Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this audiobook can be listened in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."
So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad.
Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
©2013 Timber Hawkeye (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
I was told by a friend I would love this book, and really this is a great start to a new lifestyle for me. It could be applied to anyone. Very happy with it and plan to listen again.
I was hesitant about purchasing this audiobook so glad I did what a little golden gem it is. It’s not about religion or trying to get you to follow anything religions. To me the book was about being true to you yourself. There are lots of lovely quotes and examples of everyday living, its common sense and easy to follow. I felt so in tune with this book I was even finishing his sentence. The author’s narration is excellent. All I can say is Namaste.
By far the best.
The story about cooking eggs for the kids
Not complicated or overly wordy. Simple, PRACTICAL, precise, logical... Very well done.
A must for everyone, Buddhist or not.
This seemed to be someone reading a PowerPoint of all the cliches they've ever heard. There was no meat to the discussion. Very superficial.
Loved it! I have re-listened at least a dozen times, and have recommended it to all of my friends, family, and health coaching clients. I don't consider myself a Buddhist, but I apply the principles I've learned from this book to my life daily.
All good stuff. Good reminders. Many favorite quotes. Will read again! Be kind. Be grateful. In good we trust! Namaste.
This book doesn't go into great depth. However I found it entertaining and informative nonetheless.
I'd definitely listen to it again....
kindness, humility, sincerity
"Admire the teaching, not the teacher." Still, much gratitude, Mr. Hawkeye, "The Sharer"
Buddhism described in a simple manner. (Is there a better way to describe such a subject?) I can apply these to my life. And already am now, thanks to the time it takes to read a book. And I see changes happening. Good changes in my life. Thank you, Timber Hawkeye!
"Great Guidance For Everyone"
Gold Standard Advice
It is a little unique but f you like Wayne Dyer or similar authors, this will appeal to you
Timber Hawkeye is clearly a genuine guy with a lovely honest and balanced approach to his subject. He is accepting of everyone and their own beliefs whilst being sharing and open about his own.
Buddhist or not, anyone would benefit from listening to this.
"the book that saved me from myself"
I love the style of Timber's writing. There's no religious dogma in this book, it's just a practical, down to earth, realistic suggestion of a peaceful and positive way of modern life. I listen to it regularly for motivation, centering and inspiration. I came across Timber Hawkeye somehow at a time in my life when I was lost. A time when I was giving my all to someone, found myself left out in the cold and wondering what was wrong with me or how I would ever get over it. Life seemed to be spiralling. Buddhist Boot Camp showed me a different way of looking at the world, a way that would remove fear, blame, guilt and negativity. Suddenly I understood and accepted and the dark cloud of anxiety lifted.
Everyone needs a Timber Hawkeye in their life. No preaching, no "conversion", no religion, no need to run off and wear robes and live in a cave! But a beautiful, inspiring way to find peace among the mad stresses of modern life. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone.
"A must have purchase:)"
A wonderful audio version of this life changing book which I cannot recommend highly enough. I am positive that if you purchase this audio you will not be disappointed.
"Food for thought"
Very interesting book with lots of ideas and themes that are really relevant to everyday life for most people. I really like how Timber talks about all his thoughts and ideas in a way that doesn't try and push them on you. Rather he presents each idea and encourages that if you're looking for a similar output as his life why not give it a try.
"so much love and gratitude for this book"
I've just finished listening to the audio version of boot camp, and am already looking forward to listening to it again. love and compassion are woven through every sentence and in the gentle and loving delivery of the audio book. I cannot recommend the book, an it has certainly given me plenty of food for thought about the way I live, and I did already think I was doing pretty well on the love and compassion front, but I can clearly see how I can be so much more loving and compassionate. thank you so much Timber Hawkeye
Enjoyable and enlightening, there are so many useful insights I'll need to listen to it again to take them all in.
"Life changing common sense"
Why do we have to learn what we already know to be true from someone else...?
We are so caught up with the day to day stresses of 'normal' life, that we forget the basics and run the treadmill. This is an easy to follow book which brings you back to earth and focuses the mind on what is important. It clears away the claptrap. As we listen to the book, we know the narrative is correct and we can see how we have lost contact with common sense.
It left me grounded.
It is the sort of book you can dip into now and again when you feel the need to clear the mind of non essential concerns
Worth every penny.
Great book loved it 😄 Timber has a great way of putting Buddhism accross 😄🙏 thanks brother 5 more words remains lol cheers
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