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12-Step Buddhist, The

Darren Littlejohn

2009    320 Pages    (Simon and Schuster)

ISBN 13: 9781416595953    ISBN 10: 1416595953

The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and [...]

The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Working with the traditional 12-Step philosophy, the author first shares his own life path, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional twelve-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. While being careful not to present himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen master, the author shows how each step -- such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other drug addicts who want to recover -- fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 Steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional twelve-step programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. The integration of Buddhism with the traditional process provides the wisdom and meditations that can help addicts truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering -- for good. [less]

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Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Thich Nhat Hanh

2002    240 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

ISBN 13: 9781573229371    ISBN 10: 1573229377

It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: wrong knowing, obsessive desire, and anger. All are difficult, but in one instant of anger&#151one of the most powerful emotions&#151lives can be ruined, and health and spiritual development can be destroyed. With exquisite simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh gives tools and advice for transforming [...]

It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: wrong knowing, obsessive desire, and anger. All are difficult, but in one instant of anger&#151one of the most powerful emotions&#151lives can be ruined, and health and spiritual development can be destroyed. With exquisite simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh gives tools and advice for transforming relationships, focusing energy, and rejuvenating those parts of ourselves that have been laid waste by anger. His extraordinary wisdom can transform your life and the lives of the people you love, and in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, can give each reader the power to "change everything." [less]

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Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Thich Nhat Hanh

2001    208 Pages    (Riverhead Hardcover)

ISBN 13: 9781573221870    ISBN 10: 1573221872

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally bestselling author shares the tools and power for overcoming anger."Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity."-Martin Luther King, Jr., in nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace PrizeIt was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha [...]

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally bestselling author shares the tools and power for overcoming anger."Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity."-Martin Luther King, Jr., in nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace PrizeIt was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: ignorance, obsessive desire, and anger. All are equally difficult, but in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined, and our spiritual development can be destroyed. Twenty-five hundred years after the Buddha's enlightenment, medical science tells us that the Buddha was right: anger can also ruin our health. It is one of the most powerful emotions and one of the most difficult to change.Thich Nhat Hanh offers a fresh perspective on taking care of our anger as we would take care of a crying baby-picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry. Laced with stories and techniques, Anger offers a wise and loving look at transforming anger into peace and for bringing harmony and healing to all the areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger. [less]

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Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living, The

Dalai Lama

2009    352 Pages    (Riverhead Hardcover)

ISBN 13: 9781594488894    ISBN 10: 1594488894

An updated edition of a beloved classic, the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you [...]

An updated edition of a beloved classic, the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world. [less]

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Art of Living : A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfillment, The

Bstan-Dzin-Rgya-Mtsho, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ian Cumming, Kesang Y. Takla, Dalai Lama

2001    176 Pages    (Thorsons)

ISBN 13: 9780007116010    ISBN 10: 0007116012

This beautifully illustrated full color gift book combines the wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with inspiring images of the Tibetan people, Buddhist monks and nuns, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the stunning landscapes of Nepal and Tibet.

This beautifully illustrated full color gift book combines the wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with inspiring images of the Tibetan people, Buddhist monks and nuns, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the stunning landscapes of Nepal and Tibet. [less]

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Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation, The

William Hart

2009    176 Pages    (HarperOne)

ISBN 13: 9780060637248    ISBN 10: 0060637242

The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of MindVipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.Based on the lectures and writings of S. N. Goenka--and prepared under his direct guidance--The Art of Living shows how this [...]

The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of MindVipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.Based on the lectures and writings of S. N. Goenka--and prepared under his direct guidance--The Art of Living shows how this technique can be used to solve problems, develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful, productive life. It includes stories by S. N. Goenka, as well as answers to students' questions, that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.S. N. Goenka's Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people of every background. Unique among teachers of meditation, Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. Although a layman, his teaching has won the approval of senior Buddhist monks in Burma, India, and Sri Lanka, a number of whom have taken courses under his guidance. Despite his magnetism, he has no wish to be a "guru" --instead he teaches self-responsibility. This is the first systematic study of his teachings to appear in English. [less]

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Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk, The

Palden Gyatso

1997    288 Pages    (Grove Press)

ISBN 13: 9780802116215    ISBN 10: 0802116213

"My story is not a glamorous one of high lamas and exotic ritual, but of how a simple monk succeeded in surviving the destructive forces of a totalitarian ideology". Thus begins Palden Gyatso's fascinating and horrifying tale of his life as a Buddhist monk. Born in a Tibetan village in 1933, Gyatso was educated at a prestigious fourteenth-century monastery, Deprung. When Tibet was invaded in 1950 by the Chinese, however, Deprung was razed and Gyatso was forced along with thousands [...]

