Buddhism is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

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What is Buddhism? In Buddhism is Not What You Think Steve Hagen, bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple and a Zen priest, cuts through the many misconceptions surrounding Buddhism, and shows us its true purpose. Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life, this practical and straightforward guide penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, open and honest? What can it bring to our lives?

This book offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

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A clear and challenging showing of the fundamental truth of our lives. This is an exceptional book. Make good use of it (Charlotte Joko Beck, author of EVERYDAY ZEN)

Cuts to the heart of the matter ... a book that will reward multiple readings over time ... Hagen's writing flows in a tranquil way, like a spring trickling up effortlessly from the earth (Robert M Pirsig, author of ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE)

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Steve Hagen is a Zen priest and long-time teacher of Buddhism. For fifteen years he studied with Zen Master Dainin Katagiri. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center in St. Paul.

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