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The I Ching Workbook
The I Ching Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 038512838x
Interpretation of the five-thousandyear-old Chinese book of wisdom and insight with guides for using it to forecast events and a comprehensive explanation of the sixty-four hexagrams
Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient: The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness
Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient
The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness
Paperback      ISBN: 1570625182
The emphasis on the mind in meditation can be somewhat misleading: If we pay attention only to mental processes and overlook the experience of the body, we can remain stuck in our heads and not be able to break free of the involuntary thinking that we find so claustrophobic and toxic. This short, practical guide helps us embrace the fact of our embodiment—the experience of the sensations, movements, and gestures of the body—and to realize that mindfulness is the natural state of awareness of a body that has learned how to experience its feeling presence. Johnson takes us through the three primary principles of the posture of meditation: alignment, relaxation, and resilience. He devotes a large part of each chapter to specific practices to help the reader experience different aspects of physical presence. This book is of interest to meditators of all traditions—Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews, and others—as well as therapists, bodyworkers, and anyone interested in body-centered psychology and other natural modes of healing.
The Concise Ramayana of Valmiki
The Concise Ramayana of Valmiki
Paperback      ISBN: 0887068634
Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement : Design and Decorate Homes to Reflect Eternal Spiritual Principles
Vaastu
The Indian Art of Placement : Design and Decorate Homes to Reflect Eternal Spiritual Principles
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818859
The first book in English on the Hindu precursor to feng shui. • Allows readers to design homes that conform to eternal spiritual principles. • Offers suggestions to rectify existing buildings with inauspicious energy. The subtle art of energy management for prosperity, good health, and calm mind has been introduced to the West through feng shui. Until now the ancient practice of vaastu, the Hindu art of environmental design, has been relatively unknown. Born of the movement of forces within the trinity of the great Hindu gods--Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva--vaastu is the human expression of life's impulse to harmonize itself with the cosmos. The great culture at Harrapa, in 3000 b.c., applied vaastu to create cities at a level of sophistication that would only be reached again in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Housed in a library in north India, the codified tenets of vaastu were destroyed in medieval times by successive invaders into the country; however, the art of vaastu remained alive, through oral tradition and buried deep within other treatises. The rediscovery of these texts in the 1930s has led to a modern revival of this art in India--brought to Western readers for the first time in Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement. Vaastu elucidates principles that orient and plan each element of a structure, both the big picture and the small details. A building's site, ground plan, shape, and orientation are all-important considerations, as are soil quality, window placement, and construction materials. The affinities of household items--the telephone, computer, bath--with the five elements of nature, and thus their ideal placement within the structure, are also described. Guidelines for modifying existing buildings help the reader apply the vaastu principles in a practical manner. Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement will assist in creating personal environments that promote peace, harmony, and health.
Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man
Kundalini
The Evolutionary Energy in Man
Paperback      ISBN: 1570622809
Recounts the experience of Gopi Krishna who at the age of thirty-four suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini--the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being
Love Is a Stranger: Selected Lyric Poetry of Jelaluddin
Love Is a Stranger
Selected Lyric Poetry of Jelaluddin
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1570625271
"Love is a stranger and speaks a strange language," wrote Rumi, one of the world's most beloved mystical poets. His poems of spiritual love still speak directly to our hearts after more than seven hundred years. These classic selections contemplate separation and longing, intoxication and bliss, union and transcendence.
The Blooming of a Lotus: Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing and Transformation
The Blooming of a Lotus
Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing and Transformation
Paperback      ISBN: 0807012378
A Buddhist teacher shares his principles and techniques of guided meditation, offering exercises that enhance joy in life, heal loneliness, and provide heightened awareness and insight
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
Paperback      ISBN: 1570627479
In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.
Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel
Sky Dancer
The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel
Paperback      ISBN: 1559390654
One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.
Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare : The First English Translation Incorporating the Recently Discovered Yin-Ch'Ueh-Shan Texts
Sun-tzu
The Art of Warfare : The First English Translation Incorporating the Recently Discovered Yin-Ch'Ueh-Shan Texts
by Sun-Tzu
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 034536239x
An ancient Chinese treatise stresses speed, subterfuge, discipline, and accurate intelligence