Stumbling Toward The Buddha

Author: Dawn Downey
Publisher: Pathless Land Press
ISBN: 9780692026397
Size: 45.14 MB
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Stumbling Toward The Buddha from the Author: Dawn Downey. In this collection of autobiographical essays, Dawn Downey chronicles a spiritual journey that leads her from revelations at a Buddhist monastery to transcendence at a Baptist church. The author loses her way in the foothills of California and discovers oneness in the high desert of Colorado. En route, she struggles to make sense of a depression that rises from sources lost to her memory and, years later, uncovers the hidden cause: childhood abuse. Neither mysticism nor meditation delivers up enlightenment, but they push her dangerously close to self-actualization. Downey confesses to feelings she's not proud of, but she finds redemption in the middle of the muck. A book for readers who love inspiration with a pinch of humor.

The Gods Drink Whiskey

Author: Stephen T. Asma
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060834501
Size: 39.46 MB
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The Gods Drink Whiskey from the Author: Stephen T. Asma. Buddhism, Booze, and the Four Noble Truths

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Author: Geri Larkin
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307808130
Size: 20.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stumbling Toward Enlightenment from the Author: Geri Larkin. A humorous and honest collection of Buddhist wisdom from a Western beginner'­s perspective. Instead of promising a straight and clear path to enlightenment, author and teacher Geri Larkin shows us that even stumbling along that path can lead to self-discovery and awakening, especially if we prize the journey and not the destination. With candor, affection, and earthy wisdom, Larkin shares her experiences as a beginning and continuing Buddhist. This spirituality classic shows any seeker that it's possible to stumble, smile, and stay Zen through it all. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All Our Waves Are Water

Author: Jaimal Yogis
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062405209
Size: 11.30 MB
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All Our Waves Are Water from the Author: Jaimal Yogis. In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life. For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. Between water and air, between control and surrender, between the tangible and intangible realities of life, the spiritual can be found. Born to a family of seekers, he left home at sixteen to surf in Hawaii and join a monastery—an adventure he chronicled in Saltwater Buddha. Now, in his early twenties, his heart is broken and he’s lost his way. Hitting the road again, he lands in a monastery in Dharamsala, where he meets Sonam, a displaced Tibetan. To help his friend, Jaimal makes a cockamamie attempt to reunite him with his family in Tibet by way of America. Though he does not succeed, witnessing Sonam’s indomitable spirit in the face of failure offers Jaimal a deeper understanding of faith. When the two friends part, he cannot fathom the unlikely circumstances that will reunite them. All Our Waves Are Water follows Jaimal’s trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in New York City to the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and finally to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Along his journey, Jaimal prays and surfs; mourning a lost love and seeking something that keeps eluding him, until he ultimately finds what he’s been looking for—that the perfect ride may well be the one we are on right now. The poet Rumi wrote, "we are not a drop in the ocean. We are the ocean in a drop." All Our Waves Are Water is Jaimal’s "attempt to understand the ocean in a drop, to find that one moon shining in the water everywhere"—to find the Divine that unites us all.

Buddha For Beginners

Author: Asma, Stephen T
Publisher: For Beginners, LLC
ISBN: 1939994330
Size: 64.41 MB
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Buddha For Beginners from the Author: Asma, Stephen T. Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person—a radical—who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginners introduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism. Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences among later schools of Buddhism, such as Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you read, it is a book you experience. It makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings, and intuitive wisdom, Buddha For Beginners conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence...the feel of it. It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging, and the white spaces mean as much as the words.

Exploring Moral Injury In Sacred Texts

Author: Joseph McDonald
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505919
Size: 61.43 MB
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Exploring Moral Injury In Sacred Texts from the Author: Joseph McDonald. Moral injury is a profound violation of a human being's core moral identity through experiences of violence or trauma. This is the first book in which scholars from different faith and academic backgrounds consider the concept of moral injury not merely from a pastoral or philosophical point of view but through critical engagement with the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and American Civil Religion. This collection of essays explores the ambiguities of personal culpability among both perpetrators and victims of violence and the suffering involved in accepting personal agency in trauma. Contributors provide fresh and compelling readings of texts from different faith traditions and use their findings to reflect on real-life strategies for recovery from violations of core moral beliefs and their consequences such as shame, depression and addiction. With interpretations of the sacred texts, contributors reflect on the concerns of the morally-injured today and offer particular aspects of healing from their communities as support, making this a groundbreaking contribution to the study of moral injury and trauma.

Buddhism For Mothers

Author: Sarah Napthali
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458780236
Size: 25.84 MB
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Buddhism For Mothers from the Author: Sarah Napthali. Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.

Yoga Journal

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Size: 20.21 MB
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Yoga Journal from the Author: . For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Stumbling Towards Enlightenment

Author: Shanan Harrell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781456355760
Size: 60.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stumbling Towards Enlightenment from the Author: Shanan Harrell. A compilation of humorous essays examining the impact of yogic and Buddhist teachings on everyday life. Written by yoga teacher and Buddhist warrior Shanan Harrell, these essays are equal parts spiritual study and slapstick; a comical chronicle of human misadventures on the road to liberation.

Yoga Journal

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ISBN:
Size: 67.30 MB
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Yoga Journal from the Author: . For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.