Buddhism focuses on the training of the mind, and boot camp is the ideal setting for training minds with the short attention span of this generation. The straightforward, easily understandable chapters of this book may be listened to individually, or together, in any order. Each inspirational quote, lesson and story presents consciousness heightening methods that each of us can easily relate to. One need not consider himself a Buddhist to be inspired by the Buddha's guidance.
It doesn't matter which positive role model motivates you. What matters is that you are determined to become a better person today than you were yesterday. No matter your color, gender, age, sexual orientation or religious beliefs, and no matter where you live, if you perform negative actions you will feel bad, and if you perform positive actions you will feel good.
Buddhism goes beyond passively meditating. It is about getting involved and helping to ease some of the world's misery. If you are ready join the corps of love and become a peaceful soldier, enlist in Buddhist Boot Camp.
A longtime student of psychology and world religions, including Tibeten and Zen Buddhism, Timber Hawkeye offers a unique approach to finding inner and outer peace with the world around us. By avoiding rites and ceremonies to focus instead on affirmative motivation and inspiration, Hawkeye aims to inspire by spreading consciousness and understanding among mankind.
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 it’s Mother Teresa’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, color, 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. It’s about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
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