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!
My 1st Audiobook
I really liked this audiobook. He tells a good story and has GREAT narration voice (speed, tone, clarity) Etc. So much so that I’ve also purchased Timber’s other audiobook on here. I really like his storytelling and point of view. Great life principles that I hope to adapt.
This book altered the trajectory of my life in countless ways, I re-listen to it almost monthly. It explains complex Buddhist concepts into easily understood metaphors and actionable steps.
This book guided me from a very dark place of bitterness and resentment; back to a better version of my old self. More compassionate, grateful , peaceful and thankful for life than ever before.
I enjoyed the messages until I got to his confessions of killing cats and hurting dogs. I think it’s wonderful that he had an epiphany however not sure I can get passed that. That’s a lot deeper than some other issues.