This insightful and controversial book explores the space that has arisen for Buddhism in the West and the forces of opportunism and arrogance that could destroy the possibility of authentic Buddhism ever taking root.
Will Buddhism take root in the West or is it an endeavor doomed to failure? Are the first generation of Western Buddhists its supporters or its destroyers?
The answers to these questions are a wake up call to challenge our own presumptions.
"Wisdom in Exile proposes a fresh approach to Buddhism, one in which the fundamental tenets of the Buddha’s teachings are rediscovered." His Holiness Sakya Trichen, the 41st Head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism
"I think that this book will be beneficial in helping Western practitioners to avoid some of the pitfalls of cultural and spiritual misunderstanding." His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Head of the Karma-Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism