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How to Practice

How to Practice

The Way to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743453363
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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An instructional resource and inspirational guide to daily life describes each step on the path to spiritual enlightenment and explains how to practice everyday morality, meditation, wisdom, and compassion.

How To Practise

How To Practise

The Way to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: Dalai Lama
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448118859
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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How To Practise is a major inspirational work, by one of the world's greatest spiritual teachers. It is broken down into the basic steps to enlightenment: how to practise morality, how to practise meditation, and how to practise wisdom - at the same time, delving deeper into His Holiness' more general Buddhist teachings, his spirit, wisdom and sense of humour. The book, meant to be used as part of daily practice, is easy to understand and filled with anecdotes. It includes guidance on mental calm, altruism and compassion, refraining from harm, focussing the mind, and much more. Beautifully packaged, this is the ultimate gift from the Dalai Lama, and a wonderful gift to give to anyone interested in having a richer, more fulfilled life.

Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens

Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens

  • Author: Matthias Kossler
  • Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783447057042
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 125
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) war der erste bedeutende europaische Philosoph, der ost- und sudostasiatische Philosophien nicht nur zur Kenntnis nahm, sondern auch versuchte, fur sein eigenes Denken fruchtbar zu machen. Das gilt insbesondere fur die buddhistischen und hinduistischen Richtungen, aber auch fur den Daoismus und Konfuzianismus, insofern sie in seinen Augen als atheistische Lehren seiner Konzeption einer immanenten Metaphysik nahe kommen. In diesem Band sind Beitrage aus kulturell und disziplinar unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln auf das Thema 'Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens' zusammengefasst: Sie gehen auf Vortrage zuruck, die auf zwei internationalen Tagungen der Schopenhauer-Forschungsstelle an der Universitat Mainz gehalten wurden. Das vorrangige Ziel dieser Tagungen war es gewesen, eine kritische und interdisziplinare Untersuchung der Berufung Schopenhauers auf die Philosophien Asiens voranzutreiben, der das Wort "ex oriente lux" auf den Ursprung philosophischer Weisheit aus dem fernen Asien bezog.

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose

Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology

  • Author: Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475986408
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 302
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Part scholarly psychological research, part self-improvement book, Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose helps you answer four existential questions: Who am I? What matters in life? Why am I here? How do I successfully fulfi ll my life purpose? Author Luis A. Marrero uses psychology to help you understand the meaning and purpose of your life, and how to succeed. Marrero introduces foundations of a new movement in psychology called logoteleology, chiefl y a blend of logotherapy, psychological theories of motivation, and teleology, that he calls the science of meaningful purpose. It provides a basis to help you • understand why people suff er and institutions fail to reach their potential despite the availability of practical solutions; • discover who you are by learning about identities and how they are formed and improved; • realize what is meaningful and meaningless in life; • resolve to make decisions that set you up to make the best of what life off ers; • fi nd and commit to a meaningful purpose that serves as a guiding compass for a fulfi lling life; • learn how to set goals and make choices that are compatible with what is meaningful to you; and • determine how you can select and use the right type of motivation that builds and strengthens your mental stamina and the confi dence to win in life. Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose, a foundational guide, is the fi rst in a planned anthology. It explains why you behave the way you do and how your behavior impacts your ability to enjoy life to its fullest, off ering ways to help you grow and succeed.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 1: The Foundation Practices

  • Author: Lhundub Sopa
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717732
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 608
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Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Problem Is the Solution

The Problem Is the Solution

A Jungian Approach to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: Marcella Bakur Weiner,Mark B. Simmons
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson
  • ISBN: 0765706865
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 160
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Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung said that a life without meaning is unlived. Today our secular worship of the material, the superficial, and the instantly gratifying is as powerful as any ancient idol worship. While our problems appear to be the enemy, they are really our secret allies, and by wrestling with them we become whole. Weiner and Simmons show us how to rely on the natural, spontaneous images that emerge from our dreams, daily life, relationship problems, and symptoms as the seeds of our own healing. We must recognize that our problems have not been randomly inflicted on us; they have a purpose, to act as guideposts pointing the way toward healing and wholeness.

The Mindful Coach

The Mindful Coach

Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development

  • Author: Doug Silsbee
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470579617
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation

Walking in Light

Walking in Light

The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life

  • Author: Sandra Ingerman
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 162203452X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 272
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A shaman can serve as a healer, storyteller, and a keeper of wisdom—but most of all, teaches Sandra Ingerman, “Shamans radiate a light that uplifts everybody. In our culture, we tend to focus on methods and forget that the greatest way we can offer healing to the world is to become a vessel of love.” With Walking in Light, this renowned teacher offers a complete guide for living in a shamanic way—empowered by purpose, focus, and a deep connection to the spiritual dimensions. “Shamanism remains so relevant because it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the times and culture,” teaches Sandra. Here you are invited to participate in the modern evolution of this ancient and powerful form of spirituality, featuring: • Foundational practices—lucid instruction on the shamanic journey, ceremonies, and other techniques for accessing the hidden realms of spirit • Compassionate spirits, allies, and ancestors—how to contact and build a relationship with your power animals and spiritual helpers • Healing from a shamanic perspective—practices that can integrate with and enhance any healing modality • Guidance for deepening your connection with the environment and the rhythms of the natural world • Ways to cultivate a rich inner landscape that empowers your intentions and actions in every aspect of your life, and much more Walking in Light is a comprehensive resource filled with practical techniques, indigenous wisdom, and invaluable guidance for both new and experienced shamanic practitioners. Most importantly, Sandra Ingerman illuminates the meaning behind the practices—revealing our universe as a place where spirit is the ultimate reality, where our intentions shape our world, and where unseen allies support us on every step of our journey.

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health

  • Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912718
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 1192
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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: William Deresiewicz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147670273X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3096
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A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (People). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. “Excellent Sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark….He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….Mr. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” (The New York Times).