"My story is not a glamorous one of high lamas and exotic ritual, but of how a simple monk succeeded in surviving the destructive forces of a totalitarian ideology". Thus begins Palden Gyatso's fascinating and horrifying tale of his life as a Buddhist monk. Born in a Tibetan village in 1933, Gyatso was educated at a prestigious fourteenth-century monastery, Deprung. When Tibet was invaded in 1950 by the Chinese, however, Deprung was razed and Gyatso was forced along with thousands of other monks into hard-labor camps, where he spent the next twenty-five years. Using his own torture and trials as a metaphor, Gyatso presents a vivid examination of Chinese oppression and the indomitable importance of Tibetan culture. [less]

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Autobiography of a Yogi (Reprint of the Philosophical library 1946 First Edition)

Paramhansa Yogananda

2005    516 Pages    (Crystal Clarity Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781565892125    ISBN 10: 1565892127

One of the Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth CenturyNew Bonus Materials added to this edition include The last chapter that Yogananda wrote covering the years 1946-1951 that wasnot available in the original edition. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. A new afterword by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of true spiritualclassic, Autobiography of a Yogi one of the best-selling eastern [...]

One of the Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth CenturyNew Bonus Materials added to this edition include The last chapter that Yogananda wrote covering the years 1946-1951 that wasnot available in the original edition. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. A new afterword by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of true spiritualclassic, Autobiography of a Yogi one of the best-selling eastern philosophytitles of all-time, with millions of copies sold, named one of the best and mostinfluential books of the 20th century.This highly prized verbatim reprinting of the original 1946 edition is theONLY one available free from textual changes made after Yoganandas death.This updated edition contains bonus materials, including a last chapter thatYogananda himself wrote in 1951, five years after the publication of the firstedition. It is the only version of this chapter available without posthumouschanges.Yogananda was the first yoga master of India whose mission it was to liveand teach in the West. His first-hand account of his life experiences includes childhoodrevelations, stories of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secretteachings of Self-realization that he made available to the Western reader. [less]

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Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World

Lama Surya Das

1998    414 Pages    (Broadway Books)

ISBN 13: 9780767901574    ISBN 10: 0767901576

Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, love, and power of the Buddha within; yet most of us are too often like sleeping Buddhas.  In Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who we really are in order to lead a more compassionate, [...]

Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, love, and power of the Buddha within; yet most of us are too often like sleeping Buddhas.  In Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who we really are in order to lead a more compassionate, enlightened, and balanced life.  It illuminates the guidelines and key principles embodied in the noble Eight-Fold Path and the traditional Three Enlightenment Trainings common to all schools of Buddhism:Wisdom Training: Developing clear vision, insight, and inner understanding -- seeing reality and ourselves as we really are.Ethics Training: Cultivating virtue, self-discipline, and compassion in what we say and do.Meditation Training: Practicing mindfulness, concentration, and awareness of the present moment.With lively stories, meditations, and spiritual practices, Awakening the Buddha Within is an invaluable text for the novice and experienced student of Buddhism alike. [less]

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Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your Life

Lama Surya Das

2001    272 Pages    (Harmony)

ISBN 13: 9780767902779    ISBN 10: 0767902777

Surya Das illustrates how to develop authentic presence, how to connect to our own life experience, build deeper relationships, embrace life's lessons, as well as learn how to love what we don't like.Everyone needs to feel connected, to love and feel loved, to reach out to others and communicate in order to overcome alienation, loneliness, and a feeling of being disconnected. In AWAKENING THE BUDDHIST HEART Surya Das shows you how to reach inward and outward. By developing spiritual [...]

