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The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists by [Sumi Loundon Kim, Sharon Salzberg]

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Length: 242 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Age Level: 10 and up
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"The Buddha's Apprentices is a stellar follow up to Sumi's first collection, Blue Jean Buddha. In this book she broadens the perspective of dharma practitioners in the west, diversifies the voices and shines light upon the important issues of age, race, and tradition. Reading this book is like having conversations with and hearing the stories of your friends, children, teachers and peers. A great introduction for newcomers to Buddhism and an inspiration to practitioners from all schools of Buddha Dharma."--Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream

"Awesome in the beginning, awesome in the middle, and awesome in the end. Forget Chicken Soup for the whatever Soul, The Buddha's Apprentices is a four-course meal of spiritual food. Whether you are new to Buddhism or have read an assortment of books on the subject, The Buddha's Apprentices has something for everyone. Crisp, clear, honest writing reveals how these young adults (and a few elders) are living the teachings in our modern world--in high schools, colleges, and monasteries, through relating with parents, teachers, and friends. The book does an excellent job of showing more than telling the power and challenges of the path. If you are in the high school or college-age population and are looking to live your life with deeper wisdom, this book is for you."--Soren Gordhamer, author of Just Say Om!

"A powerful and profound collection, alive with the voices of young Buddhists, whose sincere and honest personal stories deepen our understanding of the common life experiences we all share. I'd cut class to read this book!"--Matthew Bortolin, author of The Dharma of Star Wars

"Always insightful, sometimes sweet, and occasionally startling, these simply-told tales of being young and Buddhist, whether in a fundamentalist Christian, secular, traditionally Asian, or hip, Sixties-style family, are timely reminders that the dharma continues to thrive, even if Buddhism is not in the media spotlight today as it was during the 1990s. Loundon here provides the reader with a rich trans-generational look at Buddhism and youth. Opening with first-person accounts of the meaning Buddhist practice for contemporary teens, it then moves onto the edgier experiences of twenty and thirty-somethings. It concludes with fond reminiscences by some of today's senior leaders and teachers--Norman Fisher, Surya Das, Venerable Yifa, and Thich Nhat Hanh among others--about their own youthful search for meaning and their eventual discovery of the dharma. This is an engaging book that ought to be of interest to general readers, practitioners, and scholars with an interest in American Buddhism."--Richard Hughes Seager, author of Buddhism in America and Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Sokka Gakai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

"Don't think of this book as merely a sociology of young western Buddhism. These riveting stories are timeless classics, with authentic voices of 'beginner's mind' shared by every genuine practitioner. You won't be able to put it down."--Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University professor and author of Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism

"It is a pleasure to listen to these voices. They point to the future of Buddhadharma in the West."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

"There's something profound and beautiful in every chapter."--Franz Metcalf, author of Buddha in Your Backpack

"Well-written and fascinating. It is inspiring to see how young people put the dharma into practice in all aspects of their lives."--Martine Batchelor, author of Thorsons Principles of Zen and Meditation for Life --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Rev. Sumi Loundon Kim is the Buddhist chaplain at Duke University and minister for the Buddhist Families of Durham. She has published two anthologies, Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists and The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists. Following a master's degree in Buddhist studies and Sanskrit from the Harvard Divinity School, she was the associate director for the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two children.

Sharon Salzberg, a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1971 and has been teaching worldwide since 1974. She is the author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness, and A Heart As Wide As The World. She lives in Barre, Massachusetts. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2534 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 086171332X
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (14 June 2016)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc. (AU)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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