Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings
Author: Noah Rasheta
Pubpsher: Althea Press
Presented in a practical Q&A format, No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life. How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more. With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you'll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through: A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism--the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha's teachings, and current Buddhist practices Straightforward Q&A's that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas "Everyday Buddhism" Sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.
No-nonsense Guide to True Self Discovery, Mindfulness and Developing a Zen Mind
Author: J P Edwin
Pubpsher: Independently Published
Helping yourself isn't an easy task. Some would argue, that it is the hardest thing that a human can do. But every problem has a solution, and this book aims to help you help yourself by teaching you about Buddhism. If you're looking for that push you need to start going in the right direction, you've found it. Life is full of ups and downs, and staying true to your path can be hard, we've all been there. It is how you deal with these issues and how you learn from them what defines each of us. This book will give you a helping hand on your way to the path of enlightenment, and much more. Learn the ins and outs of Buddhism and learn about yourself at the same time. Perhaps you don't know anything about Buddhism, maybe you've learned something about it from your friends and family, but after you're finished with this book you will know more than you ever imagined possible about Buddhism. Get ready to embark on a journey that will destroy the common mistakes and misconceptions you may have about Buddha and Buddhism. Buddhism isn't just about believing, it's about practicing what you preach. During the forty-five years of his mission, the Buddha gave countless discourses to the people. These discourses contain very valuable advice and practical guidance which can be applied to our everyday life. In fact, they are meant to be practiced by the followers, not simply to be believed. Let us take, for example, the Buddha's advice: Depend on yourself. This simple advice is undoubtedly true and realistic. It teaches man to be strong, to take responsibility of his own action and to be brave to face its consequences. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your journey right now!
A No-nonsense Approach to Understanding and Practicing Buddhist Philosophy and Zen Teachings to Relieve Stress and Anxiety, and Improve Your Mindfulness Through Meditation
Author: Noah T Williams
Have You the feeling that your life is not going in the proper direction? Maybe you are living under a constant veil of depression in your everyday activities, and you are not able to explain why? If you answered yes to these questions, this book is what you need. Buddhism for Beginners - The Four Noble Truths, is the introductive guide to an ancient and profoundly revered practice that helped millions of people struggling against the multiple issues of their lives. Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades. The reason behind its steady rise is due to the plethora of benefits that this way of life reaps upon those who apply its teachings to their lives. This book introduces you to the historical aspect of Buddhism; also it will explain to you the philosophy of the Buddha, its origins, and the meaning of all of those concepts that you could have heard somewhere but never understood in-depth. In the second part, Buddhism for Beginners - The Four Noble Truths, focuses on the Zen School of Buddhism; since its enormous popularity in the western world, it is essential knowing the differences between primary school and Zen. Since I believe that the practice is even more important than theory, in the third part of the book, you can learn everything you need about meditation and much practical advice to start your journey into the self-exploration so that you will be able to relieve your everyday struggle with anxiety and stress quickly. At This point, you may are thinking, "ok, but my life is not a constant struggle, and I'm feeling pleased and balanced." Although your life is full of satisfactions and you are a balanced person, this book is for you also, because the improvements you can bring to your life by learning new knowledge are always enormous. So, if you want to start your journey into Buddhism, don't wait. Don't look any further; BUY the knowledge you are looking for, NOW.
Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma’s iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than “New Age mush.” He asserts that it is time to “take the California out of Buddhism.” He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma. It is a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible, and esthetically appealing. It is a practice that does not require a diet of brown rice, burning incense, and putting both your mind and your culture in deep storage. In seven chapters, Asma builds the case for a spiritual practice that is authentic, and inclusive. This is Buddhism for everyone, especially for people who are uncomfortable with religion but yearn for a spiritual practice.
