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Tiny Buddha
Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions
Lori Deschene
ISBN: 9781573245067
Book (Hardcover)
Conari Press
$16.95
5 1/2 x 6 1/2
304 pages
December 8, 2011


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Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? How can we feel happy and free? The answers to these and other life questions are gathered in Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions.

Tiny Buddha began as a quote-a-day Twitter account, @tinybuddha, in 2008. Lori Deschene's daily wisdom posts about mindfulness, non-attachment, and happiness became so popular that she now has more than 200,000 twitter followers who share quotes and stories about inspiration in their daily lives.

Deschene asked her Twitter followers to contribute their thoughts and perspectives on the difficult questions that influence how we live our everyday lives: thoughts about the meaning of life, pain, happiness, fate, and more.

Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions is a combination of the amazing responses that she received along with her own insightful essays, and insights from wise teachers around the world and throughout time. Deschene explores how these issues have played out in her own life and offers action-oriented suggestions to help people empower themselves, even in a world with so much uncertainty. The result is a guide that helps readers discover the endless possibilities for a life lived mindfully in the present, and connected to others.

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha (tinybuddha.com). She is the author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges, and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal. Formerly a writer for nationally distributed 'tween publications, Lori has also written articles for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Shambhala Sun, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in Los Angeles. (Photo: Ehren Prudhel)
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