Description : Many years ago suffering a series of deep personal losses, Gene wanted to die and planned to. Yet he knew that was wrong. Writing about these feelings eased the pain. Desperate to be able to hold some gentle thoughts, he began writing in earnest, reinterpreting these happenings for himself. Soon he could see other points of view which enabled him to cope. Focusing on setting these experiences to rhythm and rhyme took his attention from the pain. As his interest and capabilities grew so did his collection of writings. Sharing these words seemed to help others too. People had constantly encouraged him to publish. He began giving book signings, readings and public speaking. They would also return bringing others to hear these words. He wondered if he could put into prose, poetry and/or short stories the issues that he found difficult to deal with. If an incident was too sensitive, painful or joyous to think about, could he make it easier to cope with? Through the exercise of putting these experiences into one or more of these three choices of expression he became able to deal with his most extraordinary difficulties. Whether positive or negative, he could cope! Some readers say that their applying these principles gets good results. Now he just wants to put these words into the ears, hands and hearts of those who also seek to be able to . . . . . . hold a gentle thought.
Description : The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work by the celebrated master Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and works by the twelfth-century master Shang Rinpoche, the great Third Karmapa, the Eighth Tai Situ, and Drukpa Pema Karpo. The volume also contains an inspirational work by Gampopa, the Drigung Kagyu root text, The Single Viewpoint, the Sixth Shamarpa's guide to the six Dharmas of Naropa, and finally an overview of tantric practice by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, author of the famous Moonlight of Mahamudra. The texts in this volume were selected by the preeminent scholar of the Kagyu school, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Description : Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!
Description : These poems cover many areas of daily questions, activities, and traditions. The contents move to cause one to see the positive in negative situations. To think about what may happen after death. To question some of the traditions pertaining to religious activities and even social concerns. The words can be very valuable for the one who likes to find themselves meditating on the positive. Words that focus on the belief there is a higher power that man should acknowledge. And words that focus on man's daily strife's. It is a must read for an uplifting experience found in words formed to tell a story, share a feeling ,or to simply question a tradition.
Description : Her entire life Tara has had a need to expose the dark side of the soul. She was exposed to the occult by her family growing up and suffered deep personal loses. She dealt with the grief and pain by becoming an undercover agent for the FBI. She teams with two other women who share a similar background. They are only called to action when the FBI needs a team of experts to investigate occult crime. Taras team is called to Denver, Colorado to deal with a cult involved in child prostitution and the drug trade. As Taras team comes close to exposing this cult the danger grows. Before it is over they will experience the full impact of the cults cruelty and violence. Through this experience their lives are changed forever. Join them as they face the gentle hell that is true evil.