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Author Oliver, Joan Duncan, author.

Title Buddhism : an introduction to the Buddha's life, teachings, and practices / Joan Duncan Oliver.

Edition First Edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martins Essentials, 2019.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  294.3 OLI    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 204 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-189) and index.
Summary Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddhas Life, Teachings, and Practices is an indispensable guide to a 2,600-year-old wisdom tradition that has transformed the lives of millions across centuries and around the world. Readers will learn how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, and discover how they too can follow his revolutionary methods to attain happiness and inner freedom. Along with accessible overviews of central teachingsthe Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, core virtues like kindness and compassion, and more. Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.
Subject Gautama Buddha.
Buddhism.
ISBN 9781250313683 (trade pbk.)
1250313686 (trade pbk.)
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