The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publsiher: New Age Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9788178221182
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism
Author: Helen J. Baroni, Ph.D.
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2002-01-15
ISBN: 9780823922406
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism Book Excerpt:

Over 1,700 alphabetically-arranged entries cover the beliefs, practices, significant movements, organizations, and personalities associated with Zen Buddhism.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Kevin Trainor
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780195173987
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Excerpt:

In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.

Buddhism For Dummies

Buddhism For Dummies
Author: Jonathan Landaw,Stephan Bodian,Gudrun Bühnemann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 1119643236
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life. Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics. New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion. Buddhism For Dummies (9781119643265) was previously published as Buddhism For Dummies (9781118023792). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Tell Me Something about Buddhism

Tell Me Something about Buddhism
Author: Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1571746587
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tell Me Something about Buddhism Book Excerpt:

For anyone who is curious about the teachings of Buddha and modern Buddhist practice, Tell Me Something about Buddhism offers the perfect introduction. Organized in an easy-to-use Question and Answer format, Soto Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel answers the many common questions people have about Buddhism, such as: Who Was Buddha? What are the Four Noble Truths? Do you have a holy book like the Bible or Koran? What do Buddhists believe? Are there core teachings? Do you believe in a god? Do some people have good karma and some bad? Why do the monks, nuns, and priests shave their heads? Can Buddhists eat meat? Manuel intertwines throughout the book her personal experiences as one of the first African-American Zen priests in the U.S., her life in the Sangha, and her travels around the world meeting other Buddhist practitioners. Included are about 20 illustrations by the author in her trademark charcoal-and-pencil style.

The Jesus Dialogues

The Jesus Dialogues
Author: Brennan R. Hill
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-03-06
ISBN: 149821911X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jesus Dialogues Book Excerpt:

The Jesus Dialogues is a unique book. There is no other book that uses this interesting dialogue method to contrast and compare such an extensive number of religions. In each chapter, Jesus sits down with both women and men religious founders and leaders and talks with them on an equal basis about religious perspectives, past and present. The book is a thorough overview of Christianity, compared and contrasted with eight other religions as well as selected indigenous religions. A final chapter deals with the "why" and "how" of interfaith dialogue, which is so needed in today's diverse and global society. This book reflects the author's six decades of study and teaching in the areas of Christianity and world religions. It is based on sound scholarship, worldwide travel, and experience in interfaith dialogue. The Jesus Dialogues demonstrates that there is truth and a way to ultimacy in all religions. At the same time, listening in on these conversations reveals significant differences among religions. These dialogues help one realize that Gandhi was right when he said that we must listen to all religions in order to obtain just a glimpse of the divine.

World Religions and Contemporary Issues

World Religions and Contemporary Issues
Author: Brennan Hill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781585959136
Category: Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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To live in a global society and make sense of world events requires more than a cursory understanding of world religions and the roles they play. This fascinating, in-depth, academic study of the five major religions focuses on each group's response to some of the most critical social issues of our time: ecology, peace, and women's rights. The author also highlights individual religious "heroes" and provides links to numerous digital sources for further research, making this a particularly timely and personalized approach to the study of world religions and their far-reaching impact at every level of society. Book jacket.

Everyday Dharma

Everyday Dharma
Author: Lama Willa Miller
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN: 0835630382
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Dharma Book Excerpt:

In The Everyday Dharma, Willa Miller, an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, reworks ancient Buddhist techniques and adapts them for western readers seeking personal transformation. Becoming a Buddha, Lama Miller explains, means observing the mind and actions and then doing the physical, psychological, and spiritual work to move closer to one’s wisdom nature. Dharma is spiritual practice; it’s what one does every day to make one’s mind and world a better place to live. Each chapter includes a passage to read, an exercise of the day that relates to each week’s topic, a quote from a sage, and tips on how to make daily practice a little easier. The book shows that it’s not necessary to subscribe to a particular — or any — belief system to benefit from this program. "It’s only necessary," says Lama Miller, "to believe one deserves to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life."

Zen and Psychotherapy

Zen and Psychotherapy
Author: Christopher J. Mruk, PhD,Joan Hartzell
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-04-28
ISBN: 9780826120359
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The authors--one a clinical educator and social scientist, the other a nurse psychotherapist and practicing Buddhist--present a fascinating dialog on the "science" and the "art" sides of the art-science debate. Practical suggestions are included for achieving a balance between these two poles of the helping and healing process.

Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law

Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law
Author: Morten Bergsmo,Emiliano J. Buis
Publsiher: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 8283481185
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law Book Excerpt:

This first edition of Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law: Correlating Thinkers contains 20 chapters about renowned thinkers from Plato to Foucault. As the first volume in the series "Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law", the book identifies leading philosophers and thinkers in the history of philosophy or ideas whose writings bear on the foundations of the discipline of international criminal law, and then correlates their writings with international criminal law.

The Brightened Mind

The Brightened Mind
Author: Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2012-12-19
ISBN: 0835630269
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The brightened mind is one that is able to make better choices," says Sumano Bhikkhu. Having left the hectic world of Chicago real estate decades ago to become a Thai Buddhist monk, he knows what he’s talking about. This simple, short introduction to meditation, particularly well suited to young people, can help anyone rattled with the stresses of living in today’s society rife with financial uncertainty, war, crime, and the psychological assaults of bosses, teachers, and the media. His methods increase awareness, strengthen positive mental states, and develop insight. Eventually, the feeling of being overwhelmed becomes replaced with a sense of innate brilliance and trust in one’s natural abilities. Moreover, the meditation Sumano teaches opens access to the infinite wisdom of the Universal Mind. An appendix on lovingkindness is an added benefit, providing the tools needed to face all challenges with a poised, cool, and compassionate heart.

The Spirituality of Age

The Spirituality of Age
Author: Robert L. Weber,Carol Orsborn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 1620555131
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A compassionate guide for transforming aging into spiritual growth • Engage with 25 key questions guiding you to mine previously untapped veins of inspiration and courage • Find a constructive role for regret and fear and embrace the freedom to become more fully yourself • Draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and the latest research in psychological and religious theory to cultivate your spiritual potential As we enter the years beyond midlife, our quest for an approach to aging takes on added urgency and becomes even more relevant in our daily lives. Empowering a new generation of seekers to view aging as a spiritual path, authors Robert Weber and Carol Orsborn reveal that it is by engaging with the difficult questions about loss, meaning, and mortality--questions we can no longer put off or ignore--that we continue to grow. In fact, the realization of our full spiritual potential comes about not by avoiding the challenges aging brings our way but by working through them. Addressing head-on how to make the transition from fears about aging into a fuller, richer appreciation of the next phase of our lives, the authors guide you through 25 key questions that can help you embrace the shadow side of aging as well as the spiritual opportunities inherent in growing older. Sharing their stories and wisdom to both teach and demonstrate what it means to feel energized about the possibilities of your later years, they explore how to find a constructive role for regret, shame, and guilt, realize your value to society, and embrace the freedom of your later years to become more fully yourself. Coming from Catholic Jesuit and Jewish backgrounds respectively, as well as drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to the 25 key questions, supporting their insightful and compassionate guidance with anecdotes, inspirational readings, and spiritual exercises. By engaging deeply with both the shadow and light sides of aging, our spirits not only learn to cope--but also to soar.

The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda

The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda
Author: Richard Power
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013-09-20
ISBN: 0835630641
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda offers a precious glimpse into the consciousness of an extraordinary scholar and mystic, shedding new light on Govinda’s legendary role as both a pioneer and a prophet. Born in Germany, Lama Govinda was one of the first Westerners to introduce Tibetan Buddhism as an initiate in the tradition. His famed works, The Way of the White Clouds and Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism, live on as some of the best in the field. In this collection of essays and dialogues, Govinda delivers insights that are both timely and timeless. Ranging in issues and themes, including transpersonal psychology, drugs and meditation, Christianity, Theravada and Zen Buddhism, and the I Ching, editor Richard Power brings together Lama Govinda’s rarest material—some never before published, some long out of circulation.

Islam in International Relations

Islam in International Relations
Author: Nassef Manabilang Adiong,Raffaele Mauriello,Deina Abdelkader
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN: 1315513552
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in International Relations Book Excerpt:

Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms analyses the interaction between Islam and IR. It shows how Islam is a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behaviour in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. This approach challenges Western-based and defined epistemological and ontological foundations of the discipline, and by doing so contributes to worlding IR as a field of study and practice by presenting and discussing a broad range of standpoints from within Islamic civilization. The volume opens with the presentation and discussion of the international thought of a major Muslim leader, followed by a chapter that addresses the ethical practice of IR, from traditional pacifism to modern Arab political philosophy. It then switches to applying constructivism as a tool to understand Islam in world affairs and proceeds to address the issue of how the ethnocentric approach of Western academia has hindered our understanding of world affairs. The volume moves on to address the ISIS phenomenon, a current urgent issue in world affairs, and closes with a look at Islamic geopolitics. This comprehensive collection will be of great interest to students, scholars and policy-makers with a focus on the Muslim world.

