She graduated from Barnard College in When she left she sold her material possessions and bought a brick duplex in downtown Detroit which, with the help of local residents she cleaned up and turned into Still Point. Larkin's articulation of the concept of " right livelihood " was highly influential on Ann Perrault and Jackie Victor, two of her students who founded Avalon International Breads in Detroit in She currently resides in Eugene, Oregon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Geri Larkin.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Love Dharma by Geri Larkin. Love Dharma by Geri Larkin. Love Dharma combines the advice and humor of a great relationship book with the wisdom and compassion of a book on Buddhism. Author Geri Larkin offers wisdom relevant to today's relationships in the fascinating stories of Buddhist women who have achieved enlightenment.
Although these women lived 2, years ago, during the time of the Buddha, their tales are still relevant Love Dharma combines the advice and humor of a great relationship book with the wisdom and compassion of a book on Buddhism. Although these women lived 2, years ago, during the time of the Buddha, their tales are still relevant today because they were able to transform personal disappointments or tragedies into personal triumphs by applying the Buddha's wisdom in their daily life. Readers will learn from: -- the story of Ambapali, an independent and wealthy businesswoman who enjoyed many satisfying relationships without compromising her needs.
Combining ancient Buddhist texts and personal anecdotes, author Geri Larkin, herself an ordained dharma teacher, presents sound, if uncommon, advice. She offers her light-hearted, humorous "crazy wisdom" to readers looking for new ways to deal with their relationships Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Love Dharma , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Love Dharma. Jul 24, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: buddhism , zen. Disclosure: The author is a friend of mine going back to Larkin is a Zen teacher who puts her personality, warts and all, into her books about practicing Zen and the Buddhadharma.
She is the funny single mom you might know from the office or the gym, and yet she is a trained Zen priest who has worked as a corporate trainer, who has built Zen temples and trained younger priests. Of all her several books, this remains a contender for my favorite. Her subject is an important one for the layper Disclosure: The author is a friend of mine going back to Her subject is an important one for the layperson finding their way in the modern world: sex, family, and relationship.
The Dharma of Love. Throughout she is candid, wise, and speaks as one who has integrated her own personal roles as mother, woman, professional, and priest, into her awareness practice.
Yet the book accomplishes one more notable thing. The Buddhist stories she includes in this book are stories about women, some of which you are likely not to have seen or heard elsewhere. The Buddhist tradition can appear to be highly sexist - and it may be more than an appearance. Larkin has found, however, that there were strong women who were Buddha's contemporaries, and their stories have messages for women in the 21st century. It's a gift to the reader and to American Zen.
Jul 09, Mika rated it really liked it Recommends it for: ladies and mens with their heads not right. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think I wanted something to affirm a general Zen-like grounding about relationships romantic and platonic , and it did. View 2 comments. Sep 09, Dee Dee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anyone who lost their loved ones. Great one! It surely helps me to go thru bad times..
Very enlightening.. To understand that it is okay to feel sad when you lose the ones you love. View 1 comment. May 06, Kaitlin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: all women. Recommended to Kaitlin by: found it in a yogi bookstore. It's not something you have to read cover to cover. I have picked it up a few times over the past few years and read a chapter here and there. It wasn't until recently that I needed a boost of wisdom while going through a painful break up.
Regardless if you are in a relationship, this book gives powerful insite to love itself. Jun 23, Tessa rated it really liked it. Nice to pick up and read about ancient tales of polygamous love and how the women navigated through these relationships. Great wisdom, solid women. Mar 22, Briana rated it it was amazing.
I seem to need to keep re-reading this book. It's an amazing set of lessons on how to be true to yourself while being in love. I highly recommend it to every woman on the planet. Ryan Lassiter rated it liked it Sep 03, Douglas Carnine rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Caroline rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Mariana rated it really liked it Jan 08, Gwen rated it liked it Oct 26, Sean Ruprecht-belt rated it really liked it Oct 20, Beth rated it really liked it Apr 27, Leanna Manuel rated it really liked it Apr 23, Amanda rated it liked it Feb 09, Sep 10, Maria Dudley rated it it was ok.
It felt like it jumped around too much. Couldn't finish it. Didn't apply to me either. Kelly Greenberg rated it really liked it Feb 23, Mandy rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Doris rated it liked it Feb 16, Kelly Creel rated it it was amazing May 06, Teresa rated it really liked it Jul 22, Bonnie Craig rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Enci rated it really liked it Jun 17, Dario rated it really liked it Jan 17, Megachristina rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Christine rated it really liked it Jul 31, Jessica rated it it was amazing Dec 04,
Love Dharma : Relationship Wisdom from Enlightened Buddhist Women by Geri Larkin (Trade Paper)
Geri Larkin. Love Dharma offers compassionate guidance and advice, looking at contemporary relationship dilemmas from a Buddhist perspective as expressed in traditional stories of enlightened Buddhist women who lived and loved during the Buddha's lifetime. We all experience the ups and downs of relationships—the fun of dating, the pain of breaking up, the demands of serious partnerships, and the ache of loneliness. But we often forget that they affect not only our love lives, but our spirits as well. With Love Dharma you will discover how to use your romantic triumphs and tragedies to achieve personal peace and happiness, develop more satisfying connections with others, and share yourself without losing yourself. Author Geri Larkin teaches that the difficult and joyous moments of our love lives are truly opportunities to continue our spiritual journey. Relationship Rage.