The Heart of Awareness

Author: Thomas Byrom
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570628971
Release Date: 2001-09-13
Genre: Religion

Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

The Zen Teachings of Master Lin Chi

Author: Linji-yixuan
Publisher: Shambhala Dragon Editions
ISBN: UVA:X002301745
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Collections

An important classic of Zen literature, written by one of the great Zen masters of ancient China. The book, compiled by Lin-chi's disciples, describes the life and teaching of this eminent Zen master and includes a number of his sermons, noted for their brisk and colorful language.S.

Living with Kundalini

Author: Gopi Krishna
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015033095848
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Join the Super Friends as they unite against the bad guys and stand up for justice in this action-packed colouring book!

Dakini Teachings

Author: Ñaṅ-ral Ñi-ma-ʼod-zer
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015013985729
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Religion

The words of advice collected in this book are part of an ancient tradition of religious texts known as terma (treasures) -- works that were hidden in secret places -- both tangible and intangible -- during the first spread of Buddhism in Tibet in the ninth century -- to be rediscovered by qualified persons (tertons) and newly expounded to further generations. According to legend, Padmasambhava's oral teachings to his chief disciple -- Yeshe Tsogyal, Princess of Karchen -- were recorded in coded language called "dakini script" and concealed for centuries, until they were revealed by Nyang Ral Nyimey Oser and Sagye Lingpa. The selections in Dakini Teachings are short, direct instructions in the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Worldly Wisdom

Author: Jonathan Christopher Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0877736014
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Religion

The teachings of Confucianism have played a central role in East Asian culture for many centuries. This book presents a selection of passages from leading Chinese thinkers of the later Ming dynasty (16th and 17th centuries).

The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin

Author: Hakuin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: UVA:X002523564
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Religion

The fiery and energetic Zen teachings of an important and beloved Japanese teacher and artist are explored here in an elegant book that uses calligraphy and painting to express the true nature of enlightenment. Features 12 reproductions of Hakuin's original artworks.

I Am Wind You are Fire

Author: Annemarie Schimmel
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015022287414
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Religion

This book ... celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia's great mystical poet, Rumi (1207-1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, and was moved to a state of mystical ecstasy. One of the results of this ecstasy was a prodigious output of poems about the search for the lost Divine Beloved, whom Rumi identified with Shams. To symbolize this search, Rumi also invented the famous whirling dance of the Melevi dervishes, which are performed accompanied by the chanting of Rumi's poems. Professor Schimmel illuminates the symbolism and significance of Rumi's vast output and offers her own translations of some of his most famous poems.

Naturwissenschaft

Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641042097
Release Date: 2010-06-23
Genre: Science

Standardwerk über die modernen Naturwissenschaften Naturwissenschaft ist cool, lustvoll und sehr aufregend. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin ist überzeugt, dass es Spaß macht, die Sprache unseres Körpers zu verstehen, etwas vom Kleinsten und vom Größten zu wissen oder sich das gewaltige Heizkraftwerk Erde unter unseren Füßen vorstellen zu können. Wissenschaft ist keine Festung aus Fakten, sondern ein dynamischer Prozess, gespeist aus Neugier und Entdeckerfreude. Menschen mit naturwissenschaftlichem Basiswissen begreifen unseren Alltag besser und können genauere Fragen stellen, z. B. zu Klimawandel oder Gentechnik. Das Buch lädt ein zu einer kurzweiligen Tour durch die abenteuerliche Welt des Wissens: leicht verständlich, amüsant und spannend wie ein Krimi.

Die Sonne Mein Herz

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Theseus Verlag
ISBN: 9783899019438
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt in 'Die Sonne, mein Herz', dass die Kluft zwischen unserer rationalen, von naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen geprägten Weltsicht einerseits und Spiritualität andererseits überwunden werden kann. Die moderne Physik und Philosophie gelangt in ihren Analysen der Wirklichkeit zu ähnlichen Ergebnissen wie die östlichen Weisheitslehren. Anhand alltäglicher Beispiele verdeutlicht er, dass wir die Welt auch durch spirituelle Erfahrung erfassen können. Daraus entsteht eine neue Art des Sehens, die kreative Prozesse in Gang setzt und tiefe Einsicht hervorbringt. Durch Meditation und achtsames Schauen können wir die Welt in neuem Licht betrachten.

Nat rlich kochen

Author: Annabel Langbein
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
ISBN: 9783833828225
Release Date: 2012-09-08
Genre: Cooking

Annabel Langbein ist die beliebteste und erfolgreichste Köchin und Kochbuch-Autorin Neuseelands und international bekannt durch ihre in 79 Ländern ausgestrahlte Fernsehserie The Free Range Cook. Ihre geerdete Einstellung zum Kochen ist sowohl praktisch als auch inspirierend. Ihr einfaches und doch so effektvolles Geheimnis ist die geschickte Auswahl der Zutaten. Sie verwendet frische Produkte aus der nächsten Umgebung und in der Saison geerntet. So haben die Zutaten die beste Qualität und jedes Kochergebnis wird ein Erfolg. Annabel Langbeins größte Freude ist es, Menschen den Spaß am Kochen nahe zu bringen und zwar mit leicht zu beherrschenden Rezepten, die jedem gelingen und nicht stressen. Da fällt es ganz leicht die Familie und Freunde zu einem gelungenen Essen um den Esstisch zu versammeln. Ohne Mühe wird im hektischen Alltag das Zuhause zu einem Ort der Entspannung wie ein Besuch in einem guten Restaurant.