The Spirit in Aromatherapy

The Spirit in Aromatherapy
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 0857011596
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit in Aromatherapy Book Excerpt:

The importance of intuition in aromatherapy blending, essential and base oil selection and bodywork is the focus of Gill Farrer-Halls' authoritative new book. Drawing on her extensive experience as a practicing aromatherapist and aromatherapy teacher, she explores ways of increasing intuitive awareness of the nature and depth of individual essential oils, and takes the reader through meditative techniques that can help practitioners deepen their practice. She goes on to show how an intuitive and meditative approach can, with time, transform clinical practice, and help practitioners create original, effective, synergistic and holistic blends as well as develop and enhance on-going work with clients. An important resource on the use of intuitive inner wisdom in aromatherapy practice, this book will be of interest and practical use to aromatherapists, bodywork practitioners, students of aromatherapy and all who are interested in essential oils.

Making Great Kids Greater

Making Great Kids Greater
Author: Dorothy A. Sisk
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2008-08-15
ISBN: 1412958717
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Great Kids Greater Book Excerpt:

Bridging the gap between gifted children's cognitive and social-emotional development, this book offers strategies to expand their talents with consideration for their unique needs.

Here we are

Here we are
Author: Amy HOLLOWELL
Publsiher: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here we are Book Excerpt:

Through what appears at times to be a private, or personal, conversation, I seek to reflect a public, or impersonal, one. [. . . ] Here We Are is an attempt to tell it like is, to provide all the news that’s not fit to print, so that we might close the gap that separates us readers and human beings from our words, from ourselves and from one another.

Good Health Magic

Good Health Magic
Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publsiher: Spruce
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2003-05-01
ISBN: 9781840724493
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Health Magic Book Excerpt:

These fun, retro guides provide commonsense advice and practical solutions to promote healthy and efficient maintenance of oneself and one's surroundings. Vintage artwork, including photos, posters, and cartoons, complement a wealth of remarkably effective old-fashioned hints and tips. Time-tested, back-to-basics skills such as creating a healthy and productive garden, removing tough laundry stains, choosing the best seasonal produce, and mixing up home remedies for common health ailments are explained and illustrated.

Turning Wheel

Turning Wheel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism N Z

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism  N Z
Author: Rodney Leon Taylor,Howard Yuen Fung Choy
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 869
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780823940813
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism N Z Book Excerpt:

- Over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed A-Zdescribe the major beliefs and practices of Confucianism.- Contents by Subject section categorizes entries thematically:Art, Architecture, and Iconography; Astrology, Cosmology,and Mythology; Biographical Entries; Ceremonies, Practices,and Rituals; Concepts; Geography; Literature and Language;Music; Rulers and Dynasties; Schools and Groups; and Texts.- Black and white photos and illustrations throughoutshow key geographical sites and provide compellingportraits within Confucianism.- Charts and maps provide additional information.- Appendices provide a timeline of Chinese dynasties andglossaries of Chinese terms transliterated according to thePinyn and Wade-Giles systems.- 8 1/2 x 11- Library-bound- 1,000 pages (500 per volume)- © 2005Confucianism can be defined as the teachings and practices associated with the historical teacher Confucius and his followers from the sixth century bce through the twentieth century. Confucius saw in his own lifetime a world torn by civil strife. He sought to remedy its ills by teaching of a golden age when virtue prevailed. For Confucius, moral order could be brought to the world by emulating the ways of the ancient sage-kings. Fundamentally, his teachings stressed the establishment of proper relations and respect between human beings. Confucius taught that each person had moral responsibilities to those around him or her. One was to develop one's life, as well as one's society, into a microcosm of the moral order of the universe itself; that is, the Way of Heaven.Confucianism flourished within China, but also influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, parts of Southeast Asia, and, recently, the West. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day.Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. (Columbia University), is a specialist in East Asian religion and philosophy with particular expertise in Confucianism. Professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Taylor has also held a number of administrative positions including director of the Asian Studies Program, chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and presently Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. His publications include: The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism: A Study of Selected Writings of Kao P'an-lung (1978); The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective (with F.M. Denny) (1985); The Way of Heaven: An Introduction to the Confucian Religious Life (1986); The Confucian Way of Contemplation: Okada Takehiko and the Tradition of Quiet-Sitting (1988); They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring (with J. Watson) (1989); and The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (1990) as well as numerous articles.Howard Choy is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature and humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds an M.A. in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught at Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published articles, reviews, and translations in several major scholarly journals. His dissertation is on the rewriting of history in contemporary Chinese fiction.