Enlightenment to Go: Shantideva and the Power of Compassion to Transform Your Life [NOOK Book]

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Essential reading for those seeking life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, Enlightenment to Go provides a lively and accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. With warmth, humor, and stories of his own experiences, author David Michie shows how modern psychological science confirms Shantideva's insights, and he explores powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, ...
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Enlightenment to Go: Shantideva and the Power of Compassion to Transform Your Life

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Overview

Essential reading for those seeking life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, Enlightenment to Go provides a lively and accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. With warmth, humor, and stories of his own experiences, author David Michie shows how modern psychological science confirms Shantideva's insights, and he explores powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment to Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality right here in your busy life.
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Editorial Reviews

Spirituality and Health
One of Spirituality and Health's Best Spiritual Books of 2011.
Robina Courtin
"David Michie brings to life Shantideva's radical approach, showing we're far more capable than we imagine of opening our hearts."
Tenzin Palmo
"Compassionate wisdom is brought to life in this practical and helpful book."
Associate Professor Dave Webb
"In a meaningful, down-to-earth way, David has once again made the profound teachings of The Enlightened One readily accessible to all, even to the busiest of business people. No excuses!"
Dinty W. Moore
"Life-affirming lessons as relevant as this morning's newspaper and as timeless as Buddhism itself. This book can change your mind."
Toni Bernhard
"This is the book we've been waiting for! David Michie clearly and concisely interprets the most essential of Shantideva's verses and offers exercises and meditations that we can easily integrate into our daily lives. I am deeply grateful for this book."
Pilar Jennings
"With good humor and deep insight, Enlightenment to Go offers a tangible blueprint for increased happiness. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the journey."
From the Publisher

One of Spirituality and Health's Best Spiritual Books of 2011.

“David Michie brings to life Shantideva’s radical approach, showing we’re far more capable than we imagine of opening our hearts.” —Robina Courtin, editor of Becoming the Compassion Buddha

“Compassionate wisdom is brought to life in this practical and helpful book.” —Tenzin Palmo, author of Into the Heart of Life

"In a meaningful, down-to-earth way, David has once again made the profound teachings of The Enlightened One readily accessible to all, even to the busiest of business people. No excuses!" —Associate Professor Dave Webb, Business School, University of Western Australia

"Life-affirming lessons as relevant as this morning’s newspaper and as timeless as Buddhism itself. This book can change your mind." —Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer

“This is the book we’ve been waiting for! David Michie clearly and concisely interprets the most essential of Shantideva’s verses and offers exercises and meditations that we can easily integrate into our daily lives. I am deeply grateful for this book.” —Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick

“With good humor and deep insight, Enlightenment to Go offers a tangible blueprint for increased happiness. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the journey.” —Pilar Jennings, author of Mixing Minds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861716944
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 590,442
  • File size: 404 KB

Meet the Author

David Michie is the Australian based author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, as well as the non fiction titles Enlightenment to Go, Buddhism for Busy People, and Hurry Up and Meditate.
David Michie is the Australian based author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, as well as the non fiction titles Enlightenment to Go, Buddhism for Busy People, and Hurry Up and Meditate.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Developing the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment

1 The Choice of Awakening 17

2 The Big Picture or the Here and Now? 27

3 Inner Experience or Outer Appearance? 39

4 Shifting the Focus from Self to Other 53

5 Bodhichitta: The Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment 65

Part II The Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment in Practice

6 Open Heart, Open Hand: The Perfection of Generosity 81

7 A Practical Approach to Ethics 95

8 Thank Buddha for Aggravation! The Perfection of Patience 105

9 Mindfulness and the Yoga of Coffee Drinking 121

10 Breaking the Cycle of Dissatisfaction 133

11 The Four Laws of Spiritual Success 149

12 Our Greatest Teacher 163

13 Feeding the Good Wolf 173

14 Emptiness and Santa Claus 183

15 Adventures in Inner Space 201

16 The Eight Worldly Dharmas 217

17 A Code of Conduct for Awakening Beings 225

18 Dedication 239

Appendix: How to Meditate 243

References 259

Further Reading 263

Index 265

About the Author 275

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