Walking with Hope and Dharma: Are Dogs Enlightened? Are Humans?



Walking with Hope and Dharma. “Walking” conveys the sense that life is a journey. “Hope” is at the core of Christianity and positive psychology, and in everyday language is the foundation for living amidst the disappointments of life, what Barack Obama has called the “audacity” to believe in a positive path despite the realities that discourage us. In Buddhism, “Dharma” is the teaching that defines, illuminates, and guides us along the path to Enlightenment. These teachings about the nature of self complement my spiritual life as a Christian.


Moral Development Positive Psychology Human Potential Mixed Breed German Shepherd 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology Center for the Human Rights of ChildrenLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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