Buddhist Boot Camp Book Review

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Buddhist Boot Camp Book Review Book Title: Buddhist Boot Camp Author: Timber Hawkeye Publisher: HarperOne (HarperCollins Publishers) Pages: 160 Price: $8.11 at Amazon Rating: 4/5 Timber Hawkeye is a longtime student of Buddhism who spent a number of years as a monk in a Tibetan Buddhist temple but he found the ritual and devotional aspects of Tibetan Buddhism to be complicated, so the Lama of the temple suggested that he pursue Zen Buddhism. So he went ahead and left the Tibetan Buddhist temple and joined a Zen monastery instead.  But although he liked the simpler Zen teachings, he still found … Continue reading

Taming the Tiger Within by Thich Nhat Hanh – Book Review

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Taming the Tiger Within Book Review Book Title: Taming the Tiger Within – Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Publisher:  Riverhead Books Pages: 295 Amazon Price: $13.56 Rating: 4/5 Thich Nhat Hanh is a world renowned Zen Buddhist teacher, scholar, peace activist who is respected by people of all faiths.  He has inspired many people of all faiths with his insights into universal compassion and tolerance. He has promoted interfaith dialogues, the most well-known example being between Zen and Christianity.  He is also the author of such books as “Living  Buddha, Living Christ”, “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching”, “No Death, No … Continue reading

Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner – Book Review

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Hardcore Zen – Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner Book Title: Hardcore Zen – Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth About Reality Publisher: Wisdom Publications Pages: 202 Amazon Price: $13.12 Rating: 5/5 This is definitely a unique, entertaining, and informative book.   This book takes us from the dingy bathrooms of punk rock clubs in the ‘80s to his adventures in Japan making monster movies and studying Zen with Zen master Gudo Nishijima from whom he received Dharma Transmission. Book Summary The author Brad Warner was a part of the ‘80s American punk rock music scene and played bass … Continue reading

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen Book Review

Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day In this article, I will be reviewing a book named “Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day” by Steve Hagen.  Steve Hagen is a Zen priest residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota who has studied Buddhism for more than 30 years.  Half of these years were spend under the tutelage of Zen Master Dainin Katagiri from whom he received the Dharma Transmission (endorsement to teach). Katagiri Roshi is himself the author of a book on Zen Buddhism named “Returning to Silence: Zen Practice … Continue reading