What is “Dharma” anyway?
There are many definitions for the word dharma, but for simplicity’s sake, it’s usually translated from Sanskrit as the “way” or the “path.” The dharma addresses the essential character or nature of all that is--both why things are as they are and the path to the realization of why thing are as they are. So City Dharma is a guide to finding a path through modern life that is peaceful in the face of conflict and stress. Though based on Eastern teachings, dharma is not dogmatic or religious, but rather a way to a happier, more fulfilling life.
About City Dharma: Keeping Your Cool in the Chaos
It’s one thing to lead a focused and peaceful life in the quiet seclusion of an ashram or monastery, but what about where most of us actually live – in a noisy metropolis or bustling suburb? Hip, helpful and humorous, CITY DHARMA teaches you how to keep your cool even when the road to enlightenment leads you straight into rush hour, with the car radio blaring the world’s latest disturbing news.
In CITY DHARMA, Arthur Jeon suggests that it’s not what happens to us, but our reaction to events and thoughts that causes most of our suffering. In addition to environmental stresses, many of us are conditioned to believe that happiness depends upon achieving money, power or romantic love. But the happiness from these has often proved fleeting. This is because your true nature is not defined by externals and your true happiness is not dependent upon them.
CITY DHARMA is the essential guide for everyone who’s forced to make a living, find someone to love, or just get through the day in the congested and inhospitable environments most of us call home. Offering smart, practical ways to overcome daily stress and the repetitive, crazy-making reactivity of our own minds, Jeon explores challenging aspects of modern urban and suburban life, including:
- Another Day, Another Dollar – Avoid Working Stiffness
- Sex and the City Dharma – Seeking Love vs. Expressing Love
- Scaring Ourselves to Death – Transcending Media Negativity
- Road Rage – Dealing with Mad Max Within and Without
Drawing wisdom from the ancient spiritual teachings of Advaita Vedanta and filled with engaging stories, CITY DHARMA immerses the reader in a new way of seeing the world—one that is based on connection rather than separation, direct experience rather than belief, and love instead of fear. CITY DHARMA will appeal to anyone who yearns to realize their true nature and discover that happiness is as close as the present moment, no matter where that moment might be.
About Sex, Love and Dharma
What is Love? What is my vision of it? Will I ever be happy in love?
In Sex, Love, and Dharma, Arthur Jeon answers these and other common questions like “Why do I always fall for the wrong person?” “How can I stop sabotaging my relationships?” and “What’s the secret to a passionate sex life?” with compassion, humor, and honesty. Drawing on the teachings of the dharma, Jeon provides a fresh way of looking at love relationships that doesn’t rely on someday finding “the one.” Instead, we learn to embrace the opportunities to love in the here and now, no matter what the circumstances.
Applying the timeless wisdom of the dharma to the joy, challenges, and heartache of contemporary romance, Sex, Love, and Dharma offers a better way to be in love and will help you achieve the true love you always imagined was possible.
Arthur is also available for private consultations, either by phone or in person.