Awakening the Kind Heart

Awakening the Kind Heart Author Kathleen McDonald
ISBN-10 9780861719358
Release 2010-05-10
Pages 168
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Everyone appreciates kindness. A smile, a few friendly words, a show of concern when we're troubled or feeling unwell, an offer of help - gestures of kindness like these brighten our day and ease whatever sadness we may feel in our hearts. Feeling that "someone cares" fulfills a very deep need that we all have. And just as we appreciate other people being kind to us, others appreciate it when we are kind to them. That is why it is important to learn to be kind, because it will help make our relationships and interactions with others more satisfying and less problematic. But it's not always easy to be kind. Sometimes our hearts are filled with anger, jealousy, or pride, and being kind is the last thing we feel like doing. Or we get so caught up in our work and responsibilities that we find no time to think of others and their needs, no time to be kind and gentle. However, these problems can be remedied. The Buddhist tradition offers a wealth of methods that can be used to overcome whatever prevents us from being kind and gentle. Some of these methods are explored and explained in this book - in a way that will allow you to practice them in your daily life. Awakening the Kind Heart offers powerful and inviting meditation techniques to activate the heart of kindness within us all - a modern and motivating interpretation of traditional and powerful practices.

Awakening the Heart

Awakening the Heart Author John Welwood
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040482088
Release 1983
Pages 219
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Essays examine the combination of psychotherapy methods with meditation techniques in order to aid in the development of the relationship between the therapist and patient

Lazarus Awakening

Lazarus Awakening Author Joanna Weaver
ISBN-10 9780307444974
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 240
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You believe that God loves the world… but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you. For many of us, moving the truth of God’s love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process. As we consider our inadequacies or grieve our shattered dreams, we find it difficult to believe that God cares for us personally. In this life-giving book, Joanna Weaver shows you how to embrace the truth that Jesus loves you apart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unbound from the graveclothes of fear, regret, and self-condemnation. Love is calling your name. Combining unforgettable real-life illustrations with unexpected biblical insights, Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a spiritual resurrection that will forever change your understanding of what it means to be the one Jesus loves. Includes 10-week Bible study (adaptable for 8 weeks) for both individual reflection and group discussion. From the Hardcover edition.

Open Heart Open Mind

Open Heart  Open Mind Author Tsoknyi Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781448118250
Release 2012-07-05
Pages 272
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'Rinpoche is a powerful and eloquent link between the great yogi practitioners of old Tibet and our bewildering 21st century' - from the Foreword by Richard Gere Tsoknyi Rinpoche's story is an unusual one: as a rebellious young man, he fled a monastery to marry and raise a family, then returned to Nepal and has since become a preeminent Tibetan Buddhist teacher. As a married man raising two daughters, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has interesting views on how to balance a life dedicated to Buddhist practice with the demands of a husband and father. In addition, he has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western research, especially in neuroscience. His writing reflects this awareness of the Western psyche while also imparting the earliest tenets of Buddhism. OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND offers Rinpoche's extraordinary history as an example of how to lead a compassionate life, regardless of status, tradition or circumstances. Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.

Soul Love

Soul Love Author Orin (Spirit)
ISBN-10 0915811774
Release 1997
Pages 252
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Using this text, readers can learn to use love, the most powerful energy in the universe, to purify, balance, harmonize and transform the energies around them. It leads readers step-by-step through preparations to allow love to transform their lives.

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life Author Jeff Roth
ISBN-10 9781580233972
Release 2009
Pages 209
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"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction

Awakening from Grief

Awakening from Grief Author John E. Welshons
ISBN-10 9781577319887
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 232
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In this remarkable book, John Welshons weaves together his own personal awakening with those of others he’s counseled to create a deeply felt and beautifully expressed primer on dealing with grief. Grieving, says Welshons, offers a unique opportunity to develop deeper and fuller life experiences, to embrace pain in order to open the heart to joy. Written for those who have experienced any kind of loss — death, divorce, or disappointment — this book offers reasonable, reassuring thinking on dealing with the death of loved ones and ourselves, finding the inner gifts that promote healing, and much more. Awakening from Grief takes a rare and compelling positive look at a subject needlessly viewed as one of the most negative in life. This is a persuasive primer on drawing the joy out of grief.

