True Love

A Practice for Awakening the Heart

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab Chodzin Kohn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309391

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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First offers readers the technique of conscious breathing as a method for synchronizing the mind and body to establish the conditions of love, then explains a mantra practice for generating love that consists of four key statements or intentions in our relationships that will also heal our own pain, fear, and negativity.
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The Path of Emancipation

Talks from a 21-day Mindfulness Retreat

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781935209201

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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"This is a book of wise and wonderful teachings, a breath of fresh air for the heart. It opens the doors to an awakened life." —Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry "Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the greatest teachers of our time. He reaches from the heights of insight down to the deepest places of the absolutely ordinary." —Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University The Path of Emancipation transcribes Thich Nhat Hanh's first twenty-one day retreat in North America in 1998, when more than four hundred practitioners from around the world joined him to experience mindfulness. This book deliberately preserves the tone and style of a retreat, including soundings of the bell, meditation breaks, and the question-and-answer sessions. This not only provides a genuine feeling of a retreat for those who have not had the chance to participate in one, but it also preserves this wonderful practice time for those who have attended. In The Path of Emancipation, Thich Nhat Hanh translates the Buddhist tradition into everyday life and makes it relevant and transforming for us all. Studying in-depth the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing, he teaches how mindfulness can help us reduce stress, and live simply, confidently, and happily while dwelling in the present moment. When Thich Nhat Hanh discovered this discourse, he said,"I felt I was the happiest person in the world."
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Lovescapes, Mapping the Geography of Love

An Invitation to the Love-Centered Life

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895114

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Lovescapes introduces the reader to the various meanings and manifestations of love and its many cognates such as compassion, caring, altruism, empathy, and forgiveness. It addresses how love and compassion have been understood in history and the religions of the world. It goes on to explore the ways that our environments and heredity influence our capacity to love and suggests ways to cultivate love and compassion in one's life. The book shows how the values of love and compassion are integral to finding humane solutions to the daunting problems we face as individuals, as a human family, and as an earth community--a world in crisis. Lovescapes has the following features: • Describing how love is the essence of the divine, and therefore the ground of reality • Understanding the meaning of love and its place in our lives • Learning how love and compassion have been understood across history, culture, and tradition • Gaining insight about how to increase our capacity to love and show compassion • Discerning how love and compassion can be applied in all aspects of our lives, in the regions where we live, and in our global setting.
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The Passionate Jesus

What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

Author: Peter M. Wallace,Peter Wallace

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733937

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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A fresh and moving portrait of Jesus as a model for how to live more authentic, honest and meaningful lives by fully experiencing our emotions in the love of God. Many depictions of Jesus show him as a character who coolly and calmly floats above the grit and grime of human existence. He doesn¿t hurt, he doesn¿t fear, he doesn¿t laugh, and most tragically, he doesn¿t love very passionately. He seems not to feel at all. But a closer look at the Bible reveals something surprisingly different. In this eye-opening spiritual study, Peter Wallace examines Jesus¿s actions rather than just his teachings to uncover a passionate figure who was involved, present, connected, honest and direct with others. He was one who was ¿deeply moved,¿ as the writer of John¿s gospel put it¿one who knew and embodied the emotions he felt and expressed them in honest, clear and life-giving ways. Through Wallace¿s deeply personal insights and compelling stories and examples, you will be encouraged to model this passionate Jesus by building personal authenticity in every area of your own life, particularly in your self-acceptance and self-expression, your relationships with others and, above all, your relationship with God.
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Virtue in Dialogue

Belief, Religious Diversity, and Women’s Interreligious Encounter

Author: Mara Brecht

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873659

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Religious diversity is a persistent theological predicament for Christian thinkers. Historically, theologians have wrestled with the relationship between believing Christians and religious others. The clash between the Christian doctrine of salvation and non-Christian belief systems often comes down to the question, can non-Christians be saved? In a pluralist world, a second question arises: can believers of divergent traditions reconcile their theological differences? Is the logical answer that one believer abandon her faith convictions and promote a relativistic mindset? This book draws upon original research, documenting conversations by women in an interreligious dialogue group, to show that when believers converse in honesty, empathy, and patience--in short, when engaged in virtuous dialogue--they can bridge the gap left by theory. When believers from different faiths come together in open conversation, it need not lead to relativism but, instead, can lead to strengthened belief. Sharing convictions with people who believe differently, sincere believers find they often come to hold their own core beliefs with newfound strength.
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Breathe, You Are Alive!

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458711304

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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This 20th anniversary edition of Thich Nhat Hanh's classic commentary offers new insights into one of the Buddha's most important teachings. According to the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are Alive! outlines the Buddha's exercises of conscious breathing along with commentaries and further exercises for daily life. Thich Nhat Hanh gently walks the reader through a progression of exercises that focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. This new edition includes Thich Nhat Hanh's most recent commentaries
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Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients

Illuminating the Theory and Practice of Change

Author: Ruth Baer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882263X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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How does mindfulness work? Thousands of therapists utilize mindfulness-based treatments and have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of these approaches on clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. But for many clinicians, the psychological processes and brain functions that explain these changes remain a mystery, and effective methodologies for measuring each client's progress are elusive. In Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients, Ruth Baer presents a collection of articles by some of the most respected mindfulness researchers and therapists practicing today. Each contribution assesses the variables that represent potential processes of change, such as mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, spirituality, and focus on values, and determines the importance of each of these processes to enhanced psychological functioning and quality of life. Clinicians learn to accurately measure each process in individual clients, an invaluable skill for any practicing therapist. A seminal contribution to the existing professional literature on mindfulness-based treatments, this book is also an essential resource for any mental health professional seeking to illuminate the processes at work behind any mindfulness and acceptance-based therapy. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series As mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies gain momentum in the field of mental health, it is increasingly important for professionals to understand the full range of their applications. To keep up with the growing demand for authoritative resources on these treatments, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series was created. These edited books cover a range of evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Incorporating new research in the field of psychology, these books are powerful tools for mental health clinicians, researchers, advanced students, and anyone interested in the growth of mindfulness and acceptance strategies.
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Understanding Our Mind

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427095140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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Understanding Our Mind is an accessible guide for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of the mind. Originally released as Transformation at the Base, a finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, this seminal work on Buddhist applied psychology features a new introduction by Dharma teacher Reb Anderson. Understanding Our Mind is based on fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu. With compassion and insight, Nhat Hanh reveals how these ancient teachings can be applied to the modern world. Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing and embracing the nature of our feelings and perceptions. The quality of our lives, he says, depends on the quality of the seeds in our minds. Buddhism teaches us how to nourish the seeds of joy and transform the seeds of suffering so that our understanding, love, and compassion can flower.
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Transformation and Healing

Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427092861

Category: Art

Page: 212

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Transformation and Healing presents one of the Buddha's most fundamental teachings and the foundation of all mindfulness practice. The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness has been studied, practiced, and handed down with special care from generation to generation for 2,500 years. This sutra teaches us how to deal with anger and jealousy, to nurture the best qualities in our children, spouses, and friends, and to greet death with compassion and equanimity.....THICH NHAT HANH is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk whose lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He travels regularly, leading retreats on the art of mindful living. He lives in southwest France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens. He is author of Energy of Prayer, Being Peace, and many other books.
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Opening the Heart of the Cosmos

Insights on the Lotus Sutra

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781888375336

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh's insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns. He demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of Buddhist teachings to today's issues, from the Palestinian-Israeli tragedy to the threat of terrorism and the degradation of our environment. Opening the Heart of the Cosmos shines sixty years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha. It is destined to be known as one of the most significant writings by Thich Nhat Hanh.
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