A collection of short journal entries and letters sent to friends over the course of an eight-year journey to mindful living. Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad.Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!...
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|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
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Buddhist Boot Camp Reviews
This is one of those books that will actually help you. It does not give you a secret code to unlock the mysteries of the universe, nor does it tell you how to win a million dollars. This book helps you change your perspective about the things happening in your life, and how to see a silver lining, and teach you the one true way to a happy life: Be kind.
As the author explains, this is not a book about Buddhism. What it is, is a collection of inspirational thoughts and directives to help the reader go within and around themselves to awaken, enrich and inspire. You do not need to be Buddhist – or even thinking about becoming a Buddhist-- to enjoy or benefit from this book.
The author has a diverse background. On page 140 he explains, “I am a lot of things, yet not one of them defines me. Although I am technically Jewish, my mantra is Hindu, was or ...more
This is a very insightful book on how simple it is to lead a simple, grateful, life.
A simply beautiful must read!
I started this little book yesterday afternoon. In between the many things I managed to do between then and now, I finished it. I loved it. It's a borrowed book from the library but I plan to buy a copy for the house. Possibly a few to give out to friends. It's a book that begged to be opened back up to page 1 and started again. I loved how simple but profound it was. It nutshelled many Buddhist beliefs and practices and made them easy to digest and understand. I recommend it highly to anyone, f ...more
I will read this book multiple times. Good stuff!
This book is written so beautifully I wish there were more like it. Offering the opportunity to read it in small byte sized pieces in any order you want. Using short stories to explain the philosophy without claiming any rights to rules or commandments. It is truly written by a buddha who understands the philosophy.
Quick read. Ended up making notes within the book. This is nothing new but simply reminders of how we should act on a daily basis. I've re-read it an additional 2 times.