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Everyday Enlightenment: The Essential Guide to Finding Happiness in the Modern World

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Riverhead Books
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Ekaterina Anguelova
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Gentle and digestible

Found this amongst my flatmate's books and decided to go for it. At fist, I was very critical. It was clear that the co-author infused the prose with lots of New-Age sounding references to the "inner child" and "inner self". It seemed like a distorted, westernized rendition of Dharma which had lost its essence somewhere on the way to making more sales. The randomly scattered inspirational quotes in bold font didn't do much to improve that impression, either.

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Vimal Kodai
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, has hereby successfully attempted to display most of the fundamental teachings of the Buddha in this very masterpiece of his—Everyday Enlightenment. He brings upon many disciplines from Buddhist literature while he applies them to circumstances which put a halt to the true causes of turmoil in human beings’ lives. His Holiness has thoroughly and concisely combed through many notions of life’s problematic events as per those faced daily by human beings. There are ...more
Carrie Lee
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I work in a high stress, high stake environment and this was the perfect book to refresh my outlook. It was an easy ready with subtle and profound insight.
John Eliade
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bhutan
H.H. the Gyalwang Drukpa knows exactly how to appeal to a western modern audience. He makes Buddhism relevant to office workers, students, and commuters without having to ordain and shave your head. I loved the wisdom contained in these pages.
Sonam
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple and helpful:-)
Liz
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the most eloquently written book, but Everyday Enlightenment definitely condenses valuable lessons and Buddhist ideas into an easily understood and relatable way. It's so inspiring!
Elbe
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple, beautiful book of life in more love, caring and mindfulness.
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The Gyalwang Drukpa is the honorific title of the head of the Drukpa Lineage, one of the independent Sarma (new) schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. This lineage of reincarnated masters started from Tsangpa Gyare, the first Gyalwang Drukpa and founder of the school. The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, Jigme Pema Wangchen, is the current lineage holder.

Source: Wikipedia