No nonsense Buddhism for Beginners

How to use this book -- The Buddha -- Core concepts -- Core teachings -- Core practices.

Author: Noah Rasheta

Publisher: Althea Press

ISBN: 1641520477

Category: Religion

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Presented in a practical Q&A format, No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life. How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more. With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you'll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through: A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism--the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha's teachings, and current Buddhist practices Straightforward Q&A's that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas "Everyday Buddhism" Sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.
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Summary of Noah Rasheta s No Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners

#11 Buddhism is a religion that was founded by the Buddha. It is practiced today by representatives of many schools of Buddhism around the world. However, it is important to know that an individual teacher in one school or tradition ...

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Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822542068

Category: Religion

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Buddha was a man who lived around 500 BCE in northern India and Nepal. He taught a method of living that was intended to be practiced, rather than a set of ideas he asked his followers to believe. #2 The Buddha spoke Māgadhī Prākrit, the spoken language of the ancient Māgadha kingdom in northern India. But we can’t say for certain that he did, as there is no written record of his teachings in his native language. #3 The traditional story is that Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, in what is now Nepal, around 500 BCE. He was the son of a king, raised in luxury and affluence. He renounced the life of a prince and began his quest for inner peace. He struggled with the concepts and ideas that were blinding him from seeing reality clearly. #4 Buddhism teaches us that our perception of any situation is influenced by both what actually happened and by our assumptions about it. We can release ourselves from our assumptions and start to feel okay with not always understanding the situation we’re in.
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Buddhism for Beginners

It is how you deal with these issues and how you learn from them what defines each of us. This book will give you a helping hand on your way to the path of enlightenment, and much more.

Author: J P Edwin

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 109354788X


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Helping yourself isn't an easy task. Some would argue, that it is the hardest thing that a human can do. But every problem has a solution, and this book aims to help you help yourself by teaching you about Buddhism. If you're looking for that push you need to start going in the right direction, you've found it. Life is full of ups and downs, and staying true to your path can be hard, we've all been there. It is how you deal with these issues and how you learn from them what defines each of us. This book will give you a helping hand on your way to the path of enlightenment, and much more. Learn the ins and outs of Buddhism and learn about yourself at the same time. Perhaps you don't know anything about Buddhism, maybe you've learned something about it from your friends and family, but after you're finished with this book you will know more than you ever imagined possible about Buddhism. Get ready to embark on a journey that will destroy the common mistakes and misconceptions you may have about Buddha and Buddhism. Buddhism isn't just about believing, it's about practicing what you preach. During the forty-five years of his mission, the Buddha gave countless discourses to the people. These discourses contain very valuable advice and practical guidance which can be applied to our everyday life. In fact, they are meant to be practiced by the followers, not simply to be believed. Let us take, for example, the Buddha's advice: Depend on yourself. This simple advice is undoubtedly true and realistic. It teaches man to be strong, to take responsibility of his own action and to be brave to face its consequences. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your journey right now!
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Buddhism for Beginners

This book introduces you to the historical aspect of Buddhism; also it will explain to you the philosophy of the Buddha, its origins, and the meaning of all of those concepts that you could have heard somewhere but never understood in-depth ...

Author: Noah T Williams


ISBN: 9798616176066


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Have You the feeling that your life is not going in the proper direction? Maybe you are living under a constant veil of depression in your everyday activities, and you are not able to explain why? If you answered yes to these questions, this book is what you need. Buddhism for Beginners - The Four Noble Truths, is the introductive guide to an ancient and profoundly revered practice that helped millions of people struggling against the multiple issues of their lives. Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades. The reason behind its steady rise is due to the plethora of benefits that this way of life reaps upon those who apply its teachings to their lives. This book introduces you to the historical aspect of Buddhism; also it will explain to you the philosophy of the Buddha, its origins, and the meaning of all of those concepts that you could have heard somewhere but never understood in-depth. In the second part, Buddhism for Beginners - The Four Noble Truths, focuses on the Zen School of Buddhism; since its enormous popularity in the western world, it is essential knowing the differences between primary school and Zen. Since I believe that the practice is even more important than theory, in the third part of the book, you can learn everything you need about meditation and much practical advice to start your journey into the self-exploration so that you will be able to relieve your everyday struggle with anxiety and stress quickly. At This point, you may are thinking, "ok, but my life is not a constant struggle, and I'm feeling pleased and balanced." Although your life is full of satisfactions and you are a balanced person, this book is for you also, because the improvements you can bring to your life by learning new knowledge are always enormous. So, if you want to start your journey into Buddhism, don't wait. Don't look any further; BUY the knowledge you are looking for, NOW.
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Religion Without Boundaries

