Author: Ram Dass
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Ram Dass’s long-awaited Be Love Now is the transformational teaching of a forty year journey to the heart. The author of the two-million-copy classic Remember, Be Here Now and its influential sequel Still Here, Dass is joined once more by Rameshwar Das—a collaborator from the Love Serve Remember audio recordings—to offer this intimate and inspiring exploration of the human soul. Like Deepak Chopra’s Book of Secrets, the Dalai Lama’s Art of Happiness, and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Coming to Our Senses, Ram Dass’s Be Love Now will serve as a lodestar for anyone seeking to enhance their spiritual awareness and improve their capacity to serve—and love—the world around them.
Author: Ram Dass
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice—and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga—opening our hearts to unconditional love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga—how selfless service can profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.
Author: Tonya Madia
Publisher: Visionary Living, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Realize your full potential. You were born with everything you need to take life to the limits. Living the Intuitive Life will show you how to awaken your natural intuitive powers and abilities with ease so that you can achieve your goals, overcome obstacles, enjoy more energy and health – and have fun! Don’t let perceived limits stand in the way of your abundance, love and beauty. Tonya Madia shares the life wisdom she has been teaching her students for years. Inside you will find inspiring stories, down-to-earth advice, and helpful exercises to start enjoying life to the fullest. Part wildly creative treatise, part playful workbook, part intimate memoir, Living the Intuitive Life will stir the magic sleeping within you and set your life on a wide-awake, joyful path. -- L.S. Gribko, author, Giving Voice to Dawn I am a third-generation psychic medium and I do my very best to live by and walk with Spirit. Through this writing I have reached a deeper level of awareness and I feel it will touch many lives along the way. I will recommend Living the Intuitive Life throughout my practice and know you will enjoy learning from it as much as I have. -- Josette Berardi-Saginario, author, I'm Not Dead, Am I? and The Man at the Foot of the Bed The blend of science and metaphysics in Tonya Madia’s book is refreshing and energizing! She writes with knowledge and power. -- Jodi Livon, author of The Happy Medium® book series
A gripping, page-turning chronicle, Voices presents a dazzling display of drama, adventure, and suspense as it illuminates compelling mysteries the Church can no longer suppress. The intriguing characters of this action-packed tale reflect the spirituality that flows like an underground river into the pool of evolving human consciousness. They yearn with all humanity for a deep connection with the Ultimate Source. They reenact the timeless struggle against the violence and greed that prevents humankind from realizing that goal.
Author: Krishna Das
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Chants of a Lifetime offers an intimate collection of stories, teachings, and insights from Krishna Das, who has been called "the chant master of American yoga" by the New York Times. Since 1994, the sound of his voice singing traditional Indian chants with a Western flavor has brought the spiritual experience of chanting to audiences all over the world. He has previously shared some of his spiritual journey through talks and workshops, but now he offers a unique book-with-audio download combination that explores his fascinating path and creates an opportunity for just about anyone to experience chanting in a unique and special way. Chants of a Lifetime includes photos from Krishna Das’s years in India and also from his life as a kirtan leader—and the audio that is offered exclusively in the book consists of a number of "private" chanting sessions with the author. Instead of just being performances of chants for listening, the recordings make it seem as if Krishna Das himself is present for a one-on-one chanting session. The idea is for the listener to explore his or her own practice of chanting and develop a deepening connection with the entire chanting experience.
This book chronicles my journey through hopelessness, self abuse, and addiction. Most importantly, this book highlights the perfect love of God and my process of building a steadfast relationship with Jesus. I aim to share my process of positive change and the amazing benefits of altering my perception of myself and the human condition.
Author: Robert C. Atchley
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2009-01-12
A spiritual life, one focused on personal growth and deep human experience, is a major focus and motivator for people over the age of forty. Yet there is a marked lack of rigorous academic study of spirituality's importance in the lives of aging people. Noted gerontologist Robert C. Atchley remedies this problem by developing complex concepts and language about spirituality. Spirituality and Aging incorporates material from two decades of interviews, observations, study, and reflection to illustrate ways of thinking about and discussing spirituality—what it is, why it is important, and how it influences the experience of aging. This book provides a nuanced view of spirituality and the richness it brings to the lives of older people. The book is divided into three sections, with the first providing basic frames of reference for examining spirituality and aging, such as the nature of spirituality, spiritual development, and the spiritual self. Atchley next focuses on two dimensions of spirituality that are likely to manifest later in life: becoming a sage (developing the capacity to bring spiritual light to everyday issues) and serving from spirit (creating opportunities for service that are rooted in spirituality). The last section illustrates how spirituality informs other aspects of late life, such as psychological coping and the experience of dying and death. Separating spirituality from religion—something few books on this topic do— Spirituality and Aging offers a plan for incorporating spirituality into gerontological scholarship, research, education, and practice.
Author: John E. Welshons
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2009
John Welshons has a gift for sharing wisdom in ways that connect with readers and fuel change. In this wonderfully practical guide, he explores the notions at the heart of the world's faith and wisdom: love one another and recognize the interconnectedness of all life. Step-by-step, in short, easy-to-read chapters filled with contemporary examples, he explores how we blame others and why the problem isn't other people's; it's our perception of them as "other."
Woody Wodraskas 40-year gardening career has taken him to 17 gardens and another dozen agricultural endeavors in almost as many states and provinces. Always the questions arosehow to grow food, how to live in beauty and abundance with grace and in harmony and in co-creation with Devas and Nature Spirits. From backyard family gardens to a CSA enterprise feeding 100 families, Woody started from scratch or built on other gardeners vision.
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to English when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin's school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school. But on her eleventh birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world . . .
In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down and “still our own house” so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it. In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters—our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature—in order to live a life with nothing held back. In rich, lyrical prose, Nepo shares his own spiritual path, including a battle with illness that helped him understand how only by daring to embrace all that life has to offer can we come to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty. In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life. From the Hardcover edition.