Wide Awake Buddhism for the New Generation

ISBN-10: 0399528970

ISBN-13: 9780399528972

Edition: 2003

Authors: Diana Winston

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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
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Susan Smalley, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA and lives in Beverly Hills, California.Diana Winston, a former Buddhist nun who has been practicing mindfulness since 1989, is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s MARC. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Introduction: Riding the roller coaster
Starting out on our journey
Who was the buddha?
Trust your direct experience: The kalama sutta
What is being awake?
Dropping the banana: The four noble truths
Mosquitoes, equanimity and the eight worldly conditions
Learning to meditate
Getting down to it: Meditation instruction
The cloudy sky: Hindrances to meditation
Turnaround time: Working with strong emotions
Surfacing our inner goodness
From self-judgment ...
... To being ourselves
Metta is lovingkindness, a natural joy
How do we live our lives?
It must be karma
Five precepts for living
Wise speech
Protecting our bodies and minds: Working with intoxicants
Out in the world
Walking down the path with others
What comes next? finding right livelihood
Don't just sit there, do something!: Socially engaged buddhism
Epilogue: Commitment
Suggested readings
Practice centers
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