A modern guide to the essential teachings of Buddhism Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha's 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. Listeners 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 teachings like the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the role of meditation and mindfulness, Buddhism offers basic instructions in key practices. Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every listener, 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 Buddhism and Buddhist practice. Her knowledge and understanding make Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.
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