. Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. The buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as "the liberation of the heart, which is love.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Shambhala Classics #ad - The author draws on simple buddhist teachings, compassion, guided meditation practices, wisdom stories from various traditions, joy, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, and equanimity—the four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.
Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing.
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Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, distilling thirty years of teaching experience, Sharon Salzberg, shows how to start and maintain an effective meditation practice. Meditation helps us defuse stress, experience greater tranquility, find a sense of wholeness, strengthen our relationships and face our fears.
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Sharon salzberg, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved.
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Ethics for the new Millennium presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Don't miss his holiness the dalai lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, The Book of Joy, or his newest, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. In a difficult, uncertain time, such as the Dalai Lama, it takes a person of great courage, to give us hope.
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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to AwakeningSounds True #ad - In mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself. 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, activities, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wiselyThe Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulnessMindfulness of the body, the Seven Factors of Awakening, mindfulness, clear knowing, and much more"There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways, the Six Sense Spheres, postures, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of:Ardency, including the breath, including the Five Hindrances, and physical characteristicsMindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worldsMindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thoughtMindfulness of dhammas or categories of experience, " writes Goldstein.
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". Many chance moments, dipa ma, both small and profound, serve as the basis for Salzberg's teachings: hearing a market stall hawker calling "I have what you need!"; noting hotel guests' reactions to a midnight fire alarm; watching her teacher, bless a belligerent dog; seeing the Dalai Lama laughing uproariously at his own mistake.
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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain EnglishWisdom Publications #ad - People at every state of the spiritual path will benefit from reading this book. The satipatthana sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English" style. Contemplating the four foundations of Mindfulness—mindfulness of the body, of the mind, of feelings, and of phenomena themselves—is recommended for all practitioners.
Newcomers will find the four foundations of mindfulness in plain English lays a strong groundwork for mindfulness practice and gives them all they need to get started right away, and old hands will find rich subtleties and insights to help consolidate and clarify what they may have begun to see for themselves.
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Loving-Kindness in Plain English: The Practice of MettaWisdom Publications #ad - Bhante g speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peaceful—both on and off the meditation cushion. Loving-kindness in plain english was chosen for the Spirituality & Practice Book Award as one of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2017 by the website Spirituality & Practice.
Through personal anecdotes, and transformative insights into how we live in and relate to the world, conversational renderings of the Buddha’s words in the suttas, step-by-step meditations, we learn that peace here and now is possible—within ourselves and in all our relationships. The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness.
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Feeling Wisdom: Working with Emotions Using Buddhist Teachings and Western PsychologyShambhala #ad - He charts a path through the emotions as they relate to buddhist practice, showing that though emotions are indeed "skandhas" elements that make up the illusory self according to the Buddhist teaching, there is a good deal to be learned from these skandhas, and paying attention to their content contributes not only to psychological health but to deep insight into the nature of reality.
The realm of emotion is one of those areas where buddhism and western psychology are often thought to be at odds: Are emotions to be valued, examined, worked with as signs leading us to deeper self-knowledge? Or are they something to be ignored and avoided as soon as we recognize them? Rob Preece feels that neither of those extremes is correct.
Feeling Wisdom: Working with Emotions Using Buddhist Teachings and Western Psychology #ad - He draws on his own experiences with emotions and meditation, through his training in both Tibetan Buddhism and psychotherapy, to show how working with emotions can be a complement to meditation practice.
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More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr.