How Not to Be a Hot Mess

Two of my favorite frisky, talented, funny and very sincere Buddhist practitioners have written a lively handbook on how to keep out of hot water. If you or someone(s) you love are "sheltering in place"-- also known as "ready to kill each other even though you were best pals BC, [before Covid]" this book might help. It's full of good advice and it's funny....because well.. life is hilarious. I would say this book has been launched at the perfect time. May we all learn to live in peace, the perfect medicine for what actually ails us.

Devon and Craig Hase mentor dharma practitioners online, teach meditation on the Simple Habit app, and lead meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe. Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock. Craig spent six years in a Zen monastery and then completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. These days they live together in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between retreat practice and dharma mentoring.

Their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life.

To learn more, visit

OK. PR aside, I want to say, "Take a look." Check out the book and the website because these two young people are seriously walking their talk. Intelligent, kind, clear. I want you to meet these folks. And just to save me an email.. yes, I recommend you have them visit your dharma center or temple. Yes. Unequivocally.

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