Jean Smith is one of today's most popular writers on the basic teachings of Buddhism. She speaks from a student's point of view and readers appreciate her ability to share their perspective. In her new book, she takes the Buddha's Eightfold Path, - right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration - and explains exactly what the Buddha had in mind in each instance. She shows how to walk the path at home, at work, and in the world at large. The BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO WALKING THE BUDDHA'S EIGHTFOLD PATH is a prescription for happiness, not just for overcoming suffering. Throughout the text Smith sprinkles wonderful quotations from a broad range of Buddhist teachers, giving a taste of the very best each of them has to offer. As in the other books in the series, a helpful glossary and an extensive reading list are included.
Jean Smith is the author of THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZEN BUDDHISM, coauthor of THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO INSIGHT MEDITATION and editor of four successful collections of Buddhist teachings.