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Blue Jean Buddha Voices of Young Buddhists

ISBN-10: 0861711777
ISBN-13: 9780861711772
Edition: 2001
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Description: Blue Jean Buddha presents real stories from young Buddhists in their ownords that affirm and inform the yound adult Buddhist experience. Thisne-of-a-kind book shares the experiences of young people from their lateeens to early thirties who have  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 6/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Blue Jean Buddha presents real stories from young Buddhists in their ownords that affirm and inform the yound adult Buddhist experience. Thisne-of-a-kind book shares the experiences of young people from their lateeens to early thirties who have embraced Buddhism. These engagingirst-person narratives reflect on a broad range of life-stories, lessons,nd liveliehoods, including growing up in a Zen center, struggling withelationships, caring for the dying, and using marathon running as meditation.hroughout this varied work, up-and-coming author Sumi Loudon illuminatesany important issues raised by the tremendous variety of experiencesonveyed in this book.

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Lessons
Introduction
The Perfect Buddhist Boyfriend
The Backward Step
Climbing with Tara
Running as Meditation
Dream a Better Dream
Ordinary Awakening
Winning over Depression
I'm a Mutt
Life as a Vietnamese Nun
Drugs and the Dharma
Getting Off the Cushion
A Way of Life
Going for the Guru
Life Stories
Introduction
Growing Up with the Dharma Bums
Bridging East and West
Extreme Care
A Dharma Punx Path
In My Father's Footsteps
My Mom's a Buddha
Livelihood
Introduction
If a Nice Jewish Boy Sits in a Cave, Does He Make a Difference?
Caught in Indra's Net
Halted Breath
A Small Step from the Lotus
Juvenile Hall Dharma
Do Androids Dream of Electric Dharma?
Freeing Tibet, Freeing Myself
A Flash of Lightning: Inner Revolution and Social Transformation
Socially Engaged Buddhism Inside-Out
Reflections
Glossary
Contributors
About the Editor

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