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The Buddha S Guide To Gratitude

Author : Becca Anderson
ISBN : 9781633538054
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Find Happiness in Gratitude The four keys to the Gate of Heaven: As it turns out, Buddha had quite a lot to say on the subject of gratitude, including citing it as one of the four keys to the Gate of Heaven. Why is this? Perhaps the sheer simplicity of gratefulness is a key, as it is available to all of us at any time. Even in the midst of over-busyness, stress, and chaos, we can find plenty to be glad about, and The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude will start your journey towards Zen and gratefulness. Count your blessings: According to Buddha, “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” Being thankful is one of the most powerful tools we humans have to attain peace of mind and happiness. Take time each day and count your blessings. This can be done with a prayer or mindfulness mediation, whichever works for you. This lovely, uncomplicated approach featured in The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude could be life-changing. Increase your happiness: Studies show―and experts counsel―that gratitude is a key component of our happiness. People who are grateful about events and experiences from the past, who celebrate triumphs instead of focusing on losses or disappointments, tend to be more satisfied. Gratitude can help us transform our fears into courage, our anger into forgiveness, our isolation into belonging, and another’s pain into healing. Follow the advice of Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh, “With all I have experienced in my own life, the power of gratitude stands above everything else. In your mindfulness practice, use gratitude until it becomes your way of life.” The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude will show you the way. Inside The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude, we have provided you with positive thinking “power tools” that will help you build a more grateful life, including: • Mindful meditations • Hands-on exercises • Profound practices • Inspiring quotations • Space for notetaking and journaling • Thought-provoking questions
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tiny Buddha S Gratitude Journal

Author : Lori Deschene
ISBN : 0062681265
Genre : Self-Help
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From the author of Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges and founder of the popular online community Tiny Buddha comes a flexibound interactive journal to help readers creatively foster gratitude in their daily lives. Even in the hardest of times, we have things to be grateful for. Lori Deschene, founder of TinyBuddha.com, helps us recognize these small blessings with this journal dedicated to thankfulness. Each page of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal includes a question or prompt to help readers reflect on everything that's worth appreciating in their lives. Sprinkled throughout this soulful journal are fifteen coloring pages depicting ordinary, often overlooked objects that enhance our lives, with space for written reflection on the page. With Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, readers will be able to recognize small blessings, focus on the positive, and foster optimism to help them be their best, happiest selves every day.
Category: Self-Help

Tiny Buddha S Guide To Loving Yourself

Author : Lori Deschene
ISBN : 9781609259129
Genre : Self-Help
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Learn to stop self-judgment and practice self-love with these helpful stories, insights, and epiphanies from the Tiny Buddha community. We know we need to be good to ourselves if we want to be happy. So why is it so difficult? We are simultaneously the harsh judge and the lost, scared child who wants to stop feeling judged. It becomes a vicious cycle that only stops when we step outside ourselves and observe how we got ourselves stuck. Only then can we learn to practice gratitude and positive thinking. Lori Deschene, author and creator of TinyBuddha.com, shares forty insightful perspectives on why we judge ourselves so harshly—and how we can stop. Featuring stories, reflections, and epiphanies selected from hundreds of TinyBuddha.com contributors, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts and create a peaceful, empowered life.
Category: Self-Help

The Gratitude Jar A Simple Guide To Creating Miracles

Author : Josie Robinson
ISBN : 9781940014463
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the simple, yet profound, wisdom inside the little book being passed from hand to hand, from friend to friend, since it debuted in small local gift shops and bookstores across the country... The Gratitude Jar is a book that has come to light when the world deeply needs to read its message. The story itself is a heartwarming, inspirational tale of spiritual transformation and self-discovery, but it is also a guidebook with the power to instantly release the negative belief systems no longer serving you....and to direct your steps with new energy onto the path of joy and personal freedom. Nourish your soul and restore your faith in the goodness of the world as you begin to use its simple truths within your daily life. The time is right to hear its message, and to accept the invitation that awaits inside its pages to a joyful and inspiring new life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Grateful Heart

Author : M J Ryan
ISBN : 157324855X
Genre : Religion
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Reclaiming the tradition of giving thanks before the evening meal, a collection of 365 blessings, contemplations, and graces from a variety of religious traditions is organized by seasons and includes contributions from religious leaders around the world. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Religion

A Spiritual Renegade S Guide To The Good Life

Author : Lama Marut
ISBN : 9781451672817
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 37.53 MB
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Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age. Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment. You’ll learn how to: • transform problems into opportunities; • set yourself free from fear and anxiety; • unburden yourself of past resentment; • create an action plan for true happiness. Further explore the concepts of a spiritual renegade lifestyle through Microsoft Tags within this book, which link to online videos of Lama Marut discussing each of his concepts firsthand. This book is bound to disrupt your suffering, disturb your dissatisfaction, and elicit a deep-seated contentment. Happiness is in your hands.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Daily Gratitude Journal

