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Gautama Buddha - now available in paperback

On Mon, 9 January, 2012 - 05:56
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Following yesterday’s story about Vishvapani’s recent and forthcoming appearances on BBC Radio 4, he writes to say - “Dear Friends, I’m writing to let you know that my book, ‘Gautama Buddha: the Life and Teachings of the Awakened One’ will be out in paperback on January 6th priced £8.99. The publisher is Quercus and it is available from the usual outlets - and it’s now available in the Commonwealth territories.
There’s also a new website for the book at which features all the reviews, talks, interviews and articles associated with the book. It’s gathered a few reviews and endorsements - here’s a taste:

‘Master of clarity and simplicity, Vishvapani presents through the life of Buddha an understanding of Buddhism of immense relevance to the way we live now’
Dorothy Rowe, Psychologist & author of Beyond Fear

‘This is a highly accessible study of Gautama’s life and teachings which gives a very strong impression of him as a person through his encounters, teachings, frustrations and successes. Thorough, carefully researched and well-written … this is a very readable and impressive account of one of the world’s most important religious leaders’
Dr Joyce Miller, Vice Chair of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (AREIAC Newsleter)

‘(Vishvapani) extracts the biographical information in ways that leave you free to come to your own conclusion. That makes the book eminently readable. His attention to detail and lucid prose make it a pleasure … Undoubtedly, it won’t be the last Buddha Biography. Others will shine their own lights on the figure of Gautama Buddha. This one does so with great integrity. I highly recommend it.’
Stephen Schettini, author of The Naked Monk (The Secular Buddhist)

‘Clear and very accessible … students will find this book both useful and inspiring’
Bruce Gill, Chair of the National Association of Standing Committees on Religious Education (NASACRE Journal)

You can read the full reviews on the Gautama Buddha website.

Metta, Vishvapani”

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