This charming book is illuminated throughout with lively, joyous, and sometimes even funny citations from a host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.
The book highlights the teachings of the practice lineages, the branch of Tibetan Buddhism that emphasizes meditation practice, personal experience, and spiritual realization. Selections are thematically organized, including topics such as the major approaches to the spiritual path, meditation and other practices, Buddhist ethics, tantric practice, and the role of the teacher.
Includes the following teachers:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche • Deshung Rinpoche • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche • Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche • Dudjom Rinpoche • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche • The Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche • Gen Lamrimpa • The Third Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche • Kalu Rinpoche • Venerable Khandro Rinpoche • Khenpo Könchog Gyaltsen • Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche • Lama Lodö • Lama Thubten Yeshe Rinpoche • Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche • Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche • Ringu Tulku Rinpoche • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche • Sogyal Rinpoche • Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche • Thinley Norbu Rinpoche • Thrangu Rinpoche • Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche • Tulku Thondup Rinpoche • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche • Lama Zopa Rinpoche
We can learn how to undo our habits and addictions, but to do this we have to first find their triggers. With the right techniques we can disarm them and learn more effective ways for dealing with the pain that so often underlies our problem-causing behaviors. Without the support of effective methods we are likely to return to our addictions when pain and painful issues arise. Chonyi Taylor helps us break through that cycle, reconnect with ourselves and others, and feel more centered in our spiritual awareness.
Presenting the essence of Buddhism without the jargon, and fusing it with Western psychology, Chonyi Taylor engagingly combines practical exercises that were developed through her workshops with meditations and stories, and presents invaluable insights about how the mind works.
Enough! is intended for anyone who is looking for a powerful and effective way out of addiction, regardless of religious or secular background, and is suitable for self-study or as part of a guided program.
"The Buddha's eight-step enlightenment program has a lot to say about freeing us from overwhelming attachments and other habitual patterns, and Chonyi Taylor has the experience and know-how to communicate this well. Her accessible and savvy hands-on guide is profound in applying spiritual principles of awareness cultivation for reconditioning the heart and mind through a skillful combination of practical psychospiritual exercises and insightful introspection. I heartily recommend this to all those struggling to become healthier and happier, more balanced, sane, and liberated."---Lama Surya Das, author of Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be
"With Enough! Chonyi Taylor has created a practical, step-by-step guide to finding freedom from addiction and compulsion, as well as a clear and honest approach to living life while walking a spiritual path. Taylor offers us a tremendous opportunity to transform the pain of our destructive behaviors into the fruit of spiritual awakening."---Michael Imperioli, actor, HBO "Sopranos" and Tibetan Buddhist
"Chonyi Taylor has given us a thorough, detailed, and systematic approach to dealing with addictions and the negative emotions that fuel them that is a major contribution to the integration of Buddhism into Western psychology and psychotherapy."---Ron Leifer, M.D., author of Vinegar into Honey
You Are What You Seek
The Buddhist experience of realization--and beyond that, enlightenment--is not reserved for monks on distant mountaintops. It is your birthright and can become the way you view yourself and the world.
With warmth and simplicity, Don't Give Up Until You Do presents key experiences of the Buddhist path in a down-to-earth fashion. Dr. Fred Meyer shares his wholehearted approach to attaining enlightenment and offers guidance, free of religiosity, on central Buddhist insights--from the spiritual power of humor to the dangers of possessive love to the challenge of experiencing egolessness.
Full of lively personal stories and direct advice, this practical guide will show you how the mind of realization affects every part of your daily life, from washing the dishes to coping with the aging process. The joy of realization is waiting for you--the desire to understand your own true nature is the only qualification you need.