The Dalai Lama s Cat and the Power of Meow

Author: David Michie
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401948030
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Fiction

“If you ever doubted that your feline companion has her own inner life, just watch what happens when she falls asleep, and loses conscious control of her physical being . . . a twitching of limbs, a quivering of the jaw, sometimes perhaps a snuffling noise or a meow. . . . Cats may indeed be capable of great mindfulness. But we are thinking beings, too. In my own case, unfortunately, a being who thinks rather too much.” In the latest installment of the Dalai Lama’s Cat series, His Holiness’s Cat (“HHC”) is on a mission: to think less, to experience more, to live in the moment. She soon learns the proper phrase for this, being mindful, or, a concept better known to her as the power of meow. What ensues is a journey to discover her own true nature, to gain a deeper understanding of her mind, and to experience life’s greatest joy, the here and now. Throughout, she shares encounters with familiar inhabitants of Dharamsala, as well as a whole new cast of characters: a senior exec from one of Silicon Valley’s most famous social media companies (hint: the name rhymes with “litter”), the Pope’s beloved dog (who shares a shockingly similar title: HHD, His Holiness’s Dog), and a public health inspector who threatens to have our poor narrator banned from the Himalaya Book Café. In this follow-up to the Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring, readers escape to the enchanting and exotic world of the Dalai Lama’s monastery in the Himalayas, and take a peek inside the mind of a delightfully imperfect creature on the path to enlightenment. By accompanying HHC on her journey, you will learn new ways to relate to your own mind: slowing down, finding peace, and abiding in the boundless radiance and benevolence that is your own true nature.

The Power of Meow

Author: David Michie
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781804079
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre:

Take a peek inside the mind of a delightfully imperfect creature on the path to enlightenment.In the latest instalment of the Dalai Lama's Cat series, readers escape to the enchanting and exotic world of the Dalai Lama's monastery in the Himalayas.His Holiness's Cat (HHC) is on a mission: to think less, to experience more, to live in the moment. She soon learns the proper phrase for this: being mindful, or, a concept better known to her as the power of meow. What ensues is a journey to discover her own true nature, to gain a deeper understanding of her mind and to experience life's greatest joy - the here and now.By accompanying HHC on her journey, you will learn new ways to relate to your own mind: slowing down, finding peace and abiding in the boundless radiance and benevolence that is your own true nature.

Four Testaments

Author: Brian Arthur Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442265783
Release Date: 2016-07-08
Genre: Religion

Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions—the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita—inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore possible points of connection and divergence, and to better understand people who practice these traditions. Following Brian Arthur Brown’s award-winning Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, Quran, this volume of Four Testaments features essays by esteemed scholars to introduce readers to each tradition and text, as well as commentary on unexpected ways the ancient Zoroastrian tradition might connect Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism, as well as the Abrahamic faiths. Four Testaments aims to foster deeper religious understanding in our interconnected and contentious world.

Die Katze des Dalai Lama und der Zauber des Augenblicks

Author: David Michie
Publisher: Lotos
ISBN: 9783641185510
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Glücklich leben im Hier und Jetzt: Diese Katze zeigt, wie’s geht Eigentlich gestaltet sich das Leben im Kloster des Dalai Lama recht angenehm und friedlich – nur nicht für die Katze Seiner Heiligkeit. Denn ihr neugieriges, unruhiges Naturell macht ihr bei der Suche nach Glück und Gelassenheit immer wieder einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Deshalb schickt sie der Dalai Lama auf eine Mission: Sie soll den Zauber des Augenblicks erforschen, das Geheimnis wahren inneren Friedens ... David Michie gelingt es meisterhaft, buddhistische Lebensweisheit auf überaus unterhaltsame Weise zu vermitteln. Indem wir die sympathische Protagonistin bei ihren Abenteuern begleiten, entdecken wir auch für uns neue Wege, die Kraft der Gegenwart zu erfahren, innezuhalten und zur Ruhe zu kommen. Mit inspirierender Meditationsanleitung für jede Katze und ihren Menschen.

