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The Buddha Journey Paperback – October 15, 2016
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"Quang Trí set up his spiritualGPS for the search of self-transformation. As he makes his journey, he aspiresto accompany many Buddhist fellows to travel with him to the other shore ofawakening, it is commendable - a big endeavor but worth of his steady efforts. Throughhis studies and practices, he has discovered the beauty of the Dharma."
Venerable Thich Phuoc Quang, Abbot of theSan Antonio Buddhist Temple.
"The Buddha Journey is everybody's journey. Quang Trí writes with wisdom andcompassion. His joy and passion for exploring and sharing the Dharma jumps fromevery page.
From the Buddha's life toyour life, Quang Trí presents Buddhist philosophy and practice for people ofany faith who are interested in how Buddhism could enhance their journey.
Quang Trí's knowledge andpassion for the Dharma, the Buddha's teachings, and his desire to help othersdiscover the joys and benefits of practice make The Buddha Journey a greatresource for anybody at any stage of their own journey of discovery."
Zen Master Peter Taylor, Author of Smell the Coffee and Wake Up.
"The Buddha Journey shows the simplicity and clarity of Quang Trí's fine writing. This powerful handbook is for anyone interested in learning about Buddhist teachings or for students of the Buddha who want to find answers for specific questions they have or may be asked.
I loved this book and will recommend it to our new students as well as seasoned practitioners who want an inspiring yet practical guide. The notes and glossary are priceless, as is the organization of material."
Quang Trí set up his spiritual GPS for the search of self-transformation. As he makes his journey, he aspires to accompany many Buddhist fellows to travel with him to the other shore of awakening, it is commendable – a big endeavor but worth of his steady efforts. Through his studies and practices, he has discovered the beauty of the Dharma.(Venerable Thich Phuoc Quang, Abbot of the San Antonio Buddhist Temple 2016-11-22)
The Buddha Journey shows the simplicity and clarity of Quang Trí's fine writing. This powerful handbook is for anyone interested in learning about Buddhist teachings or for students of the Buddha who want to find answers for specific questions they have or may be asked.
I loved this book and will recommend it to our new students as well as seasoned practitioners who want an inspiring yet practical guide. The notes and glossary are priceless, as is the organization of material.
From the Back Cover
The Buddha Journey aspires to answer some of the most commonly asked questions that beginningor advancing students would ask. The book covers your basic "Buddhism 101"introduction, then answers over 100 questions about compassion, anger,forgiveness, meditation, impermanence, sex, karma, death, becoming a Buddhistand more! From a Mahayana Buddhism approach, Quang Trí writes in a simple,easy-to-understand way that allows the readers to understand the content and contemplatethe subject matter for their own interpretation.
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I believe that Buddhism is a great philosophy, of high level of consciousness and love, with great beauty and coherence, that guarantees freedom from suffering if it is practiced properly and with perseverance. It is a book that can be read by all people to be part of their universal cultural education. The self-development and personal growth that these practices provide are being researched scientifically, and the beneficial impact it brings is becoming increasingly well known. Self-knowledge and the development of compassion are key elements for achievement, success, healthy and joyful relationships, sustained balance and happiness, and a more coherent life.
My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book
The format of the book made it easy to read and it would be easy to look up particular sections, if you have questions about certain subjects. The beginning chapters give the reader an overview of the history of Buddhism. We learn who the Buddha was; he started life as Prince Siddhartha Gautama in 623 B.C. His life was pretty easy at first, living in luxurious palaces and wanting for nothing. He was 45 years old when he ventured out of the palace and saw things that he’d never seen before. This causes him to reexamine his life and all that he knows. He flees the palace and lives on his own for the first time in his life. From there, he learns the lessons that later became the wisdom of Buddhism. His life story is fascinating!
The second part of the book begins showing the reader what Buddhism is. We learn of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. There is a chapter on the Twelve Links of Dependent Organization, and then a chapter on Karma. I did not know that there were different kinds of karma, but the book details all of them. Then, there is a section on meditation, which is very important to Buddhist practices.
The third part of the book talks about compassion and loving-kindness, core precepts of Buddhism. There are sections in these chapters with what you might call frequently asked questions. The question is asked and the author gives a detailed answer so that the learner can see how a Buddhist would handle that particular situation.
There are many more chapters and sections, covering a wide range of topics. All have a similar format. The beginning of the chapter explains the concept. Then, that is followed by a section of frequently asked questions, with the answers given.
There is a comprehensive glossary of Buddhist terms at the end of the book to help you with any terminology you don’t understand. As for myself, since I was not at all familiar with Buddhist except for a very rudimentary knowledge, this section was very helpful to me.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is curious about Buddhism. It will also be useful to experienced practitioners of Buddhism who have questions. The writing is easy to understand and terminology is all explained so that laypeople can get it. It is an excellent overview and introduction for those of us seeking to learn more, but also contains details for those who already understand Buddhism but want to take their studies deeper into more detail.
I’d like to thank NetGalley and the author and publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this novel in exchange for my honest review.
I love learning about other religions, or in this case as many believe that Buddhism is a philosophy or way of life. This book did an awesome job explaining the origin basics and the basics of meditation. I did, however, find that the question and answer section to be rather repetitive. This book would be best for those looking into adding Buddhist ways to their religion or starting the transition to Buddhism.
The author leaves many topics to be meditated on and researched further, which even The Buddha told his followers to do.
Thank you Waldorf Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC for an honest review.
This book starts at the beginning with a brief introduction to the Buddha and how he found enlightenment. We are then shown the eightfold path and the “twelve principles of dependent origination” before delving deeper into concepts such as loving-kindness, karma, rebirth and meditation. We are even shown Buddhist chants and mantras and if we wish how to follow the Buddhist path ourselves or integrate it into our current religion.
I enjoyed this book and think it is a great introduction to Buddhism. I was glad that it went over much of Buddhist philosophy and enjoyed the question answer format. I would recommend it to those interested in studying religions and those wanting to learn about Buddhism in general.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Waldorf Publishing for my review copy. I acknowledge that I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the book.