Author : Mike Bhangu
ISBN : 1988735556
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 56.68 MB
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This simple journal requires less than five minutes daily and is intended for all ages and genders. Each morning or evening complete a section corresponding to the day. There are 365 days. Each section asks you to write down 3 things that you are grateful for. It's simple and the benefits are immense.
Category: Self-Help

Being Buddha Ish

Author : Sharon K. Cormier
ISBN : 164184194X
Genre : Buddhism
File Size : 57.50 MB
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"Are you spiritual but not religious, searching for a clear and straightforward path into personal growth and happiness? Sharon Cormier's book is down-to-earth and easy to understand, taking us on a clear path to becoming our best self. Along the way we discover how to transform an unsatisfactory frame of mind into one of happiness and gratitude. Being Buddha-ish provides a guide to work with our thoughts and emotions. It shows us how to commit to live with kindness and generosity and helps us learn to live with the uncertainty and change that is a natural part of life. This path was laid out by the historical Buddha 2,500 years ago and is remarkably relevant today.One of the basic messages in Being Buddha-ish is how to transform the negative voice in your head, the Inner Sidekick, into a source of wisdom that allows you to let go of painful memories and projected fears. Dwelling in the present moment with the practices of meditation and mindfulness, we find our inherent goodness is always available.This book shows us how the Buddha's path teaches that happiness is available when we are willing to use the simple practice of lovingkindness, to live each day in gratitude, to cultivate compassion for others and find joy in the everyday happenings of our lives. As we learn to embrace change we learn who we are and let our essential inner goodness shine outward. We become Buddha-ish"--Amazon.com.
Category: Buddhism

A Simple Guide To Happiness

Author : Barbara Paulding
ISBN : 9781441306890
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 33.76 MB
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Offering guidance and inspiration to create the joyful journey of your life, this little book invites you to make the choice for happiness. From simply being present to finding your tribe, here are ideas and strategies to engage in the practice of happiness. Words of wisdom from such diverse masters of bliss as Annie Dillard, Oprah Winfrey, and the Dalai Lama provide road signs along the path.
Category: Self-Help

Living A Life Of Gratitude

Author : Sara Wiseman
ISBN : 9780738737539
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 23.15 MB
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The awe and wonder of life is now ever present. Through 88 illuminating short stories, Living a Life of Gratitude will help you slow down, look around, and see your life for what it is. From our first breaths to our last, Sara Wiseman explores the landmarks of human experience: that we are able to be children and have children, that we can learn and love! Even if we have little, we have so much. Read this book, and revel in the beauty of the world.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Baby Buddhas

Author : Lisa Desmond
ISBN : 9780740746895
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 32.77 MB
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Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love. The "Om Meditation" helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.
Category: Family & Relationships

Gratitude And Trust

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9780698139862
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 82.16 MB
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Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Tracey Jackson is not. But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties and pain. Williams, the award-winning songwriter, actor, and performer, has embraced a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than two decades of sobriety. Jackson, a well-known TV and film writer—and veteran of many years of traditional therapy—has never been a drunk or a drug abuser, but she realized that many of the tenets of Williams’s program could apply to her. In Gratitude and Trust, Williams and Jackson ask: What happens to those who struggle with vexing problems yet are not full-blown addicts? Are there any lessons to be learned from the foundational and time-tested principles of the recovery movement? Whether you’re tethered to your phone or you turn to food for comfort; whether you’re a perfectionist and can’t let things go or are too afraid to fail to even try; whether you can find intimacy only on the Internet or you’ve been involved in a string of nasty relationships—the first step toward feeling better about yourself and your life is the realization that you are what’s standing in your way. Williams and Jackson have designed a new, positive program, based on a half-dozen new affirmations, that can help conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten the darkest moods. Gratitude and Trust is an essential, inspirational, and uplifting guide to identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors in order to uncover your most productive, healthiest self.
Category: Self-Help

The Mystery Of Happiness

Author : Evelyn Higgins
ISBN : 9781602665569
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50.13 MB
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This 30-day journal is a step-by-step guide developed by the author to show you how to transform your life, and experience riches and abundance beyond your wildest imagination. Imagine you, your co-workers, your family and friends all living life with thankfulness and gratitude. Imagine what your world would be like! -- Back cover.
Category: Religion

Buddha Takes No Prisoners

Author : Patrick Ophuls
ISBN : 9781556436345
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Delivering the Buddha's essential teachings without spiritual jargon, Buddha Takes No Prisoners clarifies key concepts and corrects common misunderstandings against Buddhism. Filled with down-to-earth, practical, and humorous guidance for beginner and veteran alike, it will be particularly useful for meditators who already have an established practice but have not truly understood what liberation actually requires"--Back cover.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tiny Buddha

Author : Lori Deschene
ISBN : 9781633410640
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 35.78 MB
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Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? What does it take to be happy? The answers to these and other life questions are gathered in Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions, a little book with a big heart. Tiny Buddha began as a quote-a-day tweet by Lori Deschene and has grown into one of the most popular inspirational sites on the web. Because she believes we all have something to teach and something to learn, Lori runs Tiny Buddha as a community blog, featuring stories and insights from readers all over the globe. Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions is a book of crowdsourced wisdom on the topics that influence how we live our everyday lives: pain, change, fate, happiness, possibilities, and more. Deschene explores how these issues have played out in her own life and provides tips and exercises for reflection and taking action. The result is a guide that helps readers live mindfully, in the present and connected to others. Replaces ISBN 9781609256203
Category: Self-Help

