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The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohns retelling of the Buddhas life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddhas teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it “a splendid combination of biography and instruction.” This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.

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The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohns retelling of the Buddhas life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddhas teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it “a splendid combination of biography and instruction.” This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.

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Sherab Chödzin Kohn is coeditor of the best-selling anthology The Buddha and His Teachings. He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he has edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. He has also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesses Siddhartha. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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IkkyuS, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by IkkyuS)
A very good introductory biography of the Buddha. For those curious about Buddhism, this is a good place to start.
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ISBN:
9781590306895
Author:
Kohn, Sherab Chodzin
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas
Author:
Chdzin, Sherab
Author:
Chodzin, Sherab
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Gautama buddha
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.90x6.08x.45 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohns retelling of the Buddhas life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddhas teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it “a splendid combination of biography and instruction.” This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.
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