Buddhist Boot Camp

Buddhist Boot Camp

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by Timber Hawkeye
     
 

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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 short and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to.

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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 short and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to.

It is very possible (and perfectly okay) for people who are Catholic, Muslim or Jewish, for example, to still 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."

There is absolutely no reason to argue over which religion came "first" or whose philosophy is "better". The important thing is to be kind, understanding, peaceful, patient and compassionate, which is actually fundamental in all religions.

Whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, it doesn't matter who inspires you, so long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday. Regardless of religion or 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. Amen! Hallelujah! And all that Jazz!

If you agree that Buddhism isn't just about meditating, but also about rolling up your sleeves to actually relieve some of the suffering in the world, then become a fan on Facebook (and a follower on Twitter) to meet other like-minded-folks for beach cleanup events, feeding the homeless, caring for the elderly, community yoga, cooking classes, tutoring, or anything we can each do to help others. You're now a soldier of peace in the army of love; welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985836900
Publisher:
Timber Hawkeye
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author

Timber Hawkeye offers a non-sectarian approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. His intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire.

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Buddhist Boot Camp 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been following Buddhist Boot Camp on Facebook for almost a year now and was so thrilled to find out that the best posts were made into a book. I also got the paperback to share with my book-reading club and at first they thought it's too thin, but once I read a chapter out loud to them they realized how much can be said in very few words. This book is a perfect of example of quality vs. quantity; it cuts right though the fluff to the core of teachings... no muss, no fuss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is simply put, life changing.  What is written makes total sense and it works. The real world illustrations and  gives readers the tools needed to rethink the life they are living.  I highly recommend it.  I found myself agreeing again and again with the assertions in this book.  Life is going by way to fast and complicated, causing many unnecessary stress and illness.  This book will give you the tools to restore your faith in yourself and mankind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book addresses the main issue people cite for refusing to make a change in their life - "it's too complicated, hard, impossible, etc". Many books are written about the Buddhist phylosophy, principals, Buddha himself, but few books offer a way to break through into our daily routine and show us that Buddhist principals are not only for the monks in a silent monastery, but for the housewife, the worker bee, for the unemployed and for the overworked, the ME in all of us, not out there, but within. Simple, readily available, easily understood and immediately applicable, the short chapters drip the lessons right where they are needed, and you walk aways with the information as if it was always there in your mind (which you realize, it was).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book if you are trying to be a better, happier, more peaceful person. It's one of those, "Oh Yeah" or "Why didn't I think of that" book. Very easy, short read. I read the whole thing and now pick chapters I need need to focus on, depending on the day!! You will not regret it!!!
GraceVA More than 1 year ago
The words are simple, but the message is profound. I read it daily (along with following Buddhist Boot Camp on facebook). I don't know whether or not my actions have changed, but I do believe my awareness has increased. I am inspired by his message to be a better citizen of the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need more books like this one. More peace,calm and tranquility are needed in this world. This book is a great tool to get us started toward that goal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book isnt about what you should do in your life its about becoming a better version of yourself no matter what religion you are. Its also easy to read and straight to the point. I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. PEACE & LOVE ALWAYS
RWMurker More than 1 year ago
The ideas in this book are concentrated, so well so that the reader need not be. Bite-sized reminders, simply stated... Applause, Mr. Hawkeye.
NY88SN More than 1 year ago
Simple, common sense, is to follow
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book is straight the point. I love the short chapters. Makes it easy to study.
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'Whats up?' I asked the guy sitting under the tree. He nodded and i sat down next to him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every single word written in this book.
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Climbs tree softly simging 'gas pedal'
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