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Publisher's Summary

Who among us wouldn’t want to be more patient, more kind, more accepting, more just, more selfless, more loving, and more connected to the world? 

It seems like we spend our entire lives searching for the secrets of living a better life - flipping through self-help books, watching inspirational television shows. But powerful life lessons are often found in places we never think to look. And one of those rich and rewarding places: Asia’s powerful religious traditions. 

As Professor Constance Kassor reveals in the 10 illuminating lectures of Religious Lessons from Asia to the World, the incredibly complex and diverse faith systems of Tibet, China, India, and other Asian countries offer believers and nonbelievers alike a number of important teachings and ideas that can help us become better people - and live happier, more fulfilling lives. Designed as a fascinating sampler of ideas from different traditions, Professor Kassor invites you to learn from Buddhism’s four sublime states, which recognize that no one wants to suffer; the Bhagavad Gita’s emphasis on dharma, or duty; the Daoist concept of wu-wei, or going with the flow; and more.

Emotional insights and breakthroughs from Asia’s greatest thinkers and spiritual texts. All yours - no appointments necessary.

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About the Creator and Performer

Constance Kassor is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University, where she teaches courses on Buddhist thought and Asian religious traditions. Her research focuses on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and she is involved in several projects related to the Madhyamaka philosophy of the 15th-century thinker Gorampa Sonam Senge. She is also interested in religion and comics, women and gender minorities in Buddhism, and pedagogy.

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The best introduction to eastern philosophy

I enjoyed this book very much. The author weaves her personal stories and the gist about the historical understanding of eastern philosophy to tell us the importance of how one realize the meaning of life from such a unique perspective. There’s nothing that I don’t like alit this book. Thank you so much.

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Fun, uplifting, and inspiring lectures!

I loved these lectures! I hope Constance Kassor does more of these, like a lot of more. Topics were focused. Great storytelling. Intellectually satisfying. Emotionally moving. One of my favorite series!

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Solid freebie on mostly Asian religions

These free Great Courses are pretty good overall. I’ve enjoyed them. I’ve listened to many actual Great Courses over the past 20+ years and these free ones are good introductions, which for many people are enough, but if you want more on that topic or one of its tangents, then they have more on it!

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Excellent!

This is an excellent book going over various traditions and I feel so educated and inspired for having listened. Thanks!