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A Beginner's Guide to Buddhism: Your Path to a Meaningful Life Paperback – July 8, 2015
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About the Author
Duangta is Thai, and is a keen reader and writer and enjoys her work as an English teacher. A polyglot, she also teaches Thai.
She has always been interested in the written word and, having openly admitted some years ago that her English reading was poor, dedicated herself to rectifying this. She graduated her Masters' degree from Chulalongkorn University in 2014, and the title of her thesis was 'Effects Of Strategy-Based Reading Instruction On English Reading Ability And Reading Self-Efficacy Of Lower Secondary School Students'.
A co-author of 4 books to teach English speakers Thai, she was also translator on 2 web and iPad apps to teach the Thai alphabet and the Thai numbers.
She is Buddhist and enjoys meditation, reading, going to the cinema, socialising with friends, and watching rugby union.
Duangta has her website at http://www.teachermondi.com
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Top customer reviews
This book is a great learning tool for learning About Buddhism, It gives us lots of insight and overviews of what we should do to learn about buddhism for beginners for a happier life. It gives us lots of life essentials wisdom for everyone to learn it also tells us the history of budda that was very interesting how Buddha came about. I was interested in learning about buddhism and this book explains it very well and its easy to learn the Author knows how to explain things very well this is a great book to read.I Highly Recommend this Book for everyoe to read i realy enjoyed reading it..
My daughter also recently did a project on Buddhism just before the release of this book and having now read this book said it would have been an excellent resource for her project.
A must and enjoyable read. We both recommend it.
but this book is packed with substantial information, that will definitely
lead you in the right direction. The book speaks about the linkage of Budda
the Lord of Buddhism,his teachings, Mediation and his message to his people
This is definitely a book to read as it brings out meditation of how you
can turn suffering to peace and liberation.
Following some simple yet powerful steps with his mediation of the eight
fold path will bring peace, calm, knowledge, insight, enlightenment and
nirvana. It brings forth happiness at the end of it all, inner strength
and capabilities to find joy just by drawing close to his teachings.
Very handy for the growth and success of your every day life. Must
Thanks for sharing such a worthwhile title.
The book further explains that one of the most important beliefs in Buddhism is that all actions good or bad have consequent Karma. Until one attains enlightenment life continues through rebirth. The book further explains the four basic truths that form the basis of Buddhism and the eight steps as laid down by Buddha to put an end to suffering called the noble eight fold path. According to Buddhism it is our thoughts, feelings and emotions that cause pain and suffering. So the author explains that there is no use trying to change the external world and Happiness can be achieved through a mind free from unhealthy thoughts and free from desire and ignorance. This purification is possible through Vipasana. Insight Meditation or Vipasana is the process of knowing and gaining proper understanding of oneself. Workshops on Vipasana are becoming very common to attain peace.
The book makes interesting reading and teaches a lot about Buddhism. By following some of the teachings of Buddhism we can achieve peace and tranquility in our lives.