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The Art Of Mindful Walking

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 1782405984
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Mindfulness is a technique of focused awareness that has its roots in Buddhism. It makes the present moment vividly tangible, heightens the senses, and increases our ability to think clearly and make positive life choices. The Art of Mindful Walking uses the concept of mindfulness to explore the activity of walking as an exercise for both body and mind. As an Anglican priest and former Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, a lecturer in Buddhism, and a devoted walker, Adam Ford is an inspiring guide with a refreshingly eclectic viewpoint. Contemplating the concept of purposeful walking, he applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback. Exploring the idea of the walk as both medium and metaphor, and considering ideas of pilgrimage alongside the notion of the walk in literature, he draws on his personal experience of both spirituality and walking. Most of us have enjoyed moments of magic on a walk, from a simple feeling of wellbeing to a sense of awe at a special view. This book celebrates and enhances those moments: both for the hardened hiker and those who like to contemplate past walks from the comfort of their armchair.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Art Of Mindful Reading

Author : Ella Berthoud
ISBN : 9781782407683
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"The beautiful new book from Salon bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud ... explores how reading mindfully enhances our lives and asks, if reading is our daily nourishment, how best should it be consumed?" - Damian Barr's Literary Salon The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act. The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing. Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud asks if reading is our daily nourishment how best should it be consumed? How should you read mindfully? And why will reading mindfully help you to read better? She explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, give you your moral backbone, and teaches empathy with others. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote, and expert insight, she reveals the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Long Road Turns To Joy

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209867
Genre : Religion
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One of the few books focused completely on mindful walking and walking meditation. This revised edition of the best-selling title (nearly 80,000 copies sold to date) includes over 30 percent new material—including new walking meditation poems and practices—and provides a practical and inspirational introduction to this important practice. Written in Thich Nhat Hanh’s clear and accessible style, Long Road Turns To Joy reminds us that we "walk not in order to arrive, but walk just for walking." Touching the earth with our feet is an opportunity to live in the here and now. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us to enjoy each step and each breath in order to regain peace in difficult moments. The simple practice of walking with attention and mindfulness can bring the spirit of prayer into our everyday life. This book will appeal to anyone who would like to get more out of walking, from long-time meditators to those who are just looking for a way to make their walk around the block more meaningful. Features photographs of walking meditation from around the world. Foreword by Robert Aitken, author of Taking the Path of Zen
Category: Religion

Mindful Thoughts For Walkers

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 9781782404842
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Footnotes on the Zen path.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindful Travelling

Author : Sarah Samuel
ISBN : 9781782409298
Genre : Travel
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Travelling can be frustrating as well as wonderful, and the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in technicolor! Mindful Travelling explores why broadening our horizons is good for the heart and soul! Sarah Samuel shines light on why travelling offers the glorious opportunity to learn more about who we really are–outside of our daily routine and conditioned self. By embracing the sense of freedom of leaving everyday life and material possessions; facing fears and opening to trust; to setting intentions and connecting with our own wildness, she reveals how travelling and mindfulness are natural companions. Through personal anecdotes and meditative insights, discover how to bring the joys of mindful travelling back home in your suitcase–staying open, curious, and present wherever you are.
Category: Travel

Mindfulness In Sound

Author : Mark Tanner
ISBN : 9781782409977
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Our world is brimming with sound: from the detonation of distant thunder to the drip, drip drip of a rusty drainpipe. Once we’ve been shown how to listen more attentively and creatively, we can access a deeper, more lasting meditation. Our thoughts, dreams and daydreams might be carried along a stream of birdsong, or punctuated by a rush of unexpected laughter. Learning about sound––where, how and why it comes into being––is learning about the world itself. In Mindfulness in Sound, Mark Tanner encourages us to consider afresh the origins of resonance and the wider impact of natural sound in our daily lives. Through simple meditations, he shows us how we can become more receptive to a hinterland of beautiful as well as challenging noise, and tune into the soundtrack of our own imagination. As we consider the nature of sound––and the sound of nature––we will find ourselves connected more vibrantly to the world we live in and to a more sustainable inner peace.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness For Students

Author : Natasha Kaufman
ISBN : 9781782407676
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Life can be tough. With so many decisions to make at such a critical time, it’s easy to feel weighed down. What’s more, there is the pressure to gain good grades, to find a good job, to be a good person. Your mind may feel clogged up with no way to filter your circulating thoughts and pressures. From a young age we are taught the significance of a solid education and a fruitful career, yet with such an emphasis on academic and monetary success we often fail to prioritise a healthy mind and body. It is essential to know how to deal with life’s many challenges; Mindfulness for Students will help you. Through insightful ideas and personal anecdotes, this book will introduce you to the many benefits and applications of mindfulness - from mindful breathing, eating, exercising, sleeping, studying and communicating. There will be opportunities within each chapter to have a go at mindful meditations ranging from three to twenty minutes. There is no right or wrong approach, just what works for you. Mindfulness is a way of being, and this book will help you lay the foundations for a mindful future. Choose to be mindful and live your life in the moment, living fully and wholeheartedly, aware of self and others.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindful Crafting

