The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1611806054
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of No Escape Book Excerpt:

The “down-to-earth, unsentimental, [and] high-humored” Pema Chödrön classic on learning to face our lives just as they are (Los Angeles Times) It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves—and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms is simple but not easy: we must learn to open ourselves up to life in all its manifestations. Here, spiritual teacher and When Things Fall Apart author Pema Chödrön presents a uniquely practical approach to doing just that, showing us the true value in having “no escape” from the ups and downs of life. Drawing from her own experiences with marriage, divorce, motherhood, and more, Pema reveals that when we embrace the happiness and heartache, the inspiration and confusion—all the twists and turns that are part of natural life—we can begin to discover a true wellspring of courageous love that’s been within our hearts all along. As she writes in chapter four: “Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”

The Wisdom of No Escape How to love yourself and your world

The Wisdom of No Escape  How to love yourself and your world
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN: 0007386125
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of No Escape How to love yourself and your world Book Excerpt:

A guide to making the most of life, through bad times as well as good, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. This accessible book has been on the US bestseller lists consistently for four years now.

College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics

College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics
Author: Jennifer Beste
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190268506
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics Book Excerpt:

In America, Christian adolescents and young adults have grown up with fiercely competing narratives about sex, relationships, and fulfillment. Within a Christian world of church services, formal religious education, and retreats, they have been warned about the dangers and sinfulness ofpremarital sex. All the while, popular culture has inundated them with a very different message: casual sex is fun, thrilling, expected, and no-big-deal. Popular culture's influence is perhaps nowhere more evident than on college campuses where hookups - casual sexual encounters devoid of commitmentor emotional attachment - have become the norm for emerging adults. College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics engages 126 college students as sober ethnographers whose task is to observe and analyze their own complex social reality. Part I reveals students' disillusionment with contemporary sexual and relational norms, challenging benevolent or even neutral viewsof hookup culture. Part II brings the students into conversation with Christianity's counter-cultural narrative of what it means to become fully human and experience genuine joy and fulfillment. The spokesperson for this vision is theologian Johann Metz, whose portrait of Jesus enduring his deserttemptations and becoming fully human resonates profoundly with today's college students. Comparing Jesus' way of being in the world with their college culture's status quo, many undergraduates discover in "poverty of spirit" a hopeful, counter-cultural path to authenticity and happiness. Part IIIculminates in a call to action. Students explore obstacles to sexual justice on college campuses, identify key commitments necessary for change, and envision how undergraduates can work to create the college culture they truly desire and deserve.

Finding the Deep River Within

Finding the Deep River Within
Author: Abby Seixas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-09-28
ISBN: 0787997498
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding the Deep River Within Book Excerpt:

Psychotherapist Abby Seixas examines women who are chronically busy, providing guidance to help women reassess their priorities, slow down, and enjoy their lives, and discussing to-do lists, keeping a journal, making choices, and other related topics.

Catholicism Engaging Other Faiths

Catholicism Engaging Other Faiths
Author: Vladimir Latinovic,Gerard Mannion,Jason Welle, O.F.M.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN: 3319985841
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholicism Engaging Other Faiths Book Excerpt:

This book assesses how Vatican II opened up the Catholic Church to encounter, dialogue, and engagement with other world religions. Opening with a contribution from the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, it next explores the impact, relevance, and promise of the Declaration Nostra Aetate before turning to consider how Vatican II in general has influenced interfaith dialogue and the intellectual and comparative study of world religions in the postconciliar decades, as well as the contribution of particular past and present thinkers to the formation of current interreligious and comparative theological methods. Additionally, chapters consider interreligious dialogue vis-à-vis theological anthropology in conciliar documents; openness to the spiritual practices of other faith traditions as a way of encouraging positive interreligious encounter; the role of lay and new ecclesial movements in interreligious dialogue; and the development of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue. Finally, it includes a range of perspectives on the fruits and future of Vatican’s II’s opening to particular faiths such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist

Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist
Author: Terry Gibbs
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1783606479
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist Book Excerpt:

To the surprise of many, the Dalai Lama recently declared that, 'I am a socialist'. While many Buddhists and socialists would be perplexed at the suggestion that their approaches to life share fundamental principles, important figures in the Buddhist tradition are increasingly framing contemporary social and economic problems in distinctly socialist terms. In this novel and provocative work, Terry Gibbs argues that the shared values expressed in each tradition could provide signposts for creating a truly humane, compassionate and free society. Hopeful about our potential to create the ‘good society’ through collective effort, Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist is grounded in the fundamental belief that everyday human activity makes a difference.

