Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-01-06
In Becoming Enlightened, His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from today's troubled planet, he presents step-by-step exercises designed to expand the reader's capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark the reader's progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, we can learn how to replace troublesome feelings with positive attitudes and embark on a path to achieving an exalted state -- within ourselves and within the larger world. Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a lifelong student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened gives readers all the wisdom, support, guidance, and inspiration they need to become successful and fulfilled in their spiritual lives. This is a remarkable and empowering book that can be read and enjoyed by seekers of all faiths. Readers at every stage of their spiritual development will be captivated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama's loving and direct teaching style.
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Happily, we do not have to remain trapped by the past. His Holiness reveals how life-enhancing Buddhist practices, as relevant today as they have ever been, can help us break free from the cycles of suffering that ensnare us. He encourages us to broaden our outlook and to adjust our personal values. And he gives us the tools to deal with any negative emotions we may experience in the process. Practical, step-by-step exercises, steeped in wisdom, show how to make the most of each moment; how to undo the negative effects of past deeds; and how you can enjoy spiritual growth and find deep inner happiness.
Do you wish you had inner peace and happiness? Would you love to feel the power of the universe coursing through you? Whether you want to (1) feel at peace and happy with your life, (2) grow spiritually, or (3) learn the world's best ways to nourish your mind, body, and spirit, this is the book for you! Do you long to connect with your own spirituality? Spirituality doesn't have to be a mystery. In this exciting spiritual journey you will discover how to achieve inner peace and live a harmonious and happy life. Learn to how to become self-aware and self-accepting. Discover how to respond to difficulties the right way, without losing your cool. Enjoy life as you grow spiritually and become divinely connected with all that is around you. Enhance your self-awareness. We live in a culture that does not encourage spirituality; self-awareness is easily squelched in favor of production and performance. In such an environment, it requires initiative and conscious development for our self-awareness to flourish and extend the reach of our spirituality. That is why I have included valuable and practical exercises designed to boost your self-awareness, cleanse body, mind, and soul, and help you reach your true full potential. Learn to live from your heart. Spiritual awareness involves self-acceptance and living in the present. It requires living from the heart more than living from your head. This is largely counter-intuitive to Western thinking, so I have provided a variety of tips and activities to help you receive healing of past inner wounds and learn to live from your heart. Learn to respect your past. Two extremes - obsessing on the past or ignoring it - do not offer any true solution. The spiritual solution may surprise you; it involves bringing gratefulness to bear on your past experiences. Gratefulness nurtures your spirit and lays the groundwork for forgiveness, even as it enables you to open yourself to your future with joy, trust, and confidence. Learn how you can navigate these with ease. Discover exercises and mental activities that can advance you further along your path of enlightenment. What Will You Learn About Spirituality? The driving forces that will propel you to spiritual success. Easy ways to incorporate spirituality into your life. The importance of living in the now and being fully present in the moment. How to harness the healing powers of forgiveness and gratitude. Mental strategies for enhancing your spirituality and freeing your creative mind. You Will Also Discover: How to overcome your fears and limiting beliefs. How to be more compassionate and loving to others and to yourself. How to strengthen your spirit so you can face whatever life brings. How to become fully self-aware and spiritually powerful. Discover what it is like to truly live! Nourish your spirit: Buy It Now!
Author: Vivianne Nantel
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: 2018-08-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From untruth to truth, darkness to light, ignorance to enlightenment, this is Vivianne Nantel’s journey. Intimately chronicling Vivianne’s quest to overcome a battered childhood, survive depression, advanced breast cancer, and near-death experiences, along with her journey seeking in India Becoming the Light is more than a compelling spiritual memoir; it is a moving odyssey. You can join the author as she walks the spiritual path with several enlightened masters such as Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Vasudev Sadhguru Jaggi. Becoming the Light: Realize Your True Enlightened Nature can be a gateway to unleashing your true and blissful nature. Filled with wisdom and spiritual knowledge, it is a narrative of duality and transcendence expressed in all its nuances. Vivianne shares invaluable knowledge about— • the science of yoga • consecration and mysticism • the many forms of love • transcendence in the pursuit of self-realization Whether you are already on a journey for well-being and enlightenment or just at its threshold, may this book provide the insights, inspiration, and courage you need in order to find your way.
Becoming One is an overview of many religious persuasions which teach about the concept of Oneness. It is also a step-by-step guide to Becoming One in body, mind and spirit which ultimately is our journey toward God. Becoming One includes scriptural references from many familiar religions including Gnostic and Modern Christianity, Mormonism, Toaism, Hinduism, Judaism, Kabbalism, etc. which help to define the intellectual word part of a 3-part formula for Celestial Integrity. Becoming One also includes appropriate symbols and therapies which access the spritual and physical elements of this 3-part formula for Celestial Integrity. You will not only read about oneness from multiple viewpoints, but you will be taken on a journey toward God and experience Becoming One.
