Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! It sits by by bedside offering easy to digest wisdom by an inspirational teacher. I have lent it to many friends who have all loved it.
Buddhism is all about training the mind and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness -enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to, You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are".
So whether its Mother Theresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good and if you do bad you feel bad.
Buddhism isn't just about meditating. Its about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
Timber Hawkeye offers a non-sectarian approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. His intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire.