Chanting From The Heart

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ISBN : 1888375639
Genre : Religion
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An essential resource for people who practice mindful living, or for anyone interested in liturgy, the newly revised Chanting from the Heart reflects Thich Nhat Hanh's contemporary emphasis on ecumenism. The book contains traditional and contemporary chants and recitations for daily spiritual practice; ceremonial texts for special occasions like weddings, remembering the deceased, and honoring Buddha’s birthday; and verses for day-to-day activities such as blessing a meal, sweeping, drinking tea, and washing the dishes. Also included are more than 20 discourses comprising some of Buddha’s most fundamental teachings, including the Heart Sutra, the Discourse on the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Discourse on Happiness, the Discourse on Taking Refuge in Oneself, and the Discourse on Love. This lovely book is a quintessential reference for Buddhist practitioners on any level of experience and for anyone who wants to celebrate life and the art of mindful living.
Category: Religion

Plum Village Chanting And Recitation Book

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 0938077910
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.85 MB
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This collection comprises meditations, prayers and liturgies, both new and traditional, ranging from blessing a meal to remembering the dead. The book includes some of the Buddha's most popular teachings, among them new translations of the Heart Sutra and Discourse on Happiness.
Category: Religion

Chants Of A Lifetime

Author : Krishna Das
ISBN : 9781401927714
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.72 MB
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Chants of a Lifetime offers an intimate collection of stories, teachings, and insights from Krishna Das, who has been called "the chant master of American yoga" by the New York Times. Since 1994, the sound of his voice singing traditional Indian chants with a Western flavor has brought the spiritual experience of chanting to audiences all over the world. He has previously shared some of his spiritual journey through talks and workshops, but now he offers this book that explores his fascinating path and creates an opportunity for just about anyone to experience chanting in a unique and special
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What The Heart Knows

Author : Joyce Sidman
ISBN : 9780544343542
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings is a collection of poems to provide comfort, courage, and humor at difficult or daunting moments in life. It conjures forth laments, spells, invocations, chants, blessings, promises, songs, and charms. Here are pleas on how to repair a friendship, wishes to transform one’s life or to slow down time, charms to face the shame of a disapproving crowd, invocations to ask for forgiveness, to understand the mysteries of happiness, and to bravely face a dark and different world. These words help us remember or grieve; they bolster courage and guard against evil; they help us celebrate and give thanks. This elegant gift book also includes a red ribbon for readers to mark their favorite poems. Poet extraordinaire Joyce Sidman won the Newbery Honor Medal for Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night and continues to write poetry for children that has been called "fresh," "inspiring," and "accessible" to her young audience. She is intrigued by the idea of "words of power"—chants and charms that were once believed to have real influence in everyday life. Caldecott Honor-winning Pamela Zagarenski's beautiful art captures a world of emotion and the essence of Sidman's words.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Chanting The Psalms

Author : Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN : 9781590302576
Genre : Religion
File Size : 62.43 MB
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In this book-with-CD, Cynthia Bourgeault shows how chanting the Psalms - those 150 exquisite hymns of praise to God from the Bible - can become a meaningful form of meditation and prayer for laypeople, leading to contemplation, insight, and joy. The mindfulness produced by chanting can be tapped into by anyone regardless of musical skill or theological sophistication, and it can be done in community as well as privately. In Chanting the Psalms, Bourgeault provides a history of Christian psalm chanting (also called "psalmody") and demonstrates how it relates to other chanting traditions. She also shows how chanting can fit into an existing practice of contemplation and prayer, deepening and enriching it. But she also teaches you how to do it: you can literally sing along with Cynthia on the accompanying CD as she and her friends demonstrate the basic techniques and easy melodies that anyone can learn to make psalmody a personal meditative practice.
Category: Religion

Awakening Of The Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006112
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.
Category: Religion

The Heart Sutra

Author : Kazuaki Tanahashi
ISBN : 9780834829688
Genre : Religion
File Size : 37.51 MB
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The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study—from philosophy to quantum physics. In just thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language. Kazuaki Tanahashi’s guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning of the text and then analyzes it line by line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist—yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. It includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.
Category: Religion

Mahamantra Yoga

Author : Richard Whitehurst
ISBN : 9781594779435
Genre : Religion
File Size : 42.95 MB
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A guide to mantra recitation for ecstatic states, spiritual liberation, and higher consciousness • Ideal for those looking to deepen the spirituality of their physical yoga practice • Offers detailed instruction on the practice of mahamantra yoga and exercises to improve one’s practice and move beyond rote chanting Based on a rich and ancient tradition revived more than five hundred years ago by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in India, mahamantra yoga involves repeated recitation of a sacred phrase, such as the name of a deity, to anchor the mind and access ecstatic states, higher consciousness, and, ultimately, as you vibrate the holy names, the Divine presence in sound. Part of the bhakti devotional tradition, mahamantra yoga is considered the best path to self-realization in the current age, offering a doorway into the hidden recesses of our innermost being--the internal forest of the heart. Citing ancient Vedic texts and the insights of perfected mahamantra yogis, Richard Whitehurst reveals the methods of mahamantra yoga and his own profound experiences based on more than 20 years of intense practice. Using the core principles of this ancient tradition, he offers mental and physical exercises--such as how to coordinate the breath, vocal cords, and mouth--to move beyond rote chanting and pursue the practice consciously and joyfully. He explains how to overcome common obstacles to successful chanting as well as purification practices to intensify your efforts.
Category: Religion

Flow Of Grace

Author : Krishna Das
ISBN : 9781591795513
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 54.36 MB
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Krishna Das is known for his ability to transport music lovers to other worlds with the eloquence of his deep, hypnotic voice. Today, in a rare moment, he offers Flow of Grace--a collector's book and CD specially created to deepen our understanding of one of the most revered pieces of Hindu literature, Hanuman Chaleesa. Forty lyrical verses give praise to Hanuman--the monkey god known as the pinnacle of bhakti (devotion) and the remover of fears and obstacles. It is said that just by reciting these powerful Sanskrit words, you will gain great strength and confidence, and be filled with divine energy. Now with Flow of Grace, Krishna Das explores: - The correct pronunciation and translation of each of the forty transformative verses - How to invoke Hanuman's grace and healing - The power of kirtan (sacred chant), chaupai (Hindi poetry), and more Flow of Grace also includes a specially recorded CD of Krishna Das chanting all forty verses of Hanuman Chaleesa for listeners to chant along with, and to experience the healing powers of this great work. Synopsis World-renowned recording artist Krishna Das gives readers a rare treat: commentary, instruction, and a CD exploring the classic Hindu poem Hanuman Chaleesa.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit