Volume 1 Approaching the Buddhist Path

A framework for the modern reader starting with the universal human wish for happiness and the nature of the mind.

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How Buddhism differs from theistic religions and scientific reductionism but can get along with both…

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The conventional and ultimate nature of the mind. How phenomena exist in relationship to the…

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Teaching on Chapter One: Exploring Buddhism, looking at the relationship between Buddhism, science and other…

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