Get on the path to Zen bliss—the essential beginner's guide to Buddhism
How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? What are you supposed to think about during meditation? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, author Noah Rasheta—renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast—delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that anyone can dive into! Inside, you'll discover the basics of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life.
A 4-part overview—Learn the fundamentals with chapters about the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha's teachings, and current Buddhist practices.
Straightforward Q&As—Simplify the key concepts of Buddhism, like mindfulness, Zen, and why Buddhism is so has been around so long, into easy-to-understand ideas.
"Everyday Buddhism" Sidebars—Make Buddhism less abstract with quick callouts throughout the book that offer down-to-earth examples of Buddhism that are all around you.
Presented in a simple, conversational style, this friendly spiritual book provides the groundwork for building (or continuing) your own Buddhist practice.
NOAH RASHETA is a Buddhist teacher, lay minister, and author, as well as the host of the podcast Secular Buddhism. He teaches mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy online and in workshops all around the world. He works with others to make the world a better place as he studies, embodies, and teaches the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, integrating Buddhist teachings with modern science, humanism, and humor.
"If you're looking for a one-stop place to explore and understand Buddhism (and make sense out of life), you'll find it here. Noah's gift for putting Buddhist concepts into clear words and everyday contexts shines in this friendly yet thorough guide. Whether you're curious about Buddhism or looking to more deeply benefit from its teachings, you'll find answers, insights, and plenty of 'a-ha!' moments in ??No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners."—Ellen Petry Leanse, author of The Happiness Hack
"What a pleasure to read No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners?. Noah Rasheta writes in a refreshingly clear and straightforward manner. The question-and-answer format of the book is a very effective educational style and presents topics in a way that readers can easily relate to. This book is a very helpful examination of the basics of Buddhism."—Reverend Koyo S. Kubose, president, Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism
“No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners is a beautiful gift to all levels of practitioners--from those who are just beginning to explore Buddhism, to long-time Buddhists who would like to brush up on their knowledge. His tone is clear, accessible, and warm, and his consistent ability to translate Buddhist concepts into plain English is extremely impressive. Noah Rasheta’s book is a wonderful and much-needed resource.”—Yael Shy, author of What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond