The School of Life, the organisation founded in 2008 by renowned philosopher and author Alain de Botton and now headquartered in London, delivers with their typical elegant brilliance a series of exquisitely designed and sustainably produced notebooks, packaged in threes and covering a good range of character and societal types: meet 3 Notebooks, 3 Thinkers. Perfect gift for just about anybody if you choose right. A newly discontinued line, we've got the very last ones of these simply gorgeous small notebook packages - get them quick!
History is filled with some fascinating 'schools of thought' dedicated to tackling life's big problems in distinctive ways. Each notebook carries an introduction to a great Buddhist thinker on the inside front page, their name beautifully printed on the cover - and otherwise empty pages for your own projects. Buddhists featured in these notebooks: Buddha, Guanyin, Ryokan
Originating in Southern India around 2500 years ago, Buddhism is focused on an elemental question: why do we (and all people) suffer? Alongside physical harm, it draws attention to the role of our attitudes, desires and thoughts as causes of our distress: the agitations of envy, regret, obsession, compulsion and the misery of craving for what we do not have. Buddhism teaches habits of mind and conduct designed to enlighten us: to liberate us from desire by helping us to govern our mental activity and redirect our thoughts in more beneficial ways so we are not condemned to suffer.
- set of three paper-bound notebooks
- 125 x 178 mm with yellow contrast stitch
- plain, grid and lined paper (one of each)
About The School of Life Founded in 2008 by renowned philosopher and author Alain de Botton (a personal favourite of mine), the organisation now headquartered in London and with global outreach is devoted to developing emotional intelligence across the full range of a lived life, offering classes, workshops, events, publications and a range of objects to assist the quest for more meaningful life, society, business.