In his acclaimed national bestseller, Living Buddha, Living Christ, renowned thinker and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh explored the deep connections between Christianity and Buddhism. Be Still and Know uses selections from his groundbreaking work to create a handbook of meditations and reflections that reawaken our understanding of both religions--and enrich our daily lives through personal contemplation. It is an inspiration to all who embrace its universal message of peace--a profound and moving work that illuminates the world's greatest traditions of spiritual thought, written by a man who is considered by many to be a "living Buddha."
To stabilize the mind in one-pointed concentration is the basis of all forms of meditation. Gen Lamrimpa was a meditation master who lived in a meditation hut in Dharamsala and who had been called to teach by the Dalai Lama. He leads the meditator step-by-step through the stages of meditation and past the many obstacles that arise along the way. He discusses the qualities of mind that represent each of nine levels of attainment and the six mental powers.This book was previously titled Shamatha Meditation.
This meditation handbook offers wisdom and advice combined with simple exercise techniques and has brought spiritual benefits to thousands, guiding them on the path to divine love and fulfillment. For those just beginning to meditate or for those who've been meditating for years, this easy-to-read manual should help bring about personal transformation.
In 1225 the infirm St. Francis, living in a hut in a church garden, wrote this poem in which he looks on the face of creation and blesses it in its totality. Our text is a translation of the poem by Matthew Arnold. We have illuminated each line with paintings -- ""Praised be my Lord for our brother the Wind"" is accompanied by a Corot painting of trees bent before a gale, and also an illustration by Frank Pape in which a dove is borne joyously upward. In this manner two faces of wind are shown, and the words made more vividly manifest.
Morals are the ropes and axes necessary for climbing those great heights from which a greater journey begins. That journey leads to the happy land of the Trinity. It is there that joys, almost unimaginable in this world, begin. Begin not end. from the preface
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis s famous devil derides the Christian year as The Same Old Thing. To combat this, Walter Hooper has drawn from Lewis s vast bibliography, accumulating short meditations that correspond to each day of the Christian calendar. Hooper has chosen passages that emphasize Lewis illuminatingly matter-of-fact approach to religion, with each entry focused on themes such as Nearness to God, Heaven and Sexuality, or Two Kinds of Good and Bad. In addition to providing food for thought, these bite-sized excerpts facilitate a yearlong journey towards achieving the joy that Lewis wrote is the serious business of heaven.
"The point about reading C. S. Lewis is that he makes you sure, whatever you believe, that religion accepted or rejected means something extremely serious, demanding the entire energy of the mind." Harper s
"A potent anthology." Los Angeles Times"
In an attractive gift format, this is a book for all in need of healing, for those who pray for others, for caregivers, pastors, counselors, Stephen ministers, and compassionate visitors. It points to God's healing power and promises that in God's time and in God's way, "all will be well." This gathering of 250 healing prayers from around the world and through the centuries includes prayers for: physical healing emotional healing forgiveness the healing of relationships compassion times of grief the dying expressing gratitude for healing We can learn from men and women of faith that include: Richard Foster Henri Nouwen Mother Teresa Desmond Tutu Dietrich Bonhoeffer Teresa of Avila Saint Augustine Flora Slosson Wuellner Leslie Weatherhead Miriam Therese Winter Herb Brokering Julian of Norwich Lewis Smedes Frederick Buechner
In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences-from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism-to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today's world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.
The phenomenal sales of the God's Little Instruction Book family have quickly made this inspiring series a household name. Designed to be fun to read, yet thought-provoking, these delightful books combine inspiring quotes with corresponding scriptures to challenge readers to strive for excellence in all areas of life.
C mo se origin el universo? Cu l es el prop sito del hombre sobre la tierra?
Si alguna vez se ha hecho estas preguntas, usted tiene que leer esta obra.
La c bala es un sistema esot rico dise ado para responder las preguntas eternas del hombre acerca de la naturaleza de Dios y del universo. Es una pr ctica fundamental en la evoluci n espiritual de cada ser humano.
En C bala para el mundo moderno, se presentan los or genes y el prop sito de esta pr ctica espiritual desde un punto de vista contempor neo. Reune los antiguos conceptos de la c bala y revela su relaci n con la ciencia y con la Teor a Cu ntica, la Relatividad y el Big Bang.
Adem s explora la teor a del caos, la materia oscura, los agujeros negros, y c mo prepararse para el momento cuando, de acuerdo a la c bala, Dios finalmente mostrar su cara al mundo.
How did the universe originate? What is the purpose of man on earth?
If you have ever asked these questions, you have to read this book.
The Kabbalah is an esoteric system designed to answer the eternal questions of man about the nature of God and the universe. It is a fundamental practice in the spiritual evolution of every human being.
In Kabbalah for the Modern World, the origins and purpose of this spiritual practice are presented from a contemporary point of view, exploring the concepts of Kabbalah and revealing its relationship with science and quantum theory, relativity and the Big Bang.
Also explores chaos theory, dark matter, black holes, and how to prepare for the time when, according to the Kabbalah, God will finally show its face to the world.
In his sequel to The Ragamuffin Gospel, bestselling Christian author Brennan Manning shows us how true and radical trust in God can transform our lives. The Ragamuffin Gospel helped those who suffered from shame and doubt to find a deeper peace; one that comes from understanding and accepting the unconditional love and grace of God.In Ruthless Trust, Manning goes a step further, addressing the primary obstacle to achieving this peace. He argues that without absolute trust in God, we can never achieve our spiritual goals. Brennan Manning, a former Franciscan monk, is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Ragamuffin Gospel. He leads spiritual retreats in the United States and Europe for people of all ages and backgrounds. "Brennan Manning has led one of the richest and fullest lives of anyone I know. This wise book expresses the theme of that life - a rock-bottom trust Brennan has learned through pain and joy, through ecstasy and tragedy." - Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace?