Wide Awake: Buddhism for the New Generation

Wide Awake: Buddhism for the New Generation

5.0 2
by Diana Winston, Noah Levine
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Many of today's teenagers are tired of the pressure to compete and consume-and are looking for a different way to live their lives. This book offers an alternative: the 2,500-year old practice of Buddhism.

Written in a style that will have immediate appeal to young "seekers" and those wanting to understand the ancient teachings, this book addresses such relevant

Overview

Many of today's teenagers are tired of the pressure to compete and consume-and are looking for a different way to live their lives. This book offers an alternative: the 2,500-year old practice of Buddhism.

Written in a style that will have immediate appeal to young "seekers" and those wanting to understand the ancient teachings, this book addresses such relevant topics as peer pressure, emotional difficulties, stress, fostering peace, and even protecting the environment. For everyone looking for self-help, self-esteem, and self-awareness, this book offers advice on:

•Discovering truth in a world of hype

•Finding peace amid the ups and downs of life

•Accepting ourselves

•Working with difficult emotions

•How to meditate

•Dealing with temptations and making the right decisions about sex and drugs

•Advice on volunteering, working for peace, and protecting the environment

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
One of the recent trends in Buddhist publishing has been a subtle generation shift: we are now seeing second-generation Buddhists' memoirs as well as introductory books for teenagers and young adults. Into this latter category falls Diana Winston's Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens, a well-written and basic primer for Gen-Ys who are asking Big Questions. Introducing concepts such as meditation, enlightenment, metta (lovingkindness), karma, the four noble truths and the eight worldly conditions, Winston writes accessibly but doesn't try overly hard to sound cool or relevant. Teens will appreciate the way she gives the dharma to them straight, while many adults will also benefit from this lucid manual. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399528972
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
298,344
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Diana Winston is a fromer Buddhist nun who has been teaching meditation to teenagers in the U.S. and India since 1993. She is also the founder of BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement), the nation's first urban Buddhist Peace Corps, and currently serves as associate director of Buddhist Peace Fellowship in Berkeley, CA.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Wide Awake: Buddhism for the New Generation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book from b&n when I was looking into buddhism..as a teen in todays world it's hard to finf your center and your way....struggling with self injury and being bipolar I was looking for somthing more something much more meaningful to me...I found it in the book it really helped my on my spiritual path it helped me really see and understand myself. It's not one of those books that try and convert you that's not what the religion or the book is about you it's about encouraging you to question things and find the truth that works for you...your truth. I recently converted from catholocism (sp?) to buddhism and this book really helped me. It explained things in an easy way things that other books took chapters to explain she explainex in only one and in a way I could relate. I highly reccomend it!! See for yourself!! In this fast pace hectic world sometimes you need somthing more something to help and this book helped me maybe it can help you?!?!? I hope this review helped ~Rikku_lmv
Anonymous More than 1 year ago