Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. He has taught numerous workshops and retreats. His column What Would Sid Do (Sid = Siddhartha, the Buddha) has appeared regularly on Beliefnet.com since 2009, and his posts there have also appeared in the Huffington Post.
"A young, New York-based Buddhist teacher, Rinzler is able to take a relaxed, colloquial approach to meditation and its many benefits because he's so well-versed in Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. With examples ranging from superheroes to YouTube videos, Rinzler brings timeless teachings to the buzz of now in an engaging, richly instructive, genuinely illuminating spiritual guide."--Booklist "Don't let Rinzler's youthful exuberance fool you. The kid knows his stuff."--Tricycle "This volume is far beyond a compilation of Rinzler's columns or prior work; it is a genuine introduction to living a Buddhist life without immersion in Buddhism's more esoteric practices."--Library Journal "Light-hearted, contemporary, and at times hilarious, Rinzler's book is addictively easy to read."--Nexus "Enjoyable, engaging, and inspiring. I loved the book and think it's a great introductory read for a younger person who would like to know more about Buddhism, or just life in general."--Wildmind.org "Rinzler's voice is approachable and funny and absolutely credible to all of the young professionals who seem to have it all but who are beginning to wonder if they are missing something really, really big."-- www.beliefnet.com "The cool kid's Buddhist."--The Boston Phoenix