Life Is Spiritual Practice
Jean Smith is the noted author and editor of ten books on Buddhism. She started the Adirondack Mountain Sangha in upstate New York. For health reasons, she moved to Taos Retirement Village full time in 2002. As a Buddhist teacher, she has given talks in New Mexico in Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Vallecitos; is the former long-time chair of the board of The Mountain Hermitage; and serves on the board of Taos Mountain Sangha.

Life is Spiritual Practice: Achieving Happiness with the 10 Perfections
Wisdom Publications (February 17, 2015)

With this guide, find, and keep, true happiness by discovering and practicing Buddhism's ten virtues.

Discover the ten perfections--qualities of the heart and mind that cultivate happiness, wisdom, and compassion--and learn how to bring them into your life with this in-depth practice manual. Life Is Spiritual Practice carefully lays out the perfections, or paramis: the Buddha's foundational teaching for true happiness.

Generosity • Ethical Integrity • Renunciation • Wisdom • Wise Effort • Patience • Truthfulness • Resolve • Loving-Kindness • Equanimity

Drawing on her more than twenty years of teaching experience, Jean Smith teases out the subtleties of the perfections and offers helpful exercises, real-life examples, and instructions for an independent self-retreat for their practical application. With this book in hand, embody the ten perfections and achieve lasting happiness, regardless of your spiritual tradition.


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