Buddhism
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Start Where You Are
A Guide to Compassionate Living
Paperback      ISBN: 161180597x
Pema Chödrön's perennially helpful guide to transforming the pains and difficulties in our lives into opportunities for genuine joy and personal growth We all want to be fearless, joyful, and fully alive. And we all know that it’s not so easy. We’re bombarded every day with false promises of ways to make our lives better—buy this, go here, eat this, don’t do that; the list goes on and on. But Pema Chödrön shows that, until we get to the heart of who we are and really make friends with ourselves, everything we do will always be superficial. Here she offers down-to-earth guidance on how we can go beyond the fleeting attempts to “fix” our pain and, instead, to take our lives as they are as the only path to achieve what we all yearn for most deeply—to embrace rather than deny the difficulties of our lives. These teachings, framed around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, point us directly to our own hearts and minds, such as “Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment,” “Be grateful to everyone,” and “Don’t expect applause.” By working with these slogans as everyday meditations, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover true joy, holistic well-being, and unshakeable confidence.
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
Compassion and Meditation
The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
Paperback      ISBN: 1594772770
Examines how complementary themes in Buddhism and Christianity may serve as a basis for an ecumenical faith, drawing parallels between Zen meditation and the Greek Orthodox practice of Hesychasm, the common values demonstrated by Jesus and the Buddha, and the ways in which each faith can benefit from the other. Original.
Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment
Cave in the Snow
A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment
Paperback      ISBN: 1582340455
This is the incredible story of Tenzin Palmo, a remarkable woman who spent 12 years alone in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas. At the age of 20, Diane Perry, looking to fill a void in her life, entered a monastery in India--the only woman amongst hundreds of monks---and began her battle against the prejudice that had excluded women from enlightenment for thousands of years. Thirteen years later, Diane Perry a.k.a. Tenzin Palmo secluded herself in a remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, where she stayed for twelve years. In her mountain retreat, she face unimaginable cold, wild animals, floods, snow and rockfalls, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three feet square. She never lay down. Tenzin emerged from the cave with a determination to build a convent in northern India to revive the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten female spiritual elite. She has traveled around the world to find support for her cause, meeting with spiritual leaders from the Pope to Desmond Tutu. She agreed to tell her story only to Vicky Mackenzie and a portion of the royalties from this book will help towards the completion of her convent. This is the incredible story of Tenzin Palmo, a remarkable woman who spent 12 years alone in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas. At the age of 20, Diane Perry, looking to fill a void in her life, entered a monastery in India--the only woman amongst hundreds of monks---and began her battle against the prejudice that had excluded women from enlightenment for thousands of years. Thirteen years later, Diane Perry a.k.a. Tenzin Palmo secluded herself in a remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, where she stayed for twelve years. In her mountain retreat, she face unimaginable cold, wild animals, floods, snow and rockfalls, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three feet square. She never lay down. Tenzin emerged from the cave with a determination to build a convent in northern India to revive the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten female spiritual elite. She has traveled around the world to find support for her cause, meeting with spiritual leaders from the Pope to Desmond Tutu. She agreed to tell her story only to Vicky Mackenzie and a portion of the royalties from this book will help towards the completion of her convent.
The Art of Communicating
The Art of Communicating
Paperback      ISBN: 0062224662
Drawing from his own experience working with couples, families, workplace situations and international conflicts, the Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist presents the five steps to truly mindful communication needed to authentically connect with yourself and the world.
How to See
How to See
Paperback      ISBN: 1946764337
A revered Zen teacher and best-selling author offers brief mediations alongside whimsical sumi-ink drawings that help readers understand how they develop misconceptions and gain insight on how to put a positive spin on challenging situations. Original.
The Nature of Things: Emptiness and Essence in the Geluk World
The Nature of Things
Emptiness and Essence in the Geluk World
Paperback      ISBN: 1559391456
The first in0depth scholoarly research into one of the mostimportant topics in Buddhist philosophy.
The World Comes to You: Notes on Practice, Love, and Social Action
The World Comes to You
Notes on Practice, Love, and Social Action
Paperback      ISBN: 1611806119
Short, potent lessons on living the yoga and Buddhist paths in the midst of everyday life—by teacher Michael Stone. These fresh, intimate teachings by innovative dharma and yoga teacher Michael Stone offer essential wisdom for living with compassion and responsiveness in the midst of everyday life in an imbalanced world. Stone reminds us in a clear and encouraging way that as we turn wholeheartedly toward what is, with our bodies, hearts, and minds, we discover innate resilience and enliven our creative ability to respond. Practice, he shows, is always both internal and external.
Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness
Mindfulness in Action
Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803535
"How to practice mindfulness meditation and bring awareness into everyday life--from the best-selling author of many classic works on meditation. Mindfulness in Action is a book about meditation, about the practice and experience of mindfulness and awareness, and about how these meditative qualities influence our everyday lives. It is a practitioner's book: a book for people who want to practice meditation and also apply meditative insight to their lives. It includes practice instructions, as well as insights into the principles and aspects of meditation that are the foundations of mindfulness. Shaped for today's mindfulness audience, this book presents a broad, secular approach to meditation and teaches how to practice awareness to improve one's life"--
Sit Like a Buddha: A Pocket Guide to Meditation
Sit Like a Buddha
A Pocket Guide to Meditation
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801656
A concise, pocket-size guide to meditation tells you everything you need to know, from the best-selling author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar… Original.
At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
At Hell's Gate
A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
Paperback      ISBN: 1590302710
Presents the author's dramatic coming-of-age story in a spiritual travelogue that ranges from the horrors of combat in the Vietnam War to discovering the Buddhist path to healing. Reprint. 20,000 first printing..