Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

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Paperback, HarperSanFrancisco, 2004, ISBN# 0060730579
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A practical introduction to the essential elements of Buddhism offers guidance on increasing awareness and moving into compassion and wisdom, exploring key questions at the heart of the faith while offering insight into the practice of accepting the world as it is. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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A practical introduction to the essential elements of Buddhism offers guidance on increasing awareness and moving into compassion and wisdom, exploring key questions at the heart of the faith while offering insight into the practice of accepting the world as it is. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it?

Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

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Number of Pages: 255
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: ZEN BUDDHISM
Author: Hagen, Steve
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060730574
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060730579
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