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Dharma Road
A Short Cab Ride to Self-Discovery
Brian Haycock
ISBN: 9781571746351
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
242 pages
November 1, 2010


"In Dharma Road, Haycock has achieved that rare balance of humor and wisdom. His sense of Buddhism runs deep, born out of his own fascinating experience as a taxi driver. Haycock, the Buddhist cabbie, can take you where you want to go, but more importantly he can take you to the most important landmarks of the dharma. The characters he encounters and the insights he uncovers are well worth the modest fare. His experience demonstrates the Buddhist idea that wisdom doesn't need a temple to live in, but manifests in every sort of reflective life." -Stephen Asma, author of Why I Am A Buddhist

"With wry humor and unflinching honesty, Brian Haycock steers the reader through the ups and downs of modern life with the teachings of the Buddha as his road map. An engagingly written, no-frills introduction to Zen, the Dharma and just sitting at the wheel." -Stephen Batchelor, author of Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist

"This book is wise and witty and direct: very Zen. Also, fun to read." -Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness is an Inside Job and That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist

"...compassionate and entertaining..." -David Brazier (aka Dharmavidya), author of The Feeling Buddha

"If the point of life is the journey, travel it via Dharma Road. It's accessible, amusing and wise, with a few surprising forks along the way."
-Arthur Jeon, author of City Dharma and Sex, Love, and Dharma: Finding Love Without Losing Your Way
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.

Brian Haycock is a writer and former cab driver residing in Austin, TX. He currently works for a non-profit and secretly misses driving a cab. This is his first book.
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