Freedom Simplified: Some Practical Advice for Daily Life
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What is true freedom? How can it be attained? This handy and approachable book answers just those questions. The author Doug Powers is a long-term disciple of the Chan Master Hsuan Hua but has also studied broadly in western psychology and philosophy. Readers are taken along on a journey of discovery through their own minds and their daily lives, as they are led to contemplate the web of their habitual tendencies, their desires, fears, and ego, as well as the relationship with their parents and the practice of true listening.
Doug Powers holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union and an MAT in Political Science from the University of Redlands. He is currently the provost of Dharma Realm Buddhist University and lectures on Western Philosophy, and Buddhist Study and Practice at DRBU. Doug taught at Berkeley High School for over 30 years.