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|Title: Western Lights – A Collection of Short Essays on Buddhism
Author: Andrew Furst
Genre: Meditation / Western Buddhism
Publication Date June 2014
Publisher: Story Merchant
Western Lights is a collection of essays from the viewpoint of a western Buddhist teacher. It speaks about eastern concepts like Karma, Hope, Attachment, and Emptiness from a personal perspective and in terms familiar to Americans. They’re grounded in subject matter familiar to Americans like Politics, Science, Psychology, Heaven, and Nature.
I hope to help the reader find a personal connection to this ancient tradition and discover what it has to say about the challenges of contemporary life.
|Andrew Furst – Author of the new book Western Lights, Meditation Teacher, Buddhist blogger, yogi, backup guitarist for his teenage boys and a software guy
|Andrew Furst is an insightful and caring person with a unique and relevant perspective on the spiritual path that would be nothing less than a great addition to the marketplace of ideas. – Benjamin Riggs – Featured Columnist on Elephant Journal|
|Western Lights is one of those rare books that uniquely change the traditional discourses in sociological thought – Dr. Vonda Swartz|
|As a Catholic, unfamiliar with the teachings of Pure Land Buddhism, I appreciated the explanations. Andy made the teachings accessible and understandable. A perfect primer! – Steven Fulton|
|Western Lights offers a detailed introduction to Buddhist philosophy for people familiar with western religions or who aren’t particularly religious. The author does a good job of laying out the material in a very causal way that is generally easy to understand and provides a high degree of readability – Jason Dumont|