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Buddhism For Dummies

Author : Jonathan Landaw
ISBN : 9781118053751
Genre : Religion
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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including its own teachings. You could spend a lifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances and still feel like you’ve only just barely scratched the surface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds of millions of people around the world who believe it to be the true path to enlightenment. If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated by all the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you. Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, it offers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinating history of Buddhism and discover: Who Buddha was and his significance in world history and spirituality How the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday life How Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment Daily observances and meditation practices How to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian define the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore, in-depth a wide range of topics, including: Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of the major Buddhist traditions How Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and a practical approach to dealing with life’s problems, all rolled into one The idea that the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering How the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you with your inner spiritual resources Meditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they can affect your everyday life How to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along the spiritual path Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere and all the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, Buddhism For Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.
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The End Of Alice

Author : A.M. Homes
ISBN : 9781439125205
Genre : Fiction
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From the 2013 Orange Prize–winning author of May We Be Forgiven. Only a work of such searing, meticulously controlled brilliance could provoke such a wide range of visceral responses. Here is the incredible story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a nineteen-year-old suburban coed. As the two reveal—and revel in—their obsessive desires, Homes creates in The End of Alice a novel that is part romance, part horror story, at once unnerving and seductive.
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Buddhism For Beginners

Author : Thubten Chodron
ISBN : 9781559398107
Genre : Religion
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This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?
Category: Religion

Meditation For Dummies

Author : Stephan Bodian
ISBN : 9781119940098
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Buddhism A Beginners Guide Book For True Self Discovery And Living A Balanced And Peaceful Life

Author : Sam Siv
ISBN : 1511935545
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Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book For True Self Discovery and Living A Balanced and Peaceful LifeFind out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets and its answers to the challenges of modern life.This book 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 other-worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, happiness, Samadhi, Nirvana and all the other important concepts that have helped shape our understanding of reality. Find out about Zen Buddhism, and study all the basic elements that make the Buddha Dharma so compelling to people of all walks of life.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...*Learn about Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha*Find out about different Buddhist schools*Understand Meditation, mindfulness and awareness*Learn about relaxing and letting go, and its benefits*Find out what Samadhi is all about*Find out about Karma, whether good or bad.*Discover the teachings about reincarnation*Learn about impermanence, and how that affects you*Consider the status of women in Buddhism*Find out what Buddhism means in practical life*Discover the wisdom latent inside you*Learn to let go of anger and frustration*Learn how all things are connected, including you*Discover new mental possibilities*Find your own path to enlightenment* Much, much more!Make use of this book 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.Download Today!Tags: Buddhism, Zen, Enlightenment, Samadhi, Nirvana, Dharma, Buddha, Siddartha, Guatama, Meditation, Dalai Lama, Mahayana, Theravada, Impermanence
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Buddhism For Beginners

Author : Edward C. Wilson
ISBN : 1539409511
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Buddhism for Beginners Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, by life, by certain events, certain people, or just your emotions? How can you cope with life's pressure, in a constructive, systematic way, while learning how to be present, and live on purpose? The answer to this might be Buddhism! Just what is Buddhism? Can it really lead you on the path to enlightenment and liberation, even happiness? What benefits do practitioners of Buddhism enjoy, and can you too, as a layman, enjoy the very same? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this book. Buddhism for Beginners is not written as a conversion tool. It simply serves to inform you of the benefits of Buddhism. You will be introduced to the basic tenets of Buddhism, to give you insight into the inner workings and mechanisms of this faith. But, over and above this, you will be shown meditative practices that can be used to achieve inner peace and calm, and also better manage stress and anxiety. You will see how you can achieve happiness, lasting happiness, through an intimate understanding of suffering, and a disciplined training of your mind. Order Buddhism for Beginners now! ---- TAGS: Buddhism for beginners, Buddhism plain and simple, Buddhism for dummies, Buddhism meditation, Buddhism a beginners guide, how to practice Buddhism, Buddhism without belief
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Buddhism For Beginners

Author : Tara Branson
ISBN : 1508489351
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Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhists or non-Buddhists, to present the life and teachings of those who are interested in Buddhism. Buddhism for beginners has never been explained so clearly; now you will easily understand everything that was unknown about Buddhism. Understanding Buddhist practices is not an easy thing to do, but now you have all the information in a single book, everything from traditional to modern Buddhism and theories. You have the opportunity to read not only theories, but valuable information that you can apply in the comfort of your own home. You've probably heard about chakras, deja vu, reincarnation or yoga, but have you ever tried to go deeper in the word's meaning? Have you ever wondered if it's possible to heal you physical state of being by healing your chakra? Have you ever wondered why things happen in your life, why aren't you lucky, why aren't you rich, why you've got ill? Now you will find all the answers you were looking for. The book is split in two parts: theory and practice, so you'll have the chance to practice at home yoga exercises or apply different meditation techniques, as all the information are in this book. Are you interested in your past life? Here you will find every step that you need to follow if you want to know more about yourself. This book is not about Buddhism for dummies, it is a book that will enlarge your horizons and will enrich your knowledge about this fabulous practice. Its aim is to contribute in a small degree to the understanding of the genuine teachings of the great Buddha.
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Taoism For Dummies

Author : Jonathan Herman
ISBN : 9781118423981
Genre : Religion
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The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about Taoism for curious westerners. Taoism For Dummies provides comprehensive coverage of Taoism's origins in China's Chou Dynasty, its underlying quietist principles, its emergence as a major religion, various interpretation of its core texts, including both Eastern and Western interpretations, key Taoist concepts, and much more. It also provides a fascinating glimpse of Taoism in contemporary China. The ideal guide for readers interested in this influential religion, as well as those taking an introductory course on Taoism or Chinese Religion A valuable source of insight for those with an interest in modern Chinese culture and beliefs
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Hinduism For Dummies

Author : Amrutur V. Srinivasan
ISBN : 9781118110775
Genre : Religion
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Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed over thousands of years. Today, the United States is home to approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for a reference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices, and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism For Dummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popular world belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachings associated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, and Upanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduism around the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies is your hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.
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