The Four Reminders: A Simple Buddhist Guide to Living and Dying Without Regret

The Four Reminders: A Simple Buddhist Guide to Living and Dying Without Regret

by Dennis Hunter


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Hundreds of years ago, Tibetan monks distilled some of the Buddha's most essential teachings into what became known as the Four Reminders. Designed to jolt you awake and break your habit of sleepwalking through life, the Four Reminders reveal the urgency of spiritual awakening and living with purpose, here and now.

The Four Reminders have remained unknown to most people, hidden in liturgical texts and shrouded behind layers of Tibetan Buddhist cultural and religious tradition. Explaining these fundamental principles in fresh, contemporary language, Dennis Hunter makes this ancient wisdom tradition relevant to everyday life in the 21st century and accessible to anyone. Whatever your background, the Four Reminders are a compass that can point you towards awakening.

"With a great gift for updating the language and context of these invaluable lessons from the ancient world, Hunter reminds us that Buddhist wisdom was never meant to be mystical or exotic. Instead, these pages give you something much more important: practical advice for being human." -- Ethan Nichtern

"Reading The Four Reminders gave me the unique experience of something that few books can claim: being guided into a contemplation on what is most essential to know (and embody) if one is to live fully and freely. Hunter has woven a profound journey, rendering key and authentic Buddhist wisdom in a way that anyone can understand and apply. It is an invitation to all and any one of us, not just those already walking the spiritual path, to courageously embrace the eternal truths that lead to lasting happiness and peace." -- Yogarupa Rod Stryker

"A smart, eminently readable Buddhist guide to achieving an inner awakening." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A welcome addition to practicing what matters most. This book personally guides us through the practice so that we can reflect on our thoughts, words, and actions." -- Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

"This book presents the transformational teachings of Buddhist mindfulness in a powerful and provocative way. Hunter doesn't shy away from challenging the reader to address deep-seated personal and cultural assumptions on the road to happiness and freedom. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a key to unlock the path to peace in their lives." -- Kino MacGregor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546855842
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Dennis Hunter has been teaching and writing about meditation and Buddhist philosophy since 2002. He began his practice in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and later studied closely with Dzogchen Ponlop and Pema Chödrön. He lived for two years as a Buddhist monk at Pema Chödrön's monastery in Nova Scotia, where he wrote much of the material in The Four Reminders.

He is author of the book You Are Buddha: A Guide to Becoming What You Are. His blog One Human Journey has been active for nearly a decade, with hundreds of articles and resources. He is also a contributing writer for HuffPost. His guided audio meditations can be found on the Insight Timer meditation app.

Dennis lives in Miami Beach with his husband, the yoga teacher Adrian Molina; they co-founded the Warrior Flow school of yoga, and together they lead classes, workshops, and international yoga and meditation retreats.

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