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The Resource The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships, Ethan Nichtern

The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships, Ethan Nichtern

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The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships
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The dharma of The princess bride
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what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships
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Ethan Nichtern
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Language
eng
Summary
Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters--Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others from Rob Reiner's perennially popular film--as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nicthern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film's character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of "the last frontier of awakening," a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa's claim that it's possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family
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10578840
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Nichtern, Ethan
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.P74534
LC item number
N53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Buddhism in motion pictures
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what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships
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The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships, Ethan Nichtern
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Fairy tales, the real world, and true love -- Part I. The dharma of friendship -- Mercenaries or besties: what are friends for? -- The bad guys out there vs. in here -- Find your inner Fezzik: the practice of friendship -- Part II. The dharma of romance -- There is no Buttercup -- Lost on the high seas: emptiness and dating -- Basic goodness: how the farmboy was finally reborn -- As you wish, part I: the practice of partnership -- Part III. The dharma of family -- All sentient beings have been Grandpa -- Fred Savage is a jerk, and I am Fred Savage: gratitude for your lineage -- As you wish, part II: the practice of family -- Conclusion: Have fun storming the castle -- Appendix: Seven-step loving-kindness (Metta or Maitri) practice in 20-25 minutes
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780865477766
Lccn
2016059269
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557370
Label
The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships, Ethan Nichtern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fairy tales, the real world, and true love -- Part I. The dharma of friendship -- Mercenaries or besties: what are friends for? -- The bad guys out there vs. in here -- Find your inner Fezzik: the practice of friendship -- Part II. The dharma of romance -- There is no Buttercup -- Lost on the high seas: emptiness and dating -- Basic goodness: how the farmboy was finally reborn -- As you wish, part I: the practice of partnership -- Part III. The dharma of family -- All sentient beings have been Grandpa -- Fred Savage is a jerk, and I am Fred Savage: gratitude for your lineage -- As you wish, part II: the practice of family -- Conclusion: Have fun storming the castle -- Appendix: Seven-step loving-kindness (Metta or Maitri) practice in 20-25 minutes
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780865477766
Lccn
2016059269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557370

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