Life Is Spiritual Practice

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Achieving Happiness with the Ten Perfections

Jean Smith

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.

As a special thank-you to our readers, we’re including a free gift with your purchase of Life Is Spiritual Practice (paperback only).

book information
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages, .7 x 6 inches
  • $17.95
  • ebook
  • 224 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614291732
about the author
Life Is Spiritual Practice

Jean Smith is the author/editor of numerous successful books on Buddhism, including 365 Zen, A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation, and Breath Sweeps Mind. A longtime associate of the Insight Meditation Society, she is the head of the executive board of the Mountain Retreat Center, in Taos, New Mexico, where she lives.

Other books by Jean Smith:
The Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation

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