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Here is a universal, time-tested path for finding true meaning and joy in every aspect of our lives. Drawing on his 30 years of teaching and service, Bo Lozoff shows why compassion--not success, self-improvement, or self-esteem--is at the root of happiness. In 26 intimate, inspiring chapters--each accompanied by a specific practice--Lozoff covers themes such as developing honesty, learning humility, dealing with anger, and honoring relationships. He shows how practices such as a daily vow of kindness or a simple commitment of time with others can have a profound effect on ourselves and our world. Lozoff's stories and lessons can awaken everyone to a happier and more fulfilled life.


Move from the stressful "fast lane" to the "vast lane" of a meaningful life with renowned spiritual teacher Bo Lozoff. "Filled with lessons, wisdom practices, and love. An invitation to a life well lived".--Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path with Heart".

About the Author

Bo Lozoff is a spiritual activist and co-founder of the Human Kindness Foundation, which sponsors the Prison-Ashram Project (founded twenty-five years ago with Ram Dass), a quarterly newsletter, and Kindness House (a spiritual community that is open to visitors). He holds an honorary doctorate from the Chicago Theological Seminary. He has lectured in hundreds of prisons, universities, churches, and spiritual centers around the world and his work has been featured in many national publications. He lives outside of Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

It's a Meaningful Life Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Introduction: Let's Not Miss the Meaning of Life

Part One: The Inner Journey of Communion: Creating a Personal Spiritual Practice

Waking Up from the American Dream

Practice: Clarifying Your Motivation

Spirituality Is Not Optional

Practice: Classic Breath-Centered Meditation

You Can Do Hard

Practice: Vow Practice

It's Not the Top, It's the Climb

Practice: Facing Fears

The Coal Miner's Faith

Practice: "Anything That Can Happen" Mantra

Lucky Breaks and Fractures

Practice: Mantras for Everyday Life

Our Cosmic Safety Net

Practice: Prayer

Take Off the Bumper Stickers

Practice: A Prayer of Humility

But Enough About Me

Practice: An Exercise in Seeing

It Always Gets Back to Kindness

Practice: Setting the Stage for a Life of Lovingkindness

Part Two: The Outer Path Toward Community: Practicing Service

Becoming Civilized

Practice: Civiling Your World

Chicken Little Was Right

Practice: Values Exercise

The Big Activism

Practice: Living Simply

A House Too Small May Be a Blessing

Practice: Sacred Reading

What Are We Thinking?

Practice: A Television Vow

The Gospel of Following Bliss

Practice: Stopping

Mistaken Identity

Practice: Work/Life Vision Quest

One for All, All for One

Practice: The Breath of Life

...The Other Tastes Salt

Practice: Daily Marriage Vows

The Fortress of Anger

Practice: Working with Anger

A Mensch Is a Mensch, Big or Small

Practice: Taking Inventory

Fix Your La-Z-Boy

Practice: Working with Your Hands

Success by Failure

Practice: A Day of Silence

Honest Truth and Honest Fiction

Practice: Talking Circle - Opening Honesty to Truth

A Time to Speak

Practice: Talking Circle - Discerning versus Judging

Every Mother's Child

Practice: Radical Goodwill

Afterword: Keeping It Simple

Saints, Sages, and Sacred Texts

Recommended Resources


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Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama
Lozoff, Bo
Penguin Books
New York
Spiritual life
Spirituality - General
Inspirational - General
Mind & Body
Religion Comparative-General
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