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

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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 Power
by Thich Nhat Hanh

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p></p><blockquote>"Power is good for one thing only: to increase our happiness and the happiness of others. Being peaceful and happy is the most important thing in our lives and yet most of the time we suffer, we run after our cravings, we look to the past or the future for our happiness."</blockquote><p></p><p>Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. Whether we want it or not, power remains one of the central issues in all of our lives. Every day, each of us exercises power in many ways, and our every act subtly affects the world we live in. This struggle for control and authority permeates every aspect of our private and public lives, preventing us from attaining true happiness. The me-first mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into our decisions and choices. Our bottom-line approach to getting ahead may be most visible in the business world, but the stress, fear, and anxiety it causes are being felt by people in all walks of life.</p><p>With colorful anecdotes, precise language, and concrete practices, Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how the current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary. <em>The Art of Power</em> boldly challenges our assumptions and teaches each of us how to access the true power that is within our grasp.</p>
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.
Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
by Thich Nhat Hanh

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<p>“Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.”<br />—Sogyal Rinpoche</p><p>Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar,  peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world—a gifted teacher who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.—Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. <em>The New York Times</em> said Hanh, “ranks second only to the Dalai Lama” as the Buddhist leader with the most influence in the West. In <em>Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm</em>, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives<br /></p>
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.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & Int...
by Sogyal Rinpoche

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English

Pages

425

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [<em>The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying</em>] is an inestimable gift.”<br />—<em>San Francisco Chronicle </em></p><p>A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, <em>The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying</em>, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the <em>New York Times</em> calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] <em>The Divine Comedy</em>,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of <em>The World’s Religions</em>, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.” <br /></p>
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
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, an...
by Rick Hanson

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

November 01, 2009

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<div><p>If you change your brain, you can change your life.</p><p>Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states.</p><p>By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. <em>Buddha's Brain</em> draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.</p><p>This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.</p></div>
No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Ques...
by Noah Rasheta

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English

Pages

125

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><strong>Presented in a practical Q&A format, <em>No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners</em> is the most clear-cut introductory guide to understanding the essential concepts of Buddhism and how they relate to your daily life.</strong></p><p>How is an <em>awakening</em> different from <em>enlightenment</em>? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In <em>No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners</em>, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular <em>Secular Buddhism</em> podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more.</p> <p>With <em>No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners</em> you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through:</p><ul><li><strong>A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhism</strong>—the Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha’s teachings, and current Buddhist practices</li><li><strong>Straightforward Q&A’s</strong> that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas</li><li><strong> “Everyday Buddhism” Sidebars</strong> that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday life</li></ul><p>Presented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in <em>No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners</em> provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.</p>

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