Stay in Touch Sign up. Jun 20, H. In short, I probably should have purchased Buddhism: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The format was not what I was expecting, common questions about Buddhism and their answers, sorted into chapters by topic.
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Jun 27, Rob Keller rated it really liked it Shelves: If you're thinking that this book is going to teach ''how to be a buddhist''; I can tell you; it's not going to teach you how to be a buddhist. Jul 20, Carlee rated it really liked it. Trust me, I grew up with my religion but am open to leaning about different beliefs, practices, and perspectives. Unbound Worlds Thutpen the science fiction and fantasy universe.
She is keen on interreligious dialogue.
Probably the most interesting part of th I found this piece very educational as someone who knew almost nothing about Buddhism. This was a nice, little primer on the basic teachings of Buddhism. Buddhism for Beginners Thubten Chodron Snippet view - Some of the books is written in a question and answer style, and I found that very appealing based on the subject matter. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Good basic information presented in a no-nonsense format. The author seemed kind of lifeless at times, more interested in reciting facts than stringing them together in an interesting way.
Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron. Books by Thubten Chodron. Lots of beautiful ideas. I was very pleased personally with it, because as I was reading it I was thinking to myself, "This is what I believe already!
A great starting point for those interested in learning about Buddhism by a wonderful teacher and American Buddhist Nun. Another thing that should be made clear that a lot of people don't understand -- there isn't just one kind of Buddhism, anymore than there is one kind of Christianity.
Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron
Jan 11, Maureen rated it really liked it. But I'm eager to learn more after finishing this one.
I found it very calming and it gave me a new perspective on things. I'm rating this three stars rather than four due to the audio format.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Apr 02, Caroline Clark rated it really liked it.
Buddhism For Beginners
The work is entitled Buddhism for Beginners, and as such, I was hoping to find a work which would present Buddhism to me, a person wholly ignorant on the topic, in a logical way. This book gave a super helpful overview of Buddhist practices. I think this isn't called "Buddhism for the Curious" for a reason -- you have to have at least some ground level familiarity with Buddhism for it to be of real use to you.
Now, putting the book review aside, let me share what I think about Buddhism as a religion after completing Buddhism for Beginners. I suspect a hard copy or Kindle edition is the way to go with this one -- it seems intended for reference, as well as for reading straight through.
Despite the somewhat simplistic title, this is a very interesting book for someone who knows next to nothing about Buddhism. Science Creation and Buddhis. That said, this is a very good introduction to Buddhism for the curious, with an amazing amount of data packed into four hours of listening!
Jun beginneers, Sirin rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? She has also been present at several of the Mind-Life Conferences in which H.