Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and SimpleThis Book Offers A Clear, Straightforward Approach To Buddhism In General And Awareness In Particular It Is About Being Awake And In Touch With What Is Going On Here And Now When The Buddha Was Asked To Sum Up His Teaching In A Single Word, He Said, Awareness The Buddha Taught How To See Directly Into The Nature Of Experience His Observations And Insights Are Plain, Practical, And Down To Earth, And They Deal Exclusively With The Present In Buddhism Plain And Simple, Steve Hagen Presents These Uncluttered, Original Teachings In Everyday, Accessible Language Unencumbered By Religious Ritual, Tradition, Or Belief.

Stephen Tokan Steve Hagen, R shi, born 1945 is the founder and head teacher of the Dharma Field Zen Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a Dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri roshi.He is a published author of several books on Buddhism Among them, Buddhism Plain Simple is one of the top five bestselling Buddhism books in the United States.He has been a student of Buddhist thought and pract

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  • Paperback
  • 159 pages
  • Buddhism Plain and Simple
  • Steve Hagen
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 9780140195965

10 thoughts on “Buddhism Plain and Simple

  1. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    Is Buddhism really plain and simple I think not The I read on Buddhism the I find I need to read This book has led to a spiralling off of an entire arc of spiritual texts I feel I need to get to grips with I have loads sat on my shelf, and I have loads I need to learn Last month I almost signed up for a Buddhist meditation class in part because of this book It pushed me further down the road of perhaps one day living this belief system fully Unfortunately life got in the way and I didn t go to the group Next year when I have time I will actually go to it Buddhism is than just you and I It is about the universe and positive energy it is about making the most out of existence and understanding that all life is precious no matter what form it is about peace and happiness Wouldn t the world be a better place if all wo...

  2. Justin says:

    This is a favorite Buddhist book of mine Steve Hagen keeps the subject matter extremely simple and focused on mindfulness and our misperceptions of reality I wouldn t say this would be a very good first book to read but it should definitely be the second or third book you read as you are beginning to explore zen b...

  3. Jan-Maat says:

    Reading I quickly began comparing this to Buddhism without beliefs from the reviews of those books on this site the impression is that that book is controversial and this one conventional however they struck me as strikingly similar in tone and approach If Buddhism without beliefs threw out the Buddha with the bathwater then Hagen goes further and throws out the bath too indeed he eventuall...

  4. aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    I highly recommend Buddhism Plain and Simple to those who want a short brief explanation of the basic precepts mind fully you all, these are guiding precepts only, not Commands or Rules Commands and Rules would not be very Buddhist at all of a very old philosophical religion 2,500 years or so The author of this 160 page book, Steve Hagen, has stripped out all of the history, beliefs added by different cultures, ceremonies, and rituals with which the various flavors of Buddhism has accrued in its journey through Time and communities He only discusses the basic tenets and ideas of Buddhism.For the record, I believe I have infrequently experienced a sense of my self being gone, my perceptions only being activated, and I was seeing and being awake , which the author says is the point of Buddhism It happens during the first minutes of waking up from being unconscious for me I have epilepsy Having an epileptic fit isn t hardly ever an event which happens to me any, especially since I figured out how to avoid epileptic fits stay hydrated, eat regularly, exercise moderately, avoid drugs and, especially, never mix alcohol and drugs I have a single erratic brainwave apparently, or so the results of an Electroencephalograph I was forced to have after an incident in a restaurant, the fifth incident.I will describe a particular epileptic incident which represents how all ...

  5. Bill says:

    I return to this book every once in awhile because I will forget what I ahve learned the first time I do not want my star review to indicate that it isn t a good book It is written with enough anecdotes and simply enough to acheive what I think the purpose is to explain the basic tennants of Buddhism My problem is with Buddhism as he explains it All life is pain and we just have to learn to deal with it so we don t experience so much dissatisfaction in our life In this reading of the book I have come to the conclusion that Buddhism is not a religion, it is a ph...

  6. Renee Amberg says:

    The only reason I rated this a 4 rather than a 5 is because this is such a deep thought provoking book that I don t think I could truly grasp everything that this book has to offer That said, I will definitely be rereading it again in the future to do so There are so many deep philosophical concepts in this one I understood a lot in the beginning but towards the end, it got a bit too deep to the point where I was a bit confused Something at the end that gave me a sense of understanding and pulled lots of the ideas around for me was, Things only exist in relation to other things, thoughts, and feelings , which honestly, you d have to read the book to fully understand I feel like so many ideas where planted in my mind with this book but thats all it was Now it s up to me to keep growing that seed and fully grasp the understanding of what...

  7. David says:

    I received this book from a longtime family friend as a Christmas present last year, and really enjoyed it Hagen makes mention of two other great books, Zen Mind, Beginner s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh I read both of these in 2008 and agree with Hagen that they are must reads for those interested in Buddhism or meditation.This book also falls into the must read category, in my opinion I have read quite a few books on the subject, but this one is unique Hagen effectively describes Buddhist concepts, focusing on real world application than definitions This makes the book easy to understand and relatable.Buddhism Plain and Simple is broken up into three sections I The Perennial Problem, II The Way to Wake Up and III Free Mind Each section flows into the next, the way good writing sho...

  8. Bill says:

    This book is a good overview of the core of Buddhist thinking It can be difficult for many Westerners to explore Buddhism because many sects are built around particular Asian cultures and philosophies Steve Hagen distills Buddhism down to its core philosophy, making it practical and accessible for all I still struggled with some concepts, however For example, the concepts of constant change and elimination of the self While I understand that nothing is static in the universe, I still find the concept of the self has a very real meaning I don t deny that my body and mind are changing from moment to moment, but there is also significant continuity I have trouble understanding how acknowledgment of such changes can be applied to m...

  9. Morgan Blackledge says:

    If you re a western Buddhist, there s a little high moment happening right here and right now Starting about 15 years ago, his holiness the Dali Lama or HH as hipster in the know Buddhist s are apt to refer to him began his now legendary Mind and Life meetings with western psychologists and neuroscientists including Richie Davidson, Paul Ekman, Daniel Goleman, Daniel Siegel and the likes This, in addition to the foundational and incredibly boring work of Jon Kanan Zinn, and the spectacularly lovable but vanilla as all get out baby boomer era Buddhist icons, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharen Salzburg and that wild thing Pema Chodren basically launched the N B 2 New Wave Of Buddhism 2.0 renaissance were currently experiencing Yeah Anyway, the Mind and Life crowd have issued tons and tons of sciencey books that frame Buddhist philosophy, practices and phenomena in terms of their snap crackle pop psychological constructs and neurological concomitants This book is not yet another one of those At this point we probably have enough of those So good NOTE if I sound snarky about all of this, it s just an 80 s era, insecure adolescent to cool for everything and everyone defense mechanism that I haven t entirely outgrown Mea culpa I...

  10. MrsNightRead says:

    I implore everyone to read this book Especially those who are struggling mentally or going through a rough patch Regardless of your religion, give this book a go Buddhism has no doctrine, it s simply a way of life, a means ...

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