This app is a fully functional proof of concept. It will have many more features soon, but it't a great way to get started.
Maybe you know about "The Book"practice, and you've been wishing you could have it on your phone. Or maybe you've never heard of it, but you'd like some way to monitor your ethics throughout the day.
Here's a chance to use a shiny consumer object for a much more important purpose.
What you'll need:
1. An iPhone:
Actually, you could run this on your computer if you have FileMaker Pro, but it is built for the iPhone, so you can check your ethics between texting, tweeting, facebooking, and angry birding.
2. FileMaker Go:
This is a really cool iPhone app which enables you to run all kinds of cool databases. "The Book App" is built using FileMaker so you MUST have this installed on your device to be able to run it. UPDATE: The new FileMaker Go 13 for iPhone is FREE. Get it here from iTunes.
(A future native iPhone app may be in the works)
3. The Book App:
This is version one of the app. It's got some starter vows in it, and can be set up to automatically rotate through them. To get started, all you need to do is click "Load New Day" on the main screen, and you're off to the races. If you want to change or add vows to monitor, just click the little white cog in the upper right hand side of the screen. It's got the entire book description by Geshe Michael Roach in there too.
Once you've downloaded it, you will need to transfer it into your iPhone version of Filemaker Go, using iTunes.
Try this out and see if this doesn't make monitoring your ethics that much easier. Finally a legitimate reason for that shiny gadget.
Finding Bliss in the Real World
This event took place at The Yoga Room in Nashville. Voices you will hear are David Thornton, David Simmons, and some of the Nashville Dharma Sangha.
AUDIO RECORDING OF THE EVENT:
or download here
DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF "THE BOOK"
There are certain forces in our lives that seem to continually keep us riding the roller coaster of highs and lows. You've probably noticed a pattern of things in your life being initially attractive and then over time their attractiveness wanes?
Why is that? And do we have any control over that?
If we could understand this problem of how we perpetually act, think, and speak in ways that force us to experience this same roller coaster ride, perhaps we could do something about it.
In this workshop we will address the very roots of this problem, but more specifically we will introduce an amazing and simple practice that will help you to create lasting peace and happiness for yourself and those around you.
Through this practice of "Keeping the Book" you will learn to work hands on with the direct correlations between an ethical life and total happiness.