Common Ground: Lessons and Legends from the World?s Great Faiths

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Skyhorse #ad - The tales featured demonstrate how seemingly disparate beliefs share common ideas and concerns that are more similar than they are different, helping readers to see the world around them with a fresh perspective. These stories and parables attributed to saints and sages will offer inspiration for those who desire to live a life of generosity, understanding, and hope.

Likewise, from buddha to jesus, this collection of stories from voices as diverse as Tolstoy and Lao Tzu, create a beautiful tapestry of teaching that can be applied to contemporary problems and personal choices . As the spice maker’s cabinet is full of many herbs, and legend—an ancient Jewish proverbThis reference to legend—or the teaching tales used by the sages—is a remarkable testimony to the power of story and its place in the history, so should a scholar be full of Scripture, development, Talmud, and culture of a people.

Common Ground: Lessons and Legends from the World?s Great Faiths #ad - Legends have helped people understand one another, and offer a context for utilizing ancient beliefs in new ways. A common ground is an eclectic volume of the greatest legends of the world including those from Buddhism, Judaism, and more, Islam, Christianity, along with a discussion on why these stories still matter today.

As the book brings together the most marvelous teachings of the world’s great faiths, readers will discover new points of conversation and understanding.

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The Dalai Lama’s Book of Transformation

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Thorsons #ad - It includes clear and simple meditation techniques which we can use to transform our attitudes, compassion, in order to generate love, understanding and wisdom. A little book to help inspire and transform heart and mind. In plain, accessible language, it gives instructions for two meditation practices–lo-jong and tonglen meditation – that release anger and negative emotions and increase our ability to act with kindness.

A follow-up to the bestseller the Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom this book should have wide appeal to all those seeking more happiness and peace. Teachings such as meditations on generating compassion and calm are the core of this little book that will appeal to the growing number of people inspired by the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama’s Book of Transformation #ad - A practical little book, to aid and inspire Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

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Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living

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HarperOne #ad - By following these guidelines, peace, clarity, you will enter into a life of greater joy, and wisdom than you ever thought possible. Whether you consider yourself a buddhist, atheist, speak, buddha Is as Buddha Does enables you to reflect more deeply upon how you think, or agnostic, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, and behave in each moment and to explore more intently your relationships with others.

Appropriate for new seekers as well as experienced practitioners, and accompanied by lively anecdotes and practical exercises, this is one of the most accessible books to date on the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Buddha. In 2006 his holiness the dalai lama, said to an american audience, which are always good things to do, "It is not enough just to meditate and pray, who calls Lama Surya Das the American Lama, but we also must take positive action in this world.

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In this book national bestselling author lama surya das, offers a thorough, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers, tried-and-true map to the richest treasure a human being can find—Buddha's advice for living to your true potential.

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The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

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Bantam #ad - To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible. In this beautiful and graceful little book, peace, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, modern stories, and compassion into our daily lives.

Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. You hold in your hand an invitation:To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope.

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Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance Artist's Way

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TarcherPerigee #ad - The third book in julia cameron's groundbreaking The Artist's Way trilogy on creative self-renewal is now in paperback. In this inspiring twelve-week program, the third in Julia Cameron's beloved body of work on the creative process, Cameron offers guidance on weathering the periods in an artist's life when inspiration has run dry.

This book provides wisdom and tools for tackling some of the greatest challenges that artists face such as: making the decision to begin a new project Persevering when a new approach to your art does not bear immediate fruit Staying focused when other parts of your life threaten to distract you form your art Finding possibilities for artistic inspiration in the most unlikely places Another revolutionary twelve-week program for artistic renewal from the foremost authority on the creative process, Finding Water is an essential book for any artist.

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Buddhism: A Concise Introduction

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HarperOne #ad - A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.

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Reduced to Joy

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Viva Editions #ad - Moreover, during his cancer journey, Nepo relied on the power of expression and the writing process to keep him tethered to life. Nepo reminds us all of the secret and sacred places within, forgotten in the noise and chatter of our busy distracted 21st Century lives. Reduced to joy is a lesson in stillness, in standing in the mystery and, above all, in the work of love.

. Mark nepo is emerging as one of the truly significant writers and thinkers of today. In reduced to joy, uncovering them with deep wisdom, Mark Nepo explores the places where pain and joy are stitched to resilience, poetic passages and personal revelations. Nepo has a singular way of distilling great truths down to their essence.

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The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

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Ballantine Books #ad - Gandhi, hillman argues that character is fate, that there is more to each individual than can be explained by genetics and environment. In this extraordinary bestseller, that i must do, be, “what is it, james hillman presents a brilliant vision of our selves, in my heart, and an exciting approach to the mystery at the center of every life that asks, and have? And why?”   Drawing on the biographies of figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mohandas K.

. An acute and powerful vision. Hillman dares us to believe that we are each meant to be here, that we are needed by the world around us. Publishers Weekly. Offers a renaissance of humane values. Thomas moore, ” “spirit, ” the romans “genius, ” the christians “guardian angel”; today we use such terms as “heart, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life   Plato called it “daimon, ” and “soul.

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Praise for the soul’s code “champions a glorious sort of rugged individualism that, with the help of an inner daimon or guardian angel, can triumph against all odds. The washington post Book World “A brilliant, absorbing work.

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Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves And Our World Religion and Spirituality

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HarperOne #ad - Ed mcgaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony. Samie sams, hancoka olowanpi, author of midnight song: Quest for the Vanished Ones"Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. This is a book for every person who loves this planet.

A dear stream of practical knowledge with the mind change we need to save the life of our Mother Earth--and ourselves. It's about time. William K. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Eagle man shows us the joyful path home to our universal Mother.

Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves And Our World Religion and Spirituality #ad - Ynthia bend, water spirit woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman"A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it. Fred alm Wolf, Ph. D. Author of taking the Quantum Leap. Ed mcgaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher.

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A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

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Bantam #ad - For more than half a century, in such books as the art of happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. It’s a long-range, global plan from a brilliant futuristic thinker, so this is a book that can be of value to any human living on Earth.

An optimistic and thoughtful primer with practical applications. Booklist. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to   • break such destructive social forces as corruption, not just the powerful and rich • design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics   Millions of people have turned to the Dalai Lama for his unparalleled insight into living happier, and bias • heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life • reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability • replace violence with dialogue • counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness • create new economic systems that work for everyone, collusion, more purposeful lives.

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This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways. Revelatory, and highly persuasive, motivating, A Force for Good is arguably the most important work from one of the world’s most influential spiritual and political figures.

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Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing

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Arcade Publishing #ad - As a child of choctaw descent growing up in Oklahoma Indian country, David Carson knew that his mother and aunts took part in native women’s circles devoted to preserving the unwritten traditions of their ancestors. But it was only later that Carson realized his desire to learn and understand the ancient ways of his people.

Part mark twain, part Carlos Castenada.  .  . With “lively style, choctaw medicine woman mary gardener Paula Gunn Allen, ” he describes how he first encountered and studied under his greatest teacher, and sharp perceptions, quiet wit, author of The Sacred Hoop. In crossing into medicine country, carson recounts Gardener’s teachings as he learned them, without, offering a glimpse into his own mind-awakening experiences and the potential for healing within, and with all things.

Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing #ad - A rich broth of enchantment, and holy mischief” Julia Cameron, wisdom, author of The Artist’s Way. Only then was he able to be fully initiated as a ceremonial healer. Over the course of three years, carson immersed himself in a world of alternative medicine and alternate realities, of plants and animals, and methods of influencing the energy that surrounds all human beings.

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