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  • Published: 3 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9781590305706
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

What Makes You Not A Buddhist



An innovative meditation master cuts through common misconceptions about Buddhism, revealing what it truly means to walk the path of the Buddha

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.

In What Makes You Not a Buddhist, Khyentse reviews the four core truths of the tradition, using them as a lens through which readers can examine their everyday lives. With wit and irony, he 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. Khyentse's provocative, non-traditional approach to Buddhism will resonate with students of all stripes and anyone eager to bring this ancient religious tradition into their 21st-century lives.

  • Published: 3 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9781590305706
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (Khyentse Norbu) is a Tibetan Buddhist lama who travels and teaches internationally and is also an award-winning filmmaker. He is the abbot of several monasteries in Asia and the spiritual director of meditation centres in Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He is also head of a Buddhist organization called Siddhartha’s Intent.

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