Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

What is Zen? What are its doctrinal principles? What is its purpose? These are just some of the questions this audiobook will answer.

Zen is a methodology of the spirit, conscience and mind that can be adopted by anyone, anywhere and at any time.

Zen is a practice that needs to be experienced, not understood. Perhaps for this reason for us Westerners it may seem difficult, but it's actually simpler than you might think.

In this audiobook you will discover the different kinds of meditation, the Mindfulzen, the difference between detachment and non-attachment.

This incredibile audiobook will:

  • make you think and feel in new and different ways
  • make you grasp the essence of what is around you
  • help to take your life into the path of awareness
  • help you to adapt to life's inevitable changes
  • teach you how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life

Zen is found in every moment of our life, and the quality of our life depends on the degree of awareness with which we live it.

Doing meditation, eating well, having fulfilling sex, having a garden, walking in Zen mode are all ways to feel good.

Curious analogies between East and West and pop references makes this audiobook both a pleasant and an interesting listen.

At the end of the audiobook we find experiences, stories, and anecdotes that call for a more detailed reflection.

Suitable for everyone, even for those who are completely fasting on Eastern religions.

Enjoy the listen!

©2019 Gregory F. George (P)2019 Gregory F. George

What listeners say about Buddhism for Beginners

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    155
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    152
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    153
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This was a great book.

Helped me to better understand the basics of the Buddhas teachings and to start my own journey to enlightenment. Recommend for anyone who is new to these concepts!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I have a library of his books

I have a library of his books, and this one gives an overview of Buddhism that emphasizes an important point that other Buddhist dissertations sometimes miss, that we live in a world where we can experience suffering and joy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love this one

Gregory F. George explains Buddhist thinking and teachings in a very straightforward, simple way that is accessible to novices. Thank you for such illuminating explanations.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I loved some of his real life examples

I loved some of his real life examples. I am always fascinated by listening how Buddhism lives in others, and how, in turn, they transmit it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Buddhism for Beginners

It has helped me immensely already. I use to practice buddhism when I was younger and I wanted to find a book that would push me back in the right direction--This is that book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Buddhism for Beginners

Not only a great summary of Buddhism, but a great practice book with universal and applicable principles to life, no matter your faith or system of action.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome audiobook

Simply foundation for Zen Buddhist thought. Very listenable. This book was brilliant, and clear explanation of Buddhism's basics.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Insightful

If everyone on earth listen, understood, & applied these principles & teachings to their life the world would be a MUCH, MUCH better place for everyone. Very well described & easy to understand. GREAT BOOK.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

"Positive Thinking Meditation"

So clearly described, and simple. this book, as well as some others by this author are. just so wonderfully written and easy to listen. also works to listen a bit and put it down,

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful guide!

I have been practicing Buddhism for many years, and still learned much from The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching. The writing is rich with knowledge and Thay's perspective always helps me to understand even the deepest esoteric thought.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dan L. Rojo
  • Dan L. Rojo
  • 11-07-19

Good self-help book.

Yes I think it covers the basics very well and begins the process of understanding more about Buddhism and how it can be applied in one's daily life

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Deanna H. Swartz
  • Deanna H. Swartz
  • 10-07-19

Best one

Personally, I admire and respect the philosophy and teachings of Buddhism. It was great to learn more about their beliefs with this book. Buddhism's faith lie mostly on building good Karma in your life. All the teachings of Buddha points to the direction of humble way of living focused on doing good and allowing yourself to have good intentions in every action so that you will have spiritual happiness

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for William S. Peoples
  • William S. Peoples
  • 10-07-19

This book is clear and well written.

This book is clear and well written. I found it easy to read and understand. I recommend it for those looking for an introduction to Buddhism.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James T. Chamberlain
  • James T. Chamberlain
  • 10-07-19

Satisfied

It's helpful guide for Buddhism. This book will not only briefly take you through Siddhartha’s story on how he became known as Buddha but will also give you the basics of Buddhism. With this book, Buddhism will become more than just the statue of Buddha in someone’s garden. It will help lead you down your own path of enlightenment. Especially this book is easy to understand for beginners.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Charlotte B. Murray
  • Charlotte B. Murray
  • 10-07-19

Good book

This is another well thought out and beautifully presented guide on Buddhism. I have been interested in Buddhism for some time and when I listen a trilogy of books that featured a Buddhist, it rekindled my interest and I decided to study more. This was one of two books I bought for beginners. This book went into more detail. It was easy to understand and answered many questions I had about Buddhism.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Fern R. Weedman
  • Fern R. Weedman
  • 08-07-19

This audio book is really awesome

This book is the perfect introduction to Buddhism. It clearly encompasses everything that is essential to beginning a path of enlightenment and an understanding of Buddhism. Anyone curious about Buddhism and meditation should give this a good read. I know I will keep it on hand during my practice.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Erin G. Dong
  • Erin G. Dong
  • 08-07-19

life changer

My first insight into Buddhism and I learned a great deal. I will be listening again. The elements of comedy were a really nice touch too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bessie W. Jones
  • Bessie W. Jones
  • 08-07-19

Love this one

I am interested in learning about Buddhism, this book was a nice, very gentle introduction. I would recommend for any beginner.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for David T. Laverriere
  • David T. Laverriere
  • 22-03-20

This is an awesome audiobook

As a practicing Buddhist, I found this book to be a wonderful refresher, with new interesting insight from this talented writer. A must for anyone of any religion who wants to delve into Buddhist practice and philosophy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joel B. Rickman
  • Joel B. Rickman
  • 22-03-20

This is my favorite book

This is my favorite book on Buddhism. Gregory F. George is a wonderful teacher and writer. I think this work is especially valuable to Westerners who often get overwhelmed when trying to delve into the Buddha's teachings.