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A Still Forest Pool

Author : Achaan Chah
ISBN : 9780835630238
Genre : Philosophy
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Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditating in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dhudanga. A Still Forest Pool reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand. Achaan Chah’s humble words, compiled by two Westerners who are former ordained monks, awaken the spirit of inquiry, wonderment, understanding, and deep inner peace. Attachment, according to Achaan Chah, causes all suffering. Understanding the impermanent, insecure, and selfless nature of life is the message he offers for human happiness and realization. To vividly grasp the meaning of attachment leads us to a new place of practice – the path of balance, the Middle Path.
Category: Philosophy

A Still Forest Pool

Author : Chah (Achaan.)
ISBN : UVA:X030120295
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Buddhist master Achaan Chah spent years meditating in a forest monastery of Thailand. This remarkable book reflects his simple and powerful message as well as the quiet, joyful Buddhist practice of dhudanga, or "everyday mindfulness," with profound insights for the West.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Being Dharma

Author : Ajahn Chah
ISBN : 0834823381
Genre : Religion
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Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship. Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century.
Category: Religion

The Buddha Is Still Teaching

Author : Jack Kornfield
ISBN : 9781590309223
Genre : Religion
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Following the success of Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala 1993, over 240,000 copies sold), this new collection represents the Buddha's teachings as they are taught and practised now in the West. Jack Kornfield's selections of passages and quotes includes inspiring favourites from many of the most highly regarded contemporary masters and teachers. The collection is organized by content, presenting the progression of Buddhist practice from an experiential point of view.
Category: Religion

Blessed Relief

Author : Gordon Peerman
ISBN : 9781594732522
Genre : Religion
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Based on his conviction that Buddhist teachers have a lot to offer about how to deal with suffering, Episcopal priest Peerman takes readers on a lively, even lighthearted, journey through eight Buddhist practices that can bring "blessed relief" to a wide range of human suffering.
Category: Religion

Stories To Celebrate Life

ISBN : 9781482828870
Genre : Fiction
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?Stories to Celebrate Life? contains 30 very short stories such as ?Celebration of Life?, ?The Seventh Step?, ?Orang Utan Island?, ?Rainbow in Her Heart? and many other stories which most of the time transport you out of this mundane world into a world of fantasy where animals and inanimate objects act and talk like human beings as each live through a moment in time just as human beings live through each moment of theirs. Told simply and quickly, the old fashion and not so old fashion stories tease the idle mind. Some may tug at your heartstrings and others may leave you chuckling and wanting for more. When there is a touch of Zen, it will leave you wondering about life itself?
Category: Fiction

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Reference

How To Be Sick

Author : Toni Bernhard
ISBN : 9780861719266
Genre : Philosophy
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This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.
Category: Philosophy

Focused And Fearless

Author : Shaila Catherine
ISBN : 9780861719815
Genre : Religion
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With this accesssible guide, meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain extraordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples and pragmatic "how to" instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.
Category: Religion

Everything Arises Everything Falls Away

Author : Ajahn Chah
ISBN : 9780834823990
Genre : Religion
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Ajahn Chah (1919–1992) was admired for the way he demystified the Buddhist teachings, presenting them in a remarkably simple and down-to-earth style for people of any background. He was a major influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. Previous books by Ajahn Chah have consisted of collections of short teachings on a wide variety of subjects. This new book focuses on the theme of impermanence, offering powerful remedies for overcoming our deep-seated fear of change, including guidance on letting go of attachments, living in the present, and taking up the practice of meditation. Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away also contains stories and anecdotes about this beloved master's life and his interactions with students, from his youth as a struggling monk to his last years when American students were coming to study with him in significant numbers. These stories help to convey Ajahn Chah's unique spirit and teaching style, allowing readers to know him both through his words and the way in which he lived his life.
Category: Religion