The Truth of Happiness: A Personal Study And Optional Correspondence Course Of The Buddha's Foundational Teachings And Companion Guide To Becoming Buddha Kindle Edition
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For those new to meditation, mindfulness and the teachings of the Buddha, this book is easily understood and practiced. For seasoned practitioners The Truth of Happiness offers a clear and dogma free presentation of the Buddha's original teachings often lost in the culturally influenced forms of modern Buddhism.
About the Author
Upon a foundation of self-reflection and service to others, John learned various meditation techniques. He came to study in many of the modern schools of Buddhism. John eventually focused his study on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali Canon, free of cultural and individual influences that led to the later developments common to modern Buddhism.
Through study and application of the direct teachings of the Buddha John has found a deeply profound but accessible and understandable path for anyone interested putting aside all confusion and suffering common to humankind.
John is the founder and Dhamma teacher at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey. John is the author of the book "The Truth of Happiness" which is a ten-week personal study of the Buddha's original teachings. John is also the author of "the root of a tree, an empty hut - A Practical guide to Meditation and Mindfulness," available March 2015. Additional information about John, his weekly classes, retreats, Dhamma articles, Dhamma talks, and individual instruction can be found at CrossRiverMeditation.com.
John leads 12 step workshops based on his book "The Spiritual Solution - Simple and Effective Recovery Through the Taking and Teaching of the 12 Steps." Additional information about John, his recovery, and the Spiritual Solution 12 Steps workshops can be found at johnh12steps.com
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 343 pages
- Publication date : September 14, 2014
- ASIN : B00NKV2ZZY
- Publisher : Simple Enlightenment Press (September 14, 2014)
- File size : 561 KB
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,909 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book is designed as a self-study of the original basic teachings of the Buddha. It can be viewed as a philosophy of life, a definitive how-to manual for living in our often confusing and troubled times. It’s a study of the psychology of human behavior, with a descriptive outline of the way to save us from “ourselves”.
Author John Haspel presents the material in a thorough and well-organized manner. His writing style is clear and to the point, with intentional repetition of significant concepts that he wants you to understand.
This book has the potential to change your life for the better. It can alter the way you look at life, the way you approach daily activities, and the way you interact with others. You’ll be introduced to a way of thinking that can calm your mind, bringing both contentment and peace, as well as an understanding of the ever-elusive happiness we all seek.
While the book stands on its own, I whole-heartedly recommend buying the book and taking the correspondence course. You will not be disappointed. Studied this way, each chapter includes a written exchange with the author, who will provide personalized comments and suggestions in response to your thoughts and questions. There are no “robo-responses” and you’ll be in contact with the author directly. His wisdom and insights will open you to a peaceful and satisfying way of dealing with daily life. Who couldn’t use some of that?
If you still have any reservations, visit the author’s website, crossrivermeditation.com
There’s a vast amount of information offered for your enlightenment. John Haspel is an engaging and easy-going teacher who really does want you to find the way to lasting peace and happiness.
Top reviews from other countries
John strips away unnecessary ritual, religion and cultural adaptations and presents The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in a clear and direct way.
This is a book that anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation will find full of insight, clarity and wisdom.
I have been practicing meditation for 25+ years. It would have been very helpful to have had this book at hand back in 1990 when I first realised that the path to freedom was an 'inside job'.
No hesitation in giving the full 5 stars.