The Science of Enlightenment

The Science of Enlightenment
  • Author : Shinzen Young
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781622037483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

“Enlightenment”—is it a myth or is it real? In every spiritual tradition, inner explorers have discovered that the liberated state is in fact a natural experience, as real as the sensations you are having right now—and that through the investigation of your own thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you can awaken to clear insight and a happiness independent of conditions. For decades, one of the most engaging teachers of our time has illuminated the many dimensions of awakening—but solely at his live retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young brings to readers an uncommonly lucid guide to mindfulness meditation for the first time: how it works and how to use it to enhance your cognitive capacities, your kindness and connection with the world, and the richness of all your experiences. As thousands of his students and listeners will confirm, Shinzen is like no other teacher you’ve ever encountered. He merges scientific clarity, a rare grasp of source-language teachings East and West, and a gift for sparking insight through unexpected analogies, illustrations, humor, and firsthand accounts that reveal the inner journey to be as wondrous as any geographical expedition. Join him here to explore: Universal insights spanning Buddhism, Christian and Jewish mysticism, shamanism, the yogas of India, and many other paths How to begin and navigate your own meditation practice Concentration, clarity, and equanimity—the core catalysts of awakening Impermanence—its many aspects and how to work with them Experiencing the “wave” and “particle” natures of self Purification and clarification—how we digest mental blockages and habits through inner work Emerging neuroscience research, the future of enlightenment, and much more For meditators of all levels and beliefs—especially those who think they’ve heard it all—this many-faceted gem will be sure to surprise, provoke, illuminate, and inspire.

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2012-10-09
  • ISBN : 9780834828131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times. We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.

The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781590304495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Author : Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781458783752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The bestselling, classic guide to insight meditation! Plain IN is a book that people give to everyone they know - a book that people talk about, write about, think about, and return to repeatedly. With his distinctive clarity and wit, 'Bhante G' takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. We already have the foundation we need to live a more productive and peaceful life - Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its bestselling predecessor, as well as a new chapter on the cultivation of loving kindness, an especially important subject in today's fractious world.

Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners
  • Author : Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release : 2011-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781604076585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn-the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago- just made it even simpler and more inviting. Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation-40 small, bright candle-flames of wisdom.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 1573221112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

American Infidel

American Infidel
  • Author : Tom Baglio
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release : 2015-04-20
  • ISBN : 9781478754404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Increasingly exasperated at an ever-changing world that no longer resembles the one he was raised in, Tony Battagia starts a journal to cope with the growing frustration that now controls his life, documenting everything that’s wrong with the “new America” in his eyes. Set shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, American Infidel, the first installment of the trilogy, explores the mind of a seemingly normal, middle-aged man—a man desperate to find meaning in his life and to “make a difference” in the world, beyond his business career; desperate for his divisive, manipulative, and impotent government to regain sanity; and desperate for his country to repay the murderers who changed the landscape of America and the world after 9-11. American Infidel is a brutally honest, politically incorrect, darkly comedic, and disturbing overview of what can happen to a man who is sick and tired of being sick and tired with the world he lives in and its evil hypocrisy. The actions he’s willing to take to “right the ship/reverse the whip” render this seemingly normal everyman unrecognizable, even to those who know (or knew) him. Is Tony Bataggia a hero or a disturbed heretic? It all depends on your point of view… Visit www.american-infidel.com for American Infidel apparel, news, excerpts from the second installment of the trilogy titled “Force Majeure”, TBag’s Blog, and more!

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-11-16
  • ISBN : 9780307809865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present—and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.

In the Name of the Secular

In the Name of the Secular
  • Author : Rustom Bharucha
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022932860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In This Bold And Challenging New Book, The Author Charts The Shifting Dynamics Of Religion, Community And Civil Society In An Era Which Has Seen The Concurrent Rise Of Mass Media, Globalization And Religious Fundamentalism.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005-01-11
  • ISBN : 9781590302262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.