What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Moving away from conventional presentations of Buddhist teachings, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche challenges readers to make sure they know what they're talking about before they claim to be Buddhist. With wit and irony, Rinpoche urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism beyond a romance with beads, incense, and exotic people in robes straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.
In essence, this book explains what a Buddhist really is, namely, someone who deeply understands the truth of impermanence and how our emotions can trap us in cycles of suffering. Rinpoche presents the fundamental tenets of Buddhism in simple language, using examples we can all relate to.