Buddhism for Busy People

Finding Happiness in a Hurried World

Publisher: Shambhala
In this simple and accessible but beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and shows us how he himself first began incorporating Buddhist practices into his daily life.


What does it take to be happy? We've all asked ourselves this question at some point, but few of us have found the path to lasting fulfillment. David Michie thought he had achieved his life's goals--the high-level job, the expensive city apartment, the luxury car, the great vacations--but a small voice was telling him he wasn't really happy. A chance remark from a naturopath sent him to his local Buddhist center. There he began the most important journey of his life. In Buddhism for Busy People Michie explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life and the profound sense of well-being and heartfelt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

PRAISE FOR

"This is an unashamedly personal account, and who can resist a good confession? Poignant but entertaining, informative but not pedantic—these were among the fastest 200+ pages I ever read. If Buddhism is a mirror, then Michie kindly holds it up for the reader. Here’s the essence of Buddhism, and better—why it matters and how to access it." —Elephant Journal

"For those who have been searching for a sincere, accessible introduction to Tibetan Buddhism . . . this is your book." —Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun)