Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

By Dalai Lama

“A publication that brings humans jointly at the enterprise grounds of shared values, reminding us why the Dalai Lama remains to be the most very important spiritual figures within the world.” —Huffington Post, “Best spiritual Books of 2011”

Ten years in the past, within the best-selling Ethics for a brand new Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an method of ethics in keeping with common instead of spiritual rules. With past Relgion, he returns to the dialog at his so much outspoken, elaborating and deepening his imaginative and prescient for the nonreligious way—a route to lead a moral, satisfied, and religious lifestyles. Transcending the faith wars, he outlines a method of ethics for our shared international, one who makes a stirring attraction for a deep appreciation of our universal humanity, supplying us all a highway map for making improvements to human lifestyles on person, neighborhood, and worldwide degrees.

“Cogent and clean . . . This moral imaginative and prescient is required as we are facing the worldwide demanding situations of technological growth, peace, environmental destruction, greed, technological know-how, and instructing destiny generations.” —Spirtuality & Practice

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Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job

Yoga’s historical knowledge Can rework Your paintings lifestyles
Everyone is aware that yoga is helping lessen pressure and raise the body’s flexibility and energy. however the actual facets slightly scratch the outside of yoga’s transformative powers. The poses are just one a part of a bigger philosophy providing profound insights for confronting the complexities of everyday life. Yoga might actually help stay based, compassionate, confident, and sane each hour of the day—especially these among 9 and 5.
This unheard of advisor indicates how practising the entire variety of yogic concepts—the conventional “Eight Limbs of Yoga”—leads to a effective, artistic, and energizing paintings atmosphere and lines examples from professions like legislations enforcement, educating, banking, filmmaking, drugs, and plenty of extra. yet past that, this publication is a call for participation to exploit all of yoga’s teachings to domesticate the spark of the divine that dwells inside of every one people.

“Filled with own insights and tales that hold yoga into the area of day-by-day choice making.… it really is brilliant to work out the rules of perform dropped at lifestyles in one of these convinced, honest, and considerate way.”
—Pandit Rajmani Tuganait, Chairman and non secular head of the Himalayan Institute

“Maren and Jamie express that yoga is not only approximately poses—the perform is ready growing the stillness of brain that would let you do the paintings you have been intended to do. heavily, learn this book!”
—Russell Simmons, cofounder of Def Jam

“The [Showkeirs] convey the private teachings of yoga alive through exhibiting precisely tips to deliver our yoga—and our greatest selves—into the world.”
—Judith Lasater, PhD, writer of sit back and Renew: Restful Yoga for demanding occasions

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Happy Habits for Every Couple: 21 Days to a Better Relationship

By Roger Lipp

When used to be the final time you flirted together with your husband? used to be it ahead of you had kids?

Do you spend extra time at the sofa together with your spouse observing videos or with a bag of chips staring at The Game?

Does your proposal of a scorching date contain a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries?

What could your marriage seem like if for 21 days you became your awareness to satisfied behavior that may larger your dating? lots of books describe tips on how to enhance a wedding, how one can keep a wedding, even how you can ramp up intimacy in a wedding. In Happy conduct for each Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger exhibit you functional, fun-filled how you can positioned love and laughter again into your marriage.

Here are only some of the effects you will see should you put chuffed behavior for each Couple into practice:

  • new degrees of heat and tenderness on your relationship
  • a deeper feel of safeguard along with your spouse
  • a marriage choked with enjoyable and flirting

If you have not given up the dream of being head-over-heels together with your wife back, following this 21-day plan offers you simply the develop you want to convey you nearer together.

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Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation

By Harish Johari

• Revised and multiplied variation of the vintage paintings on chakras by way of the well known Indian student and tantra practitioner.

• comprises full-color illustrations of the chakras for use with the meditation workouts within the publication and offers the instruments essential to turn on those facilities of transformative power.

In the traditional technological know-how of tantra, the human physique is seen because the so much ideal device for the expression of awareness, a perfection learned throughout the improvement of psychic facilities often called chakras. situated in the cerebrospinal process, the chakras are the degree upon which the interplay among larger realization and hope is performed out. for that reason, it really is via figuring out and using the energies of the chakras that we finally achieve an enlightened nation of being.

In Chakras, Indian student and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical rules of the chakras in addition to their functional program for this day. during this increased variation, whole with new artwork and textual content, he unfolds the mysteries of those refined facilities of transformation with visualization thoughts necessary to a completely discovered tantric perform. in contrast to different books in its box, Chakras offers the instruments to turn on those facilities of transformative power and increase one's highbrow wisdom to an event of religious development.

Meditating at the attractive, full-color illustrations of every chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal facilities and harmonizes the whole process either bodily and psychically. causes of every chakra tricky at the chakra's connection to parts, shades, sounds, experience and paintings organs, wants, planets and deities, in addition to on behavioral features and specific results of meditation. For students and non secular aspirants of each point, Chakras is a useful, functional resource of data and strategies.

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The key to happiness is to recognize and rework anguish, to not run clear of it. In No dust, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh deals practices and idea reworking pain and discovering precise joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh recognizes that simply because soreness can suppose so undesirable, we strive to run clear of it or hide it up via eating. we discover anything to devour or activate the tv. yet except we’re capable of face our soreness, we can’t be current and to be had to existence, and happiness will proceed to elude us.

Nhat Hanh stocks how the practices of forestalling, aware respiring, and deep focus can generate the power of mindfulness inside our day-by-day lives. With that strength, we will embody ache and calm it down, immediately bringing a degree of freedom and a clearer mind.

No dust, No Lotus introduces how you can be involved with affliction with out being crushed by way of it. "When we all know tips on how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we endure a lot, a lot less." along with his signature readability and feel of pleasure, Thich Nhat Hanh is helping us realize the wonders within us and round us that we have a tendency to take with no consideration and teaches us the artwork of happiness.

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A God That Could be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

By Nancy Ellen Abrams

A paradigm-shifting combination of technology, faith, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers
 
Many individuals are bored to death with the best way conventional faith alienates them: too simply it will possibly perpetuate clash, vilify technological know-how, and undermine cause. Nancy Abrams, a thinker of technology, attorney, and lifetime atheist, is between them. And but, while she became to the restoration group to stand a private fight, she discovered that imagining a better energy gave her a brand new freedom. Intellectually, this was once fairly miraculous.
 
in the meantime her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was once supporting create a brand new thought of the universe in accordance with darkish subject and darkish strength, and Abrams used to be taking part with him on books that positioned the recent clinical photo right into a social and political context. She questioned, “Could something truly exist during this unusual new universe that's precious of the identify ‘God?’”
 
In A God that may be Real, Abrams explores a significantly new state of mind approximately God. She dismantles numerous universal assumptions approximately God and exhibits why an omniscient, all-powerful God that created the universe and plans what occurs is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t restrict a God that could convenience and empower us.
 
relocating clear of conventional arguments for God, Abrams reveals whatever useful of the identify “God” within the new technological know-how of emergence: simply as a fancy ant hill emerges from the collective habit of separately clueless ants, and simply because the worldwide economic climate emerges from the interactions of billions of people’ offerings, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the fantastic complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in discussion with each person. This God didn't create the universe—it created the that means of the universe. It’s now not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t swap the area, however it is helping us swap the area. A God which may be genuine, Abrams exhibits us, is what humanity must encourage us to jointly cooperate to guard our warming planet and create a long term civilization.

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Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga

By Richard Rosen

Half heritage, half philosophy, half yoga handbook, this booklet clears up a number of the confusion and misconceptions concerning the improvement of yoga, either conventional and smooth. Richard Rosen attracts from historic yoga manuals, which mix philosophy with postures and meditations, to teach how conventional perform compares with what we do this day. he's an interesting, skilled consultant who finds the advance of recent yoga throughout the centuries and exhibits how the traditional yogis did it.

Each part bargains a guided rehearsal of historical poses and respiring innovations to allow readers to connect with the roots in their yoga and to supply a framework for figuring out the sequences they use of their standard periods.

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Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

By André Vauchez

In this towering paintings, André Vauchez attracts at the giant physique of scholarship on Francis of Assisi produced during the last 40 years to boot on as his personal services in medieval hagiography to inform the main entire and authoritative model of Francis’s existence and afterlife released some time past part century. 

After a close and but attractive reconstruction of Francis's existence and paintings, Vauchez specializes in the myriad texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, own tales, etc.—of writers who recorded elements of Francis's existence and move as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to build a portrait of Francis relevant to their matters. We see various models of his existence mirrored within the paintings of Machiavelli, Luther, Voltaire, German and English romantics, pre-Raphaelites, Italian nationalists, and Mussolini, and become aware of how peace activists, ecologists, or interreligious dialogists have used his instance to advertise their a number of reasons. fairly noteworthy is the eye Vauchez will pay to Francis’s personal writings, which unusually sufficient were mostly neglected by means of later interpreters.

The fabricated from a life of research, this ebook finds a historian on the top of his powers.

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Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Terton Sogyal

By Matteo Pistono

Nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic Tertön Sogyal used to be a visionary, whose mastery of meditation led him to be a respected instructor to the 13th Dalai Lama. recognized for his deep non secular insights and repair to the kingdom of Tibet, Tertön Sogyal's skill to harness the ability of the brain was once born of either his profound realizing of the Buddha's teachings and his particular reports, all of the whereas striving for peace opposed to super odds. His lifestyles is an instance of braveness and diligence favored by way of non secular practitioners of all traditions; and his useful directions on meditation and starting one's heart--amid clash, uncertainty, and change--are as suitable this present day as they have been in the course of his lifetime.
 
Fearless in Tibet, the first entire paintings in English on Tertön Sogyal, captures the essence of his teachings and his internal international of visions and non secular realizations. It additionally brings to existence the demanding situations he confronted in the course of his early yogic education and his efforts to advertise concord among Tibet and China.
 
Combining riveting storytelling and Tertön Sogyal's profound directions, Matteo Pistono takes you on a trip in the course of the mystical prior that finds useful internal counsel for modern day demanding situations. you can find the facility of reworking negativity into chance, letting cross of attachments, changing into current, and embracing impermanence. This problematic tapestry of intrigue and spirituality will infuse your direction with undying knowledge and inspiration.

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