9780861711772

Blue Jean Buddha : Voices of Young Buddhists

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  • ISBN13:

    9780861711772

  • ISBN10:

    0861711777

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/15/2001
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

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Summary

Blue Jean Buddha presents real stories from young Buddhists in their ownords that affirm and inform the yound adult Buddhist experience. Thisne-of-a-kind book shares the experiences of young people from their lateeens to early thirties who have embraced Buddhism. These engagingirst-person narratives reflect on a broad range of life-stories, lessons,nd liveliehoods, including growing up in a Zen center, struggling withelationships, caring for the dying, and using marathon running as meditation.hroughout this varied work, up-and-coming author Sumi Loudon illuminatesany important issues raised by the tremendous variety of experiencesonveyed in this book.

Author Biography

Rev. Sumi Loundon Kim is the Buddhist chaplain at Duke University and minister for the Buddhist Families of Durham. She has published two anthologies, Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists and The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists. Following a master's degree in Buddhist studies and Sanskrit from the Harvard Divinity School, she was the associate director for the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two children.

Jack Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Jack Kornfield
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xix
Part I. Lessons 1(84)
Introduction
3(2)
The Perfect Buddhist Boyfriend
5(5)
Lillian Guild
The Backward Step
10(7)
Paul W. Morris
Climbing with Tara
17(5)
Ben Galland
Running as Meditation
22(7)
David Zuniga
Dream a Better Dream
29(6)
Cameron Warner
Ordinary Awakening
35(8)
Jessica Morey
Winning Over Depression
43(5)
Claudia Heiman
I'm a Mutt
48(4)
Hanuman Goleman
Life as a Vietnamese Nun
52(7)
Sister Kristine
Drugs and the Dharma
59(6)
Kenneth Lee
Getting off the Cushion
65(6)
Jonathan Drummey
A Way of Life
71(5)
Liane C. Yasumoto
Going for the Guru
76(9)
Julia Hengst
Part II. Life Stories 85(44)
Introduction
87(2)
Growing Up with the Dharma Bums
89(10)
Joshua M. Schrei
Bridging East and West
99(8)
Elijah Ary
Extreme Care
107(8)
Jae-ho Lee
A Dharma Punx Path
115(4)
Noah Levine
In My Father's Footsteps
119(4)
Hojo Tone
My Mom's a Buddha
123(6)
V. Sharif Fennell
Part III. Livelihood 129(60)
Introduction
131(2)
If a Nice Jewish Boy Sits in a Cave, Does He Make a Difference?
133(11)
Seth Castleman
Caught in Indra's Net
144(3)
Hwansoo Kim
Halted Breath
147(8)
Amy Darling
A Small Step from the Lotus
155(5)
Meggan Watterson
Juvenile Hall Dharma
160(7)
Soren Gordhamer
Do Androids Dream of Electric Dharma?
167(5)
Josh Krieger
Freeing Tibet, Freeing Myself
172(4)
Adrienne Stauffer
A Flash of Lightning: Inner Revolution and Social Transformation
176(6)
Diane Biray Gregorio
Socially Engaged Buddhism Inside-Out
182(7)
Diana Winston
Part IV. Reflections 189(31)
Glossary 220(4)
Contributors 224(9)
About the Editor 233

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