“Walk Like A Buddha: Even If Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex is Torturing You & You’re Hungover Again” By Lodro Rinzler, Shambhala Publication, Inc., 190 pages
Buddhism’s unique approach to meditation brings us the possibility of living with integrity, compassion, and happiness. Lodro Rinzler addresses today’s issues of fast moving life head on. With the recent explosion in technology and social networking, life’s problems have increased, but with the Buddhist way of thinking, these problems can be managed.
The author has described the Buddha as a role model for everyday living. One is often haunted by frequent mood changes, feelings of getting lost, and becoming lonely. The Buddha went through the same anxieties in his time, yet, he ultimately found true peace. The author claims that if the Buddha can do it, so can we. The message is clear: we are no different than the Buddha at the core level.
Lodro suggests that meditation is a tool that allows us to examine our inner self, our emotions, and to stay in touch with present day reality. By training the mind and understanding our true nature, one can drive out negativity and free oneself from unnecessary suffering. The book answers the tough questions of modern life with traditional Buddhist wisdom. Modern life breeds vices, such as drinking, smoking, drugs, and so on. All of these can be tackled by traditional meditation practiced by Buddhist monks.
The author raises pertinent questions relating to environment, relationships, and social interactions such as: How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay mindful in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual? The author’s advice is very clear: Follow Buddhism in spirit, and enjoy peace, compassion, and happiness.
If you have a thirst for enlightenment, and a deep desire to live life in balance, then “Walk Like A Buddha” will provide you with the necessary tools.