Urban Dharma
"A Memoir - The Life & Work Of Kusala Bhikshu"

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"Set in the urban tapestry of Los Angeles. These are the stories of how he made a positive impact on the world around him.

American monk Kusala Bhikshu takes readers on a journey through the heart of practical Buddhism. Kusala invites us into his world of twenty years of volunteer work in the most unlikely places: juvenile hall, prison yards, hospice rooms, and alongside the police as a ride-along chaplain.

Kusala shares the power of Buddhist principles in the midst of everyday chaos. With wit and wisdom, he demonstrates how compassion, patience, and kindness can be a practice in the most challenging of circumstances.

Each chapter serves as a testament to the practicality of Buddhist teachings, showing how they can be applied with skill and compassion." -- Black Boat Media

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Reviews -- "I'm finding your book both interesting and well written, and I like the way you gently weave in your Buddhist reflections on what you're seeing or experiencing." - Fr. William Skudlarek, OSB, Secretary General of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue

"This book is good! I'm enjoying it... I've had to put the book down and reflect on simple but profound sentences like this, "It reminded me that the seed of ignorance and delusion are carried deeply within us, and have potential to take root at anytime" (page 68). The book provokes contemplation and reflection... Thank you!" - Horton M.

"I have been following Kusala Bhikshu on Facebook for a couple years and was interested to read more about his life as a Buddhist monk who lives in a meditation center in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. Overall, this is a book about one man’s journey into kindness and compassion in working to reduce suffering. The book presented a gateway to reflect more deeply on life choices, Buddhist teachings, and the value of the here and now." - Ron J.

"It’s very well written and insightful. It feels intimate and authentic. I particularly like the balance of Buddhist thinking and humor." - Kev R.

"I finished it. It’s a great read and a very subtle Buddhist guide." - Weber B.

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Publisher: Black Boat Media LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2024
Pages: 230