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A Guide to Compassionate Living

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590301420

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.
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Buddhism

An Introduction to the Buddha's Life, Teachings, and Practices (The Essential Wisdom Library)

Author: Joan Duncan Oliver

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250313694

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A modern guide to the teachings of Buddhism Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha’s Life, Teachings, and Practices is an indispensable guide to a 2,600-year-old wisdom tradition that has transformed the lives of millions across centuries and around the world. Readers will learn how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, and discover how they too can follow his revolutionary methods to attain happiness and inner freedom. Along with accessible overviews of central teachings—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, core virtues like kindness and compassion, and more—Buddhism covers such basics as: - the three main Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—historically and their relevance today - the role of meditation and mindfulness in Buddhist practice - step-by-step instruction in key Buddhist practices Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.
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The Pocket Pema Chodron

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306511

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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"Here is a treasury of short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Ch dr n, the beloved Tibetan Buddhist nun. Sized to fit easily into a pocket or purse, this little book can be taken anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration. Topics include opening the heart; becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience and joy; and discovering one s natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness."
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Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh

A Secular Theology for the Global City

Author: Sharon V. Betcher

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823253929

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Drawing on philosophical reflection, spiritual and religious values, and somatic practice, Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh offers guidance for moving amidst the affective dynamics that animate the streets of the global cities now amassing around our planet. Here theology turns decidedly secular. In urban medieval Europe, seculars were uncloistered persons who carried their spiritual passion and sense of an obligated life into daily circumambulations of the city. Seculars lived in the city, on behalf of the city, but—contrary to the new profit economy of the time—with a different locus of value: spirit. Betcher argues that for seculars today the possibility of a devoted life, the practice of felicity in history, still remains. Spirit now names a necessary “prosthesis,” a locus for regenerating the elemental commons of our interdependent flesh and thus for cultivating spacious and fearless empathy, forbearance, and generosity. Her theological poetics, though based in Christianity, are frequently in conversation with other religions resident in our postcolonial cities.
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Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

Negotiation, Mediation, Advocacy, Facilitation, and Restorative Justice

Author: Allan Barsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361193

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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When people think of conflict, they often think of fights, wars, arguments, hot tempers, and hurtful consequences. Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions provides helping professionals with the theory, strategies, and skills they need to deal with conflict in a manner that is respectful, collaborative, and constructive. This text illustrates how helping professionals can incorporate evidence-based models of conflict resolution to work more effectively and enjoyably with clients, coworkers, supervisors, and others. Practitioners will learn how to respond effectively when others use power, positions, and competition. Whereas many conflict resolution texts focus on one method or approach to practice, this textbook provides practitioners with various models that they can incorporate in their roles as negotiators, counselors, mediators, facilitators, advocates, and peacebuilders. Special features of this book include: · Case illustrations that connect theory to practice in fields such as criminal justice, family disputes, health, mental health, education, and public policy. · Role-play exercises that provide opportunities to link self-awareness. · Step-by-step guides to implementing various approaches to negotiation, mediation, and advocacy. · New and emerging forms of conflict resolution, including online dispute resolution, conflict coaching, and parenting coordination. · Preparation tools that allow practitioners to assess conflict situations and determine the best strategies and approaches for managing conflict. · Strategies for enhancing mindfulness, enabling practitioners to respond to conflict in a deliberate, kind, nonjudgmental, peaceful, assertive, and effective manner.
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Dancing with Fear

Tips and Wisdom from Breast Cancer Survivors

Author: Leila Peltosaari

Publisher: Verdun, Que. : Tikka Books

ISBN: 9781896106052

Category: Breast

Page: 223

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The Mystic Heart of Justice

Restoring Wholeness in a Broken World

Author: Denise Breton,Stephen Lehman

Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 321

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This philosophical and spiritual look at justice begins, predictably, with a critique of the existing justice system but casts its net widely, examining the pervasive feelings of guilt and failure, the sense of separateness that all external reward-and-punishment systems create--whether in families, schools, businesses, or courts. We feel that we are being judged constantly; we even internalize messages that we are "no good." Perhaps worse, inner motivation is destroyed by rewards and punishments, so that creative expression wanes, a loss for individuals and society alike. The alternative is to create a justice system that is not from "outside in" but "inside out." Looking at astonishing examples among Native Americans, the authors show that many human cultures over thousands of years flourished without resorting to reward-punishment systems. Indigenous peoples, for instance, affirmed the uniqueness of each individual, crafting social forms that drew out that uniqueness. The results were cohesive societies that can serve as models for changing our fundamental approach to fairness today. Realizing that most readers will wonder what a different system might be, the authors turn to the restorative justice movement and its successes all over the world, providing examples of victim-offender mediation that will convert the most hardened skeptic. For a larger scale, they turn to the Ojibway-Cree Hollow Water community, which has revolutionized ideas of justice in Canada. Denise Breton is one of the finest philosophers writing today, able to present difficult subjects in engaging ways to the public. Now, with her co-author (her former editor at Hazelden), she has produced a definitive critique of our present socialization system, with its inaction in the face of suffering and its instilling of fear and guilt society-wide. To this "counterfeit" justice, they pose the alternative of rediscovering our souls, that powerful inner uniqueness that is the basis for true community.
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Awakening Loving-Kindness

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821194

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.
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