Brian Haycock was a cabdriver - who happened to be a Buddhist. During the course of his career as a cabdriver, he learned that each fare provided an opportunity to learn the life lessons of the Buddha. So, hop in and buckle up; we'll be making several stops on this trip. We're off on our journey to self-discovery, passing through the precepts, the four noble truths, taking a hard left to stop and get coffee - where we'll learn a few breathing techniques to bolster our patience - all the while watching for ambulances and bikers, focusing our attention and awareness so that we can arrive at our destination in good time and in one piece. Here are stories from everyday life that demonstrate how we can all benefit from a little Buddhist philosophy or practice. With each chapter focusing on a specific topic, readers will learn to coast their way to building a life routine, focusing the mind, calming themselves with breathing exercises, and much much more.
If you could sum up Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self Discovery in three words, what would they be?
Insightful, accessible dharma.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self Discovery?
The metaphor of The Eightfold Path as "The Eightfold Freeway".
What does Dean Sluyter bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?
He truly gives our author a voice that fits, one that helps me see and experience some of the anecdotes shared in the book.
What insight do you think you???ll apply from Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self Discovery?
I'm already familiar with most of the teachings in this book, but he has helped give me a refresher from a unique point of view. And knowing that there's another Coltrane loving dharma seeker out there who sometimes gets it wrong and sometimes gets it right is reassuring.
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I liked this book. It was a succinct explanation of Zen Buddhism that drew on the author's experiences in real life. Zen is a hard concept to think about sometimes and I liked how Brian Haycock was able to make it very down-to-earth and understandable. He also has a wry sense of humor which I enjoyed while I was stuck in traffic listening to his book.
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