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Zen and the art of falling in love . . .

At once practical, playful, and spiritually sound, this book is about creating a new love story in your life. Drawing from Christian, Buddhist, Sufi and other spiritual traditions, If the Buddha Dated shows how to find a partner without losing yourself. Kasl, a practicing psychotherapist, workshop leader, and Reiki healer for thirty years, offers practical wisdom on using the path to love as a means of awakening.

If the Buddha Dated teaches that when you stay loyal to your spiritual journey, you will bring curiosity, fascination, and a light heart to the dating process.

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Praise for If the Buddha Dated and Charlotte Kasl

“[Charlotte Kasl] adds an entirely new level of understanding to our lives through love and not fear.” —Geneen Roth, author of When Food is Love

"A must-read for all people who value honesty, kindness, and compassion in the affairs of the heart."—Susan Page, author of If I''m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?

“[This book] focuses not on a lot of basic how-to''s or manipulations but on creating spiritual bonds. Kasl does a beautiful job weaving Eastern philosophy into modern day relationships.” —Janet Luhrs, author of  Simple Loving and The Simple Living Guide

“Dr. Kasl provides a wonderful blend of Buddhist wisdom, practical suggestions, psychological research, and her own rich perspective of being a mother [in If the Buddha Had Kids].  Parents will find this book very helpful in their efforts in promoting healthy brain development.” —Daniel Ladinsky, author of Love Poems from God, A Year with Hafiz, and The Purity of Desire

“[Kasl] brings the Buddha''s wisdom to the complex world of relationships. We''ve all heard that marriage can be a spiritual experience; reading this book, you actually believe it.” —Marianne Williamson,  New York Times bestselling author of  A Return to Love and  A Year of Miracles

“[ If the Buddha Had Kids] brings the wisdom of the ages to bear to help parents inways that are extraordinarily inspiring and remarkably practical.You discover compassion for your child and compassion for yourself.” —Marti Erikson, PhD, coauthor of  Last Child in the Woods

If the Buddha Got Stuck provides a roadmap to freedom and greater possibilities. Regardless of your starting place, Kasl will help you achieve greater joy, authenticity, and peace of mind. . . . Encouraging, practical, beautifully written.” —Laura Davis, author of  I Thought We''d Never Speak Again and coauthor of  The Courage to Heal

If The Buddha Got Stuck brings perspective, inspiring stories, and useful exercises to feel less overwhelmed by life''s difficulties.” —Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and author of  Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

About the Author

Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D., a practicing therapist and nationally recognized workshop leader for more than 20 years, has had lifelong connections to feminism, Buddhism, Quaker practice, and Reiki healing. The author of several books including Finding Joy, she lives in Lolo, Montana.

