“Mindfulness and Money,” by Kulananda and Dominic Houlder
Have you ever found yourself making impulse buys of things you don’t really need? Ever feel bad because you think you consume too much? Have you ever found yourself giving gifts to friends even though you were in debt? Perhaps you need to read this book.
This book, remarkably, is not only a systematic exploration of Buddhist practice, but also covers basic mindfulness teachings such as budgeting!
Kulananda lives a life of simplicity in a Buddhist community in Britain. Dominic Houlder is Dean of the Sloane Program at the London Business School. Both are practicing Buddhists, and together they’ve put together a book of practical wisdom to help us find financial peace, whether we follow the Buddhist path or not.
Drawing on traditional Buddhist teachings, illustrated by the experiences of many practicing Buddhists, and with numerous practical exercises, the authors show us how to become more aware in relation to money. They show how we can misuse money to try to feel complete, and how we can learn to find inner wealth in order to become more whole.