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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.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambha...
by Pema Chodron

Language

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
The Bhagavad Gita (Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality)
by Eknath Easwaran Ed.

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

June 01, 2009

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<p>Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound. His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary.</p><br /><br /><p>Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. </p><br /><br /><p>The Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet the Gita is not what it seems – it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. “The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.”</p><br />
The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in ...
by Rodger Kamenetz

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers, including Zalman Schacter, Yitz and Blue Greenberg, and a host of religious and disaffected Jews and Jewish Buddhists. </p><p> This amazing journey through Tibetan Buddhism and Judaism leads Kamenetz to a renewed appreciation of his living Jewish roots.</p>
The Book of Five Rings (Coterie Classics)
by Miyamoto Musashi

Language

English

Pages

108

Publication Date

March 24, 2016

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The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi from Coterie Classics <p> All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. <p> “Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world” ― Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings <br /> The Book of Five Rings is a classic collection of wisdom and strategy.
The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with ...
by Sakyong Mipham

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.<br /><br />In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. <br /><br />In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success,...
by , Jon Kabat-Zinn

Language

English

Pages

291

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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<p>With <em>Search Inside Yourself</em>, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.</p><p>Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world.</p><p>With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller <em>Emotional Intelligence</em>, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of <em>Coming To Our Senses</em>, Meng’s <em>Search Inside Yourself</em> is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.</p>
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras ...
by Swami Satchidananda

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

October 24, 2012

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This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
New Seeds of Contemplation
by Thomas Merton

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English

Pages

323

Publication Date

November 27, 2007

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<p>One of the best-loved books by one of the great spiritual authors of our time, with a new introduction by best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd.</p><br /><em>New Seeds of Contemplation</em> is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, <em>The Cloud of Unknowing</em>, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau. <em>New Seeds of Contemplation</em> seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love."
Clear Home, Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People & Pl...
by Jean Haner

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<p>Have you ever entered a room and it just didn’t feel right, yet you couldn’t explain why? Do you sense a natural comfort with some people but are immediately stressed by others? The truth is that we’re all influenced far more than we realize by the invisible energy of the people and places around us. This, along with difficult experiences in your past that still weigh you down, can keep you from being a creative force in your life.</p><p>Clearing is a gentle but powerful way to release the old stress you’re still carrying from your life history, as well as transform how you’re affected by the energy around you each day. Many people experience immediate shifts in their energy during a clearing, and significant change often unfolds in the days and weeks afterward. In fact, clearing has even been described as “accelerated meditation” because it can lead to a sense of calm and happiness that typically results only after years of a mindfulness practice.</p><p>In this simple, elegant guide, <b>Jean Haner</b> teaches you, in easy-to-follow steps, how to clear your own energy or that of any person, as well as bring harmony to the energy of the spaces you inhabit, so you can reclaim your vitality and joy, and open up infinite new possibilities in life. Healers, intuitives, energy workers, highly sensitive people, and anyone who just wants to optimize their energy and live their best life will find this to be the perfect training. Jean refines energy clearing to its pure essence—the power of the compassionate heart!</p>

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