Waking Up

A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.

Summary of Sam Harris’s Waking Up by Swift Reads

Author: Swift Reads

Publisher: Swift Reads


Category: Study Aids

Page: 35

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (2014) by neuroscientist and atheist Sam Harris explores how to develop a spiritual practice that is not based on outmoded religious beliefs about how the world works. Harris draws upon personal experience, neuroscience, psychology, and Buddhist conceptions of the mind to explore the nature of consciousness and how it is possible to embrace spirituality and remain secular… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Spirituality and the Good Life

Author: David McPherson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107133009

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A philosophical exploration of the relationships between spirituality, well-being, religion, and philosophy, examining specific spiritual practices and spiritually informed virtues.

The End of Faith

Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743268097

Category: Psychology, Religious

Page: 336

View: 1196


This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Sam Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favour of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behaviour and sometimes heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion -- an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. While warning against the encroachment of organised religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

A Dialogue

Author: Sam Harris,Maajid Nawaz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674088700

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566565


Page: 160

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Veganism has come of age. And we should all be thankful, not just the cows. The brilliant places in this guide will tempt even those more traditional foodies with original food pairings and stylish, fresh interiors. Instagram blogger Sara Kiyo Popowa (@shisodelicious) has helped Hoxton Mini Press create an unashamedly opinionated guide to the very best ethical eateries in all of London. From dirty burgers to superfood bowls, cheesemongers to bakeries, this pocket-sized companion is a must for anyone that cares about the planet as much as their taste buds.

My Spirit Is Not Religious

A Guide To Living Your Authentic Life

Author: Tina Sacchi

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614483698

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 298

View: 7417


A holistic spiritual practitioner shares tips on how to evolve from traditional religious teachings to a spirituality that reflects your true beliefs. Millions of people today experience guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, or similarly disempowering emotions as a result of their indoctrination into organized religion. More individuals are leaving the faith they were born into and identifying themselves as spiritual rather than religious. My Spirit Is Not Religious: A Guide to Living YOUR Authentic Life, will help you eliminate emotional obstacles while providing guidelines for living a heartfelt spiritual life via lessons delivered from personal experiences—Tina Sacchi’s as well as those of her many clients and students. The intention is not to dismiss all organized religions, but to guide those for whom they no longer work and laying the groundwork for overcoming guilt, shame, loneliness, blame, anxiety, sadness, disappointment, and confusion. Whether you have a background in religion or not, this book will guide you to living YOUR authentic life. “I highly recommend Tina’s book to everyone that breathes and thinks. Tina’s book opened my eyes and my soul to areas I had thought I had clarity around my faith.” —Wise Women Read

The Buddhist Handbook

A Complete Guide to Buddhist Teaching and Practice

Author: John Snelling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489582

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 5425


Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today -and THE BUDDHIST HANDBOOK is the best introduction to the teachings of Buddhism, the main schools, the Buddhist world-view, leading Buddhist teachers, Buddhist festivals and meditation. 'There is a great need to come to terms with Buddhism AS A WHOLE. John Snelling's book is an admirable attempt to do just that. ' GOLDEN DRUM 'A clear, up-to-date survey. ' CATHOLIC HERALD

I Know I'm in There Somewhere

A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity

Author: Helene G. Brenner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592400607

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 4716


A psychologist shows women how to reclaim their true selves by accessing their Inner Voice in order to live an authentic life, discussing the ABCs of the Inner Voice, the five pathways to the Inner Voice, how to find one's inner truth, and how to follow one's Inner Voice to improve relationships and create a new life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Optimum Healing

A Practical Guide to Finding Holistic Health/Inner Peace

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117917

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7933


OPTIMUM HEALING is an essential guide to everyone interested in what good health really means - and how to encourage it. Through case histories which mirror the lives of ordinary people everywhere, Dr Craig Brown shows that physical illness is often the expression of a deeper emotional and spiritual problem. He explains that five negative attributes underly all illness: anger, depression, guilt, attachment and worry, and that unless these are released, as one physical symptom is cured, so another will inevitably occur. In this highly readable book, Dr Brown offers practical suggestions, excercises and ideas to help you: *Confront and release your own negative attributes *Find a balance between your body, mind and spirit *Establish harmony with your environment *Discover your own path to optimum healing and inner peace