A thoughtful, down-to-earth look at helpful ways to lessen human suffering.
This book takes you on a lively, sometimes light-hearted, journey through nine Buddhist practices that can bring blessed relief to a wide range of human sufferingand teaches you skills to reduce suffering in the long term for yourself and others.
The practices help you:
Loosen the grip of suffering
Engage and question limiting views, thoughts and opinions
Deconstruct ten common assumptions
Be present in each moment
Survive emotional storms
Develop peaceful communication skills
Deepen communication with your partner
Appreciate mortality and the preciousness of life
As you read the chapters and engage in each practice, you will work with your own stories of sufferingstories in which you have felt abandoned, deprived, subjugated, defective, excluded or vulnerableand you will learn how to release yourself from suffering by investigating it with curiosity and kindness.
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