Eight Steps to an Authentic Life

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

by Patricia Ullman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781480856615
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781480856608
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781480856622

About the Book

Among the earliest teachings of the historical Buddha is his description of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is as complete and relevant today as it was more than 2,500 years ago. Though originally geared toward the monastic community, this teaching offers a complete and skillful way of integrating all aspects of life into a path of wakefulness and meaning, inviting you to contemplate all of life's important questions.

In Eight Steps to an Authentic Life, author Patricia Ullman offers a look at the Noble Eightfold Path, presented in a fresh and relevant style that inspires you to reconsider your life's potential. Joining ancient wisdom with living experience, she explains the eight aspects using both traditional teachings and up-to-date personal examples. Each section includes a simple, yet powerful, meditation technique that leads to a deeper understanding of each aspect of the path, along with a relevant daily slogan taken from the teachings of Atisha.

Giving a practical introduction to the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path and methods you might use to incorporate it into daily life, Eight Steps to an Authentic Life includes both philosophy and practice, synthesizing the eight aspects into a meaningful, authentic daily practice that embodies the entire path.

About the Author

Patricia Ullman, a senior teacher and meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala traditions, studied and practiced for more than forty years with many renowned teachers. She earned a JD degree and has spent her professional life in law, mediation, restorative justice, and nonprofit leadership. Ullman lives in the Washington, DC, area and is a meditation instructor and consultant for mindfulness organizations, law firms, hospitals, and private clients. Visit her online at www.peaceofourminds.org.