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Summary

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - The Buddha 

Buddhism: Buddhism for Beginners, a Guide to Buddhist Teachings, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Inner Peace

Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world but until recently it has been unknown and inaccessible outside of Asia. 

This book will provide you with an introduction to the history of Buddhism and its teachings and practices. 

Along with Buddhist philosophies, there are many practices to incorporate into your daily life, such as meditation and mindfulness to help calm your mind, reduce stress, and anxiety. 

"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way." - The Dalai Lama 

This is a guide to Buddhism for beginners but includes quotes and resources to guide you towards more advanced Buddhist teachings and writing if you wish to develop your own study of Buddhism further. 

Here's a preview of what's included:

  • An introduction to Buddhist philosophies and teachings
  • The history of Buddhism and the life of the Buddha
  • Key Buddhism concepts such as karma, suffering, samsara and nirvana
  • The four noble truths of Buddhism
  • The Eightfold Path, The Five Precepts and The Middle Way
  • Practicing Buddhism in every day life
  • How to practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase happiness
  • Meditation practices apps, and resources
  • Meditation to obtain calm and clarity over your thoughts 
  • Much, much more

"Worrying doesn't take away tomorrows troubles, it takes away today's peace." -The Buddha

©2018 Wise Fox Publishing (P)2018 Wise Fox Publishing

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Excellent and enlightening!!

Excellent and enlightening!!

I will take the info to heart and try to live my life with more self compassion as well as kindness to my world

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very enjoyable

All very good for beginners. A good introduction to Buddhism and their practises. great references also.

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brilliant book

Very easy to listen to, perfect for a beginner's insight to Buddhism. I listened to it in 1 sitting and I was captivated by it! I would recommend this audiobook to anyone curious about Buddhism.

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Fantastic!!!

What a great way to start your journey on the middle path to enlightenment. this book will put you right where you need to begin.

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interesting

enjoyed the book and it gave me a slight insight into how Buddhists base their life

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great introduction

great introduction to Buddhism using modern terms. easy to follow and a good start for beginners to start building skills.

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Short with some good information

it's up to everyone's liking, but personally was not moved by the this book.
seemed just data collected and author puts his personal opinion for meditation apps. Feels like advert in the end.

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Great introduction to Buddhism

This is the first book I have read regarding Buddhism and feel it has left me feeling calm, knowledgable and eager to learn more. The more I read the more I wanted to practice this way of living. I look forward to learning more and leading a happier, calmer life.

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Excellent introduction

Informative yet concise, this compact audiobook was easy to understand. Just what I was looking for!

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blessed

super informative, easy to listen too with a bunch of references and recommended apps, didn't expect that but it's fluent and up to date whilst incorporating all the important bits!
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  • 31-05-20

A Good Informed Audiobook

The audiobook was interesting, easy to read, the narrator had a pleasant voice that was even kill so you stayed interested and didn't fall asleep. Alot of useful information

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Very helpful guide to Buddhism and how to start.

This is an overview of Buddhism. if you're unsure where to start or what it's about then this would be a good book to start with.