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Buddhism for Beginners


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by Thubten Chodron

This excellent book is written in question-and-answer format. The author addresses fundamental questions and issues about applying Buddhism in everyday life in Western Society. Questions include: What is the goal of the Buddhist path? What is the difference between compassion and pity? What are the benefits of meditation? What is karma and how does it work? How can we deal with fear? Wouldn't life be boring without attachment? Are Buddhists concerned with the environment? What does the Buddha say about romantic love and marriage? What is the difference between a prayer and a mantra? In her straightforward answers to these and other questions, the author shows us how Buddhists' beliefs and practices can help them live a more peaceful, mindful and satisfying life.

Thubten Chodron is an American born Tibetan Buddhist nun. She studied and practised Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975; now based in the USA, she travels worldwide, teaches and leads meditation retreats paperback; 160 pages.

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