The Beginner’s Guide to Walking the Buddha’s Eightfold
Harmony/Bell Tower, 2002
This book focuses on the concepts central to practicing in our daily
lives the Buddha’s teachings on right understanding, intention,
speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration.
Smith explains exactly what the Buddha had in mind, using authoritative
translations of his own words and then elucidating them for us.
Throughout there are wonderful quotes from a broad range of Buddhist
teachers, making this a book for Buddhists of all traditions.
“Writing a ‘nuts and bolts’
guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure
to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved
once again she has it.”
Boorstein, author of Don’t
Just Do Something, Sit There