Life Is Spiritual Practice

Achieving Happiness with the Ten Perfections

With this guide, find—and keep—true happiness by discovering and practicing Buddhism’s ten virtues.



224 pages, 6x9 inches



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Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:16 -- Kestrel Slocombe

Discover the ten perfections—qualities of the heart and mind that cultivate happiness, wisdom, and compassion—and learn how to bring them into your life with this in-depth practice manual. Life Is Spiritual Practice carefully lays out the perfections, or paramis: the Buddha’s foundational teaching for true happiness. 

  • Generosity
  • Ethical Integrity
  • Renunciation
  • Wisdom
  • Wise Effort
  • Patience
  • Truthfulness
  • Resolve
  • Loving-Kindness
  • Equanimity

Drawing on her more than twenty years of teaching experience, Jean Smith teases out the subtleties of the perfections and offers helpful exercises, real-life examples, and instructions for an independent self-retreat for their practical application. With this book in hand, embody the ten perfections and achieve lasting happiness, regardless of your spiritual tradition.

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