"A wealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, the Pure Land of the Buddha, now." —Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is EveryStep
"For newcomers to Buddhism (and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom!) and‘old hands’ at practice . . . [Das] promises nothing less than a liberated life, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of loving presence." —Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job
Internationally renowned meditation scholar Lama Surya Das delivers a penetrating and practical guide to discovering the power of living fully in the now. In the tradition of the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Noah Levine’s Heart of the Revolution, Buddha Standard Time is a road map to discovering your own inner kingdom of awareness, patience, and love.
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Many of us find ourselves rushing through our lives and avoiding coming to terms with time. We alternate between groaning about being bored and disengaged and wishing we had more time in this life to accomplish our wants and desires. With this book, Lama Surya Das offers simple Buddhist solutions that can easily be incorporated as part of your religious practice. These require intention and practice. We must just accept and be. Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now is a journey through a myriad of practices that bring us back to ourselves and our true relationship with time. Lama Surya Das will help you transform your relationship with time so that hustle and bustle are no longer part of your life. Your learn to "just be" in a world that is often a blur around you. After having finished this book, my own perspective of time, in general and specific to my own life has been transformed. Taking its suggested practices means I can learn to just be and I will...
I just loved this book. My first book on Buddhism..I have to read it again though,just to keep doing the breathing exercises. OMG this is an Awesome Read...Living in the Now feels so good..I would recommend this book to everyone who feels empty or that you're not enough or let worry or fear run your life...please just read this book and simply change your life...For Real
Although I am retired and not into a frantic pace of life this book is geared for, it is a good reminder of awakening to the eternal now. Some of the things he recommends I am doing already and it is a good reminder to stay present. A challenge I have at times is to go from meditation into my daily life remaining in present, "Buddha Standard Time." I hope many people from all walks of life and cultures will order this excellent book. Though it didn't tell me anything I didn't know already it presented ways to stay in the eternal now which are awakening. Sometimes people of other religions than Buddhism would never pick up a book by a Buddhist teacher. Some people would do so. As one of the other reviewers writes it doesn't matter awhat one's religion is or even no religion. It is a timely book to help people slow down and stay present. It especially speaks to people who are working or perhaps raising children going from one place to another. However, all people can benefit...
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