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance Author Tara Brach
ISBN-10 9781446445426
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 352
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In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject.

Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path Author Takamaro Shigaraki
ISBN-10 9781614290490
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 168
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In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion of mere faith. Shigaraki presents the core themes of the Shin Buddhist path—nembutsu, shinjin, and jinen—in fresh, engaging, down-to-earth language, considering each frankly from both secular and religious perspectives. Much attention is devoted to rational examination of the religious ideas of faith and salvation with an eye toward finding, in what are traditionally perceived as passive ideals, a foundation for positive ethical action and meaning in life. Shigaraki discloses a nondual Pure-Land that finds philosophical kinship with Zen, but has been little discussed in the West. With its unassuming language and insights drawn from a life of practice, Heart dispels the fog of misconception that has shrouded Western appreciation of Shin traditions, to reveal the limitless light of Amida Buddha that reaches all.

F d Wide Open

F   d Wide Open Author Marja West
ISBN-10 9781491747179
Release 2014-11-22
Pages 300
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Now more than ever, Divine Love and Spiritual Awakening are essential to the survival of humanity. In this fast-paced world of techie-toys, instant messages, unconscionable greed, appalling indifference, and unspeakable violence, it is the Heart-Based New Humanity leading the way to conscious awareness. Ignoring life's intense ups and downs is no longer an option. In "F'd Wide Open," author Marja West explores the challenges of living life while developing Divine Love in our relationships and facing the horrors of today's world. She addresses the dark feelings, thoughts, and triggers we work so hard to ignore or deny. West provides a no-holds-barred boot camp, offering practical, no-nonsense advice and embodied, advanced spiritual wisdom of the highest order. This guide seeks to help you remember who and what you are: one of the grand creators and the free energy source of the Universe. You can reclaim the depths of your Divine Nature as a creator of reality and allow enlightenment to illuminate your path of evolutionary growth, change, and expansion. Invite the Divine to live in you; "F'd Wide Open" can show you how.

True Love

True Love Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN-10 9781590304044
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 108
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First offers readers the technique of conscious breathing as a method for synchronizing the mind and body to establish the conditions of love, then explains a mantra practice for generating love that consists of four key statements or intentions in our relationships that will also heal our own pain, fear, and negativity.

Awakening of the Heart

Awakening of the Heart Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN-10 9781937006112
Release 2012-01-17
Pages 544
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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.

This is No Secret

This is No Secret Author Joy Kapur
ISBN-10 9781456843670
Release 2009-02-19
Pages 253
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It is almost impossible to capture the richness and the beauty of the idea contained in this book within the confines of one book or thousand books. This is the essence of my own thinking and reflection, based on my spiritual studies from various sources of knowledge and the wisdom of the ancient seers in the last forty years or so of my life. It will be more appropriate to say that it is a product of my new awareness or call it the gift of grace that I have been able to put together multi-faceted ideas about the “Heart” in a new frame of light. We hear about the heart everywhere, whether it is in a romantic tune or about love from the heart or emotions emanating from the heart or somebody singing about his or her broken heart. Contrary to the popular belief that it is the brain that does everything and that it is mind or the brain that is the seat of consciousness; we now know that it is the heart, not the physical but the spiritual heart that is linked to the source of infinite intelligence. Since ages, in every culture and every religion, much has been written about the heart metaphorically. As per the wisdom of the ancient Hindu seers, Greek and Buddhist scholars; heart is the seat of human consciousness. Here are the lines from Rig Veda (X129), written more than 3,000 years ago”: “In the One arose Love, Love the first seed of the Soul The truth of this the sages knew Found hidden in their hearts, Seeking therein the essence of wisdom, The sages found that bond of union Between the known & the Unknown.” Mankind has reached the highest expression of life or perhaps coming close to the ultimate states of human evolution when it comes to emotions, feelings, perceptions and subtler or higher realms of consciousness. The natural laws of the universe are coaxing the humanity to seek the oneness, the unity and the harmony in the hearts of everybody and everywhere by rising above any barriers of divisiveness and separateness. It is true that we can observe the mind through that faculty of the mind, which observes the mind, call it the faculty of reflection or self-introspection. It is the mind that observes the lower mind or the monkey mind and through developing this new awareness, becomes the higher mind. Let us call this the super-mind. This super-mind has the faculty to absorb the heart-based consciousness beyond the limited and conditioned consciousness of the baser mind. In other words it is only through the light of this new awareness that mind becomes the super-mind. It is only through unity of the mind with the heart that the aspirant can experience a quantum leap in awareness and bestows the aspirant with keen intelligence. This keen intelligence is not a product of the lower mind but the mind that soaked in the heart-consciousness and the ennobling qualities connected with the heart. The heart is far more than a mere organ that pumps blood all day long, it is a generator of information energy and its cells are storehouses of info-energetic memories. Heart is a feeling, thinking, receiving and communicating organ having spiritual powers. Heart is the most sophisticated internal cosmic antenna, capable of receiving and remitting healing rays, through thoughts, feelings and prayers in the form of positive vibrations. This not based on some heresy or some old man’s tale or hunches, it is based on self-knowledge, wisdom and discernment and qualities of head and heart. It is your thoughts and passions deep down your heart that determine who you are and your core passions and what you will be based on knowing first and then implementing those passions through a plan of action. When we know what we are deep down in our heart, it is easy to go about following what we love and loving what we do. All our desires, ambitions, fears, loves and passions reside in embryonic form in our heart-center. We are naturally attracted to whatever we secretly harbor in our heart’s DNA, and whatever we harbor with passion has the p

