I have not read this book -- but I will now, thank you! In fact, I had not really read anything much on Buddhism up until recently, when I read a wonderful book entitled, "The Lost art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology" by Lorne Ladner, Ph.D -- a Western clinical psychologist who is also a Tibetan Buddhist.
I had a dream several years ago about Quan Yin, whom I knew little about, but I stumbled over a brief story about her while researching something else (which I can't even remember now!) In the dream, I was being led by a female guide in a kind of museum, and was shown an ornate carriage that belonged to Quan Yin's father -- and next to that was an altar with red velvet background, empty except for a faint impression where Quan Yin used to sit. I began to weep bitterly for her demise, and was told that Quan Yin needed to be returned to her place.
That was the beginning of the clues that have been leading me along this path. I did, at one point, look up some information about the path of the bodhisattva, but while I felt that compassion was indeed needed in the world, it didn't sound like a path I wanted to embark upon. However, it seems the gods may have other plans for me.
I do think that Buids (love the term!) are probably the minority, as you have said -- but in reading your earlier post, I see that we have much in common. My love for nature is precisely what "hooked" me about druidry, and was one of the things that I felt was missing from what I had read about the various Buddhist traditions.
It is not that I am averse to studying Buddhism -- it is just that I can't handle more than one course of study at a time.
I hate to abandon Druidry in the middle of my Ovate grade but I also cannot ignore the synchronistic and profound messages I am being given.
I will look for this information. Thank you -- you have been very helpful, as have others on this thread. I am not feeling that I am alone in uncharted water as much now.