The Dharma of Dogs

Don't forget to add this inspirational book to your list of gifts for dog lovers this year.

Author: Tami Simon

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037413

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? "Our canine companions aren't just our best friends," explains Tami Simon "They naturally embody many of the spiritual principles we ourselves aspire to." The Dharma of Dogs shares the reflections of Buddhist writers and other teachers who have found a source of deep truth and practical wisdom beneath the furry surface of our four-legged friends. For anyone who loves dogs--and who has learned and grown through this special relationship--these essays offer humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us. Readers join bestselling authors such as Alice Walker, Geneen Roth, Lama Surya Das, Mark Nepo, and others to explore such themes as unconditional love, connecting with nature, facing our fears, and more.
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The Dharma of Dogs

I am still getting to know her and her particular dharma. ... Finally, there is a certain specialness in The Dharma of Dogs being published by Sounds True, given our dog-friendly culture and all our furry friends in the building.

Author: Tami Simon

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622037421

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? “Our canine companions aren’t just our best friends,” explains Tami Simon. “Sometimes they can also be carriers of a special medicine and the wisdom lessons we most need.” The Dharma of Dogs shares the reflections of spiritual teachers and writers who have found a source of deep truth and practical wisdom beneath the furry surface of our four-legged friends. For anyone who loves dogs—and who has learned and grown through this special relationship—these 31 essays offer humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us, exploring such themes as unconditional love, connecting with nature, facing our fears, and much more. Edited by Tami Simon, The Dharma of Dogs includes contributions by Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle, Pam Houston, Mark Nepo, Roshi Joan Halifax, Adyashanti, Julie Barton, angel Kyodo williams, JP Sears, Lama Surya Das, Diane Musho Hamilton, Allan Lokos, Andrew Holecek, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Chris Grosso, Geneen Roth, Jeri Parker, Joan Ranquet, Lama Tsomo, Laura Pritchett, Mirabai Starr, Sarah C. Beasley, Stuart Davis, Susan Martin, Susanna Weiss, and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Portion of proceeds donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue. milldogrescue.org.
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The Dharma Bums

... dog , and little Sandy who belonged to the Joyners down the road , and a few other stray dogs ( all dogs love me ) and came to the edge of the forest . In there , the previous spring , I'd worn out a little path going to THE DHARMA ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140042520

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.
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Zen Dogs

Filled with meditations and eternal truths, Zen Dogs offers insight into every aspect of life for both two-leggers and four-leggers. For spiritual seekers and dog lovers alike, our Zen Dogs photos are pure nirvana!

Author: Gautama Buddha

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633535220

Category: Humor

Page: 165

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Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs What is the sound of one dog barking? This and other enduring questions are answered in the pages of this wise, whimsical and utterly delightful collection of happy hounds and cuddly pups. Inspirational pups: Zen Dogs, sequel to the bestselling Zen Cats, offers the timeless teachings of Buddhism along with key lessons our canine companions are here to remind us of – such as how to live in the now. Every dog is a living example of loving kindness, a central tenet of the Buddha, which they reteach us with every affectionate lick and joy-filled wag of the tail. Filled with meditations and eternal truths, Zen Dogs offers insight into every aspect of life for both two-leggers and four-leggers. For spiritual seekers and dog lovers alike, our Zen Dogs photos are pure nirvana!
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The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation

I recall that in the mornings when Dharma and Hope and I meet the three-legged dog, when my leg is aching and my heart is tired. Good dogs. But are dogs really enlightened? There is a classic Zen Buddhist text that speaks to this.

Author: James Garbarino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441977441

Category: Psychology

Page: 121

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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.
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The Dharma Videos of Lust and Bust

He suspected two of the gang members of kidnapping his dog . He thought that they had sold the dog to a group of migrant oriental families , who had killed and eaten it . Those gang members denied this . There had been no physical ...

Author: Anoop Chandola

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1419611445

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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A radical guru satirically exposes religions, mainly his own, by revealing traditional and current mysteries of sex and violence.
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Buddha Root Farm

Theydragged the dog away and did,infact, uncover exactly three hundred ouncesof gold. ... Dogs are speaking thedogdharma. Cats relate the catdharma ... If you don't understandit, you're dreaming, and the dharma simply makes you muddled.

Author: Hsuan Hua

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 9781601030368

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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Pure Land Buddhist practice consists of reciting the name of Amitabha Buddha. This is a method of mindfulness and concentration is considered the easiest and most certain path to enlightenment. In lectures given in 1975 during the course of a seven day Amitabha recitation session, the late Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua explains the methods of Pure Land Buddhism and how it relates to Chan (Zen) meditation and other Buddhist practices.
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Myths of the Dog Man

I shall take that dog's hindquarters. My vital breaths are leaving me, and hunger is destroying my memory. Therefore, aware of my svadharma, I shall take that dog's hindquarters. The dharma of famine is one that corrupts.

Author: David Gordon White

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226895093

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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"An impressive and important cross-cultural study that has vast implications for history, religion, anthropology, folklore, and other fields. . . . Remarkably wide-ranging and extremely well-documented, it covers (among much else) the following: medieval Christian legends such as the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their roots in Parthian Gnosticism and Manichaeism; dog-stars (especially Sirius), dog-days, and canine psychopomps in the ancient and Hellenistic world; the cynocephalic hordes of the ancient geographers; the legend of Prester John; Visvamitra and the Svapacas ("Dog-Cookers"); the Dog Rong ("warlike barbarians") during the Xia, Shang, and Zhou periods; the nochoy ghajar (Mongolian for "Dog Country") of the Khitans; the Panju myth of the Southern Man and Yao "barbarians" from chapter 116 of the History of the Latter Han and variants in a series of later texts; and the importance of dogs in ancient Chinese burial rites. . . . Extremely well-researched and highly significant."—Victor H. Mair, Asian Folklore Studies
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How to Practice Dharma

This is the same as the Dharma practitioner (although of course, dogs work only for the happiness of this life and so everything they do is mean- ingless). If we want to practice Dharma but have a weak mind, we will always have ...

Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 9781891868269

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Buddhism is a house full of treasures — practices for gaining the happiness of future lives, the bliss of liberation and the supreme happiness of enlightenment — but knowing the difference between Dharma and non-Dharma practices is the key that opens the door to all those treasures. No matter how much we know about emptiness, the chakras or controlling our vital energy through kundalini yoga, it's all pointless without this crucial understanding of how to practice Dharma, how to correct our actions. "There are vast numbers of people who delude themselves and waste their entire life studying the most esoteric aspects of Buddhism but never understand the most fundamental point, the distinction between Dharma and non-Dharma. Even if we understand nothing else, if, by recognizing the eight worldly dharmas, we can clearly differentiate between what is Dharma and what is not Dharma, we're very fortunate. This is the essential point.” — Lama Zopa Rinpoche This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment teachings given over a four-decade period starting from the early 1970s, and deals with the eight worldly dharmas which are essentially how craving desire and attachment cause us to create problems and suffering and how to abandon these negative minds in order to find perfect peace and happiness. The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive brings you the collected works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s spiritual director, and works to offer the Dharma in as many ways as possible for the happiness and benefit of all beings. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed, audio and ebooks. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and we hope you find joy by reading this book!
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On Hinduism

This dog even has a human heart, but he must not be allowed to get ideas above his station. ... Both the dog and the sage are all wrong from the very beginning; the dog violates dog dharma by being a vegetarian, where he should be a ...

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199360086

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex religion to which she has devoted herself for half a century. This series of interconnected essays and lectures surveys the most critically important and hotly contested issues in Hinduism over 3,500 years, from the ancient time of the Vedas to the present day. The essays contemplate the nature of Hinduism; Hindu concepts of divinity; attitudes concerning gender, control, and desire; the question of reality and illusion; and the impermanent and the eternal in the two great Sanskrit epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Among the questions Doniger considers are: Are Hindus monotheists or polytheists? How can atheists be Hindu, and how can unrepentant Hindu sinners find salvation? Why have Hindus devoted so much attention to the psychology of addiction? What does the significance of dogs and cows tell us about Hinduism? How have Hindu concepts of death, rebirth, and karma changed over the course of history? How and why does a pluralistic faith, remarkable for its intellectual tolerance, foster religious intolerance? Doniger concludes with four concise autobiographical essays in which she reflects on her lifetime of scholarship, Hindu criticism of her work, and the influence of Hinduism on her own philosophy of life. On Hinduism is the culmination of over forty years of scholarship from a renowned expert on one of the world's great faiths.
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