What Makes You Not a Buddhist


By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

"So, what makes you a Buddhist? "You may not have been born in a Buddhist country or to a Buddhist family. . . You may not wear robes or shave your head, you may eat meat and idolize Eminem and Paris Hilton. . . That doesn't mean you can't be a Buddhist." ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Softcover | 134 pages