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Som 36-årig er Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche allerede en verdenskendt tibetansk meditationsmester og den respekterede abbed for tre klostre. Han har rejst jorden rundt for at undervise i meditation og give buddhistiske belæringer og har siden sin barndom levet en beskyttet tilværelse og nydt stor anseelse. En nat lister han ud af sit kloster uden at sige det til nogen. Han ønsker at følge den ældgamle buddhistiske tradition som tiggermunk og vil tilbringe de næste fire år på gaden som omvandrende munk. Han har sat sig for at udforske de dybeste aspekter af det menneskelige sind uden titler og roller og uden den beskyttelse, som han havde været omfattet af hele livet.For første gang i sit liv er han alene og overvældes af det kaotiske liv på en indisk togstation - af varmen, stanken og sine snavsede medrejsende. Et helt livs buddhistiske træning og praksis har ikke forberedt ham på de udfordringer, der møder ham på banegården om natten. I en usædvanlig åbenhjertig beretning følger vi ham på en rejse, der udvikler sig helt anderledes, end han havde forestillet sig. Det er regulært spændende, hvordan han klarer sig, og om han klarer den. Da pengene slipper op, og han begynder at tigge mad, bliver han dødssyg af madforgiftning. Han er fuldstændig alene, men hans uddannelse og meditationspraksis har forberedt ham på at møde døden, og nu får han lejlighed til at teste holdbarheden af denne træning.I FORELSKET I VERDEN giver Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche os ikke bare en usædvanlig åbenhjertig beretning om en buddhistisk mesters indre liv, han videregiver også de meditationspraksisser, der bærer ham igennem svære udfordringer, og han fortæller om en nærdødsoplevelse og de uvurderlige erfaringer, som den gav ham. Og generelt gennem hele bogen 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
Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work.Narrated by Sean Runnette, this audio program presents Alan Watts's classic bestseller, introducing Western listeners to Zen Buddhism and elaborating on the key concepts including:* The history of Zen* The principles and practice of Zen* The tradition of Za-Zen (meditation) and the Koan* The integration of Zen into every aspect of lifeTHE WAY OF ZEN presents an understandable, inspirational, and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism-a way of liberation-that may be one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Monks Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto, read by Adam Sims. We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. Its not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in todays busy world today needs it. The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what its like to be a monk in training. This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.
A Buddhist life is lived with peace, joy and contentment: each day can be a step along the path to true enlightenment. To live by these values every day takes patience, skill and knowledge, but it is hugely rewarding. This book can show you how to begin to do so - in just 20 minutes. Principles of Buddhism covers the history of the Buddha, the core ideas behind his teachings, from the importance of meditation to the value of life, as well as a range of techniques and practices to allow you to live through the teachings every day. You'll learn about:Meditation and the calming of the mind Past lives and their significance The importance of mantras and visualisation The value of ritual and devotion. Previously published as Principles of Buddhism, this ebook brings together classic text from an expert in the field with a new chapter, placed at the end of the book, which condenses all the ideas and techniques into a digestible 20-minute read. 20 Minutes to Master Buddhism will show you how to live with joy and purpose every day. This is part of the 20 Minutes to Master series, five indispensable guides that show you how to transform your life in simple and effective ways. Other titles in the series include 20 Minutes to Master Stress Management, 20 Minutes to Master Meditation, 20 Minutes to Master Your Psychic Potential and 20 Minutes to Master Wicca.
It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves, and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chdrn shows us how. When we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.
Lojongis a powerful Tibetan Buddhist practice created especially for training the mind to work with the challenges of everyday living. It teaches our hearts to soften, reframes our attitude toward difficulty, and allows us to discover a wellspring of inner strength. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chdrn introduces thelojongteachings and explains how we can apply them to any situation in our lifebecause, as Pema says, "e;every moment is an opportunity for awakening."e; In addition, Pema also leads a guidedtonglenmeditation, a practice aimed at developing courage and cultivating compassion for ourselves and others.
Start Where You Areis an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chdrn presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "e;start where we are"e;embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chdrn frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "e;Always apply only a joyful state of mind,"e; "e;Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness,"e; and "e;Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment."e;Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation,Start Where You Areshows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
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.
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.
Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfuly with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instragram, and feel "e;disconnected"e; in our "e;connected"e; world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
Pema Chdrn's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library.How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apartwhen we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chdrn suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that movingtowardpainful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
We always have a choice, Pema Chdrn teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This audiobook teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.
Fear and guilt are two of the greatest challenges we face on the spiritual pathbut there is a way to transform these painful feelings into courageous self-acceptance. Here Pema Chdrn presents the five aphorisms for developing fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Pema comments on these aphorisms, holds question-and-answer sessions, and leads guided meditations to help us:*; overcome shame and guilt*; remain courageous in the face of pain*; transform our relationships with difficult people*; increase our feelings of generosity and compassion
This audiobook by Pema Chdrn, the renowned American Buddhist nun, offers short, stand-alone sections designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path.Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Chdrn's teachings on lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, "e;nowness,"e; letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. Through the course of this audiobook, listeners will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.
With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chdrn draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can either perpetuate a culture of violence or create a new culture of compassion."e;War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals,"e; declares Pema Chdrn at the opening of this inspiring and accessible audiobook. She goes on to offer practical techniques any of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal lives but our whole world.
Spiritual practice, Pema Chdrn teaches, has nothing to do with self-improvement, since, as the course's title claims, you're already perfect right now. The limitless qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity are your deep-down, ultimate reality, and those are qualities that can't be improved upon. If you're not feeling particularly kind, compassionate, joyful, or equanimous at the moment, take heart: the Four Limitless Ones are there like seeds, waiting to be cultivated through practiceand, being limitless, they're rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime. This intensive program of study and practice provides the tools you need to access these radiant states and to nurture their growth for sake of all beings, including yourself. Here's some of what you'll learn:*; How cultivating the Four Limitless Ones is the antidote to depression, irritation, and isolation*; Basic meditation instructions to get you started in the foundational practice*; A wealth of guided meditations for generating these radiant qualities to yourself, others, and the world*; Writing and reflection exercises to bring the Four Limitless Ones powerfully into real life*; A simple chant you can use to create love and good will around yourself*; Powerful on-the-spot practices you can use throughout the day, even when there's ';no time to practice'Do the program at your own pace. It fits perfectly with any other kind of meditation you're doing. And since no previous knowledge of Buddhism is required, it's also ideal for those new to spiritual practice. After you've completed the material inPerfect Just as You Are, you'll want to listen to it again periodicallyany time you need a refresher course in compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and joy.
We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn't we cling for safety to the certainty of the shoreto our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chdrn teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering.In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chdrn and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, 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. It's the secret of being fully alive. The teachings and practices they present includes:*;A teaching based on a Native American prophecy for cultivating the ability to take nothing personally*;A guided meditation for developing patience in the midst of irritation*;Tips for accessing your innate strength and confidencesimply by altering your posture
Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying childrenand before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chdrn. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "e;hook"e; of our habitual responses. In this recorded weekend retreat, Pema draws on Buddhist teachings fromThe Way of the Bodhisattvato reveal how we can:*;stay centered in the midst of difficulty*;improve stressful relationships*;step out of the downward spiral of self-hatred *;awaken compassion for ourselves and others
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.