A Little Bit of Buddha ~ An Introduction to Buddhist Thought
An accessible introduction to Buddhism’s amazingly rich trove of wisdom. At its core, Buddhism is a path of peace and compassion. Chad Mercree shares the world of Buddhists and the words of the Buddha in a clear and simple manner. Along the way you’ll also learn some basic Buddhist practices to gain first hand experiences of what Buddhism has to offer today. Mercree includes an introduction to meditation and also looks at the history and development of Buddhist thought.
Buddhism blossoms from the words and life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion, and billions of people model their way of life on the peaceful and compassionate teachings of the Buddha. He is not worshipped as a god, but rather respected as an everyday human being who rediscovered a way of life that led to the end of his suffering and confusion about the apparent tragedy of the world. Buddha’s words and teachings continue to influence society in positive ways by encouraging us all to develop happiness and peace from within.