Specifically, Mr. Goldstein's discussion of meditation practice and of Buddhist moraliity was very well put.
Joseph Goldstein has the ability to explain the essence of Buddhism and it's core teachings in a very understandable and condensed format.
And it is of really no significance what tradition or sector of Buddhism you yourself hail from, this book transmigrates those lines.
The content of the book is excellent. Can't go wrong with Joseph Goldstein, one of the grandfathers of American Buddhism. My rating is for the condition of the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Valerie Rinpoche
A nice book but unfortunately it seemed to lack focus. In the end it felt like the book was written because the author just wanted to write a book, not becase there was anything... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew Brooks
Tastefully expressed from respected and long-time western practitioner and teacher, it brings together different views of the Buddhist teachings. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom J. Kelly
Awesome service & price. The item was so inexpensive I must admit I was a bit dubious. But is arrived as promised & I couldn't be happier!!! TYSM.Published 5 months ago by Neal Beissert
As someone who has been involved in "western" Buddhism since the 70s I don't get the "One Dharma" idea. The whole point of Western Buddhism is diversity. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joe Z
Reading this book I found myself finally understanding the many concepts, teachings I had received in the past. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peter from Perth
As someone who has just started studying Buddhism, I appreciated both the accessibility and the depth of this text. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John
From the introduction by the Dalai Lama at the beginning, to the last chapter, The Sword of Wisdom, with its section on Harmonizing Differences, Goldstein's book is one I return to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by CWard
......So said he when asked at a retreat.
I like his straight on meditation stuff better, but his thoughtful parsing of the strands of all the Buddhist belief systems is... Read more