The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, Ted Morino
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The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, Ted Morino

While the notion that "happiness can found within oneself" has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one's health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

Author Biography: Woody Hochswender is a former reporter for the New York Times and editor at Esquire magazine. He lives in Sharon, Connecticut. Greg Martin and Ted Morino are vice general directors of the SGI-USA, the lay organization of Nichiren Buddhists. They live in Los Angeles.

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ISBN-13: 9781938252013
Publisher: Middleway Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 292,096
File size: 955 KB

About the Author

Woody Hochswender is a former reporter for the New York Times and editor at Esquire magazine. He lives in Sharon, Connecticut. Greg Martin and Ted Morino are vice general directors of the SGI-USA, the lay organization of Nichiren Buddhists. They live in Los Angeles.

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Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this on a recommendation from a friend. It's informative and well-written. Not in align with the rigid beliefs I was brought up with, but somehow comforting and reassuring. It is a good book to evaluate your spiritual side whether or not you have religion in your life. This book is the beginning of a new phase in life for me.
Arrrrrggggh More than 1 year ago
Very Informative and excellent information made readable. I read The Buddha in Your Rearview Mirror first, which inspired me to read The Buddha in Your Mirror. This IS the good book. I bought a copy for my friend also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a religious person but this book is my Bible. I live by its tenets on a daily basis.
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This was a simply written, easy to understand book about a particular school of buddhism. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in spirituality, religions, or even a curiosity of buddhism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow this book really gave me a great understanding of myself. How we are interconnected with everything in the universe. How Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism had the answer to many questions I had about many many different things. So I gave to my son as a gift as he was having difficulty with everyday things occuring in his life. He has praised me for giving him a gift that made a tremdous difference in his life as to what he read. I recommend this book to every individual. If nothing else it makes a great gift to another that is searching for answers. To learn something new is of great importance. Our life is like a movie. We are the Star and the Director. The ending is up to us!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful step-by-step tutorial on how to discover the jewel we all posses inside, it seems so easy and yet so profound that you can't help it... you have to give it a good try, and oooh boy you're in for the journey of your life! I'm seeing the wonderful truth they talk about all over the book, that which has been hidden inside of me all this time,,,I'm polishing my diamond in the rough and I can see it starting to shine already!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I realized how to overcome a lot of the problems in my life through basic buddhist teachings. Not only was this book practical, but it made sense and was easy to read. A friend gave this book to me and I highly recommend this book to others. It deals with everything from relationships to death to one's own self-discovery. IT IS AMAZING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent introduction to the growing Buddist tradition of Nichiren Buddhism. It covers questions that might be asked by a beginner, as well as goes into deeper areas, such as death and the soul. Recommended, especially for those who are searching for Buddhism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herbie Hancock's foreword about Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism is captivating and highly inspirational. In fact, I could not stop after I started reading the foreword of the book. If you wish to learn how to apply Buddhist principles and practices in your daily life, I would recommend that you read this book for a start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. It's basically a guide to becoming happy from the Nichiren Buddhist perspective. In clear, easy to understand and encouraging words, it gets to the heart of Nichiren Buddhism, and instructs one on how to practice. Concepts such as 'the oneness of life and environment,' illustrate how our surroundings mirror our life condition, and the way to change our surroundings is by changing ourselves first. Putting this book's teachings to work takes effort, but the results are invaluable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. Engaging, easy, without too much theory - it's practical and compassionate. It simply explains the profound, life-changing and empowering philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. I also suggest you read 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom' by Taro Gold. It's filled with many rare quotes from Nichiren, Shakyamuni, Toda, Makiguchi and other great Eastern philosphers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You won't find a better 'beginner's manual' for beginning to practice this Buddhism. Maybe it should be called 'Buddhism for Idiots?' Very nuts and bolts, low on the high theory side. It's literally a 'how-to' manual for Buddhism. And the benefits you can't beat, either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a splendid book. Engaging, simple, without too much theory, practical, and deeply compassionate. As a practitioner of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism, I didn't know how to simply explain this profound life changing and empowering philosophy to the common person but after reading this book, I know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herbie Hancock's foreword prepares the reader for a wonderfully written, refreshingly practical introduction to Nichiren Buddhism. This book is an easy-to-read rendering of profound Buddhist concepts - complex concepts that the authors have skillfully made easily applicable to our daily lives. This book is a hopeful reminder that enlightenment is not an unreachable goal but a real state of being available to each and every one of us, here and now, just as we are.