The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism

A Short Course on this Powerful Eastern Philosophy
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With a rich history stretching back over 2,500 years, Buddhism has been described both as a system of psychology and a philosophy for living. Yet most of us think of it as a religion. What is Buddhism? How is it practiced? Can it help you today?

On The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism, author and teacher Jack Kornfield immerses you in this time-honored approach to living fully and compassionately in the present moment. Join him as he illuminates Buddhism's most essential teachings, and how they make it possible to overcome the mental states that challenge us every day, such as fear, selfishness, confusion, and anger. Complete with authentic meditations to get you started.

Highlights:

  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Eightfold Path
  • Dharma—"The Laws of Life"
  • Buddhist meditation practices
  • Mindfulness teachings, and much more

Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio course.

Format Details
Audio Download
Contents Audio Download (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AW00534W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-999-3
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Jack Kornfield

About Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He has written more than a dozen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.