Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN: 1462901905
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Excerpt:

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

The Trial

The Trial
Author: Franz Kafka
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780965066297
Category: Totalitarianism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trial Book Excerpt:

"Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka's death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers"--Back cover.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9784805315002
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhism is Not What You Think

Buddhism is Not What You Think
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN: 0718193075
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism is Not What You Think Book Excerpt:

What is Buddhism? In Buddhism is Not What You Think Steve Hagen, bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple and a Zen priest, cuts through the many misconceptions surrounding Buddhism, and shows us its true purpose. Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life, this practical and straightforward guide penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, open and honest? What can it bring to our lives? This book offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

What Would Buddha Do at Work

What Would Buddha Do at Work
Author: Franz Metcalf,Barbara J. Gallagher Hateley
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781569753002
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Would Buddha Do at Work Book Excerpt:

Shares strategies for success in business and personal life, discussing how to incorporate Buddhist insights into making career choices, solving problems, interacting with others, and dealing with organizational concerns.

Simple Zen Buddhism

Simple Zen Buddhism
Author: He Yaliang
Publsiher: Bm Ecommerce Management
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 9781952732928
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Zen Buddhism Book Excerpt:

Zen Buddhist Philosophy: Enjoy the Restorative Benefits for Your Mind and Body Even if You Have a Busy Life Plain and Simple Guide to Benefit from the Zen Buddhist Meditation Techniques in the Shortest Amount of Time Life can be stressful and filled with difficulties and mounting stress, especially for busy people. But learning to apply the principles of Zen Meditation in your daily life need not be so hard. If you follow the right steps, you will start noticing more restorative sleep, reduced levels of anxiety and stress, and improved overall physical health, but above all, you will naturally find more moments for joy and satisfaction every day. And that's exactly what Simple Zen Buddhism is all about. Here's what you will love about this guide: Discover The True Art of Zen Meditation and Why It Matters. How Is Zen Practiced, Anyway? Here How to Get Started Learn The Essential Concepts of Zen. Experience Benefits of The Anapanasati Meditation You Didn't Know About. Easy-To-Follow Directions to Unlock the Power of The Zen Meditation in Your Life. And more! A must-have guide, Simple Zen Buddhism, comes with techniques that every busy person needs to have. Discover how you can reap the benefits even if you have little or no experience meditating. You can start experiencing more focus, increased productivity and better results managing your stress. Start a transformational journey today! Are you ready? Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to buy now!

Meditation Now or Never

Meditation Now or Never
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN: 0718193059
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Now or Never Book Excerpt:

In Meditation Now or Never Steve Hagen, a Zen priest and bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple, provides an accessible and thorough manual on meditation, for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. In the modern world our lives are more frenetic than ever. We live with a burning sense that we have to get something done. But what do we really achieve? And why are we never satisfied? This book is an invitation to switch off, and to enjoy stillness - right now. Steve Hagen offers simple practices that avoid needlessly complicating meditation; highlights where many of us get stuck in meditating - and how to get unstuck; and, above all, focuses on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living.

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Sentient+ORM
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-12-16
ISBN: 1591812747
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why the World Doesn t Seem to Make Sense Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple ponders what we truly know about reality. Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense is an eminently down-to-earth, practical, and non-technical response to the urgent questions posed by contemporary science and philosophy. This revised and updated edition of How the World Can Be the Way It Is includes new scientific understanding and clarification of some of its more complex ideas. Steve Hagen aims for an intelligent general audience not necessarily familiar with modern or classical physics, philosophy, or formal logic. Hagen takes us on a journey that examines our most basic assumptions about reality and carefully addresses the “paradoxes of the one and the many” that other works only identify. His primary purpose is to help us to perceive the world directly—as it is, not how we conceive it to be. Through this perception each of us can answer profound moral questions, resolve philosophical and ethical dilemmas, and live lives of harmony and joy. Praise for Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense “For those who are certain that objectivity and intellect are the ground floor of all knowledge, this can be a valuable tripe to the sub-basement.” —Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance “An unusually stimulating and exhilarating book, of profound value to those seeking to clarify the essential nature of everyday existence—in short, all of us.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” —Nick Herbert, PhD, author of Quantum Reality “Hagen cuts cleanly through the duality of mind and body, perception and conception, science and religion, and takes us on a spell-binding journey through what we know—and what we only think we know—that ultimately provides a fresh, effective, and remarkably simple grounding for our lives. . . . Original, breathtaking, and beautiful.” —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

Finding Your Power to Be Happy Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life

Finding Your Power to Be Happy  Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life
Author: D.E. Hardesty
Publsiher: D.E. Hardesty
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 1311878149
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Your Power to Be Happy Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life Book Excerpt:

