262nd out of 460 books — 557 voters
The Buddha and His Teachings
Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters. This anthology draws on traditional Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan sources as well as teachings by contemporary Buddhist masters. Among the contributors, both classical a...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 3rd 2002 by Shambhala
(first published December 2002)
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3 and a half stars. This was a good collection of (translated) pieces by historical Buddhist writers and saints as well as commentary by more contemporary authors, and would be a more than decent introduction to anyone curious about Buddhist philosophy. I especially liked the writings by the Zen folks, though some of the historical stuff was difficult to parse.
Sherab Chödzin Kohn is coeditor of the best-selling anthology "The Buddha and His Teachings". He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he has edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. He has also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s "Siddhartha". He lives in Boulder,...moreMore about Sherab Chödzin Kohn...