Buddhism Plain and Simple (Paperback)
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"This is the clearest and most precise exposition of Buddhism I have ever read. If you're looking for enlightenment rather than just scholarly knowledge, you'd better read this."--Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance This is a book about awareness. It's about being "awake" and in touch with what is going on here and now. Practical and down-to-earth, it deals exclusively with the present, not with speculation, theory, or belief in some far off time and place. The teachings of the Buddha are plain and straightforward, and because they remain focused on the moment, they are just as relevant now as they have ever been. Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day is the book for anyone wanting to discover, or rediscover, the essence of Buddhism.
About the Author
Steve Hagen is a Buddhist teacher and a Zen priest. The author of Buddhism Plain and Simple as well as other publications, he studied with Zen Master Dainin Katagiri for more than a decade. He teaches at Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center in Minneapolis, where he makes his home.