The author learned dhamma in a Thai forest monastery and was sent back West by her teacher to help spread the dhamma.
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A must read, especially for those looking for a good breakdown of the core teachings.
Beautifully written and done so in a way that is very understandable and profound."Widening the circle of loving relationships" by The Dalai Lama.
However, its roots go back to the dawn of human existence. (exact dates or even years of Gautama’s life are unknown).
Buddhism began with the historical Buddha, whose name was Siddhartha Gautama in present- day India. The philosophy of Gautama, which we now know as Buddhism, developed slowly over the years.
Can confirm first-hand that Shaila Catherine is really sharp and knowledgeable.
She leads jhana-focused retreats once a year if that's something you're into. Thich Nhat Hanh's "The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings" .
In my opinion this is the most important thing for a buddhist to cultivate in himself.