Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha

An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book

Ranked #41 in Meditation

* Author posits that enlightenment is an attainable goal* Argues that meditation is a method for examining reality. The very idea that the teachings of meditation can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise .Ingram sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight (Vipassana) meditation; he provides... more

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha from the world's leading experts.

Naval Ravikant CEO & Co-Founder/AngelListThat’s a great book. Recommended to me by a friend. It’s available online. I would get that one. If you’re interested in Buddhism, meditation, insight, I thought that one brought everything together, while leaving the mysticism out of it. That should give you the indication. (Source)

Joel Gascoigne My co-founder Leo and I discovered this book, essentially the Bible of Buddhism, when we were on vacation together in Hawaii. We found it in the hotel rooms and we ended up taking it around the resort with us and discussing the wisdom and stories over lunch. It was fascinating. There are some religious teachings in the Teaching of Buddha. At the same time, there are just as many philosophical teachings and stories that would be enjoyable for anyone to read. (Source)

Similar Books

If you like Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?