!

I am so interested so I'm finding books but then one of my friends recommended that audio book is more convenient. Gladly, I discovered this audio book! I am enlightened what Buddhism really is plus it teaches you its principles that you will find it really helpful in our daily lives.

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enjoyed very much...

I really learn a lot about the Buddhism religion and what are their practices. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

I like how informative this audio book is, and this is perfect for those you are new to this religion.

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Really impressed...

This book was my first glimpse at Buddhism, and I expected a dry recitation of teachings and tenants. What I found was a smartly written mix of life experiences combined with an easily digestible beginners guide.

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listen it.... get used to it.....

This booklet was very helpful for me to begin my exploration into Buddhism. It provides insights and information a neophyte such as I needs in order to grasp a " religion " or ideology quite foreign yet novel to an American raised and I have enjoyed Ian's insights and writing. I am a better person for reading this and assimilating it's value.

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Best for beginners...

I found listening to this book is very interesting. Not only did it clear up some misinterpretations of Buddhism, but it also has put me on the right path to leading a calmer life of enjoying the moment.

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Thanks for the author....

I found this Audio book is very informative. It carefully outlines the basic principles or ideas of Buddhism and gives concrete examples of how following this philosophy changed the author's life for the better. It also contains links to other books / websites so the listener can explore Buddhism further. I thought the book was well organized and a useful read for someone interested in finding out what Buddhism is really about.

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  • Zack
  • 05-20-17

well presented book....

I would like to thank the author for presenting such aa great book. It is a very useful guide. It is very well written and clearly understandable book for audio book users, This book is designed with the best content about Buddhism for Beginners....