What Buddhism Can Offer
by Sara Burns
A Path for Parents is for anyone interested in spiritual life within the context of parenting — Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. It is a refreshingly honest and accessible account of how parents can grow spiritually among the everyday experiences of life with children.
Sara Burns, mother and Buddhist practitioner, draws on her personal experience and research with Buddhist parents to identify the key opportunities and obstacles for growth inherent within parenting:
* Loving and letting go
* Giving, yet more giving … and the need for time out
* Learning what presses our buttons — and what to do
* Dealing creatively even with the bits you don’t like
* Transforming everyday tasks into spiritual practice
We are trying not to separate ‘spiritual’ aspects of ourselves or activities from the day-to-day realities of raising children, housework and earning a living. After all, if we don’t explore, honour and live our spiritual aspirations now, when will we do so?
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications (May 1, 2007)
List Price: $17.95
Amazon Price: $14.54
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.