The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living
  • Author : Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2007-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780307381514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller! For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? And why? The principles behind this ancient practice have long eluded some of the best minds in modern science. Until now. In this groundbreaking work, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. With a foreword by bestselling author Daniel Goleman, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.

A Fearless Heart

A Fearless Heart
  • Author : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780698186460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

Shambhala The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Shambhala  The Sacred Path of the Warrior
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 0834821206
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than twenty years.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
  • Author : Mark Epstein, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780307830098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

Being Peace

Being Peace
  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2005-08-04
  • ISBN : 188837540X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The definitive by Thich Nhat Hanh that started it all.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living
  • Author : William Hart
  • Publisher : Pariyatti
  • Release : 2011-01-11
  • ISBN : 9781928706731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike.This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students' questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

Buddhism Plain and Simple

Buddhism Plain and Simple
  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 2011-06-21
  • ISBN : 9781462901906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781590306345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Counsels readers on the Buddhist concept of shenpa to explain how to free oneself from destructive energy experienced as a sensation of tightening and negativity at moments of conflict, explaining how to replace angry or addictive responses with courage and compassion.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living
  • Author : Epictetus
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9780062273765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

The Experience of Buddhism

The Experience of Buddhism
  • Author : John Strong
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : UOM:39015070751436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.