Peaceful Action Open Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781888375930
Genre : Religion
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered Mahayana texts, yet there are very few commentaries on it available in English. In this book, renowned Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra's main theme — that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha and that the Buddha nature is inherent in everything — while emphasizing that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Hanh interprets the Sutra with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, showing how both individuals and nations can use its wisdom to solve the many problems facing the world today. Invoking a wide range of current topics, from the threat of terrorism to the degradation of the environment to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, he challenges the U.N. to change from an organization to an organism working for peace and harmony. In doing so, he demonstrates the practical application of this sacred text to today's most pressing issues.
Category: Religion

Happiness

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209027
Genre : Religion
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Thich Nhat Hanh's central teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. It’s only way to truly develop peace, both in one's self and in the world. Now, for the first time, all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s key practices are collected in one accessible and easy-to-use volume. Happiness is structured to introduce those new to Buddhist teachings as well as for more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the quintessential resource of mindfulness practices. Integrating these practices into daily life allows the reader to begin to cultivate peace and joy within him/herself, leading to solidity and freedom from fear, misunderstanding, and suffering. With the practices offered in Happiness Thich Nhat Hanh encourages the reader to learn to do all the things they do in daily life with mindfulness; to walk, sit, work, eat, and drive, with full awareness of what they are doing. It can bring about a shift towards one of the principles of engaged Buddhism, a shift towards practicing mindfulness in every moment of the day and not just while ‘formally’ meditating. Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to "try to be intelligent and skillful in their practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of search. It’s important to practice with understanding and not just for the form and appearance. Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart."
Category: Religion

Mindfulness As Medicine

Author : Dang Nghiem
ISBN : 9781937006952
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41.59 MB
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Before she became a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Dang Nghiem was a doctor. She’d traveled far in her 43 years. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the amnesty for Amerasian children of the late 1970s, Dang Nghiem arrived in this country virtually penniless and with no home. She lived with three foster families, but graduated high school with honors, earned two undergraduate degrees, and became a doctor. When the man she thought she’d spend her life with suddenly drowned, Sister Dang Nghiem left medicine and joined the monastic community of Thich Nhat Hanh. It is from this vantage point that Dang Nghiem writes about her journey of healing. Devastated by the diagnosis and symptoms of Lyme, she realized that she was also reliving many of the unresolved traumas from earlier in her life. She applied both her medical knowledge and her advanced understanding and practice of mindfulness to healing. Through meditation she finally came to understand what it means to "master" suffering. In Mindfulness as Medicine Sister Dang Nghiem leads readers through her profound journey of healing and shares step-by-step directions for the techniques she used to embrace and transform her suffering. "Suffering can be transformed and cured at its roots...Suffering is an art that can be learned and mastered...We do not have to run away from it anymore...The art of suffering can bring about deep appreciation for life as well as profound peace, joy, and love for ourselves and other beings."—Sister Dang Nghiem
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bringing Home The Dharma

Author : Jack Kornfield
ISBN : 9780834827622
Genre : Religion
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If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.
Category: Religion

No Ordinary Moments

Author : Millman Dan
ISBN : 9780982428528
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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After the publication of Dan Millman's first two books, which have since become classics in the realm of spiritual literature, many readers responded with thanks and questions, saying: "I was inspired by your first two stories — but how do you apply all these lessons in daily life?" Millman's answer came in the form of his third book, aptly titled, No Ordinary Moments. Containing perspectives, principles and specific practices that formed the core of "the peaceful warrior's way" — too much information to convey in a narrative story format as he had done in his first books — so he wrote his first comprehensive "guide to daily life." Structured in five parts — The Peaceful Warrior's Way – Up the Mountain Path – Tools for Transformation – The Battle Within – and The Expanded Life — and containing chapters with titles like Heart of the Warrior's Way… In the Arena of Daily Life … When the Going Gets Tough … Getting Real … Universal Addictions … The Will to Change and many more, the book has guided hundreds of thousands of people. As Millman puts it: Our lives are like a journey up a mountain path. As we climb, we face challenges in relationships and sexuality, money, work and health. We can find abundant information and advice on these subjects. So many of us know what to do, but it remains for us to turn knowing into doing." Dan Millman presents a peaceful warrior's approach to turning intentions into action, challenges into strength, and life experience into wisdom. Based on the premise that by changing ourselves we can change our world, No Ordinary Moments offers simple, practical ways to balance the body, liberate the mind, accept our emotions and open our hearts.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Felicidad

Author : Thich Nhat Hahn
ISBN : 9788499883526
Genre : Religion
File Size : 49.2 MB
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La enseñanza fundamental del maestro zen Thich Nhat Hanh es que la plena consciencia (o mindfulness) puede enseñarnos a vivir en el presente y desarrollar la paz interior. Accesible tanto a los recién iniciados en el budismo o la meditación como a practicantes más experimentados, Felicidad es el único libro que recopila todas las prácticas desarrolladas por Thich Nhat Hanh durante sus más de sesenta años como monje y maestro budista. Con secciones dedicadas a la práctica cotidiana, las relaciones, el ejercicio físico, la comida atenta y la práctica con los niños, Felicidad constituye una guía completa para vivir con plena consciencia nuestra vida cotidina.
Category: Religion

Jingle Bell Disorder

Author : Jean-Marie Denning
ISBN : 9781452597812
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 36.95 MB
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When is a celebration a celebration? Jingle Bell Disorder explores ways to add more jingle to our daily lives. It is about discovering the key elements of Christmas and integrating them as a way to live. By living connected to one’s spirit on a daily basis, a Christmas celebration can be a seamless, sensible celebration. This book explores ways to live our lives connected to our spirits, so it becomes natural to live with increased peace, love, and joy. Peace can seem as illusive as a butterfly in the forest. Everyone is looking for ways to hold on to it and experience more of it. This book explores ways of ordering our lives to make allowance for peace as an expanded way to live a more peaceful existence. Throughout the book there is an invitation to journey from Jingle Bell Disorder to Jingle Bell Order. When one arrives at Jingle Bell Order, life becomes full of wonder and awe. It is like a living heaven on earth. Everyone brings their own unique gifts to the table. Giving is a way of life. In JBO, everyone tingles and jingles with pure delight. Backcover illustrated by Lisa Lavoie www.lalatopia.com [email protected]
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Transforming Abuse

Author : K. Louise Schmidt
ISBN : 0865713146
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78.30 MB
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Transforming Abuse: Nonviolent Resistance and Recovery courageously articulates and applies a non-enemy ethic of intervention and healing that short-circuits the cycle of violence against women and children. Without compromising the fundamental right to safety and self-determination for survivors, K. Louise Schmidt offers a theory and method of recovery grounded in the connections between feminism and nonviolence.
Category: Family & Relationships