""Karma," he [Buddha] often said, "is intention": i.e., a movement of the mind that occurs each time we think, speak, or act. By being mindful of this process, we come to understand how intentions lead to habitual patterns of behavior, which in turn affect the quality of our experience."
Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs.
The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still, American Style by Dinty Moore
Main Street Books
Approximate Price: $10.36
To write The Accidental Buddhist, Dinty Moore went on a journey to chart the geography of American Buddhism, from an Indiana auditorium filled with admirers of the Dalai Lama, to a Tibetan Freedom concert with the Beastie Boys, to Change Your Mind Day in Central Park. Though aspects of his Catholic upbringing had made him skeptical of abstract concepts and religious jargon, what he found on his journey profoundly changed his life. Dinty Moore's writing is sincere and filled with good-humor as he cuts through the superficial aspects of American Buddhism and comes to terms with his own religious feelings.
--from Random House