In the Lila

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We all want more of the good stuff . . . clinging to the fleeting good times and cringing against the waves of pain as we hope and pray this too shall pass -- quickly. In Dot's high-tech academic career her Zen practice may have been a cool commodity that she wore with as much pride as her Birkenstocks around campus. But when she found herself unable to stand in front of a class any longer, when the dysautonomia had taken a...

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Overview

http://InTheLila.com

We all want more of the good stuff . . . clinging to the fleeting good times and cringing against the waves of pain as we hope and pray this too shall pass -- quickly. In Dot's high-tech academic career her Zen practice may have been a cool commodity that she wore with as much pride as her Birkenstocks around campus. But when she found herself unable to stand in front of a class any longer, when the dysautonomia had taken a turn that would never let her turn back her life ... that's when the practice became the path.

The word Lila is sanskrit for the cosmic play. In The Lila is a story about a woman who finds herself facing a life limiting illness and within the boundaries of a two dimensional social networking game begins to question what is real as well as what really matters in her life. A warm story of courage and perseverance, our main character Dot is drawn into the enquiry not unlike many modern day seekers of Truth. But in her high-tech dotcom domain the ashram and sangha are found in a most unlikely of circumstances. Amidst the medical jargon of dysautonomia and the adorable hairless Xolo dogs that stand by Dot's side this unusual account of a healing journey takes us out of our own egoic story and into a place of endless possibility. There are no spoilers to be had by saying that there is no magic bullet or fairytale endings. But within the groundlessness of the teaching there is something here for each of us to open up the sacred conversation about Life in the Lila.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452860022
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Parker was born in New Jersey and spent her teens living in Pittsburgh. She moved to California when she was 17 to attend college and start a new life in the sunshine. After graduating, Nancy stayed on campus to design and implement the first microcomputer technology center for the student body. She spent the next two decades building a support infrastructure that blended her unique Zen approach to business management, coupled with humor and hard work that were the hallmark of the team she inspired.

On her CoolKarma.com website, Nancy openly discusses how she adapts to the health challenges she faces and hopes that sharing her story can help others. Her YouTube video on Dysautonomia is an outreach to everyone who faces a life limiting chronic illness.

In addition to the social networking epic adventure, In The Lila, Parker has published a cookbook. The 30-Day Vegetarian, (http://30dayvegetarian.com) explores the treasures of cruelty minimized eating as well as introducing her readers to a whole new showcase of ancient grains, pulses and good old fashion comfort food at its best.

Also a talented composer, Nancy Parker has authored several meditation and relaxation tracks that are available as MP3 downloads in addition to a series of videos. (http://coolkarma.com)

When faced with her own healing adventures Nancy believes that there are many roads and at the end of the day it matters only that you continue to travel.

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