A collection of short journal entries and letters sent to friends over the course of an eight-year journey to mindful living. 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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Buddhist Boot Camp Reviews
I will read this book multiple times. Good stuff!
This book reminds me of Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom.
This is a nice and somewhat innocent book. Being in the second half of my life, I find the author young.
The other thing I find with this book is that it doesn't address deep pains such as war, poverty, trauma, rape,genocide, loss, betrayal, etc.
The book would have been great for me to read when I was a teen. Overall, I hope he continues to write as he ages. Younger people can definitely benefit.
Oh this wonderful, wonderful little book. I almost don't want to say that it has been 'read' and file it away - as it's one that should be checked in with, often. Like a good trainer, Timber Hawkeye knows that we need encouragement and motivation to stay on track. This is 'fitness' for the soul. If I could I would buy a copy for every child in the world, to help spread these teachings - of the very fundamental principles of love and respect.
And then I would secure a copy for every adult, everyw ...more
I love Buddhist Boot Camp. Nothing new really but fresh and young in its presentation. It's easy to forget that the opposite of one's beliefs is also true among other things. It's a keeper and one of those books I'll keep handy and read again in snippets.
I did not finish this book. I read about half of it and it was OK, nothing new. Then there were 2 pages where the author lists all his past sins. He lists having abused a dog and killed 2 cats. I was mortified and certainly not in a Buddhist relaxed state after that. I don't care how reformed he is now, what he did is unforgiveable and I don't think anyone should buy this book or waste their time reading it.
Quick read. Ended up making notes within the book. This is nothing new but simply reminders of how we should act on a daily basis. I've re-read it an additional 2 times.
After posting on FB the other day that I had some soul-searching to do, a friend offered to mail me a copy of this book. I received it Monday and read 1/2 of it then and finished up the last few pages today.
First off, I will admit I did not have much knowledge about Buddhism prior to reading this book. And I should add I am definitely not a religious person to say the least. I have my own personal beliefs but religion as a whole turns me off.
This book resonated so much with me. And yes it's tr ...more
I have never read a book about Buddhism and I did not know anything about Buddhism.But when I read Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye
Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye ("Bhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... ).I come to know about Buddhism and how it is important to our life.Today i know that what is Buddhism and is all about training the mind,and boot is an ideal training method for generation short attention span.
This is all don by the book Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye .The bo ...more