Buddhism for Beginners, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
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  • Category: Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9781559391535



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Despite the somewhat simplistic title, this is a very interesting book for someone who knows next to nothing about Buddhism. It's written in a question-and-answer format, and attempts to give a bare-bones rundown of what Buddhism is all about. Questions/answers range from practice to beliefs to philosophy to lifestyle choices, and the answers are written in an accessable, friendly style.

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Excellent book for people curious about Buddhism. Written without technical language.

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The book is written in question/answer format. It's not what people typically think of as a book - a very long FAQ pamphlet might be a better label. That said, I love the book. When I'm irritated or have a mind in chaos that can't otherwise focus (especially not long enough to read a book) I can open this book anywhere, start read anything and be reminded of where I want to be. It helps gently realign to a "Buddhist" mindset (at least what that means to me, no god or holy book required) so I can try again to be who I want be.

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