Sudden Awakening

Sudden Awakening Author Jaxon-Bear, Eli
ISBN-10 9781571747273
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 208
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Everybody wants to be happy. Unfortunately, relatively few achieve bliss. Eli Jaxon-Bear explores how it is possible to achieve lives filled with gratitude and love. True happiness and meaning are achieved, he asserts, when we wake up, stop our minds, and open our hearts. It is then that we discover our true selves; our core identity that is part of the ultimate living intelligence of the universe; our true source. Like Gangaji, Jaxon-Bear uses a method of self-investigation called “self-inquiry.” In the light of direct self-inquiry, limitations that once seemed to define ourselves are discovered to be more like transparent lines drawn on water. They exist only on the surface of consciousness in one’s imagination. When these illusions of mind are clearly exposed, true limitless being reveals itself. This is a book that will appeal to those who are fans of Gangaji, Byron Katie, and Eckart Tolle. It is an articulate and helpful expression of a path to fulfillment for those wrestling with questions of identity and meaning.

Awakening the Mind Lightening the Heart

Awakening the Mind  Lightening the Heart Author Lama Dalai
ISBN-10 0060616881
Release 1995
Pages 256
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The Tibetan Buddhist leader teaches the way to enlightenment through compassion

The Awakening Mind

The Awakening Mind Author Tashi Tsering
ISBN-10 9780861719051
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 192
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Bodhichitta, often translated as "great compassion," is the gem at the heart of Buddhism. From this altruistic desire to serve others, all other Buddhist practices naturally flow, therefore, this state of mind is one Buddhists should understand and cultivate. In The Awakening Mind, Geshe Tashi Tsering leads us through the two main methods to develop bodhichitta that have been developed by the great Indian and Tibetan Buddhists over the centuries: the seven points of cause and effect, and equalizing and exchanging the self with others. This is the fourth release from Geshe Tashi's Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, which individually and collectively represent an excellent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. These unique and friendly books are based on the curriculum of a popular course of the same name, developed by Geshe Tashi himself. Geshe Tashi's presentations combine rigor and comprehensiveness with lucidity and accessibility, never divorced from the basic humanity and warmth of his personality. In Geshe Tashi, we encounter the new generation of Tibetan monk-scholars teaching in the West who are following in the footsteps of such revered and groundbreaking teachers as Geshe Wangyal and Geshe Sopa.

Winter s Awakening

Winter s Awakening Author Shelley Shepard Gray
ISBN-10 9780061968266
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 304
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In Winter’s Awakening, the first book in her heartwarming series “Seasons of Sugarcreek,” author Shelley Shepard Gray begins an unforgettable new saga of love and faith set within the Amish community. As she did in her enormously popular “Sisters of the Heart” books, Gray opens a window onto a fascinating culture and society, and tells a moving and inspiring tale that readers of Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, and every fan of Christian fiction will be eager take into their hearts.