Author : Sarah Samuel
ISBN : 9781782406488
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Apart from the sheer enjoyment of using our hands to create something new, crafting helps us to connect with who we are. Mindful Crafting explores our relationship with our creativity and self-expression, and reveals how the act of making is the beautiful epitome of conscious living. Sarah Samuel casts fresh light on how the basic human need to create is often forgotten as mass-consumerism grows, and how we can all still find our unique path, craft and our own means of individual, joyful self-expression. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, this book unearths the true value of craft, and how we can meet our soul’s yearning to be creative and open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Walking Meditation

Author : Nguyen Anh-Huong
ISBN : 9781427085269
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Touching Peace

Author : Nhất Hạnh (Thích.)
ISBN : UVA:X002436710
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Thich Nhat Hanh begins by teaching basic techniques of mindfulness, then shows how this awareness can be used as the basis for addressing current social problems, and shares his vision for a renewed society.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

How To Walk

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006938
Genre : Self-Help
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How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and out-breaths allows for a unique opportunity to be in the present. There is no need to arrive somewhere—each step is the arrival to concentration, joy, insight, and the momentary enlightenment of aliveness. When your foot touches the Earth with awareness, you make yourself alive and the Earth real, and you forget for one minute the searching, rushing, and longing that rob our daily lives of awareness and cause us to "sleepwalk" through life. Thich Nhat Hanh shares amusing stories of the impact mindful walking has on both the walker and those who notice him, and shows how mindful walking can be a technique for diminishing depression, recapturing wonder, and expressing gratitude. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Walk k is a unique gift for all ages, sharing a simple practice that can have a profound effect on practitioners.
Category: Self-Help

Mindfulness And The Art Of Urban Living

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 1908005777
Genre : City and town life
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Over half the worlds population already live in cities, and the proportion is rising all the time. The author takes you on a journey through the city, absorbing the historical, cultural and philosophical realities of universal urban life, offering his experiences and insights alongside meditative practices to change our view of urban living.
Category: City and town life

Seeking Silence In A Noisy World

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 1908005114
Genre : Meditation
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The Art of Mindful Silence explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can all benefit from peaceful solace. Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spirtual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American intitiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Through personal anecdote and practical daily meditations, The Art of Mindful Silence shows how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.
Category: Meditation

The Art Of Mindful Drawing

Author : Barrington Barber
ISBN : 9781784285197
Genre : Art
File Size : 85.65 MB
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In this groundbreaking book, Barrington Barber teaches two connected skills: drawing techniques and relaxation. He demonstrates, through a series of specially crafted exercises, how drawing is a calm, focused activity that can improve concentration and reduce stress, while teaching people to observe and enjoy their surroundings.
Category: Art

Walking The Noble Path

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006518
Genre : Philosophy
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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh presents the true path to a personal and global ethic in this stand alone chapter of Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society.
Category: Philosophy

Beginning Mindfulness

Author : Andrew Weiss
ISBN : 1577318293
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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As a teacher of meditation, Andrew Weiss found that students responded best when he broke down the process of mindfulness into discrete and progressive steps. Knowing that most people had little time to devote to meditation, he also made it his priority to teach the direct application of mindfulness to daily life. Through the years, he outlined his simple steps in a series of handouts that form the basis of this book. Intended for laypeople practicing in their work and family lives without the luxury of long meditation retreats, Beginning Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Buddhist practice but remains unbound by any particular Buddhist tradition. Combining teachings from Korean Zen Master Srung Sanh, Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, and insight, or vipassana, meditation, Weiss skillfully blends these traditions with Hindu yogic methods to create a meditation manual that is both practical and inspiring.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindful Thoughts For Birdwatchers

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 9781782407157
Genre : Nature
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Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers brings us closer to the birds we share the world with. Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this beautifully illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of birdwatching, including: City birds The magic of birdsong The art of looking and listening Flock behaviour The migration cycle …and much more Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity – reconnecting us to the natural world, even if seen only from our window or back garden. From the sight of birds heading to roost at sunset to the delight of birdsong at dawn, there are moments every day when being aware of the avian life around us is inspiring and rewarding. In 25 focused reflections, author Adam Ford shares observations on bird habits and qualities, including the delicate genius of the feather, the flight of the swallow and the intricacies of birds’ nests, reminding us of the wonders of our feathered friends. If you like this, you might be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners, Mindful Thoughts for Walkers and Mindfulness and the Natural World. . .
Category: Nature

The Mindfulness Survival Kit

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006600
Genre : Religion
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The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as "Precepts")—not to kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants—are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh argues eloquently for their applicability in our daily lives and on a global scale. Nhat Hanh discusses the value and meaning of each precept, offering insights into the role that it could play in our changing society. Thich Nhat Hanh calls the trainings a "diet for a mindful society." With this book he offers a Buddhist contribution to the current thinking on how we can come together to define secular, moral guidelines that will allow us to explore and sustain a sane, compassionate, and healthy way of living. The Five Mindfulness Trainings offer a path to restoring meaning and value in our world, whether called virtues, ethics, moral conduct, or precepts they are guidelines for living without bringing harm to others.
Category: Religion

Work

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006204
Genre : Religion
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"We all need to Chop Wood and Carry Water". In Thich Nhat Hanh's latest teachings on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life, he looks at how we deal with workplace scenarios, handle home and family responsibilities, and endure traffic jams and other challenges of modern life. By carefully examining our everyday choices he encourages us to become a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, and come to an understanding of our inert "Buddha nature." Part-time Buddha aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business, but is also full of life-coaching advise and finding our true happiness"--
Category: Religion

The Middle Way

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ISBN : UVA:X002047316
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism