No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings

No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings

Presented in a practical Q&A format, No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life.

How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more.

With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through:

A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism—the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha’s teachings, and current Buddhist practices
Straightforward Q&A’s that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas
“Everyday Buddhism” Sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life
Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.

Title:No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781641520478
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    No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings Reviews

  • Gary Moreau

    How do you write something new and fresh about a topic that has been analyzed down to its toenails? You have to really “get it” and Naoh Rasheta clearly does. Written in an inspired Q&A format, th...

  • Christopher Madsen

    The best and clearest writing on the fundamental philosophies and concepts of buddhism....

  • Chelsea

    This is such a great book for anyone looking to learn more about a secular approach to Buddhist teachings. The question & answer format makes it easy to jump around to whatever interests you most, and...

  • Marta

    This book does exactly what its title says: explains the key concepts of Buddhism to complete beginners in plain language. The format is question-answer, none longer than a page and a half, printed in...

  • Brenda Faw

    Very well explainedRasheta provided a clear and natural flow of Buddhism concepts that made this book easy to understand and enjoyable to read....

  • Konstantin

    The author clearly knows what he's talking about - a great and highly informative book. Recommended....

  • Michael Dubakov

    I like short books in Q&A style. They usually fun to read and well organized, thus providing good mental flow about the topic. This book is a good intro into Buddhism and deserves 4.5/5 stars. ...

  • Katie

    Disclaimer: this is the first book I’ve ever read about Buddhism (except Siddhartha, which I didn’t realize at the time was actually about Buddhism, but is in my top ten favorite books of all time...

  • Petr

    I really liked this approach of narrowing down Buddhism to answers to a few questions. Each question was answered in at most two pages of clear exposition and as far as I can tell, the answers were co...

  • Debbie Boucher

    This is my other spiritual reading adventure for the year. I recommend it to anyone with questions about Buddhism. It was a quick, informative read that helped me understand a tradition I know little ...