Just Add Buddha: Quick Buddhist Solution to Hellish Bosses, Stubborn Spouses, Traffic Jams and Other Annoyances of Everyday Life

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Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist practices into every area of life. Individually, Metcalf's techniques work as quick fixes for specific dilemmas, but woven together, they gradually strengthen one's ...
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Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist practices into every area of life. Individually, Metcalf's techniques work as quick fixes for specific dilemmas, but woven together, they gradually strengthen one's spiritual base when one day a habitual way of being has been quietly transformed. While not written to impress pure Buddhists, this book takes Buddhism seriously. Approachable sections on Buddhism's rich tradition and a sprinkling of quotes from ancient scripture and contemporary teachers connect the book's practices to the deeper wisdom underlying them. Always, Just Add Buddha remains squarely focused on daily life, drawing out the most practical aspects of Buddhism.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781569754092
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,451,372
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    A great book!!!

    This book made me laugh even as it had me thinking. I would definitely recommend it!

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    This book takes everyday happenings and explains buddhist principles on how to handle them. It's not a bad book. Good for beginners in buddhism. Topics covered are a little scattered and not organized. I would recommend this book for someone looking for simple ideas on handling some activities you may question how to handle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2005

    Fantastic entry into Buddhism

    I read pieces of this book everyday, which the writing style is conducive to. It is simple, direct, and entertaining, as well as provides help on dealing with the everyday stuff we all must go through. I highly reccomend this book to anyone looking for a way to deal with life without needing to depend on a 'higher' power to do it for you.

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