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Buddhism Plain and Simple Audiobook

Buddhism Plain and Simple

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Publisher's Summary

The observations and insights of the Buddha are practical and eminently down to earth, dealing exclusively with awareness in the here and now.

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers listeners these fundamental teachings, stripped of cultural trappings that have accumulated around Buddhism over the past 25 centuries. The newcomer will be inspired by the clear, simple principles found in Buddhism Plain and Simple, and those familiar with Buddhism will welcome this long-needed overview.

©1997 Steve Hagen (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd

What the Critics Say

"This is the clearest and most precise exposition of Buddhism I have ever read. If you’re looking for enlightenment rather than just scholarly knowledge, you’d better read this." (Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

"This is about awareness. Not awareness of something in particular, but awareness itself - being awake, alert, in touch with what is actually happening. It’s about examining and exploring the most basic questions of life. It’s about relying on the immediate experience of this present moment. It’s about freedom of mind." (Steve Hagen)

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    Trendywendy 18/12/2016
    Trendywendy 18/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "now I'm on the path"

    My first footsteps on the path, with zero previous knowledge this filled in a number of blanks and questions I had.



    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    P Doherty 18/09/2017
    P Doherty 18/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen/read."

    found the book easy to listen to but also very informative. author was very knowledgeable and puts the concepts of Buddhism across in flowing but easily understood way.

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    T V. 23/08/2017
    T V. 23/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Is this Buddhism in a nutshell?"

    A good introduction, simple concepts that are repeated frequently (appreciate the repetition as it aids understanding).

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  • Hunter Allen
    27/01/16
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    "Buddhism for the Real World"
    What made the experience of listening to Buddhism Plain and Simple the most enjoyable?

    The material is so concise and solid. The examples are easy to follow and there really isn't any fluff or filler. Steve Hagen has clearly chosen his words very thoughtfully. I've read/listened to at least ten books on the subject and this one was not only the best, but easiest to follow while still covering all of the key material. Certain points hit so close to home they gave me chills. As a new parent and owner of an oil and gas company I've found much of this material immediately applicable to my everyday life. I highly recommend this audiobook.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Phil Selman
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    28/01/17
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    "Thrilled this Is Finally an Audiobook"

    I simply cannot recommend this book enough. In fact, I can't tell you how many copies I've bought and given away over the years, I like it that much.

    It was through this wonderful book that Steve Hagen first introduced me to Buddhist philosophy almost two decades ago. Reading it was one of the profoundest experiences of my life. Hagen's down-to-earth writing style managed to convey to me principles easily lost in esoteric scholarly work or painfully vague pop philosophy books. Simply put, this book helped me discover the central truths I live by every day. Rediscovering it now as an audiobook and knowing that this format will make it so that many others who are interested in philosophical Buddhism may discover it as I did is simply wonderful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marty R.
    15/07/16
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    "Simple and concisely what we all need."

    This is without a doubt the most eloquent and sensible introduction to Buddhism I've ever experienced. Free of the centuries of cultural trappings and pageantry often observed though most mediums of Buddhist philosophy. This gets to the core of Buddhism, none of the mysticism or story telling, it's merely what you need to know to help you wake up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victor
    26/02/16
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    "Must read!"

    This book flows in a way that you retain the teachings but also sets you up perfectly to find your now.

    STRONGLY RECOMMEND for anyone who is having trouble in life and can't seem to find the answer in religion or books. Maybe the truth is with you already.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • SHISHIR
    Singapore, Singapore
    21/06/17
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    "Deeply meaningful, put in simple words"

    This book is simple to read and deeply meaningful.

    The audio is great and I was waiting for it for years since I bought the book.

    Sometime things which you learn and understand and see slip from understanding with time. At such times revisiting the audio book can bring back nuanced understanding.

    Highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Kingwood, TX
    14/06/17
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    "Plain and Simple"

    Buddhism Plain and Simple is still the best Dharma book I've read, and the one I always recommend to anyone interested in Buddhism. This book begins with the basics and doesn't stray too far from that. There isn't much religion or "woo woo" included; the focus is all on seeing what is, as it is, with no attachment, and being fully present in each moment.

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  • Amazon Customer
    07/06/17
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    "Dope"

    great book lots of respect for mr . steve hagen wonderful just wonderful van life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler
    04/04/17
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    "great book, but a bit repetative and depressing..."

    I struggled to finish this book, but that was mostly due to the subject matter, not the quality of the book or the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/03/17
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    "Life changing book"

    be awake & live in reality, all of the time. Best book on how we should all live our lives

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JMKIII58
    Clarksville, TN, United States
    04/02/17
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    "Excellent read for one"

    starting their journey into Buddhism. Clear, concise information about how to be a buddhist. I highly recommend reading this book for a beginner or one curious about the path.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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