If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0140195831

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Zen and the art of falling in love . . .

At once practical, playful, and spiritually sound, this book is about creating a new love story in your life. Drawing from Christian, Buddhist, Sufi and other spiritual traditions, If the Buddha Dated shows how to find a partner without losing yourself. Kasl, a practicing psychotherapist, workshop leader, and Reiki healer for thirty years, offers practical wisdom on using the path to love as a means of awakening.

If the Buddha Dated teaches that when you stay loyal to your spiritual journey, you will bring curiosity, fascination, and a light heart to the dating process.

Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

The Life of Buddhism (The Life of Religion)

Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

The Cult of Emptiness




















person? These are essentially the two aims of Buddhist practice: experiencing the clear mind that sees things as they are and the compassionate heart that embraces all people. Sometimes when we’re feeling hurt, it can help to remind ourselves of a basic truth: some people will like us and some people won’t. Everyone is seeing each other through the stories they create. You. Me. Everyone. No matter how hard we try, we will fit with some people and not others. So you might as well give up dancing

If you had a short wave radio with you right now, you could tune into stations thousands of miles away. That’s because sound vibrations carry round the world. Whether you realize it or not, you are a powerful energy field that transmits messages all of the time. The more you focus them intentionally, the more powerful they are. Several years ago, after the end of a long-term relationship, I spoke with my friend Laura, a psychic and astrologer, of my longing for a beloved companion who could truly

used to disregard your bottom line in the past 4. Consequences of disregarding your bottom line or not taking care of yourself Here are some samples drawn from several people’s bottomline lists. LIST #1. UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR OF THE OTHER PERSON (Remember the Warning Signs You Ignored in Past Relationships That Signaled Trouble.) • Is superficially charming. Seduces you emotionally and physically in order to have control. Wants immediate sex and commitment. Seems too good to be true. • Does not

respect limits or boundaries. Ignores you when you say no. • Has a volatile temper, explodes over small things. • Is jealous of your friends, work, and other interests—always wants to know where you are. Makes snide remarks about your friends. • Constantly breaks dates and agreements (being stood up one time without a genuine apology is sufficient reason to stop seeing someone.) • Is unreliable. Says s/he’ll call and then “forgets.” Constantly makes excuses. • Doesn’t show genuine interest in

a decision, job, relationship, or spiritual concern. Quakers use the concept of feeling clear inside as a touchstone for knowing when you’ve found the truth about a given situation. Quakers have a saying: “Walk cheerfully over the earth seeing [or answering] that of God in everyone.” Buddhists teach us to see the luminous essence in everyone. Sufis talk about all people living in the mystical heart of God. Different words, one message. However you hear it, remember that stillness, practice, and

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