Stumbling Toward the Buddha

Stumbling Toward the Buddha

by Dawn Downey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692026397
Publisher: Dawn Downey
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Nobody's Perfect: Accepting My Humanity
The Collection
The Price: Desire is More than I Bargained For
Freeways, Foothills, and Phobias: Courage Takes a Sunday Drive
Attachments: I Can't Let Go, Despite the Wisdom of Non-attachment
Mirror, Mirror: What, Me Prejudiced?

Bad Things Happen to Good People-If They're Lucky: Transcending Difficulties
Alone in the Dark: Meditating at a War-Torn Peace Rally
Fun and Games
The N Word: A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Anicca: How I Escaped from Maniacal Meditators
Burgers, Beer, and Emotional Baggage: Marinate in Mindfulness before Grilling Yourself
Truth Transcends the Facts: A Hoax Unveils the Nature of Reality

Revelations: Finding Myself
Toadstools: Fighting Depression, Defending the Lawn
The Doll House

Oneness Makes Strange Bedfellows: Losing My Self
Clear Comprehension without Delusion
No Longer Mother
Call to Prayer
Blurred Edges
Palin Power: On Discovering the Emptiness of Knowledge
Precious Moments

A Question a Day Keeps the Answers Away: Making Peace with Paradox
The Road to Transformation
Resurrection: Birth and Death Right Now
The Inheritance
Light and Shadow

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Stumbling Toward the Buddha 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite I appreciated the humor in Stumbling Toward the Buddha: Stories about Tripping over My Principles on the Road to Transformation by Dawn Downey. I am on a spiritual journey and was intrigued to read what was suggested in the pages of this book. I wasn't prepared for the humor and the fact that the book basically made fun of all of the aspects that make us human, aspects that so many spiritual books tell us to get rid of. Like the compulsion to shop. Or that we feel better if we own nice things. Our jealous tendencies. The fact that we really don't want nice things to happen to other people (because we want them to happen to us, instead). Reading all of this and having someone say it in a loud, honest, in your face kind of way was very refreshing and surprising, but in a very nice way. I also loved the personalized stories within this book. I think other readers will really relate to the stories the author shares about her own issues in giving up what so many self help books say we have to give up in order to achieve bliss, peace and long term happiness. The fact that she can so honestly admit that she was jealous, and wanted to shop and buy things, and not love her neighbor made me feel like I am not the only person struggling with some of these issues and I think readers will appreciate that.