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Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:15 am
by yuri74
I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:19 am
by bodom
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display ... yValue=119" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:53 am
by Kim OHara
If you don't mind a Tibetan flavour to your Buddhism, REFLECTIONS ON A MOUNTAIN LAKE: Teachings on Practical Buddhism
by Ven. Tenzin Palmo is great. http://www.snowlionpub.com/html/product_5675.html

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:45 pm
by amtross
Dr. Thynn-Thynn's book called Living Meditation, Living Insight is a wonderful book on how to bring the practice into daily life:
http://www.buddhanet.net/imol/livingmd.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

May you be happy,
sean

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:59 am
by Fede
One exceptionally good one.
I read it a lot, as a self-nudging exercise!

http://www.amazon.com/City-Dharma-Keepi ... 1400049083" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:28 am
by fig tree
yuri74 wrote:I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.
Perhaps this is more abstract than what you are looking for: The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World, by Bhikkhu Rahula.

Fig Tree

Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:52 am
by Soe Win Htut
yuri74 wrote:I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.
In fact, most of buddhist books are intended to teach how to abandon the mental defilement which are the root of all bad effects.

This below link is my collection of buddhist ebooks which is mainly concerned about the right understanding/ contemplation of how to abandon the mental defilement in the right way which is practical and useful in easiness of daily life. The e-books are written by me, based on the teaching of Sayadaw U Ottamasara from Than-lyin meditation center, Yangon, Burma.

http://www.scribd.com/onlymiddleway" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

with metta,