A clear and concise beginner`s guide to the Buddhist eightfold path - the concepts central to practicing the teachings in daily life. The eight steps on the path are: right understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration. Througout the book are teachings from a broad range of Buddhist teachers, giving a taste of the very best each has to offer. This beginner`s guide is a prescription for happiness, not just for overcoming suffering, and for Buddhists of any tradition.
"Writing a nuts and bolts guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved once again that she has it." Sylvia Boorstein.