A Path With Heart

The Classic Guide Through The Perils And Promises Of Spiritual Life

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407071661

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our Western way of life, A Path With Heart brings alive the possibilities of inner peace, wholeness and the achievement of happiness. Written by a teacher, psychologist and meditation master of international renown, this is a warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book. Its gentle Buddhist wisdom will guide you through the ups and downs of contemporary living, such as addiction, psychological and emotional healing, problems with relationships and the difficulties of achieving a balanced life of simplicity.
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Living as a River

Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change

Author: Bodhipaksa

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591799337

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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To face reality is to embrace change; to resist change is to suffer. This is the liberating insight that unfolds with Living as a River. A masterful investigation of the nature of self, this eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight is meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change. “An interesting, lively, and genuinely illuminating teaching of dharma.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life “At a time when it's increasingly challenging to find clear and honest direction on the spiritual path, Living as a River offers contemporary insight into an ancient practice and wise counsel we can trust. This book is both beautifully written and useful to all serious seekers.” —Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path and Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment The primary vehicle for this journey is Buddhism's traditional Six Element Practice, a deconstructive process of deep reflection that helps us let go of the belief in a separate, static self—the root of unhappiness. Bodhipaksa takes readers through a systematic yet poetic analysis of the self that supports the realization of: A sense of spaciousness and expansiveness that transcends the limitations of the physical body Profound gratitude, awe, and a feeling of belonging as we witness the extent of our connectedness with the universe Freedom from the psychological burden caused by clinging to a false identity The relaxed experience of “consciousness, pure and bright” Engrossing and incisive, Living as a River is at once an empowering guide and a meditative practice we can turn to again and again to overcome our fear of change and align joyfully with the natural unfolding of creation.
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God Is the Biggest Joker of All

Awesome God

Author: S. Alicja Jones

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595238726

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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"Know your power to heal: words can destroy you or heal you-act like a balm, a solvent, a solution to a problem. What to do? What to do? Air your grievances and allow the other person to air his or hers. Just as you want to be listened to, listen to the other. Honor their perspective. Their perspective comes from their perception. All perception comes from the ego. The ego is insane, Therefore, all perception will be distorted. Everything is seen through the filter of your experience. Learn to replace perception with knowing. Knowing comes from the Truth. Knowing comes from the Divine, from Spirit. Knowing is part of the Oneness of Me, of Who I Am, of Who You Are. You are One with Me, One with the Father. We are One, One Being, One Substance, One Light. You are the Light of the World Just as you cannot separate the different particles of Light from the whole, we cannot separate you from the whole. We see you as One. The kingdom of God is within you. I AM within you. You are within Me. There is nothing else. You only understand the connection to Me by going within. You reach Me from within. There is nothing outside of you but what you put there. You look outside of yourself for validation of everything. You won't find it there. It doesn't exist outside of self. It exists within." From: God is the Biggest Joker of All
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Author: Harris L. Friedman,Glenn Hartelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118591313

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more
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Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052870

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).
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Buddhism in America

Author: Richard Hughes Seager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504373

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.
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Spirituality Matters in Social Work

Connecting Spirituality, Religion, and Practice

Author: James R. Dudley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131775266X

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Offering a focus that is lacking (or not clearly evident) in most spirituality books, Dudley addresses specific ways of incorporating spirituality into practice and integrates many of the contributions of other writers into an overall eclectic practice approach. His approach revolves around many of the core competencies of the EPAS accreditation (CSWE, 2008). Most of the core competencies are addressed with an emphasis on professional identity, ethical practice, critical thinking, diversity, practice contexts, and, a major practice framework of the book, the practice stages of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

A Practical Guide to Regaining Control Over Your Life

Author: Lawrence Peltz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309189

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.
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Arcturian Songs Of The Masters Of Light

Arcturian Star Chronicles, Volume Four

Author: Patricia Pereira

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451643756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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In 1987, medical transcriptionist Patricia Pereira suddenly started receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and was requested to begin a series of galactically inspired manuscripts, Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light is the fourth volume in the series. The mission of this series of books is to awaken us to our individual and collective spiritual obligation for the health and well being of our planet and all creatures who live upon her. Philosophical in cope, the essays in these books provide pragmatic, practical suggestions for emotional, mental physical, and spiritual transformation. They remind us of our familial relationships to beings of light who inhabit the great star nations. Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light moves beyond solely Arcturian energies to incorporate high-level representatives of the brotherhoods of light, including Christ Essence and Sanat Kumara of the Order of Melchizedek.
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Seeds of Love

Growing Mindful Relationships

Author: Jerry Braza, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900208

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Using the garden as a metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. This occurs through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth. Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love fosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.
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