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The Heart of Buddhism

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
An excellent introduction for newcomers to Buddhism as well as a useful reference for Buddhist students--clearly relates the main tenets of Buddhism to the quality of ordinary modern daily life.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by Thorsons Publishers
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Dave
Jul 05, 2013 Dave rated it really liked it
A very straight forward look at Buddhism from a Western perspective, in the mould of Stephen Batchelor. The book avoids jargon while still managing to introduce some complex ideas. The book holds up well after 20 years, and is less of a "how to" than a "why to" manual.
Joellen Valerius
Sep 17, 2011 Joellen Valerius rated it really liked it
...I still haven't finished this book! I don't think I ever will. Stopped halfway through. I don't think it has anything to do with the book though. Maybe ill pick up where I left off someday...it is great for beginners!!
Sonofgroucho
Nov 21, 2015 Sonofgroucho rated it really liked it
Very well written introduction to Buddhism that explains the concepts well.
Mike Stevens
Dec 12, 2013 Mike Stevens rated it it was amazing
This is the book that convinced me to become a Buddhist. It was easy to understand and made a compelling argument.
Jeremy
Dec 23, 2007 Jeremy rated it liked it
For those curious, this is a good introduction into Buddhist theology.
Suzanne Watson
Feb 11, 2013 Suzanne Watson rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favourite books.
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Guy Claxton is Emeritus Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester. His many publications include Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less. He lives in the UK.
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