Category: Spirituality

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Chah

By Ajahn Chah

Well known for the sweetness and ease of his teachings, Ajahn Chah used to be Thailand's best-known meditation instructor. His air of mystery and knowledge stimulated many American and ecu seekers, and assisted in shaping the yankee Vipassana group. This assortment brings jointly for the 1st time Ajahn Chah's strongest teachings, together with these on meditation, liberation from affliction, calming the brain, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. every one of these talks have formerly merely been to be had in constrained, deepest versions and the book of Food for the Heart as a result represents a momentous celebration: the highly elevated accessibility of his phrases and knowledge. Western lecturers reminiscent of Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can adventure them without delay during this publication.

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Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter by Christian de Quincey

By Christian de Quincey

An exploration of realization in all matter--from quantum to cosmos

• Outlines theories of cognizance in historical and glossy philosophy from earlier than Plato to Alfred North Whitehead

• finds the significance of figuring out mind-in-matter for our relations with the surroundings, with folks, inspite of ourselves

Are rocks wakeful? Do animals or vegetation have souls? Can timber think excitement or ache? the place within the nice unfolding of lifestyles did awareness first look? How we solution such questions can dramatically impact the way in which we are living our lives, how we deal with the realm of nature, or even how we relate to our personal our bodies.

In this new version of the award-winning Radical Nature, Christian de Quincey explores the “hard problem” of philosophy--how brain and topic are related--and proposes a thorough and striking solution: that topic itself tingles with attention on the private point. It’s there within the cells of each residing creature, even in molecules and atoms. Tracing the lineage of this concept via Western philosophy and technological know-how, he indicates that it has a truly noble history--from prior to Plato to Alfred North Whitehead. He unearths that tips on how to God is thru nature and that realizing how physique and soul healthy jointly has excellent outcomes for our relations with our surroundings, with folks, or even with ourselves.

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Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and by Michael Reagan, Jim Denney

By Michael Reagan, Jim Denney

"I be aware of in my middle that guy is nice. That what's correct will consistently ultimately triumph. And there's objective and price to every and each life." —Ronald Reagan
Noted political commentator Michael Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan and primary spouse Jane Wyman, has traveled throughout the USA, giving speeches and assembly the general public. Time and time back, humans inform him how a lot they love and leave out his father, and what his presidency intended to them. In an international the place function types are few and much among, Ronald Reagan's legacy stands strong.
In classes My Father Taught Me, Michael Reagan seems to be again over his years along with his father and displays on what he has discovered from the best guy he has ever known—and one of many maximum males the realm has known.
When Michael used to be turning out to be up, his father could force him out to his ranch. There Ronald Reagan taught Michael the right way to journey a horse, the best way to shoot a gun, and masses extra. As they drove jointly or did chores jointly, Michael's father instructed him tales and taught him approximately lifestyles, love, family members, religion, good fortune, and management. Michael didn't absolutely take pleasure in these classes on the time, yet years later he remembered—and he understood.
Now, Michael Reagan stocks his father's knowledge and event during this inspiring publication.

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Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Bringing the strength of real presence into our lives fairly does swap issues for the better—and all it takes is a bit education. This treasury of 365 gemstones of day-by-day knowledge from essentially the most liked Buddhist lecturers of our age is a aid and help for an individual who desires to teach to satisfy each second of existence with one hundred pc awareness. Thich Nhat Hanh indicates how practising mindfulness can remodel each zone of our lives—and how its advantages radiate past us to impact others and the total, greater global.

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Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and by Chris Hoke

By Chris Hoke

Sought after follows a stressed younger guy from the sunny suburbs of his formative years to the darker facet of society within the wet Northwest, the place he unearths the direct religious event he's been looking whereas volunteering as a night-shift chap-lain at a men's correctional facility. The penitentiary turns into his portal to a mysterious international the place gang contributors quickly dub him their "pastor." As he involves phrases with this uncomfortable title—and embraces the position of a shepherd of black sheep—his adventures really begin.

Hoke stocks elegant tales—sometimes comedian, different instances heartbreaking—of sacred moments in not going events: making a song with an individual who tried suicide within the jail's isolation phone, dodging immigration and airport safeguard with migrant farmworkers, and fly-fishing with tattooed gangsters. Set opposed to the misty Washington panorama, Hoke's writing takes us with him as he profits and loses pals in the legal process, or even faces his personal despair—as good as belovedness—on the again of a motorbike racing via Guatemalan slums.

