Living Beautifully

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828138
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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821170
Size: 61.80 MB
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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Llewellyn S 2014 Witches Datebook

Author: Llewellyn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0738721581
Size: 25.74 MB
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Today’s busy Witches can stay on top of it all—the magical and the mundane—with Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook, now featuring enchanting illustrations from award-winning artist Kathleen Edwards. Add a little magic to each day and keep pace with the ever-turning Wheel of the Year with this indispensable, on-the-go tool. You’ll find fun, fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice—inspiring Sabbat musings (Elizabeth Barrette), tasty Sabbat recipes (Magenta Griffith), Moon rituals (James Kambos), and animal magic (Lupa). For spellwork, there’s astrological information and daily colors. Also included are in-depth articles on charming jewelry (Ellen Dugan), a Witch’s mini herb garden (Deborah Blake), spontaneous divining (Autumn Damiana), spellcraft on the fly (Marion Sipe), and more.

The Illuminated Rumi

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767900022
Size: 16.50 MB
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Gathers and illustrates poems by the popular thirteenth century Sufi philosopher and saint

At Home In The World

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1941529437
Size: 78.94 MB
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"Followers and newcomers to Nhat Hanh’s teaching alike will find this collection inspiring for everyday practice and for social engagement in the world."—Publishers Weekly This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders. The tradition of teaching the Dharma through stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story–telling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Size: 68.88 MB
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

How To Fight

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473555752
Size: 74.45 MB
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'Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man...a scholar of immense intellectual capacity' Martin Luther King Learn how to bring love and compassion into an angry situation. Many of us don't know how to handle strong emotions and our distorted perceptions can make us feel angry or filled with despair. Here, 'the father of mindfulness' teaches us to look deeply at the root of our anger. To see clearly, we must calm down. He shows us how, when insight is born, we will be free. How To Fight is a pocket-sized guide to life by one of the best known Zen masters in the world, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Invitation To Meditation

Author: Howard Cohn
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452154112
Size: 29.11 MB
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Meditation has gained widespread popularity as an effective tool for living peacefully and mindfully in the moment. But what is it exactly, and how does it work? Invitation to Meditation provides simple answers in a beginner-friendly format that weaves the experience of meditation directly into the reading—proving just how easy and enjoyable it can be. The text presents timeless wisdom that is perfectly suited to modern life. As accessible as it is deeply resonant, Invitation to Meditation is for fans of meditation and newcomers alike, and makes a meaningful book for anyone interested in exploring the present moment.

The Acts Of The Apostles

Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
Size: 75.39 MB
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Practice You

Author: Elena Brower
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622039227
Size: 28.91 MB
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When the way forward seems uncertain and we're running low on energy and heart, where do we turn for help we can trust? For yoga luminary, meditation teacher, and artist Elena Brower, the answer has always been close at hand: "Whenever I've needed guidance, strength, or centering, I turn to my journals. Why? Because the answers we seek so often are found within ourselves." Now, for those compelled to the pen and page, Elena invites us to gather our own wisdom through writing, self-inquiry, and reflection. Practice You is a portable sacred sanctuary to play, create, record fleeting gems of insight, find our ground, clarify our dreams and goals, and bear witness to our evolution. With more than 150 beautiful pages of questions, teachings, inspiring imagery--and plenty of space to write, draw, and return to--this journaling adventure guides readers into eight life-changing portals to our highest ways of living.