Living Dreaming Dying

Author : Rob Nairn
ISBN : 9780834824720
Genre : Religion
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand. In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language. Nairn explores the concepts used in this highly revered work and brings out their meaning and significance for our daily life. He shows readers how the Tibetan Book of the Dead can help us understand life and self as well as the dying process. Living, Dreaming, Dying helps readers to "live deliberately"—and confront death deliberately. One thing that prevents us from doing that, according to Nairn, is our tendency to react fearfully whenever change occurs. But if we confront our fear of change and the unknown, we can learn to flow gracefully with the unfolding circumstances of life rather than be at their mercy. Of course, change occurs throughout our life, but a period of transition also occurs as we pass from the waking state into sleep, and likewise as we pass into death. Therefore the author's teachings apply equally to living as well as to dreaming and dying. Through meditation instructions and practical exercises, the author explains how to: • Explore the mind through the cultivation of deep meditation states and expanded consciousness • Develop awareness of negative tendencies • Use deep sleep states and lucid dreaming to increase self-understanding as well as to "train" oneself in how to die so that one is prepared for when the time comes • Confront and liberate oneself from fear of death and the unknown
Category: Religion

Dying Planet Living Dream

Author : Barry Gremillion
ISBN : 9780595099443
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60.57 MB
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With humor, pathos and absurdity, Dying Planet Living Dream chronicles life on the edge during the last half of the 20th Century in America. A host of off-beat and often damaged characters populate these twelve stories of addictions and obsessions with food, sex, drugs, death, and dreams. Stories of murder, redemption, passionate love affairs, parental neglect, pathological mother worship, fatal diseases, miraculous cures, idealism and anarchy. Stories of little boys who lose their mother抯 love and spend the rest of their lives looking for a substitute. Stories that wander all over the country, and even into the future. From the teeming multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles to the moss-draped woods of the Pacific Northwest to the smoky bars of late night New York to the redolent cemeteries of New Orleans and the empty horizons along West Texas highways. Many of these stories read as if they were written on cocktail napkins, odd scraps of paper, on the backs of notebooks, in the pink light of dawn and in the middle of the night. Take this book to bed with you. It may keep you up laughing out loud. But when sleep comes, these stories may come alive in your dreams. Barry Gremillion lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda. He writes, produces and hosts the Firehead Mythological Radio Theater, was a Location Manager for 16 years on films like The Doors and the Twin Peaks television series. His other books include I Killed Charles Bronson's Cat and Magasun Hall. author photo for back cover: authorphoto.tif
Category: Fiction

American Dream Dying

Author : Peter D. McClelland
ISBN : 1442201967
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 36.7 MB
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Using recent polling results, this book identifies the core economic components of the American Dream standard of living, financial security, and upward mobility. The authors document the trend in each of these components over the last 30 years, using figures (trend lines and bar charts) based upon the best available data. Collectively, this evidence has alarming implications for the economic fate of those at the bottom of the nation's income distribution. For that group, as the authors show, the American Dream is dying.
Category: Business & Economics

The Rainbow Bridge

Author : Brent N. Hunter
ISBN : 0971402817
Genre : Religion
File Size : 39.39 MB
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Speaking in the language of the universal Dreamtime, "The Rainbow Bridge" simply, clearly, and concisely elucidates the common ground in all of the worlds major religions. (World Religions)
Category: Religion

5 Dinge Die Sterbende Am Meisten Bereuen

Author : Bronnie Ware
ISBN : 9783641095307
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 89.64 MB
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5 Dinge, die im Leben wirklich zählen. Was zählt am Ende wirklich? Auf dem Sterbebett, wenn klar wird, dass das Leben sich dem Ende zuneigt? Nach vielen Reisen durch die ganze Welt, auf der Suche nach dem, was dem Leben Sinn gibt, findet die Australierin Bronnie Ware eine neue Aufgabe. Sie begleitet Sterbende in den letzten Wochen ihres Lebens. In ihrem Buch erzählt sie von wunderbaren Begegnungen und berührenden Gesprächen, die ihr Leben tiefgreifend verändert haben. Die Menschen, die sie trifft, stellen viel zu oft fest, dass sie ihre eigenen Wünsche hinten angestellt und zu viel gearbeitet haben, dass sie sich zu wenig Zeit für Familie und Freunde genommen und – vor allem – sich nicht erlaubt haben, glücklich zu sein. Es sind Erkenntnisse, die nachdenklich machen und in Erinnerung rufen, worauf es wirklich ankommt, wenn wir mit einem Lächeln aus dem Leben treten wollen. Für sich selbst hat Bronnie Ware nach diesen Erfahrungen entschieden, dass sie nur noch das macht, was sie wirklich will. Ihr ermutigendes Buch hat die Kraft, Veränderungen anzustoßen, um wirklich das Leben zu führen, das wir wollen.
Category: Self-Help

Sea Serpent

Author : Alfred A. Yuson
ISBN : UOM:39015053234145
Genre : Philippine poetry (English)
File Size : 72.67 MB
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Category: Philippine poetry (English)

Landscapes Of Living Dying

Author : Lawrence Ferlinghetti
ISBN : 0811207420
Genre : American poetry
File Size : 20.2 MB
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Ferlinghetti's biting view of contemporary American life and culture is reflected in poems including An Elegy to Dispel Gloom, Holiday Inn Blues, Cloning at the "Hawk & Dove," and Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes
Category: American poetry

Shambhala Sun

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ISBN : WISC:89082519893
Genre : Buddhism
File Size : 70.62 MB
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Category: Buddhism

Echoes Of Living And Dying

Author : Vikki Avila
ISBN : 1413784429
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 78.93 MB
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This book is the result of a lifetime of living, dreaming and dealing with the losses we must all endure. It has the charactership of imagination, happiness, pain, and the realization that death often brings. The words written are heartfelt, true and from the depth of my soul. I hope you find inspiration among these poems. I believe in a higher power, and that all things happen with reason, even though at times we may not find the reason for years to come, if ever. I have always searched for beauty and meaning in everything I see. In walking in nature's backyard, these poems have come together. In being a mother, these words were written. In facing losses of all types, these sentences found their way to paper and formed these works of my life.
Category: Poetry