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Buddhism in a Nutshell eBook

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Buddhism in a Nutshell by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Ven. Amy Miller provides an overview of the complete path to enlightenment (lamrim) in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa (Gelug). It blends ancient wisdom with a modern perspective, while preserving the unique blueprint for enlightenment that Tibetan Buddhist practitioners have relied upon, with success, for centuries. It does so by skillfully combining the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist masters Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche with teachings on the same subjects from the perspective of the Western teacher Ven. Amy Miller.

Buddhism in a Nutshell includes the following topics:
- What is Buddhism?
- Who was the Buddha?
- What is Dharma?
- What is Buddhist Refuge?
- The Fundamentals of Karma
- What are the Four Noble Truths?
- What is Meditation?
- Understanding the Mind
- Understanding the Teachings
- The Importance of a Qualified Teacher
- What is the Purpose of Life?
- Death and Impermanence
- What is Renunciation?
- How to Serve Others
- What is Emptiness?
- Introducing Tantra
- Advice for Bringing These Teachings into Your Daily Life
- How to Dedicate Your Virtue

Each of these sections concludes with a meditation on the subject.

Included with this eBook is a free enrollment code for the online version of Buddhism in a Nutshell available on the FPMT Online Learning Center. The course contains 11 hours of downloadable audio files of clear and accessible teachings by Ven. Amy Miller that form the basis of her contributions to this book.

2010 edition.

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