Conversations with Buddha

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 10 Dec 2019

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"Conversations with Buddha" is another good selection of work for the American Buddhist canon. Will recommend.
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Interesting book if you wish to learn about the like and philosophy of Buddha.  I was glad I read it and learned much.
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Conversations with Buddha is a concise and interesting book on Buddha. It is a good book for those interested in learning Buddhism.
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Conversations with Buddha by Joan Duncan Oliver is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late October.

A history of the Buddha's life told in a strong, well-rounded, outrospective voice and giving simple just-so explanations of the afterlife, the self, interconnectivity, feelings, and following a path.
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As a mum that named her son Bodhi, this book called out to me.
A brilliant read from start to finish, very eye opening and... enlightening 😅
I particularly loved the bit about the family heirloom chair.
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A different way to get information about the Buddha - in an interview format. There is some biography information at the beginning then goes into an interview. Really nice way to get information if not wanting to go into the nonfiction books out there. Nice series.
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Conversations With Buddha by Joan Duncan Oliver is basically a short introduction to Buddhism taking the form of a question and answer session between the author and Buddha. The book starts with an introduction by Annie Lennox telling of how she discovered Buddhism and what it came to mean to her. There follows a brief biography of the great man's life then the fictional conversation of the title.
The questions are well-chosen and the book, while brief , gives a concise insight into Buddha's life and teachings. The "conversation" is a good device and the book as a whole is a good starting point for those interested in Buddhism and wanting an easy to understand and accessible introduction.

Thanks to Joan Duncan Oliver ,Netgalley and Watkins Publishing for the ARC in return for an honest review.
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