A tough former Marine leads Buddhist basic training for the average Joe.
In Buddhism for Dudes, Gerry “Strib” Stribling, former Marine and all-around good guy, answers questions on life and living with a healthy dose of Buddhist wisdom for the regular guy. Strib takes a good look at who the Buddha was, meditation, karma, and more. With good humor and without sentimentalism (plus a sprinkling of hilarious cartoons), he explains these down-to-earth insights in everyday language. Showing how Buddhism boldly approaches life’s problems head on, unflinching and alert—like a soldier in a forward listening post in the dark of night—Strib emphasizes the Buddhist call to moral action for the good of oneself and others.
“Buddhism for Dudes shoots straight and doesn’t blink. It’s John Wayne meets Zen, complete with all the wisdom and tough guy charm you’d expect.”
– Matthew Bortolin, author of The Dharma of Star Wars
“Stribling is oriented toward the practical, everyday applications of Buddhism, and he deftly avoids all metaphysical speculation. All readers can find a highly accessible introduction to Buddhism in this intriguing pocket-size work.”