Category Archives: Meditation

Taking Flight

"Both what you run from -- and what you yearn for -- are inside you." --Anthony de Mello, S.J.

In the culture of his bestselling Song of the Bird, de Mello has written those tale meditations as stepping stones towards a non secular existence according to self-knowledge and understanding.

This publication includes over 250 tales, grouped lower than the subjects of Prayer, expertise, faith, Grace, "Saints," Self, Love, and fact. even though derived from numerous international locations and cultures, those stories percentage the non secular background and well known humor of the complete human race. As he does so skillfully in his different books, de Mello makes use of the medium of the tale to allow his readers to paintings via their difficulties and arrive at crucial fact. With every one likely uncomplicated anecdote comes a lesson strong sufficient to collapse limitations that restrict self-understanding -- which in flip fosters a greater figuring out of others, in all events in existence. "Even when you learn the tales during this publication just for the entertainment," he warns, "there isn't any be sure that an occasional tale won't slip via your defenses and explode if you least count on it to."

Taking Flight bargains a cheerful, transcendental adventure. De Mello pilots a non secular trip with the ability of a real master.

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Art of Meditation

By Matthieu Ricard

At any place he is going, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is requested to give an explanation for what meditation is, the way it is finished and what it might in achieving. during this authoritative and encouraging e-book, he units out to reply to those questions. Matthieu Ricard indicates that practicing meditation can swap our knowing of ourselves and the realm round us. He talks us via its concept, spirituality and sensible points of deep contemplation and illustrates every one level of his educating with examples. via his adventure as a monk, his shut interpreting of sacred texts and his deep wisdom of the Buddhist masters, Matthieu Ricard unearths the numerous merits that meditation - in keeping with selfless love and compassion - can carry to every folks.

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The Tao of Bipolar: Using Meditation and Mindfulness to Find Balance and Peace

in case you have bipolar sickness, you fight with mental stability, swinging among hugely depressed and hugely manic states. For you, discovering the center direction could be a problem, that's why the Tao realizing of strength will be so precious. “Tao,” is a chinese language observe that means “the manner” and a metaphysical idea for figuring out the universe as a round move of strength. The Tao knowing of bipolar disease is that indicators are the results of a disrupted or imbalanced strength circulation that may be introduced again to concord with commitment and practice.

In The Tao of Bipolar, you are going to reconnect along with your crucial, reliable, balanced nature, which, in response to the Tao, is the inherent kingdom of all topic. within the ebook, you'll discover ways to deal with your strength with meditation and different options that you can consistently go back to their solid heart. whenever you could lose contact with the heart in the course of bipolar episodes, this ebook encourages you to take advantage of mindfulness and meditation to consciously shift your power again to this middle earlier than a bipolar episode will get too extreme.

by way of bipolar affliction, coping with feelings, combating manic episodes, and working successfully with classes of melancholy is vital in your psychological wellbeing and fitness and overall healthiness. This booklet provides you with the instruments you must get your bipolar disease lower than keep watch over, and come again to residing life.

when you learn how to deal with your moods, you could functionality commonly and event a long way much less struggling with the disease, even if you do have bipolar episodes.

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Zen: The Authentic Gate

Even if a newbie or on the maximum point of perform, examine Zen from one of many maximum masters of the 20th century.

Why perform Zen? What units Zen except faith? What are its assorted practices?
those questions, and extra, are tested and spoke back by way of Zen grasp Koun Yamada, whose Dharma heirs contain Robert Aitken, Ruben Habito, and David Loy. via compelling tales and a scientific strategy, he courses the reader via growing and maintaining a lifelong perform. hot and ecumenical in tone, Koun makes use of the insights of Zen to carry a deeper knowing of religion.
Zen: The genuine Gate is an easy-to-follow consultant to making a simple and average perform despite heritage, culture, or faith.

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Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives

By Thich Nhat Hanh

“Among Buddhist leaders influential within the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks moment merely to the Dalai Lama.” —New York Times

“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man…. His principles for peace, if utilized, could construct a monument to ecumenism, to international brotherhood, to humanity.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling vintage, Peace Is each Step, Thich Nhat Hanh—one of the main respected religious leaders on the earth today—offers an insightful advisor to residing a fuller lifestyles. during this deeply insightful meditation, the world-renowned Vietnamese Zen Buddhist grasp, poet, pupil, and peace activist illuminates how every one people can comprise the perform of mindfulness into our each waking second. within the culture of The paintings of Happiness and Living Buddha, dwelling Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace Is each Breath opens a pathway to bigger religious achievement via its sufferer exam of ways we are living our lives.

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Master Dogen's Shinji Shobogenzo

By Gudo Wafu Nishijima

301 koan tales gathered by way of grasp Dogen in the course of his years in China. grasp Dogen used a lot of those tales because the foundation for his formal lectures in his significant paintings, the Shobogenzo; they checklist conversations among Buddhist masters and their scholars. Shinji Shobogenzo contains many popular koan tales, with many attention-grabbing and not more accepted ones, including the reviews of a modern Buddhist grasp well known for his transparent and no-nonsense approach.

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Orthodox Chinese Buddhism: A Contemporary Chan Master's Answers to Common Questions

As a well known student and meditation master—His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama known as him “extremely modest, a real religious practitioner of deep and wide learning”—Sheng Yen is uniquely certified to steer Western seekers into the area of up to date chinese language Buddhism. Written whereas the writer used to be secluded in solitary retreat in southern Taiwan, Orthodox chinese language Buddhism provides a wealth of conception and easy, transparent instructions for training this more and more renowned kind of spirituality. probably the most influential Buddhist books within the chinese, the publication explores quite a lot of topics, from distinguishing center teachings from outmoded cultural norms to bridging the space among Western and chinese language traditions. within the procedure, it addresses such questions as “To what volume may still Buddhism be Westernized to slot new cultural conditions?” and “Does Westernization unavoidably bring about ‘a dumbing down’ of Buddhism?” as well as the interpretation of the total unique textual content, this variation comprises new annotations, appendixes, and a thesaurus designed for the Western reader.

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Crazy Wisdom (Dharma Ocean)

By Chogyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa describes "crazy knowledge" as an blameless frame of mind that has the standard of early morning—fresh, glowing, and entirely unsleeping. This attention-grabbing ebook examines the lifetime of Padmasambhava—the respected Indian instructor who introduced Buddhism to Tibet—to illustrate the main of loopy knowledge. From this profound perspective, non secular perform doesn't supply cozy solutions to ache or confusion. to the contrary, painful feelings might be preferred as a hard chance for brand spanking new discovery. specifically, the writer discusses meditation as a pragmatic strategy to discover one's personal innate knowledge.

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