Score: 4.5
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Buddhism Plain and Simple


  • Author: Steve Hagen
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 4035594 Bytes


When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teachings in a single word he said "awareness"—experiencing the whole of reality, seeing what is, and being entirely in the present. In this way, the mind is made free. In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Zen priest and longtime teacher Steve Hagen presents this heart of Buddhist teaching, pared down to its essence and explained in simple, everyday language. This best-selling beginner's guide to Buddhism text has served international readers at all levels of study and practice since it was originally published over a decade ago. More than 300,000 copies in various formats have sold to date, and now it's available in this brand new, high-quality paperback edition. Praised by Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the A...

Zen Meditation Plain and Simple


  • Author: Albert Low
  • Release Date : 2000-05-15
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 3544543 Bytes


Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation Plain and Simple answers this need with concise, easily understood instructions on how to incorporate Zen into your daily life. Albert Low makes no glib claims or promises. He admits that the way of Zen is not an easy one to follow. But, for those willing to stop talking about Zen, stop thinking about Zen, and start working to be and do in the manner of Zen, Zen Meditation Plain and Simple offers just the...

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Buddhism Plain and Simple


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462901906


Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Description :

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief....

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Buddhism Plain and Simple


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1999-04-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140195965


Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Description :

This is a book about awareness - it's about being 'awake' and in touch with what is going on here and now. Practical and down-to-earth, it deals exclusively with the present, not with speculation, theory or belief in some far-off time and place. The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment they are just as relevant now as they have ever been. BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE is the book for anyone wanting to discover, or rediscover, the essence of Buddhism....

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Buddhism Plain and Simple


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1999-04-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141929712


Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Description :

This is a book about awareness - it's about being 'awake' and in touch with what is going on here and now. Practical and down-to-earth, it deals exclusively with the present, not with speculation, theory or belief in some far-off time and place. The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment they are just as relevant now as they have ever been. BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE is the book for anyone wanting to discover, or rediscover, the essence of Buddhism....

Buddhism Is Not What You Think
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Buddhism Is Not What You Think


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061739758


Buddhism Is Not What You Think Book Description :

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 pros...

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners


  • Author : Judith Yandell
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1097277593


Buddhism for Beginners Book Description :

Do You Want To Free Yourself From Stress And Anxiety? Would you like to bring peace and joy in your life? Many people hear the word "Buddhism" and they think it is a religion. However, a person of any religion can bring Buddhist principles into their life without giving up their religious beliefs. Buddhism is a simple and practical philosophy, practiced by more than 300 million people worldwide, that can make your life better and help you find inner peace and happiness. Buddhism is a way of living your life following a path of spiritual development that leads you to the truth of reality. "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha Nowadays, Buddhism is becoming...

Buddhism for Beginners
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Buddhism for Beginners


  • Author : Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559398107


Buddhism for Beginners Book Description :

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 phe...

The Grand Delusion

The Grand Delusion


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614296799


The Grand Delusion Book Description :

This is a fun, unique book that goes deep into the great mysteries of knowing—something like Lawrence Krauss's A Universe From Nothing (Atria) meets Sam Harris's Waking Up (S&S) (Both S&S bestsellers). Or: Sam Harris and Stephen Hawking meet Socrates. Robert Pirsig wrote of Steve Hagen’s first book, Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense, “For those who are certain that objectivity and intellect are the ground floor of all knowledge, this can be a valuable trip to the sub-basement.” Now, in The Grand Delusion, Hagen drills deeper, into the most basic assumptions, strengths, and limitations of religion and belief, philosophy and inquiry, science and technology. In doing so, he shines new light on the question Why is there Something rather ...

The Decoded Company
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Decoded Company


  • Author : Leerom Segal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698152151


The Decoded Company Book Description :

A powerful guide to building a data-centric corporate culture that unleashes talent and improves engagement Amazon delights customers with recommendations that are spot on. Google amazes us by generating answers before we've even finished asking a question. These companies know who we are and what we want. The key to their magic is Big Data. Personalizing the consumer experience with the collection and analysis of consumer data is widely recognized as one of the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century. But there is a flip side to this that has largely been missed. What if we were able to use data about employees to personalize and customize their experience - to increase their engagement, help them learn faster on the job, and figure out w...

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591811800


Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense Book Description :

In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality...