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Basic Teachings of the Buddha
By: Glenn Wallis
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In Basic Teachings of the Buddha, Glenn Wallis selects sixteen essential dialogues drawn from more than five thousand Pali-dialect suttas of the Buddhist canon. The result is a vibrant introductory guide to studying Buddhist thought, applying its principles to everyday life, and gaining a deeper understanding of Buddhist themes in modern literature. Focusing on the most crucial topics for today’s readers, Wallis presents writings that address modern psychological, religious, ethical, and philosophical concerns. This practical, inspiring, and engaging volume provides an overview of the history of Buddhism and an illuminating analysis of the core writings that personalizes the suttas for each reader.
Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism
By: Bruce Newman
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As Tibetan Buddhism extends its reach in the West, many practitioners are making strong commitments to this path. The Vajrayana tradition still being new to our culture, however, there remain significant gaps in Western students' education and understanding. These can lead to practical difficulties for new or intermediate students.
This book begins with the very awakening of students' interest in spirituality and their initial encounter with Tibetan Buddhism, and leads them through the steps necessary for succussful practice in the West.
Buddha and Buddhism
By: Arthur Lilllie
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An introduction to and study of Buddhism. Written originally in 1900.
Buddha, A Very Short Introduction
By: Carrithers
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In this valuable introduction, Mich'l Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give us about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance.
Buddhism A Brief Insight
By: Damien Keown
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From its origins in India over two millennia ago, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and the world. This far-reaching and accessible introduction explains how Buddhism began, developed into its present-day form, and evolved in the West--where it now exerts increasing cultural influence. Complete with maps, diagrams, and illustrations, "Buddhism" provides detailed coverage of key topics such as karma, rebirth, meditation, and ethics, along with the distinguishing features of the main schools.
Buddhism From Within
Buddhism From Within: Intuitive Introduction to Buddhism
By: MacPhillamy, Daizui Rev.
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Buddhism from Within is a common-sense introduction to Buddhism that doesn't rely on a lot of technical terms or foreign words, or delve too deeply into religious theory or doctrine. Instead, the book speaks to readers interested in exploring Buddhism on a general, intuitive level. This book introduces the essential principles of Buddhism as they are experiences in the daily life of practicing Buddhists, giving a sense of how Buddhists view the universe and what life is like for a Buddhist. Intending to inform rather than persuade the reader, author Rev. Daizui MacPhillamy presents a balanced view of the many different Buddhist traditions, with some pointers on how to find out more about Buddhism, join a school or practice group, or choose a teacher.
Buddhism in a Nutshell
Buddhism in a Nutshell: Essentials for Practice and Study (Paperback + MP3 CD
By: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Venerable Amy Miller (Audio Course)
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Buddhism in a Nutshell is an overview of the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment that combines the blessings and transformational teachings of Tibetan Buddhist masters Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche with the candidly refreshing perspective of Western teacher Venerable Amy Miller. It provides students with the information they need for their spiritual journey along with advice on how to integrate these teachings into daily life.
Buddhism in Ten: Easy Lessons for Spiritual Growth
By: Simpkins, Annellen and C. Alexander Simpkins
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Buddhism in Ten is a straightforward, informative guide for incorporating Buddhist philosophy into one's life. In ten lessons, each inspired by an aspect of Buddhism, the reader will explore how to live a deeper, fuller life according to the principles of Buddhism. Each lesson includes physical, mental, and spiritual exercises that aid in the development of deeper understanding and practical application. Lessons include practicing mindfulness and meditation, overcoming cravings, integrating Buddhism into one's work, and more.
Buddhism, A Concise Introduction
By: Huston Smith & Philip Novak
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A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.
Buddhism: An Introduction   Clive Erricker
Buddhism: An Introduction
By: Clive Erricker
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A straightforward introduction to Buddhism, a major world religion. Learn about the origins of Buddhism, its place in society today and the challenges it faces for the future. More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide! Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen.
Buddhism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
By: Eckel
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Founded on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, the faith taught by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha, or Awakened One) spread rapidly across Asia and then across the globe, becoming one of the world's largest and most influential religions. Buddhism combines lavish colorful photography and an authoritative text to provide a sweeping survey of this rich and varied religious tradition.
Buddhist Inspirations: Essential Philosophy, Truth, and Enlightenment
By: Tom Lowenstein
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A beautifully presented fully illustrated gift book, which is a celebration of the poetry and wisdom of Buddhism. This book distills the essence of Buddhist belief, practice, and art from around the world, presenting a fascinating kaleidoscope of all aspects of Buddhism including Zen, Pure Land and Tantra.
Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition
By: Williams, Paul
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Buddhist Thought guides the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, tracing their development from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies.
Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
By: John Powers
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Lucid and economical, the Concise Introduction delivers a brisk, fast-moving survey. For many years, Powers' nearly six hundred-page Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism has served as the field's most authoritative and comprehensive introductory text on Tibet's distinctive Buddhist tradition. Now Powers has responded to requests to provide an introductory text in compact form. This slimmed-down reference explains the core Buddhist doctrines and the practices of meditation and tantra in an engaging manner. A survey of the four main sects of Tibetan Buddhism and a succinct history of the Tibetan cultural region complete this work.
Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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Here is a comprehensive overview of the Buddhist path from the perspective of the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism - the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While these vehicles are usually presented as a historical development, they are equated here with the attitudes that individuals bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all, however, is the need to understand our own immediate condition. The primary tool for achieving this is meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice.
Fundamentals of Mainstream Buddhism
By: Cheetham, Eric
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Translating from the Pali and Sanskrit languages the Buddha's own teachings (known as the sutras), as well as the major texts and commentaries of the first centuries after the Buddha's death, Eric Cheetham--scholar of the distinguished Buddhist Society of London--seeks out the fundamental teachings of Buddhism.
Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism Rebecca Novick
Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Rebecca Novick
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Rebecca Novick’s concise history of Buddhism and her explanations of the Four Noble Truths, Wheel of Life, Karma, the path of the Bodhisattva, and the four schools help us understand Tibetan Buddhism as a religion or philosophy, and more important, as a way of experiencing the world.
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners <br> By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains clearly and simply how to use the practice of mind training and tonglen meditation to transform our habitual selfishness into the compassionate altruism necessary to bring happiness to ourselves and others.

