Venerable Thubten Chodron is someone whose life embodies the virtues of kindness, simplicity, and a clarity of vision, which lie at the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. It is these perennial qualities that shine through her writings and touch the hearts of readers all over the world.
—Thupten Jinpa, Principal English translator to the Dalai Lama and author, Essential Mind Training
A highly useful manual to start one’s journey on the path of Dharma.
Thubten Chodron explains in clear, down-to-earth language the essence of Buddhist philosophy and psychology, giving us practical tools to implement immediately in our daily lives. The ‘How to Have Good Relationships with Others’ section grew from requests made by young Westerners being taught meditation by this exemplary teacher … A must-have book you can give to your family members or friends who haven’t a clue about Buddhism.
—Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal
Chodron, an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun, here offers her second introduction to Buddhism for Western audiences, but unlike Buddhism for Beginners, this book has a practical bent showing readers how to carry out the practices of Buddhism in daily life. Sections include fine and concise overviews of the history of Buddhist traditions and an overview of Buddhism today. Best of all perhaps for the curious reader is a section called ‘Taming Bad Habits,’ which contains advice on how not to complain, speak of the faults of others, live in the past, or take part in any of the world’s other transitory pleasures. Highly recommended.
Offers useful advice… using simple language in Western concepts … This book will delight the author’s many admirers.
—The Middle Way, Journal of the Buddhist Society
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