Author: 大衛.米奇(David Michie)
Publisher: 商周出版
ISBN: 9789864771769
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Self-Help

暢銷作家大衛.米奇最新系列作品 美國亞馬遜讀者高度關注回響 靜坐如何救了一隻想太多的貓? 原來,解放壓力的力量就從我們的心念開始!就從現在開始! 浪漫結合生活佛法與「創世紀以來最美的生物」 THE DALAI LAMA’S CAT AND THE POWER OF MEOW 心念就像一座花園,是你選擇要種出什麼的:雜草或鮮花? 正念給了我們去選擇的機會。 心念與正念、與靜坐的連結如此密切—— 仔細想想,你老是對某人不好嗎?你常常會瞧不起某個特定的人嗎—— 究竟,什麼思想會帶來最大的快樂—— 原來,要減輕壓力不是用正向思考的就可以—— 原來——受苦會帶來成長,而你跟我都是一樣的! 這個世界裡有很多人只是稍微知道靜坐,或已經有段時間沒靜坐,或有讀過幾本關於靜坐的書,卻從未規律靜坐。親愛的讀者,我直到最近才想清楚自己也是上述的其中一種。然而,後來發生了某件事情改變了我。我也逐漸發現,對大多數已在靜坐的人而言,情況也大約是如此。你心中可能有件一直在思考,卻從未能全力以赴的事情,而某個事件、某種觸發將會驅策你往那個方向前進。 天生的靜坐者是極為罕見的。有人則是透過學習,得到很棒的靜坐功夫。然而,我們會靜坐,一開始多半是形勢所逼的。 之所以要和你分享這些,並非我認為我的故事很特別——但,我本身顯然是很特別啊——那是當然,那是無庸置疑的事實。我現在要說的是,我是怎麼投身於靜坐的。而我之所以要把這件事情分享出來,那是因為我覺得這個故事可以讓你感同身受,你可以瞭解的。你甚至還可以從我身上看到一丁點兒的你自己呢——多可愛你說是吧! 所以,我是如何瞭解、也充分體會到我所謂「喵一下力量」的呢? 親愛的讀者,請把妳(你)自己安頓在最喜愛的椅子或沙發裡。還要確認一下喜愛的飲品和點心就在手邊呦。關掉那討人厭的手機,最好是把它完全遺忘在另一個房間裡吧。然後,對著你摯愛的貓咪招招手,歡迎她(他)來共讀。 準備好了嗎?挺舒服的了嗎? 非常好。那麼,要開始了哦。 「——訓練心念也許很困難。但是有時候⋯⋯」尊者摸了摸我的臉,「有時候,我們隱約可以看到一個比我們自身要偉大許多的目標。那麼,一切就都值得了。」 ——尊者貓 【主要人物介紹】 ◎達賴喇嘛:西藏第十四世達賴喇嘛尊者,於印度「達蘭薩拉」的「麥羅甘吉」(McLeod Ganj,西藏村)成立流亡政府。某次從機場返國途中,解救了當時被包在報紙裡,快要被當垃圾丟棄的一隻剛出生的喜馬拉雅貓。 ◎尊者貓:英文縮寫為 HHC,其他如「貓澤東、小雪獅、仁波切、斯瓦米、創世紀以來最生物」都是她的別名。她出生在德里,屬於喜馬拉雅品種,因為被兩個流浪兒強行奪走,從此與母親兄姐分離。幸得達賴喇嘛收留,在尊者的膝上學習佛法智慧。 ◎大昭寺:達賴喇嘛的官邸與辦公所在的寺院。 ◎尊勝寺:藏傳佛教比丘與喇嘛起居的寺院,每日清晨五點以前,他們會從尊勝寺前往大昭寺集合做晨間靜坐。 ◎丹增:英國牛津大學畢業,專業外交家,協助尊者處理國際事務。 ◎春喜太太:大昭寺廚房的義大利籍主廚,歌劇性格人物。她的女兒是瑟琳娜。 ◎瑟琳娜:瑟琳娜.春喜,曾負笈歐洲學習廚藝,並服務於比利時二星級餐廳。因為母親召喚,回到麥羅甘吉休假,並於老闆法郎回美國探親時,代管「喜馬拉雅.書.咖啡」並於後來與法郎共同管理。 陸鐸:陸鐸維格,於 1960 年代早期應《西藏七年》一書作者海希.哈勒(Heinrich Harrer)召喚而來到麥羅甘吉。結識達賴喇嘛之後,受尊者本人鼓勵而開設「下犬瑜伽教室」。 ◎奧力佛:達賴喇嘛的新任翻譯官,也是尊者首次聘任的西方人士。 他來自英國伯克郡,其父是英國國教會牧師,成長於濃厚的英國國教會風格的家庭;約於十五年前受具足戒而成為藏傳佛教比丘。他除了能夠在藏文與英語之間自由轉換之外,也 能流利使用六種其它語言。 ◎瑜伽師塔欽:他雖然不是比丘,然而所有人都因為他在冥想靜坐方面的成就而敬重他。關於他的故事都是傳奇。 ◎席德:原為家道中落的王孫之後,因為生財有道,恢復財勢,是個樂於扶助弱勢的成功商人。與瑟琳娜同為「下犬瑜伽教室」學員。 ◎紗若:席德的女兒。母親因車禍過世時,她才五歲。現年十四歲。 ◎瓦齊爾夫人:席德的前岳母。她一心一意只想鞏固社會地位,認為女兒——也就是紗若的母親——選擇嫁給席德,有辱門楣。 喜馬拉雅.書.咖啡:原為「法郎咖啡館」,因擴增了書店區而更名。 ◎山姆:山姆.戈德伯格,「喜馬拉雅.書.咖啡」書店經理。 【心心念念推薦】(依姓名筆畫順序排列) 巴麥欽哲仁波切《活佛老師說》 心玲《懂了!》 田安琪《天界的52則聖諭》 《黃阿瑪的後宮生活》志銘與狸貓 熊仁謙(大寶法王佛學顧問) 謝明杰《老神再在》 背包旅人 藍白拖 很喜歡書中的一段話:「心念就像一座花園;是你選擇要種出什麼的;雜草或鮮花?」 『因果』告訴了我們,你種下了什麼? 『生活』傳遞了訊息,要你趕快換種子。 ——心玲《懂了!》 書中最觸動我心的一句話是「完美是善良的敵人」,我們經常以自己惱人的完美主義沾沾自喜,卻沒想到那個對自己的嚴苛與殘忍,正形成我們對所有人的態度。達賴刺嘛的貓並沒有因為出到第三集而降低一分精彩度,而這次的主題——「正念」(覺知) 與「靜心」,正是究竟解脫煩惱的惟一辦法,對我這個孜孜矻矻在砥礪自己並訓練學生做這兩樣功課的老師而言,是非常驚喜的事。 ——田安琪《天界的52則聖諭》 壓力、痛苦大到不行嗎?「喵的力量」提醒我們走出大腦、活在當下,專注當下的正念跟快樂有直接的關係,因為正念覺察能使我們擺脫想法的束縛,跟感覺重新連結,產生療癒的力量,令人感到平靜與快樂,從而全然的活著。 ——黃英傑 博士(第三世巴麥欽哲仁波切) 你有沒有發現到,現在就算要跟從小一起長大、住得很近的好朋友吃一頓飯,也都變得好難。可惜的是,吃飯的過程中我們往往不停滑著手機,跟不在現場的「別人」、「未來」對話。念頭本身無法控制,但他淹沒了我們感受當下的能力、憑空創造更多的焦慮,這正是現代人的悲傷。所以,想要沒有壓力、不憂鬱的快樂人生嗎?先從專注地感受當下,好好吃頓飯開始吧! ——熊仁謙(大寶法王佛學顧問) 從香港飛往台灣候機的途中,我打開信箱閱讀此書。它就像一道真光耀映著偌大的機場,霎時間機場中帶著各種心情的各色人種彷彿都得到了片刻的安祥。這是我第二次為這隻貓作推薦。作者藉由一隻貓的視角探討靜心靜坐的偉大力量,書中用有趣詼諧的橋段帶領讀者從一名心靈的門外漢進入不可思議的靈性殿堂。深入淺出的詞句沒有太多的大道理卻貼近生活字字珠璣。指導人們在匆忙和壓力之下如何透過心念的力量覓得自在的呼吸。 ——謝明杰《老神再在》 出版社 商周出版 (城邦)

