Coffee with the Buddha (Coffee with...Series)

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The earth trembles. Lions, tigers, and scorpions grow tame. Humans shower one another with kindness. Such marvels herald a wondrous event: Siddhartha Gautama, known as The Buddha. What knowledge would such a sage have to impart? The Way of the Bodhisattva becomes clear as The Buddha speaks here about suffering and the hardships of life (reminding us that help is always near), impermanence, reincarnation, karma, desire, morality, mindfulness, compassion, love, and the body. Joan Duncan Oliver—editorial director of...
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Overview

The earth trembles. Lions, tigers, and scorpions grow tame. Humans shower one another with kindness. Such marvels herald a wondrous event: Siddhartha Gautama, known as The Buddha. What knowledge would such a sage have to impart? The Way of the Bodhisattva becomes clear as The Buddha speaks here about suffering and the hardships of life (reminding us that help is always near), impermanence, reincarnation, karma, desire, morality, mindfulness, compassion, love, and the body. Joan Duncan Oliver—editorial director of the One Spirit book club and contributor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review—conducts the “interview,” while singer/composer Annie Lennox, a practicing Buddhist, provides the enlightening preface.
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This unassuming little book is part of a series spotlighting such figures as Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, and Oscar Wilde. Ordinarily, company like that-entertaining as it might be-is no preparation for the Buddha, but Oliver's (Contemplative Living) charming text manages to offer a short biography of the Buddha and present in dialog form the broadly accepted essentials of Mahayana Buddhism. In a sea of introductions to Buddhism, Oliver touches on most of the basics of interest to Western readers, and appealing as singer/Buddhist Annie Lennox's introduction may be, Oliver's work stands on its own merit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844835096
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Coffee with...Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 997,511
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Annie Lennox     6
Introduction     10
The Buddha (c.563-c.483BC): His Life in Short     11
Now Let's Start Talking...
Suffering: Life is Hard But Help is Near     42
Impermanence: This Too Shall Pass     51
Non-Self: Self? There's No Such Thing     58
Reincarnation: The Endless Tour     64
Karma: Do This, That Happens     71
Desire: Wanting Things     78
Morality: Do the Right Thing     86
Mindfulness: Attention Must Be Paid     93
Compassion: Coffee and Sympathy     101
Love: The Path of the Heart     110
The Body: Lotus Time     118
The Way of the Bodhisattva: After You!     125
Interdependence: Good Neighbors     132
Notes     140
Refill? Further Reading and Appreciation     142
Index     143
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