Love Dharma: Relationship Wisdom From Enlightened Buddhist Women
Geri Larkin
Boston: Journey Editions, 2003
240 pp.; $12.95 (paper)


Zen and the Art of Falling in Love
Brenda Shoshana, Ph.D.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003
272 pp.; $21.00 (cloth)


The Passionate Budha: Wisdom On Intimacy and Enduring Love
Robert Sachs
Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2002
242 pp.; $14.95 (paper)

An issue for many dharma students today is how to bring practice awareness to intimate relationships or, at the very least, how to be more conscious in love. Three new books—Love Dharma, Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, and The Passionate Buddha—offer assistance, on the premise that Buddhism has plenty of insight on matters of the heart. The authors are longtime practitioners—one is an ordained dharma teacher—and they venture beyond the self-help formula to emphasize traditional teachings as much as practical advice.

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