Very In depth. Author a tad stuffy but the book is Terrific when it comes to the Teachings of the Buddha!!!Published 16 days ago by Peter S.
Dr. Wallis is more than a mere translator. He is a compassionate teacher who doesn't want students of Buddhism to lose the forest for the trees. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Seeker
I've enjoyed this book thoroughly throughout the years that I've owned it. The introduction is very well-written, and generates a spirit of critical-thinking that is so important... Read morePublished 10 months ago by nick
I had read a few "basic introduction" books about Buddhism in the late 1990s, as well as the Dao Deh Jing, doing my own study on comparative religion and/or philosophy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brother Hamza Philip
Here is a great book to own and carry around, savoring the passages which do indeed contain the basic teachings of the Buddha. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Book Drawn
This is the most simple and informative book on Buddhism I have ever read. I thought I new about Buddhism until I read this book. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Floyd Marinescu
Glenn Wallis has selected a core group of Buddhist texts which provide a well-focused introduction to the fundamental conceptual frame of the Buddhist worldview. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by Dennis Herron
I really like the way Glenn formatted this book, taking 16 suttas that are exemplary of basic Buddhist teachings, and adding commentary in every day, easy-to-understand language. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Dana Nourie