Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day by Steve HagenBuddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day by Steve Hagen

Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day

bySteve Hagen

Paperback | January 20, 1999

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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.
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.
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Title:Buddhism Plain And Simple: The Practice Of Being Aware, Right Now, Every DayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.97 × 5.24 × 0.48 inPublished:January 20, 1999Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0767903323

ISBN - 13:9780767903325

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gives you what you need. Buddhism is simply the path of awakening to levels of who we are at our finest. Buddhism is a philosophy that provides us with a way of looking and interacting with ourselves and the world. And the way we look at the world affects everything we do. Zen priest Steve Hagen wrote Buddhism Plain and Simple to illuminate this point. The practice of Buddhism does not involve traveling to the east or meditating on top of a mountain. It does not require you to abandon your religion (if you subscribe to one), your friends or your work. It is, as Hagen explains, “the practice of being aware, right now, every day.” If you want to understand more about Buddhism, Hagen’s short 160-page book is definitely the ‘more’ that can give you what you need.
Date published: 2005-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plain and simple! This wonderful book could have also been named Buddhism for Dummies! It leaves out the distractions of Buddhist rituals, practices, etc. It talks about the Buddha-dharma (as Steve Hagen likes to call Buddhism) as if it's not even a religion but a philosophy. His easy to understand words are all about seeing truth and reality, as well as being aware of each moment's situation as a whole.
Date published: 2000-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As the Title Says This is one of the best books I have read on Buddhism. The author takes much of the clutter away and presents a pure Buddhism that can be adapted as a away of life by most people, irrespective of their religious or social beliefs. If you are wondering why there is so much suffering in the world, and what can be done about it, then maybe you should read this book.
Date published: 2000-12-07

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Buddhism is stripped down to its bare bones in this straightforward guide that makes the original way of the Buddha accessible for all. Zen priest Steve Hagen wipes away centuries of embellishments and presents a clear and wise approach to Buddhism that is unencumbered by religious ritual and theory. Buddhism Plain and Simple stresses the importance of being aware of the here and now and outlines the Buddha's four truths of existence and looks at their practicalities in the modern world. This guide aims not only to inform, but also to enlighten and is a valuable primer for new and advanced students of this spiritual philosophy.