If the Buddha Got Stuck: A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path [NOOK Book]

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Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl’s If the Buddha Dated and If the Buddha Married have inspired readers with their empowering blend of spiritual and psychological insights. Her latest, If the Buddha Got Stuck, is a wise yet lighthearted book that will speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life and wanted to break free. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and warm heart, Kasl presents readers with seven steps that tap into life’s bigger picture: Notice Where You’re Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; ...
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Overview

Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl’s If the Buddha Dated and If the Buddha Married have inspired readers with their empowering blend of spiritual and psychological insights. Her latest, If the Buddha Got Stuck, is a wise yet lighthearted book that will speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life and wanted to break free. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and warm heart, Kasl presents readers with seven steps that tap into life’s bigger picture: Notice Where You’re Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; Live in Reality; Connect with Others; Move From Thought to Action; and Let Go. Full of insight from Buddhist and other teachings that emphasize the joy that comes with letting go of attachments to events and things, If the Buddha Got Stuck is an inspirational and practical roadmap to a more joyful, peaceful, and fulfilling life.


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Publishers Weekly
"Buddhism offers a gentle... understanding of being stuck and getting unstuck," writes Kasl (If the Buddha Dated), referring to a variety of stubborn problems that can interfere with life, including feeling intractably "bored, scared, protective, petty, exhausted, afraid or unfulfilled." In 60-plus brief chapters featuring discussions and therapy-type strategies deeply rooted in Buddhist teachings, Kasl guides readers on a journey of self-discovery. She begins by inviting them to notice where they are stuck, and then asks them to simply "show up" to life with a sense of "fascination and curiosity." She implores them to be mindful and to trust in the power of engaging reality directly without interpretive lenses (acknowledging difficulties in a relationship, for example, instead of making excuses). She then explores the importance of connecting with others, of acting on insights and the "ultimate step" of letting go the temporal self, an act that brings "abiding happiness." Throughout, she intersperses exercises to help readers engage the lessons more personally. Kasl's approach is compelling: her discussions are simple but never simplistic; her tone is warmly inviting but not obsequious; and her insights are both penetrating and accessible. Occasionally her supporting illustrations veer into the cheesy, but overall Kasl offers a challenging, practical and disarmingly effective approach to getting out of life's ruts. (Jan. 4) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"If the Buddha Got Stuck provides a roadmap to freedom and greater possibilities.... Encouraging, practical, beautifully written." —-Laura Davis, author of I Thought We'd Never Speak Again
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101200438
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Series: Compass
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 459,160
  • File size: 478 KB

Meet the Author

Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D., a practicing therapist and nationally recognized workshop leader for more than 20 years, has had lifelong connections to feminism, Buddhism, Quaker practice, and Reiki healing. The author of several books including Finding Joy, she lives in Lolo, Montana.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : a personal story of getting stuck and unstuck
Step 1 Feel your longing, notice where you're stuck
Step 2 Show up
Step 3 Pay attention
Step 4 Live in reality, listen to your truths
Step 5 Connect with others, connect with life
Step 6 Move from thought to action
Step 7 Let go
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  • Posted September 15, 2013

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    Buddhism, especially Zen, can put most people off, with all the

    Buddhism, especially Zen, can put most people off, with all the talk of non-being and such conundrums as the sound of one hand clapping, so what is needed is a simple explanation of how Buddhism isn't a religion but more of a philosophy. Charlotte Kasl does does just that, with only the occasional step into subject matter that I found a bit too nebulous.

    "If The Buddha Got Stuck" is the perfect book for those who feel like they can see a path, but can't quite walk it, or those who have lost their direction, realizing they aren't quite were they want to be in life or feeling miserable because they ARE where they wanted to be in life and discover it's not what they really need. Broken up into bite sized chapters with the occasional suggestion on certain meditations and exercises, Charlotte uses plenty of modern examples, usually through experiences with her therapy patients, to show that Buddhism is actually quite simple, and it's simplicity it what can help cut through the noise of the world and out mind to help bring us back to basics.

    There are times when I feel she drifts into processes and metaphors that are a little too New Agey, but for the most part she is very grounded in the here and now...which is precisely what Buddhism is all about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    If the Buddha Got Stuck

    This is a simple yet dynamic book to help you get unstuck in your life. I definitely recommend.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

    A constant Companion

    Start anywhere just start. An excellent air brush of clarity for the struggle :whatever struggle you think you may be in. It is calming, gracious and directive. NOT a sissy handbook, but a wakeup maual to validate, experience, and go back to again and again. I was surprised there were no reviews, but then again, this is a hard one to attach words to....

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