The Complete Beginner's Guide To Learn The Basic Fundamentals of Buddhism Principles and Effective Practices To Calm Your Mind From Stress, Worries and Anxiety Every Day
Author: Dan Goldsmith
Discover how to get rid of stress, worries and anxiety by using the time-tested principles and practices of Buddhism that will help you live a balanced and centered life full of joy, inner peace, and genuine happiness every day! In our fast-paced world of today, more emphasis is made on material achievements to the detriment of the inner psyche and true happiness. This over-emphasis on physical things has robbed many people of meaning and inner peace, condemning them to the never-ending vicious cycle of having to acquire more stuff to feel a sense of achievement. If you are always under intense stress and anxiety that seems to sap the joy out of living and you are looking for a proven way out of your dilemma, if you're tired of the rat race that is modern living, then turning to Buddhism might just change your life. Just one problem... Modern Buddhism is laden with modern trappings that are designed to get people to just "feel good" and detracts from the founding principles of Buddhism that withstood the test of time for over 20 centuries. Buddhism is often conflated with religion when it is simply a philosophy for discovering your truth and living a life worthy of emulation. In this no-nonsense, zero-fluff to Buddhism specifically designed for beginners, you're going to gain foundational knowledge and understanding of the guiding principles of Buddhism, as well as practical steps to apply its concepts and principles to transform your life. Here's what you're going to discover in Buddhism For Beginners: * The religion vs philosophy paradigm and the three main types of Buddhism that will help you get the basic understanding of Buddhism. * The three jewels of Buddhism to help you find your inner strength and rid yourself of needless worry and anxiety. * The core Buddhist values that will help you gain a new stress-free perspective about your problems. * How to understand the origin of suffering, and find your way towards its cure. * The Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism that will help you get rid of worldly attachments and reach a higher inner state. * The Five Ethical Precepts of Buddhism to guide you on your life's journey and become the best version of yourself. * Powerful meditation and mindfulness techniques that will help you gain focus and face your problems through awareness and inner peace. * Five ways to get rid of your "burden of self" and relieve stress by getting out of your own head. * Foolproof ways to find joy in the present moment. * ...and much, much more! Filled with deep insights and actionable advice that caters to beginners, Buddhism For Beginners will help you implement the life-changing concepts and principles of Buddhism, regardless of your religious affiliation and will quickly become your reference guide to the vast legacy of this ancient practice. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "Buy Now" button to begin your journey to the Buddhist way of life today!
Life coach and bestselling author Annemarie Postma shows us that self-development and living a spiritual life aren't as complicated as we tend to think. In her own no-nonsense style, always laced with her sharp sense of humour, she makes spirituality accessible to a wider audience; she helps us to understand that a spiritual lifestyle has nothing to do with escapism or floating on some mystical cloud, but that true spirituality is deeply rooted in our own humanity with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Annemarie explains that spiritual living is about changing your outlook - to allow yourself to embrace and fully experience life as it is. It is not about accomplishing things, more improving on, doing everything 'right' or attempting to live as a saint. We are not on this Earth to become spiritual; we are spiritual beings already and our purpose is to become well-rounded and complete human beings. With simple exercises and affirmations, she shows us a simple and practical way to live a genuinely spiritual and fulfilling life. 'Close your eyes in a quiet moment, open the book to any page. The chances are that the paragraph you find, is exactly about what you need to know at that very moment or what you needed to be reminded of.'
Brian Haycock was a cabdriver--who happened to be a Buddhist. During the course of his career as a cabdriver, he learned that each fare provided an opportunity to learn the life lessons of the Buddha. So, hop in and buckle up; we’ll be making several stops on this trip. We’re off on our journey to self-discovery, passing through the precepts, the four noble truths, taking a hard left to stop and get coffee--where we’ll learn a few breathing techniques to bolster our patience--all the while watching for ambulances and bikers, focusing our attention and awareness so that we can arrive at our destination in good time and in one piece. Here are stories from everyday life that demonstrate how we can all benefit from a little Buddhist philosophy or practice. With each chapter focusing on a specific topic, readers will learn to coast their way to building a life routine, focusing the mind, calming themselves with breathing exercises, and much much more.
Release on 2013-05-21 | by Phil Jackson,Hugh Delehanty
The Soul of Success
Author: Phil Jackson,Hugh Delehanty
Category: Sports & Recreation
The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures A New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync • Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves • Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others. From the Trade Paperback edition.