Thursday, February 26, 2009
Dharma Moments - Danai Chanchaochai
I am sure this book will achieve this and that it will prove helpful to general readers, especially those who have little previous acquaintance with Buddhism, as well as dedicated Buddhists who have little time to read and study more widely, but are looking for something to inspire them here and now." —from the Introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
At home and at work, we struggle every day with hope and fear, living in the past and anxious about the future. Is there an end to suffering? By putting simple Buddhist teachings into practice in ordinary life, learn how every moment can be a Dharma Moment.
Dharma Moments captures the essence of Buddhist practice to help us thrive in the modern world. More than 40 anecdotes and personal stories illustrate how Buddhist teachings can help us break free from the trappings of materialism; loosen the bonds of anger and envy; triumph over discontent and depression; and make every moment a Dharma moment.
With sound advice about its relevance in today’s busy world, Danai Chanchaochai places the wisdom of the Dharma at the center of our lives, examining such personal and global challenges as dealing with a difficult boss, the impact of 24/7 technology, forgotten business ethics and the effect of nations at war. This wide-ranging collection of deeply personal insights and real-life stories reveals the Buddha’s most enduring principles. Dharma Moments helps us lead richer and more meaningful lives with compassion, respect, self-restraint, honesty, and wisdom.