Wisdom in Buddhism
What is wisdom? Who is wise? Can wisdom be developed? These are the questions Horner sets out to answer, from a Buddhist perspective. The author manages to avoid convoluted, philosophical discussions, focusing instead on secular, everyday concerns with thoughtful examples and practical applications in a workman-like manner to help the reader better understand the nature of wisdom and how it can be developed.
Horner sets forth 12 pillars of wisdom that are easily accessed and applied – not only in Buddhism – but life in general.
Spoiler alert; with proper intent and focused attention, wisdom can be developed.
6X9" Paperback, 372 pages 2020 ISBN 978-1-7771539-1-5
Pain and Suffering in Buddhism
Each and every one of us shares the combined experiences of pain and suffering. It is unavoidable. The pain comes from the simple fact that we are human and that our physiology and psychic makeup allow it to arise. Suffering is a different matter. It will arise when our ego isn’t being stoked. It will arise when we experience loss. It will be experienced when our expectation is not met. Whenever anything happens to us that our ego isn’t ready for, or desirous of, we will suffer.
In Pain and Suffering, we explore the relationship between these two afflictions as we look deeply into how our ego drives us ever towards disappointment and regret. However, we don’t leave the reader with just an understanding of how we suffer and why we have pain. We take a serious look at how, with diligence and patience, we can apply a specific program to escape or at the very least, lessen our suffering.
4.25X7" Paperback, 108 pages. 2020 ISBN 978-0-9953161-9-5
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Death and Dying in Buddhism
No human being, nor animal nor plant nor smallest microbe manages to escape death. It’s the ultimate end of everyone now living or that ever will live. There is no “cure” and no avoiding it, but from a Buddhist perspective, suffering over this inevitability is something we can reduce and maybe even avoid.
4.25X7" Paperback, 106 pages 2020 ISBN 978-1-7771539-0-8
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Consequences in Buddhism
View, Print or Download a FREE copy of this chapbook. An essay on the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions, from the perspective of a practising Buddhist. Our thoughts, words and actions have consequences for ourselves and others. When we deeply understand this, we can fully explore our lives and see how we came to be where we are.E-Book ISBN 978-0-9698297-4-4
Certainty in Buddhism
View, Print or Download a FREE copy of this chapbook. Certainty is a bubble we travel around in all day long, every day, day in and day out. We generate our own reality distortion field and it reaches out to include everything we see, feel, smell, taste, hear or think. It’s insidious, creeping into every corner of our lives, affecting not only ourselves but those around us. Certainty in Buddhism is a chapbook that looks as how we can identify our mental sticking points and free ourselves up for more inclusive and expansive thinking.
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The Buddha; in 2,500 Words
A riches to rags story. He marries his cousin at the age of sixteen. Leaves her and his son in the care of his father, so he can wander the countryside of India and Nepal searching for an end to human suffering. Aggravates his brother-in-law who then tries to assassinate him, not just once, but three times! He finds the prescription to human suffering and returns to his home where ordains his aunt as the first Buddhist nun, agrees to take his young son into his sangha as a monk (without the consent of his grandfather) and, despite his best efforts, is hated by a good many people through his lifetime. This is the Life of The Buddha, told in 2,500 words. E-Book ISBN 978-0-9953161-1-9
The Story of UJetsun Milarepa
This chapbook is a brief re-telling of one of Tibet's most beloved stories. Altered and amended over the centuries, we cannot truly know how much of the story is historically accurate or even if the man, Milarepa, actually existed. None-the-less, Milarepa's story is as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago.
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