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Ganesha Goes To Lunch

Author : Kamla K. Kapur
ISBN : 1601091028
Genre : Philosophy
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Epics of ancient India rank with the timeless myths of classical Greece and Rome in the power of their language and the underlying moral lessons. The Ramayana and Mahabharata, both written in Sanskrit, contain vibrant stories of kings and princes, sages and tricksters, demons and gods, damsels in distress and mighty heroes. Ganesha Goes to Lunch collects some of the most vivid stories from these and other early Indian folklore and spiritual texts including the Vedas, the Puranas, and Sikh writings These stories feature the gods of India in their celestial and earthly abodes, hapless humans struggling with life's many problems, and gods and humans interacting. Assembled by Kamla Kapur, these stories illustrate the great spiritual and practical themes of the human condition. Kamla Kupur brings her poet’s eye and ear to the retelling of these stories, recreating and dramatizing them to illuminate their relevance to modern times.
Category: Philosophy

Teaching Yoga

Author : Mark Stephens
ISBN : 9781583944721
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 23.9 MB
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Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga Sequencing

Author : Mark Stephens
ISBN : 9781583945278
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 40.9 MB
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Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Rumi Tales Of The Spirit

Author : Kamla K Kapur
ISBN : 1683834909
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Retold in award-winning writer Kamla K. Kapur’s elegant, flowing language, Rumi’s tales of wisdom and humanity are given fresh life in this modern masterpiece. Rumi: Tales of the Spirit is a sweet, comforting, and at times, fiery guide to nourishing the spirit. In a hopeful but pragmatic tone, timeless storyteller Rumi and award-winning author and playwright Kamla Kapur guide us through the trials of life and teach us to embrace suffering, to pray even when it feels hopeless, and ultimately, to surrender to the cosmic will. In twelve fresh and powerful tales of wisdom, we learn to trust in ourselves and in the universe, experience joy in good times and bad, and find the strength to persevere through life’s struggles. Kapur has been studying Rumi for twenty years. Through her detailed analysis of his life and work and her own understanding of the human condition and the present-day literary scene, Kapur brings new life to these centuries-old stories while staying true to their roots in Rumi’s time and place. These retellings convey Rumi’s deep insight on the human condition and bring to light the vast and subtle meanings of his stories that are often lost in translation. Through this work, we see that people around the world and across time have always been connected by the hopes, dreams, and inner struggles that make up the human experience. Personal, poignant, and woven with fierce passion for life and the divine, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit will leave you with heart-wrenching gratitude for life’s trials and gifts.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Little Monk S Ganesha

Author : Pooja Pandey
ISBN : 9788183282123
Genre : Religion
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The book, apart from narrating wisdom tales from Indian mythology, introduces the child to the world of new words. The words have been carefully chosen by a panel of experts and are explained in detail at the end of the book in a glossary.
Category: Religion

Into The Great Heart

Author : Kamla K. Kapur
ISBN : 1683839218
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of The Singing Guru and Rumi: Tales to Live By comes the second book in the Sikh Founder series about Bhai Lehna’s journey from being Guru Nanak’s constant disciple to becoming Guru Angad, the second Sikh Guru. Into the Great Heart carries forward and concludes the stories of Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana, his favorite minstrel, from the first volume of the Sikh Founder Series, The Singing Guru. History, legend, and fiction merge to populate this book with fascinating personalities from Sikh history. Pivotal to this narrative are forgotten female luminaries such as Guru Nanak’s wife, Mata Sulakhni, his sister, Bebe Nanaki, Bhai Lehna’s wife, Khivi, and daughter, Amro. Brought to the foreground, their wisdom and insights as they overcome obstacles to spiritual growth embody the basic tenets of Sikhism in everyday living. They enhance Guru Nanak and Bhai Lehna’s tale with their diverse approach to life. Filled with captivating characters that enrich the tapestry of this compelling narrative, Into the Great Heart is a must-read for anyone who loves a rich story about human nature in its search for spiritual awareness.
Category: Fiction

