The Naked Buddha: A Practical Guide to the Buddha's Life and Teachings

Version: Unabridged
Author: Adrienne Howley
Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein
Genres: Buddhism
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Published In: July 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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A timely, charmingly written, highly accessible beginner's guide to Buddhism by an Australian who was ordained in 1982 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Includes The Naked Buddha and The Naked Buddha Speaks.

Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Australia. For the many people who are interested in learning more about it, here is a primer on Buddhism and Buddhist practice written in a clear and simple manner, with an engaging, gentle humour and flavour. Adrienne Howley's purpose is to demystify Buddhism, stripping away the layers of ritual and iconography that have grown up around it over the centuries, and to present the original, basic tenets and practices in a way that will be appealing to Western, and especially Australian readers.

Reviews (2)

Continaul Becoming

Written by Sandellyo Aimhetep Kauba from Wake Forest, NC on November 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Simply find your Own Truth-Balance in each moment of your ever-changing life! I have studied my Nature for 17 years, and this book confirms the realization of my Introspection.

The Naked Buddha: A Practical Guide to the Buddha's Life and Teachings

Written by Paul Brunner on November 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I knew very little of the way of the Buddha or what it was about. The author from the beginning states that the will not be getting into any great deaths of Buddhism but rather just go over the major points of this philosophy and allow the need for discovery do the rest. If that truly was the intention of the author, than this is a really great book for anybody who knows nothing of Buddhism and wants a basic understanding. This book explained just enough (for me) to actually want to dive deeper and continue my discovery.

Author Details

Author Details

Howley, Adrienne

THE VENERABLE ADRIENNE HOWLEY, was ordained in 1982 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1993 she took the highest ordination vows possible from a Vietnamese Buddhist master, becoming one of the very few Western women in the world to have done so. Now in her early seventies, she lives in a small rural town north of Sydney, Australia, where she devotes her time to Buddhist practice and teaching, as well as doing volunteer work in a local hospice.