Awakening from the Daydream: Reimagining the Buddha's Wheel of Life
Hell realms, gods, and hungry ghosts—these are just a few of the images on the Buddhist wheel of life. In Awakening from the Daydream, discover how these ancient symbols are still relevant to our modern life.
In Awakening from the Daydream, meditation teacher David Nichtern reimagines the ancient Buddhist allegory of the Wheel of Life. Famously painted at the entryway to Buddhist monasteries, the Wheel of Life encapsulates the entirety of the human situation. In the image of the Wheel we find a teaching about how to make sense of life and how to find peace within an uncertain world.
Nichtern writes with clarity and humor, speaking to our contemporary society and its concerns and providing simple practical steps for building a mindful, compassionate, and liberating approach to living.
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Awakening from the Daydream: Reimagining the Buddha's Wheel of LifeUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Nichtern updates the traditional teaching aid of the Wheel of Life in this approachable, practical guide to Buddhist practice. The Wheel contains images of the six realms we can inhabit including the ... Read full review
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Gives us the idea that traditional Buddhist iconography could be useful to modern life. Read full review
1 A Brief Overview of the Wheel
2 Daydreaming the Six Realms
3 The God Realm
4 The Jealous God Realm
5 The Human Realm
6 The Animal Realm
7 The Hungry Ghost Realm
8 The Hell Realm
9 Karma and Freedom
10 Grandmothers Advice for Practice
11 The Importance of Mentors and Friends along the Way
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