Buddhism Kkyokai, Bukku Dendo. The Teaching of Buddha. Tokyo: Buddhist Promoting Foundation, 2014. Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching. New York: Harmony Books, 2015. Rasheta, Noah. No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.

Author: Shawn Paul

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781665718882

Category: Religion

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All major organized religions are confined to rules and regulations promulgated since ancient times, but with the passage of time, those writings became outdated in contemporary society. Even so, religious rules and regulations remained fixed. As a result, spirituality emerged as a driving force that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional religion. In this book, the author examines how religions have been stifled by their inability to adapt to recent times. He asserts that religion is based on myths, folklore, and supernatural miracles. Spirituality, however, is more about an inner quest. Spirituality emphasizes compassion, patience, harmony, and concern for others. Humanity is the active part of spirituality when one’s compassion toward others translates into a kind concern to do well. To enhance and enrich human life, the author highlights the need to fight hunger and poverty, to establish peace, and to protect the environment and natural resources. Discover practical aspects of spirituality and humanity that will help us achieve a more meaningful existence with the powerful insights in Religion without Boundaries.
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Why I Am a Buddhist

Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism.

Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830414

Category: Religion

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Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma’s iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than “New Age mush.” He asserts that it is time to “take the California out of Buddhism.” He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma. It is a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible, and esthetically appealing. It is a practice that does not require a diet of brown rice, burning incense, and putting both your mind and your culture in deep storage. In seven chapters, Asma builds the case for a spiritual practice that is authentic, and inclusive. This is Buddhism for everyone, especially for people who are uncomfortable with religion but yearn for a spiritual practice.
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Buddhism For Beginners

If you want to learn how to apply the Buddhist Principles and its Practices in your everyday life, then this book is for you.

Author: Dan Goldsmith


ISBN: 1657985199


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Discover how to get rid of stress, worries and anxiety by using the time-tested principles and practices of Buddhism that will help you live a balanced and centered life full of joy, inner peace, and genuine happiness every day! In our fast-paced world of today, more emphasis is made on material achievements to the detriment of the inner psyche and true happiness. This over-emphasis on physical things has robbed many people of meaning and inner peace, condemning them to the never-ending vicious cycle of having to acquire more stuff to feel a sense of achievement. If you are always under intense stress and anxiety that seems to sap the joy out of living and you are looking for a proven way out of your dilemma, if you're tired of the rat race that is modern living, then turning to Buddhism might just change your life. Just one problem... Modern Buddhism is laden with modern trappings that are designed to get people to just "feel good" and detracts from the founding principles of Buddhism that withstood the test of time for over 20 centuries. Buddhism is often conflated with religion when it is simply a philosophy for discovering your truth and living a life worthy of emulation. In this no-nonsense, zero-fluff to Buddhism specifically designed for beginners, you're going to gain foundational knowledge and understanding of the guiding principles of Buddhism, as well as practical steps to apply its concepts and principles to transform your life. Here's what you're going to discover in Buddhism For Beginners: * The religion vs philosophy paradigm and the three main types of Buddhism that will help you get the basic understanding of Buddhism. * The three jewels of Buddhism to help you find your inner strength and rid yourself of needless worry and anxiety. * The core Buddhist values that will help you gain a new stress-free perspective about your problems. * How to understand the origin of suffering, and find your way towards its cure. * The Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism that will help you get rid of worldly attachments and reach a higher inner state. * The Five Ethical Precepts of Buddhism to guide you on your life's journey and become the best version of yourself. * Powerful meditation and mindfulness techniques that will help you gain focus and face your problems through awareness and inner peace. * Five ways to get rid of your "burden of self" and relieve stress by getting out of your own head. * Foolproof ways to find joy in the present moment. * ...and much, much more! Filled with deep insights and actionable advice that caters to beginners, Buddhism For Beginners will help you implement the life-changing concepts and principles of Buddhism, regardless of your religious affiliation and will quickly become your reference guide to the vast legacy of this ancient practice. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "Buy Now" button to begin your journey to the Buddhist way of life today!
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The No Nonsense Meditation Book

