Written in language accessible and familiar to young people, Wide Awake offers a step-by-step introduction to Buddhism. Winston uses Buddhist teachings to reflect on such issues as: dealing with peer pressure, managing stress, acquiring self acceptance, understanding sexuality, and experimenting with intoxicants. Includes exercises with each chapter, and a list of resources and meditation centers.
Diana Winston spent a year as a Buddhist nun in a Burmese monastery, and has been teaching meditation to young people in the U.S. and India since 1993.
From Perigree Press.
With relevant examples from the teenage perspective, and guided meditations as pragmatic tools, this book powerfully serves the younger community.—Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness
Teens will appreciate the way she gives the Dharma to them straight, while many adults will also benefit from this lucid manual.—Publishers Weekly