Author: Eunsu Cho
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Buddhist nuns
Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present. Uncovering hidden histories, this book focuses on Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present. Today, South Korea’s Buddhist nuns have a thriving monastic community under their own control, and they are well known as meditation teachers and social service providers. However, little is known of the women who preceded them. Using primary sources to reveal that which has been lost, forgotten, or willfully ignored, this work reveals various figures, milieux, and activities of female adherents, clerical and lay. Contributors consider examples from the early days of Buddhism in Korea during the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla periods (first millennium CE); the Koryŏ period (982–1392), when Buddhism flourished as the state religion; the Chosŏn period (1392–1910), when Buddhism was actively suppressed by the Neo-Confucian Court; and the contemporary resurgence of female monasticism that began in the latter part of the twentieth century. “…this work is a great success, and is an important first step in opening an area of research that will hopefully see continued expansion in the years to come.” — Journal of Buddhist Ethics
The poetry of Woo Myung, who tells us, “The man is the Truth and the Universe; all things are one.” As the beautiful verses are read and savored, it is possible to naturally enlighten to the fact that once one cleanses his minds and escapes from his conceptions and habits, and only then, is it possible to live with wisdom in a world of oneness and heaven. Woo Myung’s writings show what kind of influence poetry can have on readers when it is written from a place of pure consciousness. With each word, the deep and clear true mind seeps in, leaving only the pure essence of the Truth behind after the reading is done. While there is no doctrine to the poetry persuading readers to the writer’s own point of view, they do have a clear topic. Like his consciousness, life and teachings, the motivation behind his poetry is love, making his verses a comfort and a joy to read.
Author: Karol Ladd
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2014-09-01
When you passionately read the Bible and pursue God’s Word, you uncover the truths, encouragements, and exciting revelations God has for your heart. Join loved teacher and bestselling author Karol Ladd as she shares fresh ways to embrace Scripture and its ability to empower you. Learn to: read the Bible with new eyes; glean insights to build your confidence; discern and delight in God’s plans and hopes; rest in the Lord’s promises during life’s storms; and meditate on and pray verses for all of life’s needs. Whether you’re new to reading the Bible or have studied it for years, this is an exciting, one-of-a-kind quest for wisdom, joy, and peace—God’s gifts that will adorn and transform your heart.
Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2001-11-01
For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.
Author: Urgyen Sangharakshita
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Literary Collections
Profoundly knowledgeable and articulate, and equally at home with science, philosophy, myth, art, and poetry, Urgyen Sangharakshita uses every inner avenue to communicate the timeless Dharma to the Western mind. Engaging both the intellect and the heart countless times in a single chapter, the author draws remarkably apt examples from sources as diverse as Orwell, Aeschylus, and Jane Austen. This distilled volume is a primer to the breadth and depth of Buddhist thought and practice.
Inside Buddhism covers the development, spread, teachings, practices, holy days, and festivals of a religion that began with the life of Siddhartha Gautama in the 5th century B.C. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, this book provides review questions, questions for discussion, key word lists, a test, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced by an estimated 324 million people around the globe. Whether your objective is a comprehensive study of Buddhism or a simple overview, this book affords you the opportunity to easily accomplish either one. You will be delighted to observe your students' growing understanding of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Buddhist religion.
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Eager for his first encounter with North American audiences, the Dalai Lama's enthusiasm for his subject shines through in these presentations. Pithy, essential points are presented in a direct, engaging manner. Often held in smaller venues, these presentations remain some of the most memorable ever given by the Dalai Lama. They are considered so valuable that they've been retranslated back into Tibetan for Tibetan audiences.
FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE PAPERBACK EDITION: Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner reality, leading usto Oneness and Joy in all aspects of life. Our nervous system is the doorway...Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), Volume 2 refines and enhances the core practices presented in the first volume, and provides plain English instructionsfor new practices designed to cultivate middle and end stage development onthe path of human spiritual transformation. Additional practices include advanced applications of samyama, diet, shatkarmas, amaroli, non-dual self-inquiry, bhakti and karma yoga, and a variety of approaches for building and managing a progressive and stable practice routine.Volume 2 does not stand alone, relying on the first volume as a foundation, and building on it. There are nearly 200 additional lessons here for assistingthe serious practitioner to realize a life filled with abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss, outpouring divine love, and unity.What readers are saying as they make use of the AYP lessons: "It's almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted." - MA"As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions." - KC"I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga." - MR"Far above and beyond all other yoga writings I have encountered." - KG"A growing inquiry in stillness has taken me to new levels." - CL"Especially useful for stabilizing my kundalini awakening." - SR"The tantra techniques bring great pleasure into our lives." - ZA"This approach includes a deep tolerance of other paths." - AN"Thank you for being the one who said: The guru is in you!" - KKFor more reader feedback, see the last section in the book...
Author: Christian Guenette
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-01
“An inspiring book of breakthroughs and a joyful call to personal awakening . . . demonstrates the power our thoughts really have” (Jason Sugar, founder of Breakthrough Adventures, Inc.). The Thought That Changed My Life Forever is an inspirational gem highlighting the art and science of changing your mind, with a unique approach that will please both science and spirituality enthusiasts alike. It’s obvious people around the world continue to seek answers to the age-old questions: “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” The Thought book not only offers valuable insights into the process of finding a solution to life’s most challenging conundrums, but also provides fifty-two real-life examples of how it’s been achieved—leaving a firm belief in each of our minds that even the most difficult situations can be overcome, one thought at a time. “A lyrical journey, providing a rhythm and heartbeat that captivated my attention and moved my whole being right until the final word . . . Reading this book will definitely light a spark and bring it to the surface of your awareness.” —James F. Twyman, New York Times–bestselling author