Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness on the Go

This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.

Author: Jan Chozen Bays

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834841024

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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A pocket-sized collection of 25 easy mindfulness practices you can do anytime, anywhere—from the author of Mindful Eating Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time—these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828148

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A treasury of writings and teachings from the beloved Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Since Thich Nhat Hanh’s exile from his native Vietnam in 1966, this Zen Buddhist monk has gone on to become one of the most influential and beloved spiritual masters of our age. The seeming simplicity of his words belies the power of this teaching to touch the heart and mind and to inspire spiritual practice. These selections, taken from his many published works, together make up a concise introduction to all his major themes and distill his teachings on the transformation of individuals, relationships, and society. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Categories: Religion

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821176

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Categories: Religion

Duke Moore on Zen And Meditation

Duke Moore on Zen And Meditation

Fighting Spirit of Zen & Holistic Meditation Raymond Duke Moore ... Miyamoto
Musashi, Thomas Cleary, translator, The Book of Five Rings, Boston & London:
Shambhala Pocket Classics (0–87773–998–6), 1994 (Go Rin no Sho, 1643), p.
xx.

Author: Raymond Duke Moore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595357024

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Now back in print, these two classics by Raymond "Duke" Moore explore the power of Zen and the meditation in the Martial Arts. Fighting Spirit of Zen is Duke's 1974 treatise on how the spirit of Zen relates to the martial arts, and life generally. First published in 1980, Holistic Meditation tells how this powerful technique can help you succeed in your goals. * Jerry Kunzman: "Duke was one of a kind and, like the other 'greats of yesteryear', can never be replaced. But his words and teachings can live forever in his writings." * Rick Alemany: "We were all fortunate to have known Duke. He was way ahead of his time and it was a great loss to the Martial Arts world when he passed." * James Moses: "This text teaches meditation as a skill that can be learned, taught, practiced, and mastered." * Ferol Arce: "Duke always had a twinkle in his eyes, and always made you feel as though you were on the right track with what ever you were trying to accomplish."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Awakening Loving Kindness

Awakening Loving Kindness

This is instruction for embarking on the greatest adventure of all, to come alive to your inherent human kindness.

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821192

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, this book contains teachings that were intended to inspire and encourage practitioners to remain wholeheartedly awake to everything that occurs and to use the abundant material of daily life as their primary teacher and guide. The message for the retreat participants—and for the reader as well—is to be with oneself without embarrassment or harshness. This is instruction on how to love oneself and one's world. This Shambhala Pocket Classic is an abridged version of The Wisdom of No Escape.
Categories: Religion

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way.

Author: Joseph Goldstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825253

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are: • The hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them • How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world • How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachment Useful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.
Categories: Religion

The Pocket Rumi

The Pocket Rumi

The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Author: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825058

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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A collection of the best of Rumi's poetry. The renowned Persian Sufi mystic Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most widely read poets in the world today. His compassionate insight into the nature of human existence, his joyful humor, his deep wisdom, and his ecstatic songs of divine union have endeared him to readers for more than seven hundred years. Selected from his most-loved works, this book contains the very best of Rumi's poetry in superb translation. By turns soaring, inspiring, lyrical, entertaining, and always full of profound guidance, Rumi’s transcendent words penetrate to the very depths of one’s heart, offering eloquent expression for what lies there. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Categories: Religion

The Pocket Krishnamurti

The Pocket Krishnamurti

The teachings of J. Krishnamurti are summed up here in compact form in a selection of previously unpublished teachings that explore what he called “the art of living.” He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill ...

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590307106

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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A pocket-size treasury of short teachings on the art of living–from one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. The teachings of J. Krishnamurti are summed up here in compact form in a selection of previously unpublished teachings that explore what he called “the art of living.” He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill and clarity in action; living and dying; and meditation and the sacred in daily life. This portable reader is a little gem to be taken to heart in living our lives simply and intelligently.
Categories: Philosophy

The Pocket Ch gyam Trungpa

The Pocket Ch  gyam Trungpa

The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821451

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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A pocket-sized treasury of short teachings on living life with courage and compassion--from one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of our time. Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987), one of the most influential Tibetan meditation masters to practice and teach in the West, used to say that wisdom can be taught only in the form of a hint—a hint that inclines us to recognize the wisdom in us all along. Here are 108 marvelous hints from the renowned teacher so supremely skilled at dropping them. The Pocket Chögyam Trungpa will serve as a compact introduction to his teachings for those not yet familiar with him—and as a wonderful source of daily inspiration for those who are. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Categories: Religion

Meditations

Meditations

This classic collection of brief excerpts from Krishnamurti’s books and talks presents the essence of his teaching on meditation—a state of attention, beyond thought, which brings total freedom from authority and ambition, fears and ...

Author: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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A classic collection of excerpts from one of the great spiritual leaders of the twentieth century--now in the newly designed Shambhala Pocket Library series. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) went from his origins in a small south Indian village to become one of the great spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He taught that the only way to create peace on earth is to transform the human psyche—but that there is no path to this transformation, no method for achieving it, and no gurus nor spiritual authorities who can help. Rather, the transformation is a truth that each of us must discover within ourselves. This classic collection of brief excerpts from Krishnamurti’s books and talks presents the essence of his teaching on meditation—a state of attention, beyond thought, which brings total freedom from authority and ambition, fears and separateness.
Categories: Philosophy

Freeing the Buddha

Freeing the Buddha

The Sayings of the Buddha , Thomas Byrom ' s translation , Shambhala Pocket
Classic . ... The Miracle of Mindfulness - A Manual on Meditation , Thich Nhat
Hanh , Beacon Press , Boston Zen Mind , Beginner ' s Mind , Shunryu Suzuki ,
Weatherhill ... U . S . A . ( free book ) After reading a few introductory books on
Buddhism , go straight to the Buddha ' s mouth by reading this Theravadin
commentary and ...

