How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and SorrowPaperback
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- Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 22mm | 340g
- Publication date: 6 September 2013
- Publication City/Country: Somerville
- ISBN 10: 1614290563
- ISBN 13: 9781614290568
- Sales rank: 53,420
Intimately and without jargon, "How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow" describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.
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Toni Bernhard is the author of the award-winning "How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers" and "How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow." Until forced to retire due to illness, Toni was a law professor at the University of California-Davis, serving six years as the dean of students. She has been a practicing Buddhist for over 20 years. Her blog, "Turning Straw Into Gold" is hosted on the website of Psychology Today. She can be found online at www.tonibernhard.com.
"Toni Bernhard deftly presents deep, profound teachings in an amazingly simple, accessible way. It's like taking a powerful healing medicine that goes down like a delicious milkshake. Bravo!"--James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy