The Art of Living

Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S.N. Goenka

Author: William Hart

Publisher: Pariyatti

ISBN: 1928706207

Category: Buddhism

Page: 167

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Art of Dying, The

Author: S.N. Goenka and others

Publisher: Pariyatti Publishing

ISBN: 1928706355

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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This collection of writings—Mr. S.N. Goenka's explanations of the teaching of the Buddha, the Buddha’s scriptural verses, poetical stories of monks and nuns from the time of the Buddha, accounts from fellow meditators—is born of the acceptance of the truth of suffering. It contains inspiring examples of people gaining strength and a taste of freedom through their practice, and demonstrates convincingly the efficacy of the Buddha's Path, the way out of misery. These stories not only help to sustain and strengthen established Vipassana meditators in their quest, but also to encourage others searching for peace and understanding to take up the practice of getting to “know thyself” truly, on an experiential level—to develop their own wisdom.
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Understanding the Heart

The Art of Living in Happiness

Author: Minh Niem

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467001430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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The human heart is a source of love, but it is often also a source of pain and suffering, and cannot be effectively cured with medicine or by medical remedies (...) The best and most effective way to heal the pain and suffering is to understand our hearts and minds, and the hearts and minds of others. Understanding The Heart is a book that helps readers do just that: understand and heal the pain and suffering of our own hearts and minds and of those around us, so that everyone can live in happiness and with loving-kindness. With this book, I wish you much happiness so that you will never have to live with a broken or wounded heart. -Professor Tran Van Khe, Ph.D, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France; Corresponding Member of the European Academy of the Sciences, Letters and Arts
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Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes]

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices

Author: J. Gordon Melton,Martin Baumann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842048

Category: Religion

Page: 3200

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This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry
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Along the Path

The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land

Author: Kory Goldberg,Michelle Decary

Publisher: Pariyatti

ISBN: 1928706568

Category: Travel

Page: 422

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This unique guidebook covering India and Nepal's sacred sites offers a rich anthology of deeply inspiring stories relating to each of the pilgrimage sites connected to the Buddha's life and teaching.
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The Transformation of (Y)Our World

Finding Optimism and Serenity During These Difficult Times

Author: Delia M. Trujillo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469116111

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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The Transformation of (Y)our WorldFinding Optimism & Serenity During These Difficult Times may be read and apprehended on two different levels. On one level this comprehensive guidebook shows how to clear out old patterns and perspectives that block fulfillment and success in many facets of our life. On a higher and more spiritual level these guidelines allow one to be in more profound alignment with the global awakening and shift to higher consciousness that is currently taking place on our earth. The resulting inner peace, strength and optimism will allow one to be in a better position to discern the contribution each one of us is being called to make during this critical time in earths history.
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The Contemplative Practitioner

Meditation in Education and the Workplace, Second Edition

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Meditation is a simple and practical activity that can enrich our lives and work in innumerable ways. It allows us to connect more deeply to ourselves and others and to the environment. In this book, John P. Miller, an expert in the field of holistic education, looks at mediation and how it can be integrated into one’s work and daily life. Twenty years after it was first published, Miller’s book remains one of the best guides to applying contemplative practice, covering a variety of theoretical, empirical, historical, and cross-cultural approaches. For this new edition, Miller has updated the text to reflect the growth of the mindfulness movement, new research into the brain, and his years of experience teaching and practising contemplation in teacher education. Whether one is interested in exploring how meditation can be used in the classroom or the workplace, or simply seeking to integrate it into one’s personal life, The Contemplative Practitioner is the perfect companion.
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The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood

Author: Paul Verhaeghen,Christopher Hertzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199383073

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Over the last decade, the field of socio-emotional development and aging has rapidly expanded, with many new theories and empirical findings emerging. This trend is consistent with the broader movement in psychology to consider social, motivational, and emotional influences on cognition and behavior. The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood provides the first overview of a new field of adult development that has emerged out of conceptualizations and research at the intersections between socioemotional development, social cognition, emotion, coping, and everyday problem solving. This field roundly rejects a universal deficit model of aging, highlighting instead the dynamic nature of socio-emotional development and the differentiation of individual trajectories of development as a function of variation in contextual and experiential influences. It emphasizes the need for a cross-level examination (from biology and neuroscience to cognitive and social psychology) of the determinants of emotional and socio-emotional behavior. This volume also serves as a tribute to the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields, whose thinking and empirical research contributed extensively to a life-span developmental view of emotion, problem solving, and social cognition. Its chapters cover multiple aspects of adulthood and aging, presenting developmental perspectives on emotion; antecedents and consequences of emotion in context; everyday problem solving; social cognition; goals and goal-related behaviors; and wisdom. The landmark volume in this new field, The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood is an important resource for cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists, as well as researchers and graduate students in the field of aging, emotion studies, and social psychology.
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Beyond Heaven and Earth

A Novel About Love, and Death and Life

Author: Steven H Propp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469752778

Category: Fiction

Page: 694

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Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.
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Masculinity, Meditation and Mental Health

Author: T. Lomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137345284

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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It is said that men are 'in crisis', blighted by the adverse effects of corrosive masculine norms ranging from emotional disconnection to aggression. This book follows one group of men seeking to overcome their masculine inheritance and ultimately reach a sense of wellbeing by taking up meditation.
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