When we talk about practical Buddhism we mean ways that we can take the basic teachings of the Buddha and apply them in our daily lives, without alot of religious or metaphysical interpretation. Buddhism is a philosophy of life and not a religion. Learning ways to let go of our suffering is important and we do this with practice..practice..practice.
Below are some links to various individuals with various ways to practically and realistically apply Buddhist philosophy.
All of the teachings of Pema Chodron