That's easy for the Dalai Lama to say. For the rest of us, it can be difficult to understand this multilayered faith. With this updated and revised primer, readers can delve into the principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen, they'll explore the traditions of all branches of Buddhism, including: the life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world; what the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death; faith-fueled social protest movements in Tibet, Burma, and elsewhere; the proven physiological effects of meditation and other practices; and, the growing impact of Buddhism on modern culture. Readers will discover the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion and learn how to apply the tenets of Buddhism to their daily lives - and achieve clarity and inner peace.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." - Dalai Lama
Arnold Kozak, PhD took the Bodhisattva vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has practiced Vipassana (Insight) meditation on a daily basis for 21 years, and is the author of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness.