Buddha on the Backstretch: The Spiritual Wisdom of Driving 200 MPH (Hardback)
  • Buddha on the Backstretch: The Spiritual Wisdom of Driving 200 MPH (Hardback)
zoom

Buddha on the Backstretch: The Spiritual Wisdom of Driving 200 MPH (Hardback)

(author)
£25.50
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/10/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Buddhism and NASCAR. By using Buddhism as a lens to examine NASCAR racing - and NASCAR as a means to illustrate Buddhist teachings, ""Buddha on the Backstretch"" provides a unique new perspective on the field of sports and spirituality. Not aimed solely at either Buddhists or race fans, the work's message of self-improvement via popular culture serves as a Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for a new generation. ""Buddha on the Backstretch"" considers mindfulness, handling setbacks, patience, discipline, heightened awareness, impermanence, equanimity, and how we face death. The work looks at why we need heroes, and how we can take a hero's story and use it for our own growth. Like an anthropologist, the author can take a story about loose radiator bolts and red North Carolina clay and tease out of it three different Buddhist elements of mindfulness. The aim is to show readers how to examine all facets of culture and all the people around them, and be able to find, in seemingly unlikely places, profound lessons on how to live. If the student is truly ready, then a NASCAR driver can be as profound a teacher as a guru in robes, and a serene Buddhist teaching as lively and colorful as a weekend at the track. The first work by an imaginative and quirky new author, ""Buddha on the Backstretch"" will alter the way you see the world, help you see wisdom everywhere and find the joy in the daily spiritual practice that is Life.

Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881461749
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Added to basket
Anger
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Buddhism is Not What You Think
Added to basket
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Added to basket
When Things Fall Apart
Added to basket
The Dhammapada
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Start Where You Are
Added to basket
Way Of Zen
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Mindfulness For Dummies
Added to basket
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Added to basket
The Little Book Of Buddhism
Added to basket
The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition
Added to basket
The Art of Meditation
Added to basket
Zen Golf
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
The Miracle Of Mindfulness
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.