If the Buddha Got Stuck

If the Buddha Got Stuck : A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path

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Zen and the art of getting unstuck . . . Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl's If the Buddha Dated, If the Buddha Married and If the Buddha Had Kids have inspired readers with their empowering balance of spiritual and psychological wisdom. This wise yet lighthearted book extends on Dr. Kasl's trademark insight to speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and wit, she presents seven simple yet profound steps on the path to change: Notice Where You're Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; Live in Reality; Connect with Others, Connect with Life; Move from Thought to Action; and Let Go. Full of insight from Buddhist and other teachings that emphasize the joy that comes with letting go of fears and attachments, If the Buddha Got Stuck is an inspirational and practical roadmap to a happier, more peaceful, and more fulfilling life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132.1 x 177.8 x 15.2mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142196282
  • 9780142196281
  • 241,353

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Praise forIf the Buddha Dated
[Charlotte Kasl] adds an entirely new level of understanding to our lives through love and not fear. Geneen Roth, author ofWhen Food is Love
[This book] focuses not on a lot of basic how-to's or manipulations but on creating spiritual bonds. Kasl does a beautiful job weaving Eastern philosophy into modern day relationships. Janet Luhrs, author ofSimple LovingandThe Simple Living Guide Praise forIf the Buddha Married
[Kasl] brings the Buddha's wisdom to the complex world of relationships. We've all heard that marriage can be a spiritual experience; reading this book, you actually believe it. Marianne Williamson, New York Timesbestselling author ofA Return to LoveandA Year of Miracles
Filled with succinct and practical advice that is immersed in spiritual wisdom. Brenda M. Schaeffer, author ofIs It Love or Is It Addiction?andLove's Way Praise forIf the Buddha Had Kids
Dr. Kasl provides a wonderful blend of Buddhist wisdom, practical suggestions, psychological research, and her own rich perspective of being a mother. Parents will find this book very helpful in their efforts in promoting healthy brain development. Daniel Ladinsky, author ofLove Poems from God, A Year with Hafiz, andThe Purity of Desire
This book brings the wisdom of the ages to bear to help parents inways that are extraordinarily inspiring and remarkably practical.You discover compassion for your child and compassion for yourself. Marti Erikson, PhD, coauthor ofLast Child in the Woods Praise forIf the Buddha Got Stuck
If the Buddha Got Stuckprovides a roadmap to freedom and greater possibilities. Regardless of your starting place, Kasl will help you achieve greater joy, authenticity, and peace of mind. . . . Encouraging, practical, beautifully written. Laura Davis, author ofI Thought We'd Never Speak Againand coauthor ofThe Courage to Heal
Charlotte Kasl's new book overflows with insight, humor and eminently practical suggestions. Anita Doyle, former Director of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, MT
If previous attempts to work with your life from a Western philosophical or psychological perspective encountered gaps . . . [consider this] your bridge. Rowan Conrad, PhD, Director, Open Way Mindfulness Center
If The Buddha Got Stuckbrings perspective, inspiring stories, and useful exercises to feel less overwhelmed by life's difficulties. Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and author ofSeeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

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About Charlotte Kasl

Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D., a practicing therapist and nationally recognized workshop leader for more than 20 years, has had lifelong connections to feminism, Buddhism, Quaker practice, and Reiki healing. The author of several books including Finding Joy, she lives in Lolo, Montana.
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Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl's If the Buddha Dated and If the Buddha Married have...
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