Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You

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Dharma means "spiritual practice"; it's what we do every day to live more gracefully and to sustain a better world. American Buddhist teacher Lama Willa Miller masterfully adapts ancient Tibetan practices for contemporary readers seeking personal transformation, quoting everyone from the Dalai Lama to Bob Dylan and Oprah Winfrey. Becoming a Buddha, she explains, involves doing the physical, psychological, and spiritual work to discover one's innate wisdom. Each day of her seven-week course includes an inspiring ...

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Overview

Dharma means "spiritual practice"; it's what we do every day to live more gracefully and to sustain a better world. American Buddhist teacher Lama Willa Miller masterfully adapts ancient Tibetan practices for contemporary readers seeking personal transformation, quoting everyone from the Dalai Lama to Bob Dylan and Oprah Winfrey. Becoming a Buddha, she explains, involves doing the physical, psychological, and spiritual work to discover one's innate wisdom. Each day of her seven-week course includes an inspiring passage, an exercise, and tips to make daily practice easier in order to live with greater intention and harmony.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835608831
  • Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 780,962
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Week 1 Know Your Potential 11

Day 1 Wisdom-Nature 15

Day 2 Struggle: A Sign You Desire to Awaken 20

Day 3 Caring: A Sign of Compassion 24

Day 4 Being Aware: A Sign of Wisdom 27

Day 5 The Body: A Sign of Natural Power 31

Day 6 Admiration: A Sign You Are Gifted 37

Day 7 The Power of Emulation 42

Week 2 Map Your Intention 49

Day 1 Freedom Is Communal 53

Day 2 Chart Your Course with a Life-Intention 57

Day 3 Create a Life-Intention 63

Day 4 Aspirations 67

Day 5 The Awakening Prayer 73

Day 6 Deep Prayer 76

Day 7 The Sage's GPS 80

Week 3 Create a Sacred Space 85

Day 1 Finding a Place of Refuge 89

Day 2 Adorning Your Space 93

Day 3 Offerings and Inauguration 99

Day 4 Inspirational Material 102

Day 5 Plumbing the Wisdom-Nature through Introspection 105

Day 6 Breath Meditation 111

Day 7 Dedication 115

Week 4 Grow Love 121

Day 1 Love Considered 125

Day 2 Two Myths about Love 127

Day 3 Two More Myths about Love 132

Day 4 Universal Love 136

Day 5 No Ifs, No Buts, No Self 142

Day 6 Four Ways of Perceiving Others 148

Day 7 Growing Love through Contemplation 154

Week 5 Be Magnanimous 159

Day 1 Begin with Action 163

Day 2 The Power of Shifting the Center 166

Day 3 Give It and Get It 169

Day 4 Many Ways to Give 173

Day 5 Paying Attention 178

Day 6 The Five Steps of Giving 188

Day 7 Spiritual Sacrifice 192

Week 6 Grow Your Assets: Trust, Contentment, Conscience, Integrity 199

Day 1 Trust 203

Day 2 How to Trust Wisely 209

Day 3 Contentment 215

Day 4 Appreciation 219

Day 5 Conscience 222

Day 6 Integrity 228

Day 7 Self-Inquiry 232

Week 7 Grow YourAssets: Self-Discipline, Enthusiasm, Wisdom 237

Day 1 Self-Discipline 241

Day 2 Enthusiasm 248

Day 3 The Three C's of Enthusiasm 254

Day 4 Wisdom 260

Day 5 Wisdom as Innate 264

Day 6 Three Qualities of Awareness 268

Day 7 Processing the Journey 272

Resources for Further Exploration 279

Index 285

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