In an age when the Dalai Lama’s image has been used to sell
computers, rock stars have used tantra to enhance their image, and for
many, Nirvana calls to mind a a favorite band, what does Buddhism mean
Blue Jean Buddha offers real stories about young Buddhists
in their own words that affirm and inform the young adult Buddhist
experience. This one-of-a-kind book is about the experiences of young
people in America-from their late teens to early thirties-who have
embraced Buddhism. Thirty-three first-person narratives reflect on a
broad range of life-stories, lessons, and livelihood issues, such as
growing up in a Zen center, struggling with relationships, caring for
the dying, and using marathon running as meditation. Throughout,
up-and-coming author Sumi Loundon provides an illuminating context for
the tremendous variety of experiences shared in the book.
233 pages. Paperback.