Just Add Buddha! by Franz Metcalf
Quick Buddhist Solutions for Hellish Bosses, Traffic Jams, Stubborn Spouses, and Other Annoyances of

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Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist practices into every area of life. Individually, Metcalf's techniques work as quick fixes for specific dilemmas, but woven together, they gradually strengthen one's spiritual base when one day a habitual way of being has been quietly transformed. While not written to impress pure Buddhists, this book takes Buddhism seriously. Approachable sections on Buddhism's rich tradition and a sprinkling of quotes from ancient scripture and contemporary teachers connect the book's practices to the deeper wisdom underlying them. Always, Just Add Buddha remains squarely focused on daily life, drawing out the most practical aspects of Buddhism.

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Franz Metcalf is the author of the bestselling What Would Buddha Do?, published in a dozen languages, and three other books applying Buddhist teachings to everyday life. Franz received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and teaches religion at California State University, Los Angeles. He serves as book review editor for The Journal of Global Buddhism and is currently president of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region. BJ Gallagher is a sociologist, Huffington Post blogger, and accomplished management consultant and workplace expert who has worked with many corporate clients, professional associations, and government agencies. She is the author of many bestselling books, including A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, which has sold over 350,000 copies and been translated into 23 languages. BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News, The Today Show, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and she is quoted weekly in newspapers, magazines, and websites, including O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Careerbuilder.com, MSNBC.com, and CNN.com.
Published June 1, 2009 by Ulysses Press. 194 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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