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Publisher's Summary

The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, love, and power of the Buddha within; yet most of us are too often like sleeping Buddhas. In this definitive and nonsectarian guide, the American-born and Tibetan-trained Lama Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who really are and thus walk the liberating, peaceful path of mindful and compassionate living. With lively language, meditations, and spiritual practices, the author provides a bridge between East and West, past, present, and future. Awakening the Buddha Within offers a complete yet accessible understanding of the unique teachings embodied in the traditional Noble Eight-Fold Path and its Three Enlightenment Trainings, common to all schools of Buddhism: Wisdom Training; Ethics Training; and Meditation Training.
©1997 Surya Das; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
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By Deborah on 05-15-03

Wonderful guidance!

This is my favorite book on Buddhism. Lama Surya Das presents the basics with humor and compassion, making the ideas accessible to everyone, regardless of spiritual background. I've listened to it several times and find it uplifting and motivating every time.

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By Anna on 03-18-03

Great book for those on spiritual path

This was a fantastic book... I started listening to it and couldn't stop. I put on the head-phones went outside and listened to the tape and let my heart and soul follow.... Would recommend it to everyone!

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