Acknowledgements. Introduction: Gautama and the Buddha. A World in Ferment. The Search for Wisdom. Nirvana. The Awakening Moment. Dialogue. The Homeless Community. A Holy Man in the World. Crisis. The Final Journey. Gautama's Legacy. Appendix: An Outline of Buddhist History. Select Bibliography. Glossary of Terms, Names and Places. Notes. Index.
Vishvapani Blomfield has taught meditation for over eighteen years. He also writes and broadcasts on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day'. Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist Practice When Things Get Tough, edited by Vishvapani, was published in 2006.
'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, author of Beyond Fear and Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison. * Dorothy Rowe *