BOOKS: Wide Awake
Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
By Diana Winston
Published by TarcherPerigee (click here to purchase)
Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens is a clear and direct introduction to Buddhism, written for teens and young adults. Author Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) and has been teaching mindfulness and Buddhism for many years. She wrote Wide Awake as “a handbook for the roller coaster of the teenage years,” intended to offer a glimpse into the eightfold path and also how to apply the teachings of the Buddha to life as a young person in today’s world. The book addresses topics including sex, drugs, protecting the environment, accepting ourselves, difficult emotions, and more. It is a pioneering work that, while written for the young adult audience, offers helpful insights and advice for any and all of us.
Learn more about the book here.