Learn to find the happiness that is natural to you, and enjoy better relationships, better health, more success and a longer life. The peculiar thing about us humans is, we spend a lot of time working to find people and things that will make us happy. In fact, we seem to spend the majority of our time doing this. However, there is no guarantee that any of this effort will work. There are lots of people who have hordes of people around them, and who have lots of things, but have been unable to make themselves happy. The truth is, happiness can be had with little effort. Have you ever been happy for no reason at all? Of course you have. Without anything changing in life, happiness just appears. We see it in young children all the time. In fact, we expect to see it in children. If you happen to ask a smiling child why he or she is so happy, at best the answer may be, “Because.” For an adult this may be an unsatisfying answer, but for the child it is the truth -- happiness exists “just because.” As we age we seem to lose touch with happiness-for-no-reason-at-all. We see a world where everyone is striving for stuff, striving for popularity, striving, striving, striving. The natural fount of happiness we once enjoyed disappears as we join them. However, that happiness is not gone. All that happened is we lost our connection to it. This book is about recovering that connection. We all grow up believing that if we work hard, and if we are good people, we will enjoy good relationships with others, good health, success and a long life. Obviously this is not true. There are a lot of rich old people who are not happy. What we have, what we do, and the other circumstances of our lives do not provide authentic happiness. Instead, happiness comes from inside of us, and all by itself enables us to have secure relationships, good health, more success and longer lives. So, what is the secret of being happy? Being happy is a little like flipping a switch. When it’s on you are happy and when it’s off you are not. It’s so easy. How else can you explain being happy for no reason. What you need to do is learn to turn it on, and keep it turned on. This book discusses seven practices that help you do that. There is a lot of wisdom available about how to be happy. Most of it is thousands of years old, but some is quite new. The seven practices we will look at incorporate this wisdom to help you learn how to turn on happiness in your life. This kind of happiness does not require changing anything in your life. All you have to do is learn to turn it on.

Buddhism Buddhism Plain and Simple Beginners Guide Meditation Techniques Acceptance and Spiritual Practice

Buddhism  Buddhism Plain and Simple Beginners Guide  Meditation Techniques  Acceptance and Spiritual Practice
Author: Andrew Ricard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 9781722431570
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Buddhism Plain and Simple Beginners Guide Meditation Techniques Acceptance and Spiritual Practice Book Excerpt:

Buddhism has seen a resurgence from time to time during our history. This is because its beliefs and spiritual practices seem to resonate with people when they are feeling lost, or in need of guidance.Buddhism sums up the basic essence of Buddhism. This book is going to help you better understand what Buddhism is, how it can benefit you, and how you can apply it in your routine life.Buddhism provides you with deep information related to the worldly pleasures, your desires, and everything that prevents you from acquiring inner peace and happiness. Moreover, it also guides you on how you can battle all your obstructions, both the inner and outer ones, to gain complete peace of mind. Inside You'll Find: Chapter 1: Buddhism-Detailed Insight Into Buddhism And How It Came Into Being Chapter 2: Getting to Know Buddhism a little more Chapter 3: Is Buddhism A Religion Or Not? Chapter 4: A different Type of Buddhism: The Basics of Zen Chapter 5: Practicing the Teachings Chapter 6: Different Buddhist Traditions: How We Act on Our Practice Chapter 7: Beliefs in Buddhism Chapter 8: Vipassana - The Ancient Meditation Technique for Beginners Your Free Gift!! Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history - transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately, and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world.Download Today!

The Grand Delusion

The Grand Delusion
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1614296790
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Delusion Book Excerpt:

This is a fun, unique book that goes deep into the great mysteries of knowing—and makes it enjoyable. In The Grand Delusion, bestselling author Steve Hagen drills deeply into the most basic assumptions, strengths, and limitations of religion and belief, philosophy and inquiry, science and technology. In doing so, he shines new light on the great existential questions—Why is there Something rather than Nothing? What does it mean to exist? What is consciousness? What is the nature of truth?—and does so from an entirely unexpected direction. Ultimately, this book reveals how all of our fundamental questions stem from a single error, a single unwarranted belief—a single Grand Delusion.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Judith Yandell
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 9781097277599
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism for Beginners Book Excerpt:

