Book review: In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times (Barry Boyce et al, editors)

Via on Oct 29, 2009

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The concept that we are living in difficult times has become so well understood that it is almost cliche.  What is less understood are ways to work with, or at least around, these difficult times.  In the Face of Fear is an anthology of essays/teachings from foremost Buddhist teachers and writers with the intent of helping us with one of our most common emotions. Organized into six intertwined parts, yet not a book of step by step instructions, these writings approach dealing with fear from a more holistic point of view.  Containing works from Jon Kabat-Zinn to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Shunryu Suzuki, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others, this book spans the range of Buddhist thought and reaches back in time as well presenting contemporary points of view.  Newly released from Shambhala Publications, In the Face of Fear is designed to help us move from accepting at our lives as they truly are to accepting that reality and letting go of our fear and our lack of control as a means towards finding true happiness.  Available from your local, independent bookstore and the Shambhala Publications website. (Be sure to tell ‘em you saw it on Elephant Journal!)

About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.

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7 Responses to “Book review: In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times (Barry Boyce et al, editors)”

  1. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  2. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  3. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  4. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  5. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  6. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  7. Thanks for still another great pithy review, Todd. Maybe this is what I need on my path to understand Buddhism better. (See my comment on "The Zen of a Good Sh*t" http://bit.ly/2geUqa ).

    I don't know how you do it, but what I like about your reviews is that within just a few paragraphs I get a really good idea about whether the book if for me or not. I still want to go back and read all your past reviews to add other unexpected delights to my reading list.

    Thanks. Please keep them coming.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

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