The Singing Guru

Author : Kamla K. Kapur
ISBN : 1608875032
Genre : Fiction
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From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi's Tales from the Silk Road comes an original novel about the life and travels of Guru Nanak, a musician, enlightened thinker, and one of the most beloved figures in eastern spirituality. In this fascinating book, Kamla K. Kapur weaves together facts, legends, folktales, myths, and over forty of Guru Nanak's poems--preserved in the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib--to form this captivating depiction of the leader's life. Factual details are intermingled with fantasy to produce a symbolic portrait in which humour and imagination combine to convey a profound spiritual narrative.
Category: Fiction

Glory Of Ganesha

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ISBN : UOM:39015028696154
Genre : Ganẹśa (Hindu deity)
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Contributed articles on Ganẹśa, Hindu deity.
Category: Ganẹśa (Hindu deity)

Rumi S Tales From The Silk Road

Author : Kamla K. Kapur
ISBN : 1601090498
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 63.66 MB
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The 13th century Sufi poet Rumi traveled in a landscape divided between the Persian and Byzantine empires, and his works express the passions, fables, and faith of both worlds. In this book, Rumi enthusiast Kamla Kapur reworks some of his writings into 30 tales of wit, wisdom, and faith. The basis for her stories is Reynold A. Nicholson's translation of Rumi's six-volume Mathnawi, an epic mystical poem of more than 25,000 verses. Kapur brings this dense, intimidating work into a far more readable form, putting her own spin on the stories yet remaining true to Rumi's vision. In charming tales such as ?The Witch of Kabul” and ?Moses Learns a Lesson,” she brings Rumi's verses to life as clever fables. Pilgrimage to Paradise gives readers one of Persia's greatest literary treasures in an accessible form that enlightens as it entertains.
Category: Fiction

As A Fountain In A Garden

Author : Kamla Kapur
ISBN : 1463752288
Genre :
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As A Fountain In A Garden is a series of thematically linked love poems addressed to the author's former husband who took his life. The 31 connected poems are a dialogue between a woman and her ghost husband. It is the inner journey of a survivor of suicide whose process of grief turns from a suicidal sorrow, guilt, and suffering, to a resurgence and celebration of life. Kapur's brutal honesty throughout the poems and a prose epilogue gives the reader an insight into the hidden springs of human nature, and makes this book of poems a powerful and moving experience. "The grief of his loss was an opportunity for self-transformation and the poems were my journey through death, back to a new perception and experience of life," says Kapur.

A Perfect Ganesh

Author : Terrence McNally
ISBN : PSU:000023446588
Genre : India
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Two middle-aged women embark on an oft times funny and moving journey of memory and discovery through mystical India. The Indian God Ganesha, who gently helps them reconcile personal loss and find their own spirituality and strength, accompanies the two women on their adventure.
Category: India

Love Valor Compassion And A Perfect Ganesh

Author : Terrence McNally
ISBN : 0452279305
Genre : Drama
File Size : 55.66 MB
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Beautifully written, moving, and very funny, "Love! Valour! Compassion!" gathers together eight gay men at the upstate New York summer house of a celebrated dancer-choreographer who fears he is losing his creativity...and possibly his lover. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling, and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for "Swan Lake" performed in drag. The result is a cross between a gay "Big Chill" and Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." To read it is to join in a dance of life.
Category: Drama


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ISBN : PSU:000061869479
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

My Dateless Diary

Author : R. K. Narayan
ISBN : 0140109412
Genre : Travel
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The author, an Indian novelist, recounts his experiences traveling in the U.S. during the late fifties
Category: Travel

Hindu Scriptures

Author : Hemanta Kāniṭakara
ISBN : UVA:X002573594
Genre : Buddhism - Scriptures
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Hinduism in the home - Vedas - Gurus - Ramayana - Ramalila - Funerals - Weddings - Ganesha worship.
Category: Buddhism - Scriptures

Plays International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020646241
Genre : Performing arts
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Category: Performing arts