The Dharma of Dogs
Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers

Thirty-one essays illuminating the spiritual truths exemplified by our canine companions.

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31 Essays on the Gifts and Lessons from Our “Best Friends”

We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? “Our canine companions aren’t just our best friends,” explains Tami Simon. “Sometimes they can also be carriers of a special medicine and the wisdom lessons we most need.” The Dharma of Dogs shares the reflections of spiritual teachers and writers who have found a source of deep truth and practical wisdom beneath the furry surface of our four-legged friends.

For anyone who loves dogs—and who has learned and grown through this special relationship—these 31 essays offer humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us, exploring such themes as unconditional love, connecting with nature, facing our fears, and much more.

Edited by Tami Simon, The Dharma of Dogs includes contributions by Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle, Pam Houston, Mark Nepo, Roshi Joan Halifax, Adyashanti, Julie Barton, angel Kyodo williams, JP Sears, Lama Surya Das, Diane Musho Hamilton, Allan Lokos, Andrew Holecek, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Chris Grosso, Geneen Roth, Jeri Parker, Joan Ranquet, Lama Tsomo, Laura Pritchett, Mirabai Starr, Sarah C. Beasley, Stuart Davis, Susan Martin, Susanna Weiss, and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

Portion of proceeds donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue.



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Excellent sharing with people and their dogs. Review by Kit


I have a dog named Sadie now, who is 10. I have also had Jessie, and Toby. All three have given me love and companionship and a joy of life. Also exercise and the love of nature. They have jumped into lakes with me, gone on every hike, played in the snow while I snow showed,
slept with their heads on my lap, and barked at the air when they thought there was trouble. Sadie is an English lab mix, who smiles at me when she lies down on the grass at the park, after chasing her ball many times. People are amazed that she can walk all over the neighborhood without a leash, but she knows where to go. This book embodies all these qualities and more by people who feel dogs are their soul mates and love and experience their companionship with joy and wonder. (Posted on October 30, 2017)

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The Dharma Of Dogs: Paperback Book

Contents 1 Paperback Book (224 pages)
Date Published July 01, 2017
ISBN-10 1-62203-741-3
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-741-4
Dimensions 8 x 8 inches
Product Code BK04830


Contents 1 Ebook (224 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, MOBI, PDF
Date Published July 01, 2017
ISBN-10 1-62203-742-1
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-742-1
Product Code BK04830W