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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is an incredible writer, as well as incredible person. His style is simple, but poignant, and full of applicable wisdom. I picked this one to give an overview of Buddhism for conversational purposes, but his wisdom transcends any particular tradition.

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation, by Thich Nhat Hanh

From Amazon:

"In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy--all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike."

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  • Julie

    Inspiring and intriguing discussions. I am so pleased with everyone's deep perspectives on life and how to live it well. Thanks as always for a fantastic evening!

    August 26, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Thanks for picking this book, Julie! I was glad to finally learn about Buddhism through reading and our discussion. It's great to know that anyone from any religion can apply Buddha's teachings.

    August 26, 2013

  • Julie

    Check out Buddhist Bootcamp if you want a really down-to-earth approach to modern Buddhism. Very short and pithy chapters that are Buddhishisly delicious :-)

    August 25, 2013

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    A former member

    Hope to get in. One of my fans.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to get in. One of my fans.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to get in. One of my fans.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to get in. One of my fans.

    August 18, 2013

  • Peggy W.

    Studied some of Buddhism. Out to go buy the book today.Enlightenment is always a journey well vested!

    August 16, 2013

  • Izzy S.

    Turns out I will be out of town that week...... Have a great meet up!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited for this read and discussion. I picked up the book yesterday. How realistic is it to get into the discussion being 4th on the wait list?

    June 30, 2013

  • Valerie o.

    Wonderful being ,Clear teachings that make the esoteric contemporary and understandable . Inspire

    June 29, 2013

  • Paola E.

    Really looking forward to this! Thanks for inviting me.

    June 29, 2013

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