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Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life.

This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, happiness, samadhi, nirvana, and all the other important concepts that have helped shape our understanding of reality. Find out about Zen Buddhism and study all the basic elements that make the Buddha dharma so compelling to people of all walks of life.

What you'll learn....

  • Learn about Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha
  • Find out about different Buddhist schools
  • Understand meditation, mindfulness, and awareness
  • Learn about relaxing and letting go and their benefits
  • Find out what samadhi is all about
  • Find out about karma, whether good or bad
  • Discover the teachings about reincarnation
  • Learn about impermanence and how that affects you
  • Consider the status of women in Buddhism
  • Find out what Buddhism means in practical life
  • Discover the wisdom latent inside you
  • Learn to let go of anger and frustration
  • Learn how all things are connected, including you
  • Discover new mental possibilities
  • Find your own path to enlightenment
  • Much, much more!

Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history: transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world.

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©2015 Sam Siv (P)2015 Sam Siv

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Really easy to follow and understand. No prior knowledge on Buddhism required. Beautifully written and read, I'm very glad I bought this audiobook.

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A good introduction to Buddhism

I found this book easy to listen to and understand. I like the simplicity of Buddhism and that it is not based on guilt or fear. I will listen often.

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  • Nic
  • 25-10-2019

Loved this book, finished in one day.

Newbie to Buddhism, this book is filled with useful information.
I will listen to it many times.
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beautiful read

well articulated and a good taste of bhudism definitely going to listen to it again and recommend

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wonderfully simple

I found this book and the narrator easy to follow. I found the book simple to understand and enjoyable to listen to.

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Grounded and practical

Well worth the listen. A non-mystical approach to a subject often veiled in mystery!

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great book

my first introduction to budhism, and I'm intrigued to learn more now. Thanks for the book.

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Enjoyable

Thanks I enjoyed the way this information was delivered. Easy to connect with and relevant examples. Some profound wisdom made easy to digest. Thanks

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well recommended

Excellent very informative well recommended a very good insight into Buddhism well explain easy to follow

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  • Kathy in CA
  • 22-02-2016

In Case You Ever Wondered . . .

like I did, what Buddhism is about--here is an in depth but relatively short overview. It will take up less than three hours of your time. Doesn't cost very much, either.

You might learn, as I did, that Buddha is not there to be worshiped but instead, emulated. This, and many other things you might or might not have wondered about. That alone was a big surprise for me. This is a great little audiobook for the curious. It is a painless way to gain a little more knowledge. If you have any interest and curiosity at all about Buddhism, here is a great way to start. (From the humble opinion of a non-religious person.)

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  • Keepinit100
  • 01-02-2016

Excellent Book

I liked that it was easy to understand. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in Buddhism. It is a great book and the narration kept it interesting.

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  • Foxy
  • 10-12-2015

Great Information

If you are looking for a good beginner's guide on Buddhism, I recommend this book. I found it had the right level of detail to explain without over whelming me. Last thing I need is to try and drink from a fire hose. Don't be intimidated. Here is a good place to start.

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  • littlemisssunshine
  • 04-08-2015

Clear, concise, and...

very inspiring! So far, this is the best book I've read on Buddhism. Thank you for making it relatable to modern western life.

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  • Tanya
  • 12-09-2016

Good Overview for Beginners

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I sure would. The nice thing about this book is that it touches on the general principles of Buddhism..all facets. I also like that it gave examples and fables helping to understand hard to understand concepts.

What other book might you compare Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life to and why?

Comparitive to Buddhist Boot Camp, this was much more profound.

What about Dan Gallagher’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed his voice and he did well narrating the book

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but there were quite a few "a-ha" moments

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book and look forward to focusing on the moon...not the finger..

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  • Candice Stevenson
  • 08-10-2018

Wonderful narration of a well scripted book

I thought the narrator did a wonderful job, and the writing done explained things in a inclusive yet simple to comprehend manner.

I recommend anyone looking to understand a little more of the Buddhist perspective, backgrounds or just interested in learning a bit of how to take a step forward in this direction yourself. It’s a great listen.
Enjoy.

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  • blackford54
  • 24-08-2018

Buddhism a beginner's guide for true self

Of so many books on Buddhism that I have read or seen this is the best one yet I have enjoyed reading. It explain how Buda got his name and his teaching and is not a religion. Or so I thought. Very well explained.

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  • Tracy Ruether
  • 15-04-2017

Excellent beginners guide to biddihism.

This is a well thought out informational guide to beginners Buddhism. I enjoyed the stories and the teachings and found myself relaying the messages I've learned to others. I like that Buddhism is not a religion but a philosophy and how well it is explained. The narrator has a soothing voice that lends you believe it is the author himself talking. Totally 5 stars and highly recommended.

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  • Airforcewiffe
  • 02-08-2015

better than I expected for a short book

we liked it.. finished in a car trip over the weekend. it really put things in perspective!

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  • Pacita Varila
  • 29-06-2015

I am more relaxed

What did you love best about Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life?

I have read a lot of books in regards to Buddhism and most of the books just made my mind confused and wanting for more answers. This book is very different from others, it is easy to understand and can be easily applied into everyday practice.

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  • Mrs Ward
  • 07-02-2021

Great listen

listened to this book straight through and really enjoyed the straight to the point content.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-06-2018

Buddhism beginners guide

Played once good then will not play after chapter 3 just read book just read book

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  • mmulligan
  • 07-04-2018

Informed, helpful and healing guide to sanity.

The book is elegantly balanced as both a historically informed introduction to the subject and as to how it remains relevant in our confusing and confused times.

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  • chris wilson
  • 17-01-2018

I found this book inspirational

being dyslexic this audiobook has been fantastic being able to listen to a subject that you always wanted to read

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  • maugan todd
  • 25-12-2016

Discovery

As a new and struggling member of the Nichren dishonin sect I found myself struggling with all the superficial trappings. Which in consequence had me questioning the basic philosophy .
My need and desire was to find the way. To become the master of my own mind and to understand and control my life, and the effects on others as an advisor and due to the influence I seem to have on others.
Because people listen to me and respect many of my ideas and copy them. I became concerned that I was doing right. This book has been a great help thank you very much. Monah

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