Surya Das illustrates how to develop authentic presence, how to connect to our own life experience, build deeper relationships, embrace life's lessons, as well as learn how to love what we don't like.Everyone needs to feel connected, to love and feel loved, to reach out to others and communicate in order to overcome alienation, loneliness, and a feeling of being disconnected. In AWAKENING THE BUDDHIST HEART Surya Das shows you how to reach inward and outward. By developing spiritual intelligence, a sense of compassion that helps us be more sensitive, more aware of our own feelings and the feelings of those around us, we become more intuitive; we relate better and love better. Cultivating spiritual intelligence and learning how to connect will improve our capacity for intimacy, making us better mates, friends, parents, and coworkers; it helps all of us to become more giving and brings us fulfillment, meaning, and love. With tremendous insight he explores specific ways in which we can more fruitfully relate to our own experiences as well as each other in today's fast-paced, complicated, and often confusing world. [less]

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Awakening to the Sacred

Lama Surya Das

1999    400 Pages    (Broadway)

ISBN 13: 9780767902748    ISBN 10: 0767902742

A beautifully written, simple guide to creating a spiritual life from scratch and connecting with the sacred in everyday life.All of us long to connect with something greater than ourselves, to experience the sacred in our daily lives, and to enhance our sense of spiritual enlightenment--yet often we don't know where to begin. Awakening to the Sacred is an extraordinary new book that provides seekers of all faiths with the tools and practices they need to build a spiritual life from the ground [...]

A beautifully written, simple guide to creating a spiritual life from scratch and connecting with the sacred in everyday life.All of us long to connect with something greater than ourselves, to experience the sacred in our daily lives, and to enhance our sense of spiritual enlightenment--yet often we don't know where to begin. Awakening to the Sacred is an extraordinary new book that provides seekers of all faiths with the tools and practices they need to build a spiritual life from the ground up and to cultivate a divine presence in everyday life.In this elegant, inspiring book, Lama Surya Das--the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition and author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within--integrates essential Buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice based on your own individual beliefs, aspirations, and needs. Through reflections on his own life quest, thoughtful essays, and entertaining stories, Surya Das examines the common themes at the heart of any spiritual path, including faith, doubt, love, compassion, creativity, self-inquiry, and transformation. He then explores prayer, yoga, chanting, guided meditations, breathing exercises, and myriad other rituals, providing practical examples of each that we can use day-to-day to nurture our inner spirit.Surya Das's unique and accessible approach emphasizes that we are all, by nature, spiritual beings and that our lives are naturally filled with sacred moments.  Awakening to the Sacred illuminates the natural meditations already present in daily life and shows how we can use them to awaken our hearts and minds and progress toward inner peace, happiness, and enlightenment. [less]

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Basic Buddhism Through Comics

Mitsutoshi Furuya

2010    198 Pages    (Rissho Kosei-Kai International)

ISBN 13: 9780984204403    ISBN 10: 0984204407

Basic Buddhism Through Comics is a fun and novel look at the esoteric and occasionally difficult-to-grasp concepts behind Buddhism. Intended for adults as well as children, this comic-style book is an excellent guide for both those who have freshly entered the gate of Buddhism and those who have been practicing the teachings for a long time. Consisting of 23 episodes, this book offers not only easy-to-understand descriptions of Buddhist concepts, but also the means to apply them in our daily [...]

Basic Buddhism Through Comics is a fun and novel look at the esoteric and occasionally difficult-to-grasp concepts behind Buddhism. Intended for adults as well as children, this comic-style book is an excellent guide for both those who have freshly entered the gate of Buddhism and those who have been practicing the teachings for a long time. Consisting of 23 episodes, this book offers not only easy-to-understand descriptions of Buddhist concepts, but also the means to apply them in our daily lives. [less]

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Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism, The

Jean Smith

2000    208 Pages    (Harmony)

ISBN 13: 9780609804667    ISBN 10: 0609804669

Here is a comprehensive introduction to Zen Buddhism for those who don't know how or where to begin, nor what to expect once they have started practicing. It includes the fundamentals of meditation practice (posture, technique, clothing), descriptions of the basic teachings and major texts, the teacher-student relationship, and what you will find when you visit a zendo, plus a history of Zen from the founding of Buddhism to its major schools in the West. In addition to answering the most [...]

