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  • Simple Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy. Overcome Stress and Anxiety by Recognizing Inner Peace Through Guided Mindfulness, Yoga, Chakras & Vipassana Meditation
  • By: Shein Luipa, Worth
  • Narrated by: Charity May
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Summary

Shein Luipa guides you through Buddhism from start to finish!  

Buddhism is a word that describes a set of teachings and practices everyone has heard of but that very few people understand. This is unfortunate because the teachings and practices of Buddhism are widely applicable and universally beneficial. Laid down by the Buddha and passed on through the ages, these are instructions for living, followed in various ways and all connecting back to a set of core ideas.

In Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Core Philosophy, author Shein Luipa takes you from beginning to end, starting on the assumption that what you know about Buddhism could fit onto the head of a pin and leaving you by the pages’ end with a strong grasp of what the teachings and practices are all about.

This is a book that will change your life and reshape your worldview, initiating you on a singular and thrilling journey of self-discovery and release. It all starts with a single question: What is Buddhism? From that question, Luipa explains the following:

  • Meditation
  • The Buddhist community
  • Monastic life
  • Parishioners
  • Different kinds of Buddhism

Once through that introductory section, Luipa goes into tremendous depth on the topic of Buddhism, covering these topics in succession:

  • Buddha’s teaching 
  • The four noble truths
  • Following the teachings of Buddha (Triple Jewel, Five Doctrines, Wheel of Life) 
  • Suffering
  • Karma
  • Reincarnation
  • Nirvana
  • Yoga (Third Eye, Chakra, Gazing, Kundalini, Kriya, Sound, Tantra) 
  • Meditation Types (Mantra, Vipassana, Zen, Transcendental, Self-Inquiry, Taoist, Emptiness, Breathing, Neiguan, Qigong, Traditional, Guided, Relaxation, Body Scans, Affirmations, Activity-Oriented, Mindfulness, Observation) 
  • Mindful Meditation to relieve anxiety and stress (with specific effects) 
  • Creating a meditation space
  • Meditation tips and tricks
  • Buddhism and modern times
  • Rituals and rights (death, marriage, birth, initiation, etc.) 

In all, this is a dense book but no more dense than it needs to be. It is a complex book but as simple as it can be, and a powerful book, but one that is also immediately accessible. You have heard the word before - Buddhism - and maybe you have some images or connotations that you associate with it in your head. Wisdom is well within your reach, and working to learn the teachings and practices of Buddhism, whether academically or practically, you can take a huge step forward in your personal development and your understand of the world. Let Shein Luipa guide you!

©2018 Shein Luipa (P)2018 Shein Luipa

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Very Informative!

I'm impressed by how the definition of Buddhism is laid out in simple method. Really enjoyed listening. When I practice Yoga/meditation from now on, I will have better understanding of what I'm doing, so I'll benefit more.

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I love her explanation about Buddhism

She gives the basics as to what this whole Buddhism thing is all about. Her explanation is neither too simplified nor to technical for the "average listener".

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Great introduction to Buddhism

This audio-book did a great job to introduce Buddhism ideas in a clear and plain way, which makes Buddhism easy to be understood and easy to be accepted.

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Very informative

She reflected the ideas, explaining them reasonably and even asked listeners to think, reflect and then see if they could accept or not.

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Interesting

If you're interested in Buddhism but hesitate for its complicated terminology, this Audio-book is highly recommended.

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I learned a lot! Wonderful book

This is a wonderful fabulous audiobook that will speak directly to your heart. Her teachings and writings are treasure, whether one is a Buddhist or not.

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fantastic listen

A wonderful commentary on mindfulness and the Buddha's message for beginner and experienced practitioner alike. Highly recommended!

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Thanks for the info Shein Luipa

Shein Luipa leaves a testimony that Buddhist practice can transform a life of suffering and despair into one of peace and joy.

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It changed my life in a positive way

This book is the cure to all those. It helped me to understand why we suffer, and how to escape the cycle of pain and humiliation. Highly Recommended.

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This is a gift for everyone

I have not even finished listening to this book, but I wanted to write a review of it. Personally I find the flowing language very calming, and it helps me to put the ideas I am learning into practice as I am learning them.

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  • Mary Joy
  • 15-08-19

One of the best!

This beginner's guide book is probably the single best audio book for those interested in learning the fundamentals of buddhism, as well as for those looking for a guidebook to refine and contemplate their buddhist views.

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  • Shan Revira
  • 16-10-19

This is one of the best books.

This is one of the best books I have ever listen. It gave me so much insight into who I am as a person, and how I can adapt to get off the treadmill of life. Overall, it was an enjoyable quick listen that presented a multitude of points.

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  • Oscar Lilly
  • 14-10-19

The book was a good choice to listen

Honestly, the book was a good choice to listen. When I decided to listen the book it wasn't because I wanted to be Buddhist but simply to get a better understanding. I was amazed.

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  • John Rubio
  • 23-09-19

This is a perfect introduction to meditation.

This is a perfect introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a loaded word these days and is usually full of fluff, but this is a very straight-forward, no-nonsense approach to it. Even if you're not so new to meditation, this is a great guide on the 'how' and 'why' for meditation and will probably be enjoyable listen no matter what.

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  • Enoch Fisher
  • 20-09-19

This is such a good book.

This is such a good book. I love the teaching of specific coping skills, the talking about real feelings, the pictures, everything. Get the book and listen to it.Such a beautiful story with perfect illustrations.

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  • AC Mette
  • 15-08-19

I purchased this as a gift for my friend

This was purchased as a gift, and She loved it! It is a wonderful addition to her collection of Shein Luipa books...

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  • Wilson Filders
  • 15-08-19

Informative

The author herself is a peaceful and great figure in modern Buddhism society. The experience of listening to her book always brings me a peaceful mind.

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  • Mark
  • 15-08-19

Highly recommended!

If you pick up one audio book on the teachings of Buddha, make it this one. Highly recommended!

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  • Jeff
  • 15-08-19

im so glad I bought this audio book

I'm so glad that she wouldn't simply follow whatever in the Buddhism texture without reflection, like most Buddhist scholars did.

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  • Calvin
  • 15-08-19

Good info about Buddhism

I can never say enough good things about the writings of Shein Luipa, and this is no exception.