Thursday, January 23, 2014

Zen Monk, Barry Graham, lists 3 books to help you find happiness

Barry Graham
In a time where we're fighting to make ends meet, stressed about our personal lives, and combatting negative images in the media, the topic of the pursuit of happiness is extremely important to explore. Award-winning writer and Zen monk, Barry Graham, was kind enough to provide his recommendations for three books that will help people find their inner peace. Here's his list below:

3 books that will help people find happiness-- 
by Barry Graham


Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck is a luminous, eminently pragmatic book, compassionate and tough-minded. Joko Beck was a great master, and the couple years I practiced with her had perhaps the single biggest impact on my life. My book Kill Your Self: Life After Ego is dedicated to her.

The Light Inside the Dark by John Tarrant is brilliant, wise, beautiful, and also a lot of fun to read. And it's another book that doesn't offer easy answers or try to sugar-coat life's bitter pills, but rather shows us to how to experience the taste of life as it is.

I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj bring us the words of an awakened being, transcribed from recordings of answers he gave to questions asked him by spiritual seekers. He came from the Hindu tradition, not Buddhist, but no spiritual tradition has a monopoly on enlightenment.

For more information about Barry, please see his Amazon page

Also, on February 3rd, you can find on www.tloclub.com my exclusive interview with him about why he chose to leave the world of traditional publishing to self-publish his books as part of my ongoing series, Self-Published Writer of the Week. 

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