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Buddhism for Dudes

A Jarhead's Field Guide to Mindfulness


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, 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.

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (August 25, 2015)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781614292449

“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.”

– Publishers Weekly