Here is a comprehensive introduction to Zen Buddhism for those who don't know how or where to begin, nor what to expect once they have started practicing. It includes the fundamentals of meditation practice (posture, technique, clothing), descriptions of the basic teachings and major texts, the teacher-student relationship, and what you will find when you visit a zendo, plus a history of Zen from the founding of Buddhism to its major schools in the West. In addition to answering the most frequently asked questions, it offers a listing of American Zen centers and resources, an annotated bibliography, and a glossary.Jean Smith's enormously practical approach ensures that The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism will become the book teachers and students alike will recommend. [less]

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Being Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh

115 Pages    (Parallax Press)

ISBN 13: 9780938077008    ISBN 10: 0938077007

Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.

Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness. [less]

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Bhagavad Gita

Barbara Stol Miller

161 Pages    (Bantam Doubleday Dell)

ISBN 13: 9780965064750    ISBN 10: 0965064751

"The Bhagavad-Gita" has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the "Mahabharata."

"The Bhagavad-Gita" has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the "Mahabharata." [less]

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Bhagavad Gita, The

Ann Stanford

1970    145 Pages    (Herder and Herder)

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Bhagavad Gita, The

1993    237 Pages    (Nilgiri Press)

ISBN 13: 9780915132355    ISBN 10: 0915132354

The most familiar and best-loved of all the scriptures of India in a practical, accessible translation, with illuminating introductions to each chapter. 240 pages

The most familiar and best-loved of all the scriptures of India in a practical, accessible translation, with illuminating introductions to each chapter. 240 pages [less]

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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God, The

Swami Prabhavananda

1954    (Signet)

ISBN 13: 9780451615909    ISBN 10: 0451615905

Our translation of the Bhagavad Gita uses the beauty of verse to express the highest truths of Vedanta. Includes an introduction to the Gita, and a study of non-violence versus the need to fight a just war....How Swami Prabhavananda's translation came about in the swami's own words: Once I was away for a rest in Palm Springs I had a Gita translation with me. When I read the twelfth chapter, I felt that the meaning had not been brought out; I saw deeper meaning in it. So I started to translate, [...]

Our translation of the Bhagavad Gita uses the beauty of verse to express the highest truths of Vedanta. Includes an introduction to the Gita, and a study of non-violence versus the need to fight a just war....How Swami Prabhavananda's translation came about in the swami's own words: Once I was away for a rest in Palm Springs I had a Gita translation with me. When I read the twelfth chapter, I felt that the meaning had not been brought out; I saw deeper meaning in it. So I started to translate, and then Chris helped me...I translated and Chris edited. When Peggy Kiskadden came, she read what we had done and could not understand it. Then we went to Aldous. Chris read aloud, and Aldous listened. Aldous said, No, that is not right yet. Forget that Krishna is speaking to the Hindus in Sanskrit. Forget that this is a translation. Think that Krishna is speaking to an American audience in English... Then Aldous told Chris which style to use for verse. Chris rewrote the whole eleventh chapter of the Gita following Tennyson, I think. He produced the book in a week He was inspired. [less]

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Blooming of a Lotus, The

Thich Nhat Hanh

1993    139 Pages    (Beacon Press)

ISBN 13: 9780807012239    ISBN 10: 0807012238

A meditation retreat with one of the world's great teachers. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist teacher, philosopher, and the author of numerous books. Martin Luther King, Jr., nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. "More than anyone I know, he ›Thich Nhat Hanh| has made mindfulness practice accessible to the modern world. His clear, precise exercises really work."Natalie Goldberg, author of WRITING DOWN THE BONES.

A meditation retreat with one of the world's great teachers. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist teacher, philosopher, and the author of numerous books. Martin Luther King, Jr., nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. "More than anyone I know, he ›Thich Nhat Hanh| has made mindfulness practice accessible to the modern world. His clear, precise exercises really work."Natalie Goldberg, author of WRITING DOWN THE BONES. [less]

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Born A Healer: I was born a healer. You were born a healer, too!

