• Title: Western Lights: A Collection of Essays on Buddhism
  • Author: Andrew Furst
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Western Lights A Collection of Essays on Buddhism Western Lights is a collection of essays from the viewpoint of a Western Buddhist teacher It speaks about Eastern concepts like karma hope attachment and amptiness from a personal perspective and i
    Western Lights is a collection of essays from the viewpoint of a Western Buddhist teacher It speaks about Eastern concepts like karma, hope, attachment, and amptiness from a personal perspective and in terms familiar to Americans They re grounded in subject matter familiar to Americans like politics, science, psychology, heaven, and nature I hope to help the reader findWestern Lights is a collection of essays from the viewpoint of a Western Buddhist teacher It speaks about Eastern concepts like karma, hope, attachment, and amptiness from a personal perspective and in terms familiar to Americans They re grounded in subject matter familiar to Americans like politics, science, psychology, heaven, and nature I hope to help the reader find a personal connection to this ancient tradition and discover what it has to say about the challenges of contemporary life.

    One Reply to “Western Lights: A Collection of Essays on Buddhism”

    1. I received a copy of this book free in exchange for a review. Despite that considerable kindness I give my candid thoughts below.Firstly let it be said that I'm not a Buddhist but I *think* that I know the basic ideas here. I'm fairly confident that my comments following are likely to reveal just how much I don't understand but hey, I'll give it a shot.On the positive side, the author's style is easy and readable. He covers a wide variety of topics and makes them reasonably understanding. He com [...]

    2. An engaging and very readable commentary on Buddhism in a Western context. A salient and familiar narrative that I found to be personally relevant to most attractions and ascriptions of Buddhist philosophy (particularly from a Christian-raised/Western audience). A fair and necessary dose of questioning and skepticism regarding particular tenants and beliefs surrounding Buddhism are raised and addressed, making for a substantive and straightforward means of analysis.

    3. I just finished reading Andrew Furst’s book, “Western Lights” and do have to say that I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s a collection of short essays that he recently published based on some of the blogging Andrew was doing for the Buddhist Meditation Group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading.From his website: “It speaks about eastern concepts like Karma, Hope, Attachment, and Emptiness from a personal perspective and in terms familiar to Americans. They’re grounded in subjec [...]

    4. The Buddhist culture fascinates me, and I was looking forward to reading this book in order to learn more about the intricacies as well as the generalities. I'm not sure I learned much though, mainly because I often found myself distracted and a little bored. I kept putting the book down for days at a time. I lacked the desire to start reading it again, almost forcing myself in the hope the text would suddenly capture my attention. I'm having difficulty pinpointing exactly why that was, but will [...]

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