9781614291572

Life Is Spiritual Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9781614291572

  • ISBN10:

    1614291578

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-02-17
  • Publisher: Wisdom Pubns
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Summary

With this guide, find, and keep, true happiness by discovering and practicing Buddhism's ten virtues.

Discover the ten perfections--qualities of the heart and mind that cultivate happiness, wisdom, and compassion--and learn how to bring them into your life with this in-depth practice manual. Life Is Spiritual Practice carefully lays out the perfections, or paramis: the Buddha's foundational teaching for true happiness.
Generosity • Ethical Integrity • Renunciation • Wisdom • Wise Effort • Patience • Truthfulness • Resolve • Loving-Kindness • Equanimity
Drawing on her more than twenty years of teaching experience, Jean Smith teases out the subtleties of the perfections and offers helpful exercises, real-life examples, and instructions for an independent self-retreat for their practical application. With this book in hand, embody the ten perfections and achieve lasting happiness, regardless of your spiritual tradition.

Author Biography

Jean Smith is the author/editor of numerous successful books on Buddhism, including 365 Zen, A Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation, Breath Sweeps Mind, and 12 Steps on the Buddha's Path. A longtime associate of the Insight Meditation Society, she is the head of the executive board of the Mountain Retreat Center, in Taos, New Mexico, where she lives.

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