Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

Paperback | September 29, 2009

bySteve Hagen

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“[Hagan’s] book will appeal to readers interested in what true Zen practice is supposed to be about beyond all the popular images and colorful stories.”<_o3a_p>

—Robert M. Pirsig, New York Times bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance<_o3a_p>

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Buddhism is Not What You Think is a clear, direct, and engaging guide to the most essential elements of spiritual inquiry: attention, intention, honesty with oneself, compassion, and the desire to awaken. A renowned Zen teacher, Steve Hagen offers a valuable hands-on guidebook in which examples from everyday life are presented alongside stories from Buddhist teachers past and present to banish misconceptions and inspire the newcomer and the knowledgeable practitioner alike. Buddhism is Not What You Think—it is both more…and less.<_o3a_p>

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“[Hagan’s] book will appeal to readers interested in what true Zen practice is supposed to be about beyond all the popular images and colorful stories.”—Robert M. Pirsig, New York Times bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Buddhism is Not What You Think is a clear, direct, and engaging guide to the most essen...

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Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our he...

Steve Hagen is a Zen priest, a longtime teacher of Buddhism, and the author of the bestsellingBuddhism Plain and SimpleandBuddhism Is Not What You Think. Hagen began studying Buddhism in 1967. In 1975 he became a student of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and in 1979 he was ordained a Zen priest. Steve lives in Minneapolis, where he lectures, t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060730574

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“Hagen (Buddhism Plain and Simple) here presents 43 short chapters dealing with various aspects of Buddhist practice in a way that cuts to the heart of the matter. Hagen reminds us that whenever we’re grasping, aspiring, analyzing, judging, or in any way adding to the simple experience of the present moment, we are missing the point. The book will appeal to readers interested in what true Zen practice is supposed to be about beyond all the popular images and colorful stories. For practitioners it is also a book that will reward multiple readings over time.”