Do You Want To Free Yourself From Stress And Anxiety? Would you like to bring peace and joy in your life? Many people hear the word "Buddhism" and they think it is a religion. However, a person of any religion can bring Buddhist principles into their life without giving up their religious beliefs. Buddhism is a simple and practical philosophy, practiced by more than 300 million people worldwide, that can make your life better and help you find inner peace and happiness. Buddhism is a way of living your life following a path of spiritual development that leads you to the truth of reality. "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha Nowadays, Buddhism is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the positive benefits it can bring to those who choose to practice it. By following the principles of Buddhism and by practicing mindfulness meditation you can reduce anxiety and stress and bring clarity and joy into your mind. If you want to learn how to apply the Buddhist philosophy in your everyday life, then this book is for you. You'll learn the principles of this philosophy along with the history of Buddha and his teachings that will help you successfully bring Buddhism into your everyday life. This book will give you the answers you're seeking in a format that is both simple and easy to understand, without obscure words or convoluted sentences. Inside Buddhism for Beginners, discover: How you can bring peace and joy in your life following the simple principles of Buddhism A simple but effective meditation technique for beginners to help you relieve stress and feel calmer, even if you've never meditated before The core Buddhist principles and teachings explained in plain english, without complex or obscure words The History of Buddhism, from its origins to the present day Why knowing and freeing your mind can help you bring peace and joy in your everyday life (with practical tips to help you start) A complete historical timeline of notable buddhist events to help you understand the development of this philosophy The principles you should pursue if you want to follow the path of Buddha An effective way to understand and practice Buddhism without feeling overwhelmed The truth about Karma and how it can actually help you change your life (many people don't know this) Practical tips to bring Buddhism into your everyday life and brighten your future. And much, much more. Now it's up to you. Even if right now you have no clue of Buddha's teachings, let joy and peace become part of your life and free you from stress and anxiety, you won't regret it! Scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button!

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Buddhism Is Not What You Think
Author: Steve Hagen
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 0061739758
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Is Not What You Think Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

The Whisper Within Zen and Self

The Whisper Within  Zen and Self
Author: Margaret Syverson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1329113624
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps
Author: Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN: 1592859879
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps Book Excerpt:

A fresh resource to help those in recovery from addiction find their own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. For those of us in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps offers a fresh approach to developing our own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or bringing one's awareness to focus on the present moment. We can revisit each of the Twelve Steps, exploring the interplay of ideas between mindfulness and Twelve Step traditions--from the idea of living "one day at a time" to the emphasis on prayer and meditation--and learn to incorporate mindfulness into our path toward lifelong sobriety.Through reflections, questions for inquiry, and stories from Buddhist teachers and others who practice mindfulness in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps will help us awaken new thinking and insights into what it means to live fully--body, mind, and spirit--in the here and now.

Buddha on the Backstretch

Buddha on the Backstretch
Author: Arlynda Lee Boyer
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780881461749
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha on the Backstretch Book Excerpt:

Using Buddhism as a lens to examine NASCAR racing - and NASCAR as a means to illustrate Buddhist teachings, this title provides a fresh perspective on the field of sports and spirituality. It considers mindfulness, handling setbacks, patience, discipline, heightened awareness, impermanence, equanimity, and how we face death.

Just Add Buddha

Just Add Buddha
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1458786692
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Just Add Buddha

Just Add Buddha
Author: Franz Metcalf
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2004-04-13
ISBN: 156975764X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Add Buddha Book Excerpt:

“A diverse and edifying collection of practices to use in annoying and difficult circumstances” from the author of What Would Buddha Do? (Spirituality & Practice). Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist practices into every area of life. Individually, Metcalf’s techniques work as quick fixes for specific dilemmas, but woven together, they gradually strengthen one’s spiritual base when one day a habitual way of being has been quietly transformed. While not written to impress pure Buddhists, this book takes Buddhism seriously. Approachable sections on Buddhism’s rich tradition and a sprinkling of quotes from ancient scripture and contemporary teachers connect the book’s practices to the deeper wisdom underlying them. Always, Just Add Buddha! remains squarely focused on daily life, drawing out the most practical aspects of Buddhism.

The First Peace My Search For The Better Angels

The First Peace  My Search For The Better Angels
Author: Charles Wilson Hatfield
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1491830514
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Peace My Search For The Better Angels Book Excerpt:

“The First Peace; My Search for the Better Angels” is a spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and perhaps educational memoir that spans fifty-plus years, eleven states, three countries, military and seminary, birth and death, marriage and divorce, three Christian denominations, and a monastery. This memoir is a journey through faith and knowledge, hope and reality, love and experience. The author attempts to reconcile what he has been taught, what he believes, what he experiences, what he knows, what he wants, and what he perceives. His unacknowledged question: What do we do when we evolve beyond the “faith of our fathers” (and/or mothers)? After a life of seeking to understand through the lens of Christianity (and other religions), the author comes to understand that religious beliefs and dogma may become a barrier to faith and understanding. The author learns that liberty entails responsibility, faith requires self-reliance, and enlightenment is found within. Liberty and freedom entail responsibility, responsibly that no other person or institution can assume for use. We remain responsible for our actions and inactions. No person, government, or religious institution can assume or remove our responsibility for our actions, for our lives. “The First Peace; My Search for the Better Angels” is an attempt to weave a tapestry of stories, ideas and ideals, ethics, experiences, and expressions – with the goal (and hope) to entertain, inform, educate, persuade, stimulate, and even challenge. Perhaps “The First Peace; My Search for the Better Angels” will remind you of your own experiences, thoughts, and feelings that provide some measure of contentment, but also some measure of challenge, even conflict. The silence beyond those reminders is where we find “the first peace” and where we are “at liberty to be real” and where “the better angels of our nature” touch us.