Buddha In A Red Dress

Author : Melanie Dilday
ISBN : 0646957589
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This is not your usual 'how to be happy' book. It's a raw and real autobiography of one woman's personal and spiritual growth. It comes with cushion stealing monkeys, gurus, the odd swear word, naked dancing and other weird and wondrous stories. It also comes with clear and simple instructions on mindfulness and meditation, grounding and gratitude and many more practices that lead to peace and happiness. Through its chapters, you will discover the secrets to a free and fulfilled life. This book draws from 30 years experience and exploration in personal growth work, spiritual growth, meditation, mindfulness, therapies and transformational workshops. It offers up processes, techniques and insights that you can use to become a happier, more relaxed and aware you! Chapters include the following topics: *Ask and It Will Be Given *Trauma Therapy * Gratitude *Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe * Opting out of Mainstream Media * Satsang (Meeting in Truth) * Sisterhood (and Brotherhood) * Meditation and Mindfulness * Tuning in to the Body * Relationships * Love People are struggling more than ever in today's world to find peace and fulfillment. The fast pace, the poor economy and the relentlessly negative mainstream media lead to ever-growing feelings of isolation in the midst of a crowd. At times it may seem as if the world is coming apart at the seams and bringing many of us along with it. And yet, there are people who remain unaffected by these challenges. They aren't special-nor are they always rich or lucky or even particularly intelligent. They're just average people who have decided that there must be more to life than this. They respond rather than react. They keep still at the center. This book delves into the life of one such woman, offering up many of the processes, techniques and insights she's used in order to help those who are ready for change. As you read this description, ask yourself the following questions. Are you tired of feeling anxious, unloved, helpless, depressed, tethered or disenchanted? Have you had the realization that there must be more to life but you don't know how or where to start? Are you already on the path of discovering peace through meditation, personal development or spiritual growth and are hungry to discover more? This book will do its best to provide answers to these questions and more. Melanie draws from 3 decades of experience and exploration in personal growth work, spiritual growth, meditation, mindfulness, therapies and workshops. People from all walks of life who have implemented some of these processes have found a level of freedom, fulfillment and peace that they could not have previously imagined. Relationships improve, stress dissolves, life flows and becomes an adventure again. Penny, small business owner and mother of two children says, "the best thing about this book is that you can read it on a Sunday and by the next Sunday you are already seeing results." If you choose to delve deeply into just one of a dozen different topics in this book, your life will improve. As you start to feel better, and more aware, relaxed, and empowered, you will want to unpack and explore some of the other topics because you will be able to taste the freedom. Don't be satisfied with a lackluster life. Don't put up with feeling needlessly anxious or unfulfilled. Be the one who takes the next step into freedom beyond your expectations. All you have to do to improve your life is to keep reading. Each chapter will give you new insights as you explore a new way of living in this world.
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A Guide To Buddhism

Author : Shōyū Hanayama
ISBN : UVA:X030116802
Genre : Mahayana Buddhism
File Size : 65.43 MB
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Category: Mahayana Buddhism

The Simple Guide To Zen Buddhism

Author : Diana St. Ruth
ISBN : 1860340431
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28.26 MB
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The essential concepts of Buddhism, including the Buddha, the Zen monastery, chanting, vows, enlightenment, pilgrimages, and more.
Category: Religion

The Pacific World

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015081692488
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Silver Screen Buddha

Author : Sharon A. Suh
ISBN : 9781474217842
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 20.79 MB
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How do contemporary films depict Buddhists and Buddhism? What aspects of the Buddhist tradition are these films keeping from our view? By repeatedly romanticizing the meditating monk, what kinds of Buddhisms and Buddhists are missing in these films and why? Silver Screen Buddha is the first book to explore the intersecting representations of Buddhism, race, and gender in contemporary films. Sharon A. Suh examines the cinematic encounter with Buddhism that has flourished in Asia and in the West in the past century – from images of Shangri-La in Frank Capra's 1937 Lost Horizon to Kim Ki-Duk's 2003 international box office success Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. The book helps readers see that representations of Buddhism in Asia and in the West are fraught with political, gendered, and racist undertones. Silver Screen Buddha draws significant attention to ordinary lay Buddhism, a form of the tradition given little play in popular film. By uncovering the differences between a fictionalized, commodified, and exoticized Buddhism, Silver Screen Buddha brings to light expressions of the tradition that highlight laity and women, on the one hand, and Asian and Asian Americans, on the other. Suh engages in a re-visioning of Buddhism that expands the popular understanding of the tradition, moving from the dominance of meditating monks to the everyday world of raced, gendered, and embodied lay Buddhists.
Category: Performing Arts