The Buddha Walks into a Bar . . .
This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world—whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not. Lodro Rinzler is a bright and funny young teacher with a knack for showing how the Buddhist teachings can have a positive impact on every little nook and cranny of your life—whether you’re interested in being a Buddhist or not.
"A lively and engaging invitation to a new generation of seekers, offering them a needed opportunity to be themselves, to be real, and to be thoughtful about life, without taking the spiritual journey so damn seriously." —Ethan Nichtern, author of Your Emotions Won't Save You and One City
"A wise, practical, and down-to-earth presentation of the liberating teaching of Tibetan Buddhism. I highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in transforming their lives and this world we live in. Read it, then start a revolution!" —Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and The Heart of the Revolution
"Seriously fresh and freshly serious, this book is a terrific entry point for the young spiritual seeker." —Sumi Loundon, editor of Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha's Apprentices
"A young, New York–based Buddhist teacher, Rinzler is able to take a relaxed, colloquial approach to meditation and its many benefits because he's so well-versed in Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. With examples ranging from superheroes to YouTube videos, Rinzler brings timeless teachings to the buzz of now in an engaging, richly instructive, genuinely illuminating spiritual guide." —Booklist
"Don't let Rinzler's youthful exuberance fool you. The kid knows his stuff." —Tricycle
"This volume is far beyond a compilation of Rinzler's columns or prior work; it is a genuine introduction to living a Buddhist life without immersion in Buddhism's more esoteric practices." —Library Journal
"The cool kid's Buddhist." —Boston Phoenix
"Rinzler's voice is approachable and funny and absolutely credible to all of the young professionals who seem to have it all but who are beginning to wonder if they are missing something really, really big." —Beliefnet.com
"Light-hearted, contemporary, and at times hilarious, Rinzler's book is addictively easy to read." —Nexus
"Enjoyable, engaging, and inspiring. I loved the book and think it's a great introductory read for a younger person who would like to know more about Buddhism, or just life in general." —Wildmind.org