How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay present in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual?
This nitty-gritty guide to life for the spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious uses Buddhist teachings to answer those burning questions and a host of others related to going out, relationships, work, and social action. Based on Lodro Rinzler’s popular advice columns, Walk Like a Buddha offers wisdom that can be applied to just the sort of dilemmas that tend to arise for anyone making even a modest attempt to walk like a Buddha—that is, to live with honesty, wisdom, and compassion in the face of whatever life surprises you with.
News & Reviews
“The cool kid’s Buddhist.”—Boston Phoenix
“It’s easy to be confused when you spot a book called Walk Like a Buddha—does Buddha even walk? But its author, Lodro Rinzler, has practiced Buddhism since he was 11 and might convince you to adopt some of the Buddha’s holy moves. Food for thought for your next stressful subway commute, day at work, or moment at home.”—Metro New York
“Though its title refers to the Buddha, this book is an effective guide for helping readers reevaluate how they live life, disengage the autopilot, and be compassionate to others and themselves. The young Buddhist teacher [Rinzler] does not offer a universal answer to the pitfalls of worldly existence but rather engages with real issues asked by his column readers and friends.”—Publishers Weekly
“Walk Like a Buddha tries harder than almost any other dharma book to be contemporary, taking on Facebook use, online shopping, and challenges like how to overcome ‘fomo’ (‘the fear of missing out’) on a potentially epic Friday night outing. For those who yearn for dharma books with Arrested Development references and musings on brunch, this is likely the first and only.”—Tricycle
“Filled with personal anecdotes that show Buddhist practice operating in the real world, Walk Like a Buddha opens the door for all those who feel unworthy of taking on Buddhist practices due to personal foibles.”—Booklist