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Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing

  • Author: Itai Ivtzan,Tim Lomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317600665
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 340
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Mindfulness in Positive Psychology brings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health. The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing. Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.

Sunlight Speech That Dispels the Darkness of Doubt

Sunlight Speech That Dispels the Darkness of Doubt

Sublime Prayers, Praises, and Practices of the Nyingma Masters

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834800926
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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From the noble lotus pond of pure conduct, The swan of intelligence calls. By the white wings of the three practices of the teachings, May all wise sentient beings be happy. —Kunkhyen Longchenpa With the wish to inspire and motivate practitioners, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche has translated a selection of wisdom teachings into direct and simple English that retains the power of the original writings and their emphasis on practice. The authors are five of the most sublime scholar-saints of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism: Kunkhyen Longchenpa, Kunkhyen Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, Mipham Rinpoche, and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. Their compositions include words of advice, poetic praises, concise daily prayers, and liturgies accompanied by instructions, written over a span of time from the medieval to the modern era. These precious teachings are intended to be the cause of faith, practice, and enlightenment.

Sagāthāvagga Saṁyutta

Sagāthāvagga Saṁyutta

Division of Discourses with Verses

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Page: 314
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Speaking for Buddhas

Speaking for Buddhas

Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

  • Author: Richard F. Nance
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526679
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to privilege one crucial series of texts. Commentaries on Buddhist scriptures, particularly the sutras, offer rich insights into the complex relationship between Buddhist intellectual practices and the norms that inform and are informed by them. Evaluating these commentaries in detail for the first time, Richard F. Nance revisits and rewrites&mdashthe critical history of Buddhist thought, including its unique conception of doctrinal transmission. Attributed to such luminaries as Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, and Santideva, scriptural commentaries have long played an important role in the monastic and philosophical life of Indian Buddhism. Nance reads these texts against the social and cultural conditions of their making, establishing a solid historical basis for the interpretation of key beliefs and doctrines. He also underscores areas of contention, in which scholars debate what it means to speak for, and as, a Buddha. Throughout these texts, Buddhist commentators struggle to deduce and characterize the speech of Buddhas and teach others how to convey and interpret its meaning. At the same time, they demonstrate the fundamental dilemma of trying to speak on behalf of Buddhas. Nance also investigates the notion of "right speech" as articulated by Buddhist texts and follows ideas about teaching as imagined through the common figure of a Buddhist preacher. He notes the use of epistemological concepts in scriptural interpretation and the protocols guiding the composition of scriptural commentary, and provides translations of three commentarial guides to better clarify the normative assumptions organizing these works.

Handbook of Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness

Handbook of Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness

  • Author: Steven Stanley,Ronald E. Purser,Nirbhay N. Singh
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319765388
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 363
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This handbook explores the multifaceted ethical dimensions of mindfulness, from early Buddhist sources to present-day Western interpretations of mindfulness. It takes a modern ethical approach to the study of mindfulness, and traces contemporary mindfulness practice from solitary journey to the global whole. Noted practitioners, teachers, scholars, and other professionals lend diverse perspectives to the debate over the moral content of mindfulness and its status as religious, secular, or post-secular practice. Chapters offer new views on the roots of mindfulness in Buddhist moral teachings, ethical mindfulness in interpersonal relationships, and the necessity of ethics in mindfulness-based education and therapy. Chapters also discuss current debates concerning the ethics of mindfulness across the applied fields of education and pedagogy, business, economics, and the environment. Topics featured in this handbook include: · Mindfulness as the true foundation of a naturally ethical life. · Mindfulness and its impact on emotional life, interpersonal relationships, and forgiveness. · How Buddhist ethics informs spiritual practice across the three main vehicles (yanas) of Buddhism and its relation to mindfulness. · “McMindfulness”, or the mass marketization and commodification of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). · How an ethic of interdependence formed by Buddhist principles and mindfulness practices can help address the environmental crisis. The Handbook of Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in psychology, complementary and alternative medicine, and social work as well as occupational and rehabilitation therapy, nursing, philosophy, business management, and teachers of Buddhism and meditation.

Twenty-five Suttas from Uparipaṇṇāsa

Twenty-five Suttas from Uparipaṇṇāsa

Suttanta Piṭaka, Majjhima Nikāya, Medium Length Discourses of the Buddha

  • Author: Myanmar Pitaka Association
  • Publisher: South Asia Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 266
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

A Practical Guide to Awakening

  • Author: Joseph Goldstein
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1622030656
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom. Goldstein's source teaching is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of: Ardency, clear knowing, mindfulness, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wisely The Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulness Mindfulness of the body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics Mindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds Mindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and much more "There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways," writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself.

Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind

Lorig, an Explanation of the Nature and Functions of the Mind

  • Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN: 9788120818910
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Page: 312
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An explanation of the nature and functions of the mind * What is the mind and how does it work? * Which types of mind lead to inner peace and happiness, and which do not? * How can an understanding of our mind be applied to our daily life? Understanding the Mind provides a practical explanation of the mind in a unique combination of profound philosophical exploration and practical psychology. Part One explains how Buddhist psychology is based on an understanding of the mind as a formless continuum that is related to, yet separate from, the physical body. Though understanding the nature of the mind and the process of cognition we can attain a lasting state of inner peace and happiness that is independent of external circumstances. Part Two explains the many types of mind and shows how we can abandon those that harm us, while increasing those that lead to personal joy and fulfilment. Throughout the book Geshe Kelsang skilfully shows how we can apply our understanding of our mind to improve our daily life.

Śiksā Samuccaya

Śiksā Samuccaya

A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine

  • Author: Śāntideva,Cecil Bendall,W.H.D. Rouse
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
  • ISBN: 9788120816336
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Page: 328
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This is the first Indian edition of the English translation of Siksasamuccaya- a Mahayana Buddhist treatise edited by Dr. Bendall from a single Nepalese manuscript for the Russian Bibliotheca Buddhica.The book is a compendium of Buddhist doctrine preserved in the schools of the great Vehicle-Mahayana. It presents as its subject matter the code of righteous conduct for the enlightenment of the aspirant.The translation is authentic and authoritative. The book is interesting and instructive. There is also an alphabetical index of quoted works and a general index.