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A Life of the Buddha

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The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohn’s retelling of the Buddha’s life is both readable and historicall ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Shambhala
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Sumayyah
Jul 16, 2010 Sumayyah rated it liked it
This biography reads more like a fairy tail rather than an account of the life of a real historical figure. The story of Gautama Buddha is told with all of the myths and legends that surround him, instead of as an accounting of his life and deeds. Enjoyable read, but not quite what I was looking for.
Fatima
Oct 19, 2012 Fatima rated it liked it
I would say that the book was ok ,not great in details.I had expected a lot only to find things that i knew already.It was jumping from one story to another without going much into details of any.Anyway good read for the beginners.
Arlene
Aug 26, 2013 Arlene rated it really liked it
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An easy read, easy to understand, beginning book on the life of Buddha - who he was, and what he taught.
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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, ...more
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