In those tales of "mystical portraiture," Hoke bargains a brand new imaginative and prescient of the forgotten souls who've been forged into society's dumpsters, aiding us see that underneath even the toughest felony is a delicate de-sire to be sought after.

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Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

By Viktor E. Frankl

"Viktor Frankl is understood to hundreds of thousands because the writer of Man's look for which means, his harrowing Holocaust memoir. during this ebook, he is going extra deeply into the methods of considering that enabled him to outlive imprisonment in a focus camp and to discover that means in existence despite all of the odds. the following, he expands upon his groundbreaking principles and searches for solutions approximately existence, demise, religion and affliction. Believing that there's even more to our lifestyles than meets the attention, he says: 'No one can be capable of make us think that guy is a sublimated animal when we can exhibit that inside him there's a repressed angel.'

In Man's look for final that means, Frankl explores our occasionally subconscious hope for notion or revelation. He explains how we will create that means for ourselves and, finally, he finds how existence has extra to supply us than lets ever imagine."

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Being and the Meaning of Life (Diamond Heart, Book 3) by A. H. Almaas

By A. H. Almaas

Publish yr note: First released in 2000

We reside in an international of puzzle, ask yourself, and wonder. yet such a lot people seldom perform this genuine international, being targeted relatively at the half that's usually strife, agony, or meaninglessness. this example is largely as a result of our now not understanding and residing our complete human strength. This capability will be actualized via the belief and improvement of the human essence. The human essence is the a part of us that's innate and genuine, and that can perform the true global.

The Diamond middle sequence is a transcription of talks given by means of the writer in either California and Colorado, for a number of years. the aim of the talks is to steer and orient people who are engaged in doing the tricky paintings of recognition.

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Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa

By Chögyam Trungpa

Many people, with out even knowing it, are ruled through worry. we would concentrate on a few of our fears—perhaps we're terrified of public conversing, of economic hassle, or of wasting a friend. Chögyam Trungpa exhibits us that the majority people be afflicted by a much more pervasive fearfulness: worry of ourselves. We believe ashamed and embarrassed to examine our emotions or recognize our varieties of pondering and appearing; we don’t are looking to face the truth of our moment-to-moment event. it really is this worry that retains us trapped in cycles of anguish, depression, and distress.

Chögyam Trungpa bargains us a imaginative and prescient of relocating past worry to find the innate bravery, belief, and pleasure in existence that lies on the middle of our being. Drawing at the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we will every one turn into a non secular warrior: anyone who faces each one second of lifestyles with openness and fearlessness. “The final definition of bravery isn't being scared of who you are,” writes Chögyam Trungpa. during this publication he deals the insights and methods to say victory over worry.

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Beyond Positive Thinking: Success and Motivation in the by Jim Collins

By Jim Collins

Writer and motivational speaker, Jim Collins, explains how God's notice may help create the lifestyles you have been designed to dwell by means of tapping into your God-given talents. He emphasizes "life-application"of the truths in Scripture to aid readers achieve his or hers complete capability. past optimistic pondering expounds at the Scriptures, making them come alive in order that they are relatable to these residing within the twenty first Century. those ideas might help readers in achieving freedom from worry, nervousness and unfavourable considering.

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Spacecruiser Inquiry: True Guidance for the Inner Journey by A. H. Almaas

By A. H. Almaas

Publish yr note: First released in 2002

Over the previous twenty-five years A. H. Almaas—widely well-known as a pace-setter in integrating spirituality and psychology—has been constructing and educating the Diamond Approach, a non secular direction that integrates the insights of Sufism, Buddhism, Gurdjieff, and different knowledge traditions with sleek psychology.

In this new paintings, Almaas makes use of the metaphor of a "spacecruiser" to explain a mode of exploring the immediacy of private experience—a means of investigating our moment-by-moment emotions, suggestions, reactions, and behaviors via a means of open-ended wondering. the strategy is termed the perform of inquiry, and Spacecruiser Inquiry finds what it capability to have interaction with this custom as a non secular course: its ideas, demanding situations, and rewards.

The writer explores easy components of inquiry, together with the open-ended perspective, the point of interest on direct wisdom, the adventure of not-knowing, and the method of wondering. He describes the adventure of "Diamond Guidance"—the internal knowledge that emerges from our real nature—and the way it may be discovered and utilized.

In this approach Almaas seems to be at the various crucial sorts of Diamond counsel, together with understanding, readability, fact, love, intelligence, compassion, interest, braveness, and backbone. additionally incorporated are workouts and questions and solutions from the unique talks through Almaas on which the ebook is predicated.

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