Urban Dharma: 20 Years of Buddhist Stories from an L.A. City Monk

Urban Dharma: 20 Years of Buddhist Stories from an L.A. City Monk

Urban Dharma: 20 Years of Buddhist Stories from an L.A. City Monk

Urban Dharma: 20 Years of Buddhist Stories from an L.A. City Monk


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Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the path, his stories will leave you with a deeper understanding of how to cultivate inner peace and make a positive impact on the world around you.

Set in the urban tapestry of Los Angeles, American monk Kusala Bhikshu takes readers on a journey through the heart of practical Buddhism. In his wry and humorous memoir, Kusala invites us into his world of twenty years of volunteer work in the most unlikely places: juvenile hall, prison yards, hospice rooms, and even alongside the police as a ride-along chaplain.

Through poignant anecdotes and insightful reflections, Kusala reveals the transformative power of Buddhist principles in the midst of everyday chaos. With wit and wisdom, he demonstrates how compassion, patience, generosity, and resilience can be lived out in the most challenging circumstances.

Each chapter serves as a testament to the practicality of Buddhist teachings, showing how they can be applied in real-time to navigate the complexities of modern life. Through Kusala's experiences, readers are inspired to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

Join Kusala Bhikshu on this illuminating exploration of Buddhism in action, and discover how to infuse your life with compassion, wisdom, and purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989804023
Publisher: Black Boat Media LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2024
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 33,253
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Kusala Bhikshu's popularity stems from his candid and often comedic distillation of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Holding Buddhist ordination since 1996, he has spoken at over 1,000 public events to interfaith, secular, and Buddhist audiences. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the College of Buddhist Studies in 1996 and resides at the International Buddhist Meditation Center in Koreatown, Los Angeles, where he cares for 12-plus homeless cats that live at the center.

Rebecca Wilson has been in multi-format content production for over two decades, working as a staff producer for TED Talks, the Dalai Lama's Cultural Center in NYC, Dr. Robert Thurman, CHIEF, the Siddhartha School Partnership, and more. She resides in Brooklyn, NY, with one and a half plants.
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