Author: Brian Ruhe

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120818350

Category: Buddhism

Page: 477

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This book is not written to reinvent the wheel and offer up just another introduction to Buddhism. This has a fresh approach of Buddhism which does not stir up dust in areas that most people have not thought of. There are Buddhist teachers who would discuss things privately such as Buddhist views on UFOs, Adolf Hitler and the historical Jesus, but they would not give public talks or publish books on such controversal subjects. The author has the courage to do so as he bodly discusses such topics in this book.
Categories: Buddhism

The Pocket Sappho

The Pocket Sappho

... translated by J. P. Seaton The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the
Buddhist Classic Translated and edited by Gil ... Meditations J. Krishnamurti The
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius George Long Mindfulness on the Go Jan Chozen
Bays ...

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842311

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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A vivid, contemporary translation of the greatest Greek love poet by the prize-winning poet and translator. Sappho’s lyric love poems, composed in the seventh century B.C.E., transcend time and place and continue to enchant readers today. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, the passionate elegance of her musings on life and death, loss and longing, desire, and nature speak volumes. Willis Barnstone’s vivid, contemporary translation, along with his introduction and notes, sheds new light on the spirit and mystique of this ancient Greek poet. This edition is an abridgment of The Complete Poems of Sappho.
Categories: Poetry

Pocket Taoist Wisdom

Pocket Taoist Wisdom

... translated by J. P. Seaton The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the
Buddhist Classic Translated and edited by Gil ... Meditations J. Krishnamurti The
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius George Long Mindfulness on the Go Jan Chozen
Bays ...

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842328

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This compact collection of Taoism's greatest masterpieces introduces its most fundamental teachings and reveals the essential spirit of Tao. From the time of its earliest sages in prehistoric China, Taoism has looked to the underlying Way of all things (the Tao) as a guide to thoughts and actions. For the Taoists, the patterns of nature revealed the answers to their deepest spiritual questions and provided the inspiration for their unique teachings. Over the centuries, Taoism has blossomed into a profound tradition with a variety of forms--all united by a single, core philosophy of radical simplicity and natural living. Today, Taoism is most widely known through the Tao-te Ching, yet its corpus of literature is vast--ranging from philosophical dialogues and essays to astonishing fables, legends, proverbs, and more. This volume includes: Tao-te Ching: The foundational source of Taoist thought by the legendary Lao Tzu Chuang-tzu: Philosophical dialogues from one of Taoism's most famous sages Huai-nan-tzu: Teachings from the time of the Han dynasty on affairs of state, natural science, and Taoist psychology Wen-tzu: Records of further sayings by Lao Tzu on the art of living Tales of Inner Meaning: Fables, stories, and jokes from the Lieh-tzu and others on the subtleties of Taoist philosophy Sayings of Ancestor Lu: Teachings from Lu Yen, a seminal figure in the founding of the Complete Reality school of Taoism and master synthesizer of China's classic spiritual traditions
Categories: Religion

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

In language accessible to the layperson, this Shambhala Guide provides a detailed introduction to the complex world of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.

Author: Perle Besserman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834826656

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Jewish mystics from biblical times to the present have explored the hidden secrets of the Torah in quest of a single goal: to lose the self in the Infinite "No-thingness" (Ein Sof) and be at one with God. In language accessible to the layperson, this Shambhala Guide provides a detailed introduction to the complex world of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. With an extensive background in meditation practice, Perle Besserman emphasizes Kabbalah's spiritual disciplines, grounded in righteous living, devotional practices, and meditation. She discusses the Kabbalistic universe, including the four worlds and ten sefirot; Jewish meditation techniques and instructions for beginning meditation; mystics and teachers from Rabbi Akiva and the Baal Shem Tov to Aryeh Kaplan; the often uneasy relationship between Kabbalah and mainstream Judaism; and applying the ancient wisdom of Jewish mysticism to life in the world of today.
Categories: Religion

Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones

Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590302613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pocket Ken Wilber

The Pocket Ken Wilber

The Pocket Ken Wilber highlights the personal wisdom of this popular author with short selections of inspirational and mystical passages drawn from his publications.

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Ken Wilber—the author of over twenty books of philosophy and psychology—is a pioneering thinker who has developed an integral "theory of everything" that embraces the truths of both Eastern spirituality and Western science. The Pocket Ken Wilber highlights the personal wisdom of this popular author with short selections of inspirational and mystical passages drawn from his publications. These heartfelt writings include poetic passages of contemplative insights and reflections as well as inspired descriptions of Spirit, Nondual Awareness, the Witness, One Taste, and other topics.
Categories: Philosophy

Teachings of the Buddha

Teachings of the Buddha

A reissue of the most popular collection of teachings from Buddhist literature, selected by one of the best known American Buddhist teachers—with a new preface and afterword Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823020

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.
Categories: Religion

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha

This compelling collection of essays, talks, and seminars by Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780877735922

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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In this compelling collection of talks and seminars, Chogyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts--"Personal Journey", "Stages on the Path", and "Working with Others".
Categories: Religion

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughts In Solitude

" Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429944072

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

Author: Francesca Fremantle

Publisher: Shambhala Pocket Library

ISBN: 9781611806960

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism--traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation--death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Deademphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Ch gyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.
Categories: Religion