Teaching Mindfulness

Teaching Mindfulness
Author: Donald McCown,Diane K. Reibel,Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN: 0387094849
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Mindfulness Book Excerpt:

The applications and use of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine, mental health care, and education have been expanding as rapidly as the empirical evidence base that is validating and recommending them. This growth has created a powerful demand for professionals who can effectively deliver these interventions, and for the training of new professionals who can enter the fold. Ironically, while the scientific literature on mindfulness has surged, little attention has been paid to the critical who and how of mindfulness pedagogy. Teaching Mindfulness is the first in-depth treatment of the person and skills of the mindfulness teacher. It is intended as a practical guide to the landscape of teaching, to help those with a new or growing interest in mindfulness-based interventions to develop both the personal authenticity and the practical know-how that can make teaching mindfulness a highly rewarding and effective way of working with others. The detail of theory and praxis it contains can also help seasoned mindfulness practitioners and teachers to articulate and understand more clearly their own pedagogical approaches. Engagingly written and enriched with vignettes from actual classes and individual sessions, this unique volume: Places the current mindfulness-based interventions in their cultural and historical context to help clarify language use, and the integration of Eastern and Western spiritual and secular traditio ns Offers a highly relational understanding of mindfulness practice that supports moment-by-moment work with groups and individuals Provides guidance and materials for a highly experiential exploration of the reader's personal practice, embodiment, and application of mindfulness Describes in detail the four essential skill sets of the mindfulness teacher “p> Proposes a comprehensive, systematic model of the intentions of teaching mindfulness as they are revealed in the mindfulness-based interventions Includes sample scripts for a wide range of mindfulness practices, and an extensive resource section for continued personal and career development Essential for today's practitioners and teachers of mindfulness-based interventions Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators brings this increasingly important discipline into clearer focus, opening dialogue for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches, organizational development professionals, and teachers and professionals in higher education , in short, everyone with an interest in helping others find their way into t he benefits of the present moment.

If the Buddha Had Kids

If the Buddha Had Kids
Author: Charlotte Kasl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 1101152095
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Had Kids Book Excerpt:

Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads.

Chogyam Trungpa

Chogyam Trungpa
Author: Fabrice Midal
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004-12-28
ISBN: 0834821869
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chogyam Trungpa Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa is virtually synonymous with the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Over the course of his seventeen-year teaching career in North America, Trungpa ushered in a radically new approach to spirituality—both rooted in the ancient wisdom of the buddhadharma and thoroughly situated in the contemporary world. His teachings, grounded in what he called the "Shambhala vision," focused on the development of an enlightened society through the transformation of ordinary, everyday life into sacred activity. Steering between Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, Fabrice Midal takes you on a soaring journey through Trungpa’s life and teachings. Touching on all of the most momentous events, this series of glimpses into Chögyam Trungpa’s world provides a rare view on the formation of Trungpa’s thought and the remarkable body of teachings and writings that remain as his legacy. Included are accounts of: • Chögyam Trungpa’s education in Tibet under the tutelage of great tantric masters, like Jamgön Kongtrül of Sechen and Khenpo Gangshar • The founding of landmark centers for Buddhist practice and education, such as the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University), Karmê Chöling, and the Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (now the Shambhala Mountain Center) • Trungpa’s historic meeting with the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa in 1974, the first-ever visit of the Karmapa to America • Behind-the-scenes stories of Trungpa’s most treasured writings, including Meditation in Action, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior • And much more

Outside of Time A Woman s Exploration Within the Confines of Forever

Outside of Time  A Woman s Exploration Within the Confines of Forever
Author: Jessie Shaw
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-30
ISBN: 1365686868
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside of Time A Woman s Exploration Within the Confines of Forever Book Excerpt:

Outside of Time sources from the author's shamanic and Chinese medicine studies, along with Jean Gebser's philosophic detailing of states of consciousness in his treatise, The Ever-Present Origin. The story entails wild Peruvian adventures and liberal pinches of plant medicine contrasted against a backdrop of life in New York City. The book brings Gebser's consciousness states to life, which serve to illuminate its heroine's path to greater self-realization and wholeness.

A Life of the Buddha

A Life of the Buddha
Author: Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-03-10
ISBN: 9780834822511
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life of the Buddha Book Excerpt:

The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohn’s retelling of the Buddha’s life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddha’s teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it "a splendid combination of biography and instruction." This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.

Walking in Two Worlds

Walking in Two Worlds
Author: Stephen G. Gilligan,Dvorah Simon
Publsiher: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781932462111
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking in Two Worlds Book Excerpt:

The Road Home

The Road Home
Author: Ethan Nichtern
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 0374711968
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Home Book Excerpt:

A lively exploration of contemporary Buddhism from one of its most admired teachers Do you feel at home right now? Or do you sense a hovering anxiety or uncertainty, an underlying unease that makes you feel just a bit uncomfortable, a bit distracted and disconnected from those around you? In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking—and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our individual quests for self-awareness ripple forward into relationships, communities, and society at large. And he explains exactly how, by turning our awareness to what's happening around us and inside us, we become able to enhance our sense of connection with others and, at the same time, change for the better our individual and collective patterns of greed, apathy, and inattention. In this wise and witty invitation to Buddhist meditation, Nichtern shows how, in order to create a truly compassionate and enlightened society, we must start with ourselves. And this means beginning by working with our own minds—in whatever state we find them in.

Mindfulness and Madness

Mindfulness and Madness
Author: Ira Rechtshaffer
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN: 1785350870
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness and Madness Book Excerpt:

Mindfulness and Madness shows how to approach our everyday life without armor, and how to meet the world's nakedness with our own.

Soul Magic

Soul Magic
Author: Arizona Bell,Morgan Garza
Publsiher: Castle Point Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1250253055
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Magic Book Excerpt:

Centuries of spiritual practice and self-care at your fingertips If you have ever hungered for a more meaningful or satisfying life journey, this comprehensive collection of all things spirit-nourishing is your soul’s true companion. Soul Magic is a treasure trove of centuries-old secrets and ancient wisdom to enrich your life, guide your choices, and heal your mind, body, and soul. Whether it’s aligning your career moves with the phases of the moon, dropping the baggage you’re carrying from a past life, programming a crystal to find love, or designating a meditation spot in your home, you’ll find plenty of empowering and pragmatic “now age” uses for age-old traditions. Guided by beautiful imagery and clear explanations from real experts in alternative practices, you will discover how to: • maximize the life-changing power of crystals, herbs, and essential oils • unblock your seven chakras and bring harmony to your whole self • use tarot cards to heighten your awareness and steer you toward your best future • observe a full day of rest and reflection no matter how busy your life may be • progress beyond traditional thinking to find true peace and satisfaction Anyone with a soul that’s yearning for some magic will find solace and answers in this comprehensive field guide to the human spirit.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Pocket Classics
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Excerpt:

A best-selling American Buddhist nun introduces the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life, laying out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva that includes such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation.

Between Ourselves

Between Ourselves
Author: Evan Thompson
Publsiher: Imprint Academic
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780907845140
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Ourselves Book Excerpt:

Second-person ""I -- You"" relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in consciousness research. This book puts that right, and goes further by also including decriptions of animal ""person-to-person"" interactions.

The Wisdom of Life Through My Patients

The Wisdom of Life Through My Patients
Author: Thomas P. Waldinger
Publsiher: Thomas P Waldinger
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Life Through My Patients Book Excerpt:

In The Wisdom of Life Through My Patients, Dr. Thomas Waldinger warmly describes the lessons he has learned from those who entrust him with their care. His patients, many in their 70s, 80s, & even 90s, share wonderful stories about their lives, the philosophies that have sustained them in adversity, & the wisdom of their rich experience. They look back to lessons learned growing up during the Great Depression & World War II & to the world of changes they have witnessed during this century. The common threads woven throughout their stories are strong family ties, faith, & the old-fashioned virtues of perseverance, trust, & love. Dr. Waldinger's patients provide him with their prescriptions for a long & fulfilling life. Their lessons are illustrated by tales of individual heroism, family loyalty, & often just plain survival through faith, love, & humor. In an effort to fully understand his patients, Dr. Waldinger invited more than a hundred of them to share their stories to gain insights into their minds, hearts, & souls so that he could serve them better. Readers of all generations will be moved by this collection & may find it enables them to cope more easily with their own lives. Their words are the conversations you wish you could have had with your grandparents. In these harried times when many physicians rarely find time to really listen to their patients, Dr. Waldinger's commentaries provide insight into doctor-patient relationships & illuminate his dedication to his patients. He truly listens to their hearts, not just their hearbeats. Dr. Waldinger produced The Wisdom of Life Through My Patients as a special tribute to the late Dr. John Ulrich, Dr. Waldinger's great mentor & friend, who personified all the virtues & wisdom lovingly described within.

Shambhala Sun

Shambhala Sun
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shambhala Sun Book Excerpt:

The Middle Way

The Middle Way
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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