In this book, the bestselling author and world-renowned Buddhist mindfulness teacher reflects upon his life by identifying the powerful spiritual lessons within.
Alongside Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, Stephen Levine is one of this country's most influential and revered instructors of Buddhism. In this book, Levine shares the spiritual hunger of his youth, and progressively turns more inward as he describes his life's journey toward a deeper understanding of the dharma, or the "way" of Buddhism.
A former drug addict turned spiritual teacher, Levine describes how he learned to use his life as a jumping off point from which to teach Buddhist principles and meditation. Levine lays bare his own understanding of mindfulness, loving kindness and service (the three fundamental pillars of Buddhism), in this book, rich with characters immediately recognisable as leaders of the modern Eastern religions/spirituality movement, from the Dalai Lama to Timothy Leary.
In this intimate book of compassion and healing, Levine transmits the message that personal peace and transcendence is possible for all.