The Awakened One
A Life of the Buddha
By Sherab Chodzin Kohn. 153 pg., 6" x 9" paperback. The Buddha's life story is a universal tale of the awakening of consciousness. The founder of Buddhism led a sheltered life until the age of twenty-nine, when he set out on a journey of discovery. His goal was to overcome suffering and death—and he actually did so, in that moment under the Bodhi Tree when he became the Buddha, "The Awakened One." A blend of legend and history.