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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Forget the head games - this is the only dating book you''ll ever need
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
This is a truly wise, empowering, kind and deeply insightful book.It''s about how to relate to yourself as much as the other person in a way that is humane and mindful, and as a result very empowering. It was written in the 90s so it doesn''t have much on social media and... See more
This is a truly wise, empowering, kind and deeply insightful book.It''s about how to relate to yourself as much as the other person in a way that is humane and mindful, and as a result very empowering. It was written in the 90s so it doesn''t have much on social media and she is a bisexual Sufi dancer Jungian Buddhist shrink so thats her perspective but I think all that is an asset (-; not a deficit! I give copies of this away. Seriously - go for it.
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as many enjoy the chase and the game
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2015
If you''re new on the market again after being gone for a decade, you''ll be inundated with dating books and game books on how to find and "catch" your partner. While I''m sure many work, as many enjoy the chase and the game, I''m not sure that''s a solid basis for a... See more
If you''re new on the market again after being gone for a decade, you''ll be inundated with dating books and game books on how to find and "catch" your partner. While I''m sure many work, as many enjoy the chase and the game, I''m not sure that''s a solid basis for a LTR. I bought this book at the suggestion of a trusted friend, and it was very helpful in toning me down. I''m very connected to my feelings which makes it difficult to date. And this book taught me how to be connected but not ride every feeling, how to be authentic, how to put myself out there completely without letting rejection destroy me. Overall, if you''re looking for a wholesome approach to dating, love and even other relationships, this book is great. But it''s not a book on trapping and chase. It''s more book on being authentic, finding an authentic partner and what to do in those moments where panic sets in.
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BonnieInNC
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Prepare for the best kind of emotional workout
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
Holy crap I feel as though my guarded heart has been burst open (in the best of ways) and as though the author is putting into words and normalizing all the relationship anxieties I have been feeling! What a relief to know I''m not the only one! What a gift she has for... See more
Holy crap I feel as though my guarded heart has been burst open (in the best of ways) and as though the author is putting into words and normalizing all the relationship anxieties I have been feeling! What a relief to know I''m not the only one! What a gift she has for addressing this topic with profound wisdom and yet in the clearest language! Reading it has been an emotional workout (be ready for some tough stuff to come up) but I am extremely optimistic this will help me navigate my new romantic relationship with more grace and peace. Thank you Dr. Kasl!
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sophie
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I Didn''t get the same Goosebumps as Others.
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2020
Not as sold on this book as other reviewer''s. Some nuggets dispersed that a sound person would already know. Be yourself. You are your best friend. Don''t wear a mask (too funny as literally we do) to hide behind. But when she felt deserving of being loved and not alone... See more
Not as sold on this book as other reviewer''s. Some nuggets dispersed that a sound person would already know.
Be yourself. You are your best friend. Don''t wear a mask (too funny as literally we do) to hide behind. But when she felt deserving of being loved and not alone and screamed it from the Bitterroot mountain range, ah no thanks.
Melodramatic best describes these awakenings. Its more a I LOVE ME book and then launch.
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Lotus54
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Fantastic, Lighthearted Advice
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2014
What a great little book. It''s a small book, at least the copy I have is, which is a used paperback from 1999. It has about 40 less pages than the description states but I actually find that to be the case with many books I get from Amazon. It''s a nice size to hold in one... See more
What a great little book. It''s a small book, at least the copy I have is, which is a used paperback from 1999. It has about 40 less pages than the description states but I actually find that to be the case with many books I get from Amazon. It''s a nice size to hold in one hand and while it''s a thin and easy read, there''s actually a lot of great advice packed into this little book.

One disclaimer, I never buy books on dating, this is the first one, so I can''t compare it with any other dating books. I got it for two reasons: 1. Although I''ve practiced Buddhism for many years, I have recently devoted myself more than ever and want to make a conscious effort to keep my spiritual path in mind when meeting my future partner. 2. The other reason I got this book is because I have another book by the same author that I like a lot (If The Buddha Got Stuck) and so I knew exactly what style of book this would be - casual, down to earth advice from a generally but not exclusively Buddhist perspective. It''s the type of book you can open to any chapter that sounds good in the Contents and read out of order; each short chapter is an individual little gem.

The advice is sincere, touches on serious matters and yet remains lighthearted. It is definitely NOT a ''how-to'' or instructional in any way. There''s no advice in how to meet someone. It''s more of a "where are you coming from?" theme, suggestions of things to reflect on before entering into a partnership with someone else. It helps you examine relationship mistakes from past relationships and offers simple checklists of traits you might look for in a new partner, commonalities, etc. It''s exactly what I was looking for; helpful advice to contemplate now while I''m still happily single. I want to be in a healthier mindset so my future relationship will be complimentary to my spiritual path, and that''s just what this book is about.

There was one review I read that says this book isn''t very Buddhist oriented, that there aren''t many canonical references to Buddhist scripture, and complains that a bunch of other spiritual traditions are referenced. To me, this reviewer is "missing the forest through the trees" in a huge way! The book *completely* embodies Buddhism in my opinion, every single piece of advice is consistent with Buddhist teachings, I haven''t found a single thing in the book that is "un-Buddhist" in any way! No, it is not full of a bunch of scripture references from Buddhist sutras, but that wouldn''t fit with the casual lighthearted style of this book and I personally wouldn''t want all those references in this particular type of book. Yes, there are references and tidbits from various other spiritual traditions, Sufism, etc., but when you spend time in Buddhist Sanghas or study groups, that''s common practice; Buddhism welcomes and often references any other spiritual advice that''s in alignment with Buddhist ethics. In any case, that reviewer is of course entitled to their opinion, but I hate to see people get the idea that this is not Buddhist oriented because it absolutely is. It''s just not done in a very blatant, overly obvious manner. I think this is a good thing, so others who may be "spiritually-minded" but not specifically Buddhist can still fully enjoy this book. So keep in mind, it''s not a book about Buddhism, no. But it''s a book about dating from a Buddhist perspective.

