Teachings of the Buddha (Paperback)
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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.
About the Author
Jack Kornfield, the bestselling author of several books, including A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book, is a founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Christina Feldman is the author of Woman Awake and, like Kornfield, is an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher who leads spiritual retreats around the world.