In Awakening from the Daydream, meditation teacher David Nichtern reimagines the ancient Buddhist allegory of the Wheel of Life. Famously painted at the entryway to Buddhist monasteries, the Wheel of Life encapsulates the entirety of the human situation. In the image of the Wheel we find a teaching about how to make sense of life and how to find peace within an uncertain world.
Nichtern writes with clarity and humor, speaking to our contemporary society and its concerns and providing simple practical steps for building a mindful, compassionate, and liberating approach to living.
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.