Bowker s Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 0835242013
Release Date: 1999-03
Genre: Performing Arts

Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.

Seven Lives and One Great Love Memoirs of a Cat

Author: Lena Divani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609452087
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Fiction

Anyone who has ever lived with cats knows how cunning, tender, smart, ferocious, underhanded, ingenious, foolish, and completely adorable they can be. These words describe Sugar Zach to a T. This is the epic story of the love between Sugar Zach–in his seventh life, a keenly intelligent and observant cat–and The Damsel–a writer with a frenetic, dispersive lifestyle and an apparent abhorrence of things feline. Sugar's powers of observation and analysis are unparalleled and after six lives lived among people from all walks of life he has countless stories to tell and a remarkable talent for telling them. His real area of expertise, however, lies in his preternatural ability to domesticate his humans–whatever you do, don't even suggest that we are the ones who domesticate him. Yet he is flummoxed by The Damsel's indifference to his charms. But he is not going to let her coldness stop him: one way or another, he is going to insinuate himself into her life and her art. With wit and a broad repertoire of cultural references, Sugar recounts his days and nights spent with The Damsel in a novel that fits squarely into the illustrious tradition of feline literature à la T.S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Baudelaire, Bukowski, and Céline.

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher:
ISBN: 960208510X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Gamblers


Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme

Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 076535831X
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Fiction

As she prepares to launch a high-risk Las Vegas mob museum and casino, publicist Temple Barr uncovers a buried safe and a recently murdered body and turns to Midnight Louie's cat posse to stave off mafia threats on her life.