Everyday Enlightenment by Gyalwang Drukpa
The Essential Guide to Finding Happiness in the Modern World

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An engaging and practical guide to finding hapiness today, written by one of the most influential Buddhist leaders in the world.
 
“I love the modern world; we have so many opportunities to be generous and inspire each other,” writes His Holi­ness the Gyalwang Drukpa in Everyday Enlightenment. And in this simple, powerful book based on ancient Bud­dhist teachings but framed to be relevant in today’s world, the Drukpa outlines ways for all to find that generosity and inspiration in themselves.

As head of the thousand-year-old Drukpa Order, the Drukpa uses Buddhist practices to aid people who feel lost or uncertain, or who want to slow the pace of life and attend to the world around them more thoughtfully. He divides the book into sections including “The Un­common Path,” “Walking Your Path,” and “Overcom­ing Obstacles Along Your Way,” and delineates ways in which readers can absorb into their lives Buddhist teach­ings that will allow them to choose to live more fully.

Clear and accessible, optimistic and profound, Everyday Enlightenment is essential reading for all those who want to improve their life by following a different, more meaning­ful life path.
 

About Gyalwang Drukpa

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His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is the head of the thousand-year-old Drukpa Order, also known as the Dragon Order, which is based in the Himalayas and has millions of followers worldwide. Four years old when the Dalai Lama discovered him, he has become among the most influential Buddhist leaders in the world. His humanitarian work includes programs to promote gender equality, establish educational institutions, clinics, and meditation centers, and rebuild heritage sites in the Himalayas. The Drukpa lives in India.
 
Published March 15, 2012 by Riverhead. 195 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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