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Buddha in Your Backpack
Everyday Buddhism for Teens
By Franz Metcalf

A guide for navigating the teen years, Buddha in Your Backpack is for young people who want to learn more about Buddhism or for those who simply want to understand what’s going on inside themselves and in the world around them. Buddha in Your Backpack tells Buddha’s life story in a fashion teens will relate to, describing Buddha as a young rebel not satisfied with the answers of his elders. It then introduces Buddha’s core teachings with chapters like “All About Me” and “Been There, Why’d I Do That?” The author presents thoughtful and spiritual insights on school, dating, hanging out, jobs, and other issues of special interest to teens — inviting readers to look inside themselves for answers.

“This book is about you and your life. It is also about the Buddha and his life and his teachings. I’ll tell you a lot about Buddha and Buddhism here, but when I do it’s always about bringing things back to you. Your life is the one that matters. Really, you don’t even have to care about the Buddha. Who you have to care about is you.” — from the book

Nov 2002
$13.95 US ($18.00 CAN)
Trade Paper
160 pages
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