One of my issues with Stoicism was it was so individualist, so I tried to engage with Buddhist sanghas, communities, because I recognise the importance of community, but that isn't easy. Take a Vipassana community, for instance — you go ...

Author: Steven Laureys

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472980472

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'For a boost to your wellbeing don't miss the brilliant The No-Nonsense Meditation Book, which unites brain science with practical tips' – Stylist 'Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives.' – Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama 'Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for.' - Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert 'Not reading this book is self-defeating' - Paul Witteman Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains. Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years. For this bestselling book, Steven to explores the effect of meditation on the brain. He uses hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience. A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers scientific evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.
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Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities

Uma Chakravarti, The Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987, 34. 105. ... See Stephen T. Asma, Why I Am a Buddhist: No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey (Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads ...

Author: Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438472577

Category: Religion

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Adds new voices to the feminist conversation and brings a rich variety of diverse approaches to Buddhist women’s identities, “the feminine,” and Buddhist feminism. This groundbreaking book explores Buddhist thought and culture, from multiple Buddhist perspectives, as sources for feminist reflection and social action. Too often, when writers apply terms such as “woman,” “femininity,” and “feminism” to Buddhist texts and contexts, they begin with models of feminist thinking that foreground questions and concerns arising from Western experience. This oversight has led to many facile assumptions, denials, and oversimplifications that ignore women’s diverse social and historical contexts. But now, with the tools of feminist analysis that have developed in recent decades, constructs of the feminine in Buddhist texts, imagery, and philosophy can be examined—with the acknowledgment that there are limitations to applying these theoretical paradigms to other cultures. Contributors to this volume offer a feminist analysis, which integrates gender theory and Buddhist perspectives, to Buddhist texts and women’s narratives from Asia. How do Buddhist concepts of self and no-self intersect with concepts of gender identity, especially for women? How are the female body, sexuality, and femininity constructed (and contested) in diverse Buddhist contexts? How might power and gender identity be perceived differently through a Buddhist lens? By exploring feminist approaches and representations of “the feminine,” including persistent questions about women’s identities as householders and renunciants, this book helps us to understand how Buddhist influences on attitudes toward women, and how feminist thinking from other parts of the world, can inform and enlarge contemporary discussions of feminism. Karma Lekshe Tsomo is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of San Diego. Her many books include Eminent Buddhist Women and Buddhist Women Across Cultures: Realizations, each published by SUNY Press.
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In the Footstep of the Buddha

DESPITE THE DIFFICULTIES AND SETBACKS I frequently experienced trying to spread genuine, practical, no-nonsense Buddhism in Sri Lanka, not for a moment did I lose faith in the Buddha and his teachings, especially as imparted to me by ...

Author: Ashvajit Dharmachari

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244503383

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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This is an account of Ashvajit's experiences from 1986 to 1990, notably in Sri Lanka during the conflict between the Sinhalese establishment, the outlawed political party the JVP, and later, the Tamils. He teaches meditation in temples, towns and villages, and gives many public talks. He also gives vivid accounts of his several visits to India during that period, during which he participates in the Dhamma Revolution, the peaceful revolution by means of truth inaugurated in 1956 by Dr. Ambedkar, the first Law minister of newly independent India.
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