201 Little Buddhist Reminders: Gathas for Your Daily Life, by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Everyone is busy. So everyone needs little reminders to help us remember to slow down, pay attention, and enjoy life. Designed for just this purpose, gathas are short Buddhist poems to recite inwardly throughout the day. Best-selling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created gathas for waking up, eating, washing dishes, driving, appreciating nature, and more. These lyrical verses weave a meditative rhythm and sensibility into daily life, transforming everyday activities into opportunities to realize the sacredness of the present moment.