Buddha Momby Jacqueline Kramer
In Buddha Mom, Jacqueline Kramer beautifully illuminates the ways in which motherhood can be intricately woven into the spiritual life. Drawing on her twenty-five years as a practicing Buddhist, as well as many other wisdom traditions from around the world, she offers powerful insights into cultivating a more spiritual attitude toward parenting. In chapters organized around central Buddhist themes -- Simplicity, Nurturance, Joyful Service, Unconditional Love -- Kramer's personal experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and then raising her daughter to adulthood serves as a guide to integrating the roles of parent and spiritual being. She reveals how powerful an opportunity for growth each step along the path of motherhood can be, from the first pangs of pregnancy through the time when a child leaves home. A unique celebration of all that motherhood can be, Buddha Mom is an inspiring vision of child rearing.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.88(d)
Meet the Author
Jacqueline Kramer has been a practicing Buddhist for the past twenty years. A spiritual counselor and art teacher, she also writes and performs one-woman shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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My situation is completely different from the authors --i have three boys, a happy marriage and help in the house but what i got from this gem of a book is awareness to the compassion and beauty of being a mother. I have never been more inspired to BE with my kids and delight in the simple joy of preparing a meal for them. It changed the way I look at motherhood forever.
This book seemed too autobiographical and anecdotal to be of any help in my own journey with children. Also, there is no perspective on the joys and challenges of having more than 1 child. I think there are other books better suited to teaching how to bring Buddhist practices into our daily lives - Jack Kornfield may be a resource to consider.