How Not to Be a Hot Mess
- Shambhala Publications09/12/2023Pages: 184Size: 5 x 7ISBN: 9781645471998Details
Practice six life-changing rules to manage the stresses of modern life—from two seasoned practitioners who have both been there and done the work.
Whether it’s politics and climate change or just the daily spin of paying your bills and managing burnout, we can all admit that modern life is increasingly difficult to navigate. These six guiding principles, inspired from ancient Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness practices, are instrumental to staying anchored and steady amid the chaos.
- Don’t Be a Jerk
- Give a Little
- Say What’s True
- Make Sex Good
- Stay Clear
No matter how much the dumpster fire of life may rage on, you’ve got this.Author BioNico Hase mentors dharma practitioners online, leads meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe, and teaches meditation on the Simple Habit app. Over the years, Nico has studied the teachings and practices of three different lineages—Insight, Zen, and Vajrayana. He spent six years in a Zen monastery and completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. These days he lives with his partner Devon in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. Also, he co-wrote this crazy book with Devon called How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. To learn more, visit www.devonandnicohase.com.Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. After spending a decade teaching English and social studies in high school and college classrooms, she entered a two-year period of retreat. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She also mentors dharma practitioners online, is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and teaches on the Simple Habit app. Along with her life partner Nico, she co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. Devon loves long retreat and is passionate about creative ways to bring depth practice into the daily spin of things. She now lives together with Nico in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. For more info visit www.devonandcraighase.com.Praise
"Smart, deep, and inspiring, this 'survival guide' shines a light on the societal forces that confuse our minds and close our hearts and offers doable and rewarding ways to clear, heal, and free ourselves. You have in your hands a fun-to-read book that can up-level your game as an awake, honest, kind, generous, happy being." —Tara Brach, author of Radical AcceptanceSelected Reader Reviews