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Vision of Buddhism: The Space Under the Tree

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A lucid and elegant introduction to the essentials of Buddhism. "Every introductory Buddhism course needs just this book". -- Jeffrey Hopkins
Paperback, 362 pages
Published April 13th 1998 by Paragon House (first published January 1990)
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May 06, 2011 Dan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dan by: Colin Gold
This book was simultaneously one of the more interesting and the most difficult book to understand. And that's fitting.

After returning from my honeymoon in Indochina, where we visited more Buddhist temples than I can count, I wanted to learn more about Buddhism. Asking a friend's Buddhist brother, I was recommended this book. It turned out to be the perfect book for my purposes. The author is an American Buddhist and the book is written pretty much precisely for people like me: westerners with a
Jul 15, 2007 Sabio rated it liked it
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Professor at Duke.
This is a good in-between being a simple introduction to inspire new meditators and a scholastic intro. Still, it tells you about the varieties of Buddhism -- maybe something the beginner does not want to hear.

Oh well.
That is why it is hard to recommend a book on Buddhism.
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Dec 19, 2013 Zenjulon Girtzel rated it it was ok
makes Buddhism look a lot worse than the sayings of the Buddha do... makes Buddhists sound like arrogant and conceited atheists... did not finish...
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