Chunyi Lin, Gary Rebstock

2003    296 Pages    (Spring Forest Qigong Company, Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9780974094410    ISBN 10: 0974094412

Book Description "I was born a healer. You were born a healer, too!" That’s the powerful message of Qigong Master Chunyi Lin’s first book, Born A Healer. A certified International Qigong Master, Chunyi Lin is the creator of Spring Forest Qigong, a revolutionary and enhanced approach to the ancient Chinese practice of health and wellness known as Qigong. Informative, instructive and inspirational, Born A Healer begins with the story of Chunyi Lin’s journey from an [...]

Book Description "I was born a healer. You were born a healer, too!" That’s the powerful message of Qigong Master Chunyi Lin’s first book, Born A Healer. A certified International Qigong Master, Chunyi Lin is the creator of Spring Forest Qigong, a revolutionary and enhanced approach to the ancient Chinese practice of health and wellness known as Qigong. Informative, instructive and inspirational, Born A Healer begins with the story of Chunyi Lin’s journey from an often terrifying childhood in the tumultuous and violent Cultural Revolution in his native China to becoming the renowned healer and teacher he is today. Born A Healer continues with an introduction to Spring Forest Qigong, guiding the reader through the basics of this enhanced, healing technique and concludes with the amazing stories of some of Chunyi Lin’s students in their own words. Their experiences are living proof of the truth of his message that everyone was born with the gift of healing and how Spring Forest Qigong can provide you, too, with a powerful technique for using this wonderful healing gift to help yourself and those you love. Read Born A Healer and experience for yourself the truth of the message: You were Born A Healer! [less]

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Born in Tibet / by Chogyam Trungpa, the eleventh Trungpa Tulku, as told to Esme Cramer Roberts ; with a foreword by Marco Pallis

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Michael H. Kohn (editor)

1977    (Shambhala)

ISBN 13: 9780877731153    ISBN 10: 0877731152

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Breathe! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

Thich Nhat Hanh

1996    104 Pages    (Parallax Press)

ISBN 13: 9780938077930    ISBN 10: 0938077937

Breathe! You Are Alive offers the Buddha's sixteen basic exercises for conscious breathing.

Breathe! You Are Alive offers the Buddha's sixteen basic exercises for conscious breathing. [less]

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Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living

Lama Surya Das

2007    288 Pages    (HarperSanFrancisco)

ISBN 13: 9780060747299    ISBN 10: 0060747293

In 2006 His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who calls Lama Surya Das the American Lama, said to an American audience, "It is not enough just to meditate and pray, which are always good things to do, but we also must take positive action in this world." In the process of awakening, the Buddha realized that all of us, deep within, are inherently perfect and whole, with the capacity to overcome suffering and transform ourselves into forces for good. In this book national bestselling author Lama Surya Das [...]

In 2006 His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who calls Lama Surya Das the American Lama, said to an American audience, "It is not enough just to meditate and pray, which are always good things to do, but we also must take positive action in this world." In the process of awakening, the Buddha realized that all of us, deep within, are inherently perfect and whole, with the capacity to overcome suffering and transform ourselves into forces for good. In this book national bestselling author Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers, offers a thorough, tried-and-true map to the richest treasure a human being can find—Buddha's advice for living to your true potential. By following these guidelines, you will enter into a life of greater joy, clarity, peace, and wisdom than you ever thought possible. Whether you consider yourself a Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, atheist, or agnostic, Buddha Is as Buddha Does enables you to reflect more deeply upon how you think, speak, and behave in each moment and to explore more intently your relationships with others. Appropriate for new seekers as well as experienced practitioners, and accompanied by lively anecdotes and practical exercises, this is one of the most accessible books to date on the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Buddha. Buddha Is as Buddha Does is for everyone who seeks to become a better person and share in the bounty of true Buddha nature. [less]

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Buddha Mind, Buddha Body

Nhất Hạnh (Thích.)

2007    146 Pages   

ISBN 13: 9781888375664    ISBN 10: 1888375663

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Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now

Surya Das

2011    224 Pages    (HarperOne)

ISBN 13: 9780061774560    ISBN 10: 0061774561

"Awealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, thePure Land of the Buddha, now." —Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is EveryStep"Fornewcomers to Buddhism (and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom!) and‘old hands’ at practice . . . [Das] promises nothing less than a liberatedlife, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of lovingpresence." —Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside [...]

"Awealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, thePure Land of the Buddha, now." —Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is EveryStep"Fornewcomers to Buddhism (and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom!) and‘old hands’ at practice . . . [Das] promises nothing less than a liberatedlife, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of lovingpresence." —Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside JobInternationallyrenowned meditation scholar Lama Surya Das delivers a penetrating and practicalguide to discovering the power of living fully in the now. In the tradition ofthe Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Noah Levine’s Heartof the Revolution, Buddha Standard Time is a roadmap to discoveringyour own inner kingdom of awareness, patience, and love. [less]

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Buddha's Art of Healing, The

Dalai Lama XIV (Foreword by), John Avedon, Tamdin S. Bradley (Contribution by), Fernand Meyer (Contribution by), Buryat Museum of History Staff (Contribution by)

1998    208 Pages    (Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9780847820900    ISBN 10: 0847820904

An introduction to the world of Tibetan medicine illustrated with Tibetan scroll paintings, commissioned around the turn of the century for training doctors in Buryatia, Russia.

An introduction to the world of Tibetan medicine illustrated with Tibetan scroll paintings, commissioned around the turn of the century for training doctors in Buryatia, Russia. [less]

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Buddha's Little Instruction Book

Jack Kornfield

1994    160 Pages    (Bantam)

ISBN 13: 9780553373851    ISBN 10: 0553373854

Just as the serene beauty of the lotus blossom grows out of muddy water, Buddha's simple instructions have helped people to find wholeness and peace amid life's crisis and distractions for more than 2,500 years.  For this small handbook, a well-known American Buddhist teacher and psychologist has distilled and adapted an ancient teaching for the needs of contemporary life.  Its practical reminders and six meditations can infuse smallest everyday action with insight [...]

Just as the serene beauty of the lotus blossom grows out of muddy water, Buddha's simple instructions have helped people to find wholeness and peace amid life's crisis and distractions for more than 2,500 years.  For this small handbook, a well-known American Buddhist teacher and psychologist has distilled and adapted an ancient teaching for the needs of contemporary life.  Its practical reminders and six meditations can infuse smallest everyday action with insight and joy. [less]

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Buddhism of Tibet, The

J. Hopkins (Translator), L. Rimpoche (Translator)

1987    219 Pages    (Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Ltd))

ISBN 13: 9788120803756    ISBN 10: 8120803752

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Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Stephen Batchelor

1998    144 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

ISBN 13: 9781573226561    ISBN 10: 1573226564

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but [...]

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment. [less]

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Buddhist Symbols

Tatjana Blau, Mirabai Blau

2002    256 Pages    (Sterling)

ISBN 13: 9781402700330    ISBN 10: 1402700334

These 145 illustrated Tibetan Buddhist symbols, and the instructions for incorporating them into everyday life, will please the eye, mind, and soul. Gaze upon Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who exist for the benefit of all living beings. Also: mudras (sacred gestures), good luck symbols, ritual structures, and more.

These 145 illustrated Tibetan Buddhist symbols, and the instructions for incorporating them into everyday life, will please the eye, mind, and soul. Gaze upon Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who exist for the benefit of all living beings. Also: mudras (sacred gestures), good luck symbols, ritual structures, and more. [less]

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Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery, A

Kevin Griffin

2010    240 Pages    (Hay House)

ISBN 13: 9781401923211    ISBN 10: 1401923216

A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, [...]

A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety. His personal story of addiction is not only raw, honest and engrossing, but guides readers to an inquiry of their own spirituality. In doing so, he poses profound questions, including: ·         How can I understand God from a Buddhist perspective? ·         How can I “turn my will and my life over” as a Buddhist? ·         How can this idea of God “remove my shortcomings”? ·         How do I learn this God’s “will”? [less]

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Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)

Chaung Tzu, Chuang Tzu

1950    159 Pages    (Columbia University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780231086066    ISBN 10: 0231086067

Professor Fung Yu-lan is a distinguished contemporary Chinese philosopher. Chuang-tzu is the textbook he used to teach a course on Chuang Tzu in the Beijing Chinese Language School during the 1920s. The book originally contained the translation of the first seven chapters of the Chuang-tzu and an article entitled "Some Characteristics of the Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang "appeared as an appendix. Chapter Ten, "The Third Phase of Taoism: Chuang Tzu," of Fung Yu-lan's A Short [...]

