The Best Way to Catch a Snake is meant for all those who want to start their journey towards nirvana. It elucidates the four seals, the Four Noble Truths and the four thoughts of Buddhism in simple, jargon-free language.
Buddhism, with its stress on non-violence, the Middle path and its promise of nirvana, finds many followers. However, being a Buddhist has now become merely a fashion statement for many, because their favourite celebrity propagates it. Simply wearing robes or carrying prayer beads does not make a person a Buddhist; Buddhism is something that is ingrained within, and has to become a part of everyday life.
Written by a Buddhist monk, Best Way to Catch a Snake combines examples from his own experience with simple exercises. A valuable source of Buddhist knowledge, this book is a must-read for everyone drawn to the teachings of Gautama Buddha.
Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in a monastery in northern India. He conducts English, basic Buddhism and meditation classes for monks of all ages. Yeshe has studied with HH the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, HH the Seventeenth Karmapa and many other prominent Buddhist lamas. He also helped found the Sangye-Menla Patients Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization and hostel in Chandigarh, in 2008.
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