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Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists

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In an age when the Dalai Lama's image has been used to sell computers, rock stars have used tantra to enhance their image, and for many, Nirvana calls to mind a a favorite band, what does Buddhism mean to twenty-somethings?

Blue Jean Buddha offers real stories about young Buddhists in their own words that affirm and inform the young adult Buddhist experience. This one-of-a-kind book is about the experiences of young people in America-from their late teens to early thirties-who have embraced Buddhism. Thirty-three first-person narratives reflect on a broad range of life-stories, lessons, and livelihood issues, such as growing up in a Zen center, struggling with relationships, caring for the dying, and using marathon running as meditation. Throughout, up-and-coming author Sumi Loundon provides an illuminating context for the tremendous variety of experiences shared in the book.

Blue Jean Buddha was named a finalist in the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Non-Fiction - Young Adult) as well in NAPRA's Nautilus Awards, in the Personal Journey/Memoir/Biography category.

Synopsis:

Here are real stories about young Buddhists in their own words that affirm and inform the young adult Buddhist experience of trying to live in the modern world, and bring Buddhism into their lives.

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.Jack Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861711772
Subtitle:
Voices of Young Buddhists
Editor:
Loundon, Sumi D.
Foreword by:
Kornfield, Jack
Foreword:
Kornfield, Jack
Editor:
Loundon, Sumi
Editor:
Loundon, Sumi D.
Author:
Loundon, Sumi D.
Author:
Loundon, Sumi
Author:
Kornfield, Jack
Foreword:
Kornfield, Jack
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Spiritual biography
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhist youth
Subject:
RELIGION / Buddhism/General
Subject:
Spiritual biography -- United States.
Subject:
Youth, Buddhist - United States
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
book 1
Publication Date:
20010615
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

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