At its heart, Buddhism blossoms from one source: the words and life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Chad Mercree, a lifetime student of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, reveals in simple language how Buddhism can yield personal growth in the modern world. Because every journey is unique, Mercree relates his own story, as well as the experiences of famous Buddhists throughout history, to help you apply Buddha's principles to your personal path.
Chad Mercree is an author and speaker who has written for several publications. His book, The Way of the Psychic Heart (Llewellyn Publications), was published in June 2014. Mercree is also an award-winning designer and nationally recognized botanical expert, successful entrepreneur, and devoted environmentalist. With his degree in Natural Resources Management, Mercree has combined the Buddhist principles of service with the preservation of nature, creating urban oases where people can seek peace in the midst of busy city life. He has led workshops throughout the US on meditation, spiritual awakening, and connecting to the natural world.