Taking refuge is the first formal step on the Buddhist path. This concise text explains that what is meant by refuge is protection and eventual freedom from the confusion and suffering of cyclic existence (samsara). Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche describes the genuine sources of spiritual refuge, which are called the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. He explains the importance of receiving refuge from an authentic and unbroken lineage of transmission, the role of faith and trust, and how to relate to the refuge ceremony itself. Rinpoche emphasises the importance of taking refuge with the motivation to practice the path until we reach full spiritual awakening -- and to do so not just for ourselves, but for the benefit and enlightenment of all beings.
Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of vila takes to heart the classical Christian calling to care for the outsider, the individuals who dwell on the margins. Recognizing todays complex cultural context, in which refugees worldwide present pervasive humanitarian challenges, Patricia Greene seeksin the most revered work of a sixteenth-century Carmelite nunthe guidance for Christians who desire to respond to those challenges. By treating the spiritual territory explored by St. Teresa as a place, Take Refuge presents exploration as a kind of travelogue journey where the reader accompanies the author. She entwines her experiences with the outsider, her perceptions of the contemporary world, and her descriptions and explanations of The Interior Castle to create a work that spans five centuries and derives its power from the depths of the tradition it embraces. Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of vila shares a compelling and powerful vision for how to live out the Christian faith, discover ways to welcome the outsider, and draw strength along the way.
Author : Stephan Bauman
ISBN : 9780802495068
Genre : Religion
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Recipient of Christianity Today's Award of Merit in Politics and Public Life, 2016 ------ What will rule our hearts: fear or compassion? We can’t ignore the refugee crisis—arguably the greatest geo-political issue of our time—but how do we even begin to respond to something so massive and complex? In Seeking Refuge, three experts from World Relief, a global organization serving refugees, offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide to the issue. Who are refugees and other displaced peoples? What are the real risks and benefits of receiving them? How do we balance compassion and security? Drawing from history, public policy, psychology, many personal stories, and their own unique Christian worldview, the authors offer a nuanced and compelling portrayal of the plight of refugees and the extraordinary opportunity we have to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
T.R.I 66 presents one verse each from the 66 books of the bible. The chosen verse is either the central theme of that book or one that carries on the theme of The Bible. In today's society of text messages, shortcuts and abbreviated thoughts, the purpose of compiling this short book is to introduce the entire Bible. Every book within it offers hope that we all seek. These are the words that have consoled and guided millions through previous years. Take Refuge in 66 books of hope and promise, The Bible.
Kamaurri Elizabeth Hadley is eighteen years old, and if you looked up 'over privileged' in the dictionary, her face would be the picture plastered next to it. Able to get anything she can dream of, Kamaurri is not only extremely spoiled, but she's sheltered. Not for long though. After meeting Nikko, who promises to show her nothing but love and affection, she falls head over heels. Fast, too. When Kamaurri makes a last minute, drastic decision that could alter the course of the life she thought she wanted, she realizes her Nikko isn't who he portrayed himself to be. Unfortunately, by then, she's moved all the way across the country just to be with him. With her parents cutting her off, Kamaurri has no choice but to shake back and learn the language of the streets, which she never had to know before. When she meets Zorion "Zolo" Richmond, Kamaurri is already broken, bitter, and broke. But she quickly realizes Zolo is able, and willing, to work through all three of those issues. But, no hood love can be expected without complications. Kamaurri and Zolo's love is no different, and when they're faced with obstacles, they'll have to test their relationship to the maximum of its limits. Come take an adventure with Kamaurri, Zolo, Nikko, and Deijah in this standalone, "I Take Refuge in My Thug."
Author : Rob Preece
ISBN : 9780834829510
Genre : Religion
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The preliminary practices of Tantra aren't a hurdle to be gotten through in order to get somewhere else; they're an extraordinarily rich collection of practices which have much to offer as a means of cultivating and maturing the practitioner's psychological ground. They can enable experiences to unfold, and they can clear the way when there seem to be problems or hindrances practitioners are struggling with. In Preparing for Tantra, Preece draws on his experience as a Tantric Buddhist practitioner, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist to explain how to make the preliminary practices psychologically meaningful and spiritually transformative. He examines each of the practices with an eye to revealing how they may be used to heal and transform psychological trauma and offers practical suggestions for integrating them into daily life—as well as ensuring that practitioners are prepared psychologically, emotionally, and energetically to start out safely on the tantric path. Preparing for Tantra is an accessible guidebook for engaging in ngondro, the preliminary practices that are done before engaging in a long tantric retreat. These practices are also powerful tools for purifying negativities and alleviating guilt, healing difficult experiences, and enriching our minds with goodness so that we will be able to progress in our Dharma practice and gain realizations of the path.