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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
by , Douglas Carlton Abrams

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br /><br />Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.</b><br /> <b> </b><br />Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.<br /><br />In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?<br /><br />They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.<br /><br />This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.<br /><br />We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.<br /><br />The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, an...
by , Sharon Lebell

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English

Pages

138

Publication Date

February 05, 2013

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<p>Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up <em>The Art of Living</em>, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.</p>
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyda...
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

February 06, 2010

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<strong>The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.</strong><br /><br />When <em>Wherever You Go, There You Are</em> was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Me...
by Thich Nhat Hanh

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English

Pages

172

Publication Date

April 05, 1996

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In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Bud...
by , Jeremy Graves

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English

Pages

513

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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A revolutionary, science-based approach to meditation from a neuroscientist turned meditation master, <i>The Mind Illuminated</i> is an accessible, step-by-step toolkit for anyone looking to start—or improve—their daily meditation practice.<BR><BR>The book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves “brings the path of meditation to life,” <i>The Mind Illuminated</i> is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions.<BR> <BR>This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices. <i>The Mind Illuminated</i> is an essential read, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.
Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation an...
by Robert Wright

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 08, 2017

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From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.<BR><BR>At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness.<BR> <BR> In this “sublime” (<i>The New Yorker</i>), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows <i>why </i>this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution.<BR> <BR> This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, <i>The Moral Animal</i>, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, <i>Why Buddhism Is True</i> lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambha...
by Pema Chodron

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

September 26, 2000

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The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:<br /><br />· Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage<br /> · Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down<br /> · Practices for reversing habitual patterns<br /> · Methods for working with chaotic situations<br /> · Ways for creating effective social action
Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition
by Thich Nhat Hanh

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

March 06, 2007

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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama<br /><br /><b>Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort.</b><br /><br />The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal. <br /><br /> Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? <br /><br />Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors."<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

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English

Pages

404

Publication Date

April 10, 2009

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Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, <em>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</em> is a touching and transcendent book of life.

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