Professor Fung Yu-lan is a distinguished contemporary Chinese philosopher. Chuang-tzu is the textbook he used to teach a course on Chuang Tzu in the Beijing Chinese Language School during the 1920s. The book originally contained the translation of the first seven chapters of the Chuang-tzu and an article entitled "Some Characteristics of the Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang "appeared as an appendix. Chapter Ten, "The Third Phase of Taoism: Chuang Tzu," of Fung Yu-lan's A Short History of Chinese Philosophy is included as another appendix in the present edition. The Chuang-tzu, one of China's most important Taoist works, forms a connecting link between the preceding Book of Lao Tzu and the following Book of Huai Nan Tzu. It brims with ideas by means of images, shedding light on philosophy through the aid of fables. As the seven chapters are consistent in both style and thought, they were obviously written by Chuang Tzu himself, while some of the other chapters of the original Chuang-tzu were written by scholars of later periods or of other schools. Therefore, Chuang Tzu's philosophical thought is well presented in those seven chapters, while the ideas of the other chapters were incorporated in the translator's notes. Therefore, the present volume represents ideas discussed in the thirty-three chapters in the original Chuang- tzu. Professor Fung has, in his translator's notes, made a comparative study between Western philosophical thought and that of Chuang Tzu with a view to helping readers grasp the core of Chuang Tzu's writings. [less]

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Classic of Changes: A New Translation of the "I Ching" as Interpreted by Wang Bi, The

Richard John Lynn

1994    614 Pages    (Columbia University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780231082945    ISBN 10: 0231082940

Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today.Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through [...]

Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today.Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography.Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.For beginners and devotees alike, Columbia's I Ching is the clearest and most authoritative translation of this ancient classic. (Kidder Smith, Bowdoin College Philosophy East & West) [less]

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Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

Pema Chodron

2008    224 Pages    (Shambhala)

ISBN 13: 9781590305553    ISBN 10: 1590305558

This book by the renowned American Buddhist nun offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Pema Chödrön's teaching on lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, "nowness," letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, [...]

This book by the renowned American Buddhist nun offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Pema Chödrön's teaching on lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, "nowness," letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. [less]

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Complete I Ching: The Definitive Translation by the Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The

Taoist Master Alfred Huang

2004    576 Pages    (Inner Traditions)

ISBN 13: 9780892811458    ISBN 10: 0892811455

The highly regarded translation that honors the authentic Chinese spirit of the Book of Changes • Places new emphasis on the intricate web of interrelations among the names and sequence of the sixty-four hexagrams • Includes historical information on the events out of which the I Ching was born • Introduces several new methods of divination For more than 3,000 years the I Ching has been the most important book of divination in the world. Revered by billions of Chinese as the [...]

The highly regarded translation that honors the authentic Chinese spirit of the Book of Changes • Places new emphasis on the intricate web of interrelations among the names and sequence of the sixty-four hexagrams • Includes historical information on the events out of which the I Ching was born • Introduces several new methods of divination For more than 3,000 years the I Ching has been the most important book of divination in the world. Revered by billions of Chinese as the Classic of Classics and consulted as a source of ancient wisdom, it has been embraced by the West in the last 50 years but has always been translated by Westerners who brought their own cultural biases to the work, distorting or misunderstanding its true meaning.In The Complete I Ching Master Alfred Huang has restored the true essence of the I Ching by emphasizing the unity of Heaven and humanity and the Tao of Change, and, even more important, by including translations of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius, that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. Previous English translations have either given these commentaries a minor place in the book or have left them out altogether. But the Chinese say that the I Ching needs the Ten Wings to fly. Restored to their central place in the book by Master Huang, the I Ching at last flies in English. [less]

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism, 3rd Edition, The

Gary Gach

2009    416 Pages    (ALPHA)

ISBN 13: 9781592579112    ISBN 10: 1592579116

Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated [...]

Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography. • With Buddhism as one of America's fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself • Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors' books • For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions [less]

 
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