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FORELSKET I VERDEN er den verdenskendte tibetanske meditationslærer og munk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoches gribende personlige beretning. Han forlod alt – sit hjem, alle han kendte, forsikring om mad i maven hver dag og en beskyttet, privilegeret tilværelse som overhoved for tre klostre – og begav sig ud på en pilgrimsrejse for i praksis at afprøve alt det, han havde lært. Han ønskede at finde ud af, hvem han virkelig var, uden titler og roller. En nat sneg han sig ud, uden nogen opdagede det og levede de næste fire år som omvandrende munk i Indien, en til tider yderst barsk tilværelse som tigger på gaden, hvor han fik rig mulighed for at teste holdbarheden af sin spirituelle træning. Det er en fantastisk spændende historie, og hele beretningen igennem viser han os, hvordan vi kan forvandle vores frygt for døden og møde livet med glæde.
International bestseller med flere end 3 millioner solgte eksemplarer alene i Sydkorea”De ting du først kan se, når du sætter farten ned” er en smukt fortalt bog til alle, der føler, at verden omkring dem går lidt for hurtigt.Forfatteren Haemin Sunim er zenbuddhistisk munk, og hans enkle og milde råd, der henvender sig til alle uanset religion, nationalitet eller alder, har gjort bogen til en nyklassiker inden for genren.I bogen giver han råd om alt fra kærlighed, stress, tilgivelse, konflikter på arbejdet og blandt venner og gør os opmærksomme på den glæde og styrke, det bringer os, når vi sætter farten ned.”Genialt enkle råd fra en zenbuddhistisk munk der vil give dit humør, din karriere og dine personlige relationer et boost.” – Daily Mail”Alle der gerne vil trives bedre i deres liv burde have den liggende på deres natbord.” – Arianna Huffington
A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamasAccessible, playful, and genuine, this concise guide shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. By embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-read manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time teaches us how to honestly explore and deal with our own hang-ups and neuroses. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path and use Rinpoche's pithy wisdom along the way as a touchstone.Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom enables us to deeply connect with authentic teachings in a modern context. This work is a delight and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Buddhism in a succinct way.
Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how to use compassionate anger for social transformationIn the real world, exploitation exists. In the real world, there is a huge and unjust gap between rich and poor. The question, from a Buddhist perspective, is how should we deal with inequality and social injustice? His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches that it is wrong for a spiritual person to remain indifferent; we must struggle to solve these problems. These problems are brought to our consciousness because they anger us, and this little book teaches us how to deal with that anger.There are two types of anger. One type arises out of compassion and is useful and must be encouraged. The other type arises out of jealousy and envy and results in hatred, ill will, and harm. Here you will learn the Buddhist path to compassionate anger-a motivating force that can transform the negative into the positive and change the world.
Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose perpetual survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters.This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing.
Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from twenty-four Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of eighty years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.
Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide.Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern listener, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you're just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!
Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this songa series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of lifea winning idea and an instant classic.
Selbst- und Welterkenntnis im Sinne Buddhas: Die hier zusammengestellten Lehren von Buddha haben seit Jahrtausenden das menschliche Denken verändert und bewegt. Buddha ist einer der größten Weisheitslehrer der Menschheitsgeschichte. Der Mönch spricht von den "vier Wahrheiten", von dem Weg der Reinheit, dem Glück und der großen Stille der Seele. Ein Werk für alle, die durch meditative und spirituelle Erfahrungen den Weg zu sich selbst finden möchten.`Wer aufmerksam auch nur eine kleine Zeile der zahllosen Reden Buddhas liest, dem tönt daraus eine Harmonie entgegen, eine Seelenstille, ein Lächeln ...´ - Hermann HesseVor etwa 2500 Jahren wurde Gautama Buddha in Nordindien geboren. In tiefer Meditation erkannte er nach langer Suche das Wesen des Geistes und wurde zum Begründer des Buddhismus.
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. A ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "e;mindfulness"e;-the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries, meditations, personal anecdotes, and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is-in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking-and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices. The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage readers to work for peace in the world as they continue to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "e;mindless"e; into the mindful.
"e;A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."e;-Samurai maximUnder the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to listeners how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.
If you change your brain, you can change your life.Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone elsesand then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that its possible to strengthen positive brain states.By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddhas Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, youll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
Transform any space into a place of peace and calm with this inspiring guide from celebrated Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.Designed for those new to mindfulness practices, Making Space offers easy-to-follow instructions for setting up a breathing room; listening to a bell; practicing sitting, breathing, and walking meditations; and cooking and eating. Whether you live alone or with a family, this beautifully written book can help you create a sense of retreat and sanctuary anywhere at home.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than sixty years as a Buddhist monk and teacher.With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh says, "e;Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart...Joy and happiness are available to you in the here and now."e;
An ideal starting point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation.Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "e;right in the moment we are alive."e; These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace an audiobook that encourages multiple listenings.Still as timely as when it was first published over twenty-five years ago, Being Peace is a revelation for anyone concerned with the state of the world and the quality of life.
In this modern classic, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh presents a clear, concise translation and commentary of the Heart Sutra-the world's most popular piece of Buddhist scripture.Comprising only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Despite its brevity, this powerful work covers more of the Buddha's teachings than any other scripture, and its influence is more profound and wide-reaching than any other text in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentary is regarded as the most simple, clear, concise, and understandable available. He describes the sutra as "e;a precious gift to us, the gift of fearlessness,"e; offering subtle and profound teachings on nonduality and the letting go of all preconceived notions, opinions, and attachments, thereby becoming open to all the wonders of our life.
Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Reflecting on his own journey from Esquire magazine editor-in-chief to Buddhist meditation teacher, Moffitt provides a fresh perspective on the Buddha's ancient wisdom, showing how to move from suffering to new awareness and unanticipated joy.In this deeply spiritual audiobook that is sure to become a Buddhist classic, Moffitt explores the twelve insights that underlie the Buddha's core teachingthe Four Noble Truthsand uses these often neglected ideas to guide readers to a more meaningful relationship to suffering. Moffitt write: "e;These twelve insights teach you to dance with both the joy and pain, finding peace in a balanced mind and calm spirit. As the most specific, practical life instructions I have ever encountered, they serve as an invaluable tool for anyone who seeks a life filled with meaning and well-being."e; Practicing these twelve insights, as Moffitt suggests, will help listeners experience life's difficulties without being filled with stress and anguish, and they will enhance their moments of happiness.With engaging writing and a strong message of self-empowerment, Dancing with Life offers a prescriptive path for finding joy and peace that will appeal to meditation students and readers of "e;Dharma Wisdom,"e; Moffitt's column in Yoga Journal, as well as anyone searching for a more authentic life.
In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Includes exclusive bonus audio of the voice of the Dalai Lama as co-author Franz Alt asks about his views on President Trump, the rise of nationalism, the refugee crisis, the climate catastrophe, and more.'I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends not on religion, but on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion and caring for others'In this urgent 'appeal to the world', His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancour, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.Working with trusted collaborator Franz Alt, the Dalai Lama calls on the better angels of our nature to tackle a wide range of contemporary issues, from war, violence and intolerance to climate change, global hunger and materialism. Applying the techniques and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism - from listening and contemplation to meditation and nonviolence - His Holiness provides a roadmap forward.Brief yet profound, An Appeal to the World is an inspiring message of love and optimism that can truly change the world.