Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens

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Ulysses Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 244 pages
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A guide for navigating the teen years,Buddha in Your Backpack is for young people who want to learn more about Buddhism or for those who simply want to understand what’s going on inside themselves and in the world around them.Buddha in Your Backpack tells Buddha’s life story in a fashion teens will relate to, describing Buddha as a young rebel not satisfied with the answers of his elders. It then introduces Buddha’s core teachings with chapters like "All About Me” and "Been There, Why’d I Do That?” The author presents thoughtful and spiritual insights on school, dating, hanging out, jobs, and other issues of special interest to teens -- inviting readers to look inside themselves for answers.
 

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User Review  - TrgLlyLibrarian - LibraryThing

I found it helpful and uplifting, even if I didn't agree entirely with the philosophical basis. Read full review

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User Review  - John_Pappas - LibraryThing

Neutered and random exploration of Buddhism. However, provides some teen-centric applications so an interesting perspective. Read full review

Contents

P A R T O N EBUDDHA ANDBUDDHISM
1
P A R T T W O EVERYDAYBUDDHISM
49
P A R T T H R E E TAKING ABUDDHIST PATH
155
APPENDIX
221
MANY PATHSFURTHEREXPLORATIONS
223
WHERE THE QUOTESCOME FROM
236
OTHER ULYSSES PRESSTITLES
246
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Franz Metcalf teaches comparative religions at California State University
in Los Angeles.

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