I really enjoyed this book and found the advice to be sound and smart. Like a good friend, or a counselor, offering excellent suggestions. I will return to this book again and again.
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Dawn
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Everyone should read this book! It''s about living a good life.
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2021
This book is nothing like the other dating advice books. In the best way! I am blown away by Charlotte''s gift of presenting life-changing ideas without causing anxiety. She gives such great examples and wisdom. I am so grateful. I am gonna be recommending it... See more
This book is nothing like the other dating advice books. In the best way! I am blown away by Charlotte''s gift of presenting life-changing ideas without causing anxiety. She gives such great examples and wisdom. I am so grateful.

I am gonna be recommending it to anyone who will listen, and buying it as gifts.

It is the most helpful thing I have seen or heard. It is a guide to knowing yourself better and having a better life...forget about the dating for a minute. Charlotte has provided a guide to being deeply happy.

Thank you Charlotte!
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CeCe
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Nothing to do with makeup and new tattoo
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2020
I’m over 60. A lot over 60. And I found this book so kindhearted to assure me I want to bring my best self to a new relationship. That’s what Kasl asks, that we look at our old habits that let us pretend we were having fun, pretend we admired a guy. Nope. I’m willing to... See more
I’m over 60. A lot over 60. And I found this book so kindhearted to assure me I want to bring my best self to a new relationship. That’s what Kasl asks, that we look at our old habits that let us pretend we were having fun, pretend we admired a guy. Nope. I’m willing to think about each of these chapters rather than schedule plastic surgery. It’s not a religious book but one that draws me back to my true self instead of the fake happiness that’s so tempting.
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Great relationship advice all around, not only dating
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2015
I really enjoyed this one. Lots of good advice for keeping the whole dating thing in perspective as well as being kind and compassionate to those we come in contact with and ourselves. It''s difficult and scary to be vulnerable and honest when putting oneself out there and... See more
I really enjoyed this one. Lots of good advice for keeping the whole dating thing in perspective as well as being kind and compassionate to those we come in contact with and ourselves. It''s difficult and scary to be vulnerable and honest when putting oneself out there and this book really gives a lot of insight into checking our motivations, handling rejection, respectfully telling others when we''re not interested and so on. One of the few books I''ve read on dating that actually offers sound advice and doesn''t encourage playing games, being manipulative, or treating one another like we''re from different planets.

Oh! But it is slightly outdated and talks about placing ads in newspapers and doesn''t really mention online dating, but the info and everything still applies.
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Eric
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Really had a good effect on my mindset
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2019
Whilst technology has changed things a little since this book was written (what the hell is a voicemail?!) the principles of human relationships still stand. This book brings a good balance of spiritual and scientific insight to an area that is not often considered with...See more
Whilst technology has changed things a little since this book was written (what the hell is a voicemail?!) the principles of human relationships still stand. This book brings a good balance of spiritual and scientific insight to an area that is not often considered with much rationality. – Life changer.
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Laura
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Not what I expected
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2014
I''m a little disappointed. The reviews on this book stated it was a quite comical- I didn''t think so. It''s a full self help book. Some good content anyway but just not what I expected. The condition I bought was ''used''. I didn''t realise that meant drawn, written and...See more
I''m a little disappointed. The reviews on this book stated it was a quite comical- I didn''t think so. It''s a full self help book. Some good content anyway but just not what I expected. The condition I bought was ''used''. I didn''t realise that meant drawn, written and highlighted inside with the pages loosely falling out. It''s very brittle.
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Andy
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Arrived exactly as described
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019
Good book
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Cindy Claes
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beautifully inspiring to reflect on relationships
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2016
This is a MUST READ... beautifully inspiring to reflect on relationships, and love, very practical ways to implement these reflections into real life as well. I have bought this book for many friends and have recommended it to many people in my direct environment.
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Hazel Lee
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Beautiful book full of spiritual wisdom
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2017
A beautifully written book full of helpful tips to help you progress on your spiritual journey, regardless of whether or not you are looking for love. I will keep this by my side to refer to whenever I feel that I''m drifting from the "spiritual path". Thank you...See more
A beautifully written book full of helpful tips to help you progress on your spiritual journey, regardless of whether or not you are looking for love. I will keep this by my side to refer to whenever I feel that I''m drifting from the "spiritual path". Thank you Charlotte!
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