Awakening The Buddha Within

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Awakening the Buddha Within

Eight Steps to Enlightenment

Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World

Lama Surya Das

Broadway Books: New York, 1997

414 pp., $26.00 (cloth)

reviews image spring 1998In Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das, a Western Buddhist meditation teacher and Dzogchen lineage holder, weaves many of the fundamental teachings and practices of the Buddha together with his own well-told story. The result is a densely packed feast of a book. This is both the good news and the daunting news: Readers who dip into the book at a leisurely pace should come away feeling satisfied and nourished; those who try to digest it too quickly may end up feeling stuffed and overwhelmed.

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