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The Buddha in Your Rearview Mirror: A Guide to Practicing Buddhism in Modern Life

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Five years ago, journalist and practicing Buddhist Woody Hochswender co-authored a book on Buddhism that focused on the teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese monk who has become the spiritual teacher for more than 20 million Buddhists worldwide. That book, which is in its 10th printing and has sold more than 80,000 copies, was such a resounding success that Hochsw ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Dec 02, 2010 Lauren rated it really liked it
really great. focus in on sections like pages 202 to 203, pg 140 to 141,p143, and the last chapter.. in no particularly order- seems like the most influential or significant
Feb 22, 2009 Rakiya rated it it was amazing
Read this in 2 days!!! Awesome book about Nichiren Buddhism. It definitely enhances my practice!
May 19, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
I love all books about Nichiren buddhism!
John Maberry
Mar 09, 2008 John Maberry rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I read this book as a fellow Buddhist writer to see how my book would compare. This book manages the unlikely feat of being both an excellent and persuasive introduction to the practice of Buddhism as well as providing a moderately detailed and well written explanation of the philosophy for readers looking for answers. If you are under 40 and/or consider yourself intellectually superior (I don't really mean conceited or arrogant--just confident about your stage of philosophical ...more
Tara Curtis
Dec 03, 2014 Tara Curtis rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I re-read regularly.
Jul 15, 2008 Stephanie rated it did not like it
Okay, okay, so I really haven't finished reading the book yet. BUT IT'S SOOOOO BORING. This thing reads like a really bad college professor essay. I either kept falling asleep while reading or would catch myself moving my eyes over the words as my mind was off daydreaming about something else. I'm not giving up totally on the book but I'm not very motivated either to pick it back up and try to plow through. Bummer too because I was really looking forward to this book.
deena ensworth
Jun 23, 2008 deena ensworth rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for spirtual content
Recommended to deena by: Luis Martell
I was given this book before I became a Nichiren Buddhist. I think it does a great job of explaining things in real people terms. I've since bought it several times for friends and family as a gift. I have re-read sections several times. It's brilliant.
Izzie Kikue
May 07, 2009 Izzie Kikue rated it it was amazing
Super charged book! Very, very informative. I'm not Buddhist, but I had a lot of questions which Woody Hochswender answered a good size chunk for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who desires to know more about Nichiren Buddhism.
Sep 20, 2010 Melissa rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
mixes science and buddism, but not in the way of religion-more in the way of LIFE in general. sorry to admit, i didn't finish this tale.
Apr 19, 2016 Michael rated it it was amazing
This is the best book about Buddhism for the common man that I have read. Recommend it to anyone interested in Buddhism.
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Apr 27, 2014 Steve Warnick rated it liked it
Boring. It did explain parts of Buddhism that I don't understand but didn't make me want to run out and be a Buddhist.
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