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In this simple yet important book, Noah Rasheta takes profound Buddhist concepts and makes them easy to understand for anyone trying to become a better whatever-they-already-are.

©2016 Noah Rasheta (P)2016 Noah Rasheta

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Great glimpse into secular buddhism

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more about secular buddhism. The reading by the author was pleasant, as I always prefer to hear the author read their own words, but it wasn't the very best audio recording of a book I've ever heard. The timing could have been improved a bit. Overall: great book and would recommend it!

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Quick overview of Secular Buddhism

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick reminder (or introduction) of some of the key teachings of Buddhism from a secular lens.

I wish he would have gone deeper into certain topics, but I understand that wasn't the point of this book.

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Highly recommended

Content was excellently put and seamless. The editing needs a little more sound spacing between sentences, subheadings, and chapters sometimes.

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Great content, mediocre performance

Mr. Rasheta's writing was concise and very thoughtful, but the performance of the audiobook itself was lacking.

The delivery was very monotone, and each sentence seemed to run into the next, without any clear demarcation.

Overall, though - it was a good, quick audiobook for anyone interested in the secular flavor of Buddhism.

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Valuable messages to live by

Although this is a short book, the author so eloquently and simply explains the valuable teachings of Buddhism as a way of living your life in a nut shell. He provides many relatable examples through his personal stories and parables as he touches on the most fundamental principles. If you put these teachings into practice and not just read this book as a voyeur, it will change your life. This book can be thought of as a small pocket manual to live life by as you learn let go of your preconceived notions of reality. What sets this book apart from all others is the continuous teachings that can be found through the author's podcast and website on Secular Buddhism.

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Just the right thing at the right time...

This is a great wonderful reminder of the basics of Buddhism that highlights differences between eastern and western ways to understand common words.

I have listened to this a number of times and will listen to it many more times.

I am thankful that the audio version of this book is available and that I found it.

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Excellent introduction to Buddhism

The only negative thing about the book is the chapters ran into one another a slight pause between chapters would be great.
if you are looking for a understanding of Buddhism this is a wonderful place to start.

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Love of self, love of this book!

A great into to Buddhism and so helpful in finding peace and love for self which in turn helps love others! Love Noah and his perspective on Buddhism and everyday life. Five hearted stars!
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A Good Reaf

Secular Buddhism laid out in simple but salient terms. A good read for anyone engaging Buddhism as a Wisdom Path and not a religion.

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So happy to have found this guiding text

Thank you, Noah, for helping my heart to open to what is. I will share this book with everyone I know.

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  • Alan Roche
  • 12-25-16

Such a lovely book.

Purchased as an audio book, this was such a pleasure to listen to. For me personally, it's the most meaningful book on Buddhism I've come across. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-18

Simply Beautiful

A perfect explanation of Secular Buddhism. It's simple, easy to follow and, of course, practical.
I like Noah's no-nonsense reading through the book which made it easy to take notes while listening.