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Originally used as a study guide, Basics of Buddhism explores the 2,500 year-old tradition that teaches us how to end pain and suffering for ourselves and others in this lifetime. Learn basic Buddhist teachings including the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path. Explore the life of the Buddha and the three schools of Buddhism. Develop a personal meditation practice to make life calmer, cultivate compassion and increase your ability to concentrate. Topics covered include: Mindfulness and Meditation Life of the Buddha Basic Buddhist Teachings Three Schools of Buddhism Varjayana and the Afflictive Emotions Five Skandhas, Anatta and Enlightenment Eight Worldly Concerns Six Paramitas and the Five Hindrances Karma, Death, Rebirth and Dependent Origination Shunyata Bodhichitta and Buddha Nature Developing a Personal Practice