The Buddhist Way is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy which originated in India more than 2500 years ago before spreading to China, Southeast Asia and beyond. This straightforward and practical book outlines many Buddhist teachings and practices, including Awakening, The Eternal Body, The Four Noble Truths, Karma & Rebirth and more. The topics covered in the book include: The Three Jewels, The Buddha, The Dharma (Teachings) and The Sangha (Spiritual Community); The Threefold Way: Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom; and Buddhism Today.
Before reading The Buddhist Way or learning about Buddhism in general, there are likely to be assumptions, expectations, even prejudices about Buddhism, which oftentimes is unavoidable. The Buddhist Way reverses these assumptions, expectations and prejudices by starting at the beginning of the philosophy to clear up any misconceptions and ensure the reader has a clear and accurate understanding of the philosophy.
The Buddhist Way explains how Buddhist beliefs and thoughts have evolved and changed the way we think. The Buddhist Way demonstrates how you can introduce the Buddhist culture of wisdom, love and kindness into your lifestyle and everyday thinking. Author Nagapriya was born in the UK in 1969. While studying for a degree in Philosophy, he began practising with the Triratna Buddhist Community and was ordained as a Dharmachari in 1992. In 2013 he moved to Mexico and helped to found el Centro Budista de Cuernavaca, where he is currently the Director. In addition, he is part of a team training men from Mexico for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Nagapriya is author of Exploring Karmaand Rebirth, Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, and co-author of AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Buddhism.
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