Introducing Buddha
By: Hope, Jane and Borin Van Loon
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Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha. Author Jane Hope, who has herself taught Buddhism extensively, also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student.
Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation
By: Dalai Lama
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"Introduction to Buddhism" is intended for beginners interested in this subject. The first half is an excerpt from the Dalai Lama's book "My Land and My People." The section incorporated is the appendix entitled "An Outline of Buddhism in Tibet." Concise notes expounding the significance of the Refuge, the Law of Karma and its fruits, Trishiksha and Bodhichitta have been added.
Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices
By: Peter Harvey
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West. It is intended to be a textbook for students of religious and Asian studies respectively, but will also be of interest to those who want a general survey of Buddhism and its beliefs.
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
By: John Powers
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This is the first comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well as Bon are explored in depth. This book is a systematic and wonderfully clear presentation of Tibetan Buddhist views and practices.
Lotus Still Blooms: Sacred Buddhist Teachings for the Western Mind
By: Joan Gattuso
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The Lotus Still Blooms is ideal for any reader who wants to understand Buddhist principles but doesn’t know where to start.

Eastern wisdom traditions are often baffling for Western minds—where do you begin when trying to understand the often complicated steps, precepts, concepts, and ideas? Aimed at people who are curious about Buddhism and want a basic guide that will help them understand—and apply—Buddhist principles, The Lotus Still Blooms is a practical book that goes through all the major tenets of Buddhism, step-by-step, and then shows how to apply these concepts to our busy, hectic lives.

Filled with Joan Gattuso’s trademark delightful stories and warmth, as well as exercises to help readers begin using the principles right away, The Lotus Still Blooms is a welcome introduction to this exciting spiritual tradition.

Opening to Our Primordial Nature
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
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This book provides clear and deep explanations of how to uncover our inherent wisdom and compassion. The authors explain how our minds function and what our primordial nature is, they show us how to go about cultivating insight, bodhichitta, and devotion so that our true nature can manifest. It gives detailed instructions on how to meditate using the tantric techniques of visualization, mantra, and formless meditation. At the same time, it is simple and accessible, pointing out how we can see our fundamentally enlightened nature. This is a great introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by highly respected teachers from the Nyingmapa Vajrayana tradition.
Simple Buddhism: A Guide to Enlightened Living
By: Alexander and Annellen Simpkins
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Exploring a new religion is no easy task. That's why the Simple series is so popular—these delightful books take readers by the hand and lead them into the basics of an Eastern faith without intimidation or confusion. Simple Buddhism invites readers to discover this appealing religion and its peaceful doctrines as well as: · The history of Buddhism · The themes of Buddhism (The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, Nirvana, and more) · How to apply Buddhism in your daily life · The ultimate thesis of Buddhism: to live in the moment, see things as they truly are, and recognize yourself as part of this whole.
Spirit of the Buddha
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In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest Buddhist scriptures. Viewed by scholars as the actual substance of the historical teachings (and possibly even the words) of the Buddha, these texts are essential to an understanding of the Buddhist faith, and Batchelor illuminates them with her lucid analysis and interpretations. Both accessible to nonpractitioners and helpful to scholars, The Spirit of the Buddha touches upon key themes, including dharma, compassion, meditation, and peace, among others, creating a panoramic view of one of the world’s most widely practiced faiths that is deeply rooted in its most vital texts.
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction <br> By: Matthew T. Kapstein
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
By: Matthew T. Kapstein
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Matthew Kapstein offers a brief account of Tibetan Buddhism in this Very Short Introduction, in terms that are accessible to students, general readers, journalists, and others who are curious to learn the most essential features of Tibetan Buddhist history, teachings, and practice.
Timeless Treasures: Teachings from the Third Jamgon Kongtrul<br>Jamgon Kongtrul
Timeless Treasures: Teachings from the Third Jamgon Kongtrul
Jamgon Kongtrul
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"This compilation of (the third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche's) teachings will remind everyone of his extraordinary qualities, of his great kindness to his students, his humility, his learning and his wisdom. By following these teachings and diligently putting them into practice, we will best be able to express our great debt of gratitude to Rinpoche. Moreover, we should rejoice that his lineage and his dharma activities will continue through the work of the Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Chokyi Nyima." The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
Understanding Buddhism
Understanding Buddhism: Origins - Beliefs - Practices - Holy Texts - Sacred Places
By: Glenn Wallis
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Buddhism today is one of the fastest-growing faiths in North America. The reasons can be found here, in this comprehensive introduction to the history, practices, and beliefs of a religion that seeks the Middle Way between self-denying spirituality and the demands of everyday life.





Way to Nirvana
By: De La Vallee Poussin
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Six Lectures on Ancient Buddhism As A Means To Salvation
"Buddhism preaches no dogma; it teaches practice. It is not so much concerned with its goal-the mysterious and unascertainable Nirvana as with the path i.e. sanctity. "
What the Buddha Thought
What the Buddha Thought
By: Richard Gombrich
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his book argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. While the book is intended to serve as an introduction to the Buddhas thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself, it also has larger aims: it argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit, and that his thought has a greater coherence than is usually recognised.