Everyday Enlightenment: The Essential Guide to Finding Happiness in the Modern World

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An engaging and practical guide to finding hapiness today, written by one of the most influential Buddhist leaders in the world. “I love the modern world; we have so many opportunities to be generous and inspire each other,” writes His Holi­ness the Gyalwang Drukpa in Everyday Enlightenment. And in this simple, powerful book based on ancient Bud­dhist teachings but framed to be relevant in today’s world, the Drukpa outlines ways for all to find that ...

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Overview

An engaging and practical guide to finding hapiness today, written by one of the most influential Buddhist leaders in the world. “I love the modern world; we have so many opportunities to be generous and inspire each other,” writes His Holi­ness the Gyalwang Drukpa in Everyday Enlightenment. And in this simple, powerful book based on ancient Bud­dhist teachings but framed to be relevant in today’s world, the Drukpa outlines ways for all to find that generosity and inspiration in themselves.

As head of the thousand-year-old Drukpa Order, the Drukpa uses Buddhist practices to aid people who feel lost or uncertain, or who want to slow the pace of life and attend to the world around them more thoughtfully. He divides the book into sections including “The Un­common Path,” “Walking Your Path,” and “Overcom­ing Obstacles Along Your Way,” and delineates ways in which readers can absorb into their lives Buddhist teach­ings that will allow them to choose to live more fully.

Clear and accessible, optimistic and profound, Everyday Enlightenment is essential reading for all those who want to improve their life by following a different, more meaning­ful life path.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594486234
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 657,638
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is the head of the thousand-year-old Drukpa Order, also known as the Dragon Order, which is based in the Himalayas and has millions of followers worldwide. Four years old when the Dalai Lama discovered him, he has become among the most influential Buddhist leaders in the world. His humanitarian work includes programs to promote gender equality, establish educational institutions, clinics, and meditation centers, and rebuild heritage sites in the Himalayas. The Drukpa lives in India.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Insightful... Unique... and not surprisingly, Enlightened. What

    Insightful... Unique... and not surprisingly, Enlightened. What began as a simple Sunday read turned into an inspirational reading experience. A disarmingly calm book which packs a great punch if you examine it and apply it to your everyday life. Topics covered range from happiness and compassion to how to treat the environment. The book covers a broad spectrum while suggesting small fundamental changes we can easily make to become 'enlightented'. Will be passing this along to my family members to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    FRESH SUMMER READING! My mom gave me this book for graduation.

    FRESH SUMMER READING!

    My mom gave me this book for graduation. This book puts a unique spin on the self-help genre. It brings up subtle ways we can change our outlooks to be more positive. The gentle tone of the writing never feels bossy or like it is condemning you, which I really enjoyed. I think this is one book I will be coming back to for a while.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Enjoyed reading this book. Was directed to it through my book gr

    Enjoyed reading this book. Was directed to it through my book group as a great light read. While reading it, however, I found myself really examining my outlook on life and happiness. It did a wonderful job of presenting thought provoking ideas in a simple and easy to examine light.

    I think this book works for a variety of ages and demographics, as it is applicable to everyone's daily life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    A refreshing read. Doesn't read 'preachy' as many books in this

    A refreshing read. Doesn't read 'preachy' as many books in this genre do. Filled with insightful thoughts and beliefs -- I read it once and found myself rereading it straight away. Would recommend.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    Just finished this book and wanted to review it fresh in my mind

    Just finished this book and wanted to review it fresh in my mind. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone. It is written in very relatable terms, with a tone that feels helpful, without feeling forceful. This book is not a simple 'to do' list, but rather, a gentle suggestion at alternative ways to view every day life situations. I plan to pass this book along to my daughter (in her 20s), to see how it holds up.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    Refreshing Surprise!

    I was given this book by a friend as a gift. I was truly surprised by this book and its outlook on life. It uses humor and a lot of allusions to show the reader alternative ways to look at everyday situations. I found it easy to read and did not feel like I was sitting in a lecture, which so many of these types of books feel like.

    Highly Recommended.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    My book group also just finished this book. I found the advise p

    My book group also just finished this book. I found the advise prescribed invaluable. Such simple shifts of thought do truly amount to large shifts of how you perceive the world around you. It seemed to have something for everyone, as the number and breadth of topics are vast.

    This is one book I found totally worth purchasing.

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