A leading Buddhist teacher explains how important it is to cultivate mindfulness, compassion and wisdom. These three qualities have become the core of western Buddhist practice - a modern Buddhist tradition founded on the richness of the past but also rooted in contemporary personal experience.
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Book Description HarperOne, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "We are living in remarkable times. A genuine Western Buddhism is now taking birth, writes Joseph Goldstein, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers. The birth pangs include controversy and conflict -- and fear that genuine teachings may vanish as traditions converge in the melting pot of American practice. But Goldstein recognizes a possibility, indeed a at potential, for the essence of Buddhism to survive on Western soil, in Western minds.His visionary synthesis points a way for Buddhism to grow and flower while remaining rooted in the teachings of the great Asian schools -- from India and Burma to Tibet and Japan. Marked by a simplicity derived from the Buddha's own pragmatic response to life, Goldstein distills the essential question that is at the base of all the traditions: What works to free the mind from suffering?He provides a brief historical overview of early Buddhism and explores the mind-changing reflections that bring us to the Dharma path -- the teachings of liberation, free from sectarian attachments. Upon this foundation Goldstein then shows how the great masters from all traditions have pointed to the essence of ultimate freedom. This is the best kind of Dharma book: one that is based on personal experience rather than on theory, accessible to newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike, and rich in practical ways to cultivate the qualities of an awakened mind and heart.In "One Dharma one of America's foremost Buddhist teachers prese. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0062517007
Book Description HarperOne, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062517007
Book Description HarperOne, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062517007