The Classic Guide Through The Perils And Promises Of Spiritual Life
Author: Jack Kornfield
Pubpsher: Random House
Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our Western way of life, A Path With Heart brings alive the possibilities of inner peace, wholeness and the achievement of happiness. Written by a teacher, psychologist and meditation master of international renown, this is a warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book. Its gentle Buddhist wisdom will guide you through the ups and downs of contemporary living, such as addiction, psychological and emotional healing, problems with relationships and the difficulties of achieving a balanced life of simplicity.
Philosophy: A Path with Heart is an autobiographically structured story of the author’s deeply personal, emotional, and engaging encounter with philosophy, psychology, and spiritual concerns of the mind and heart from the age of thirteen. Significantly more attention is paid to philosophy than biography. The reader is asked to consider the philosophical, moral, political, environmental, and spiritual issues on which the author has reflected, and with which he continues to dance. He cites in some detail the writings of Barry, Halifax, Harner, Illich, Jung, Kluckhohn, Marx, Parsons, Safina, Swimme, Shills, Tillich, and Wilber. The book attempts to inspire an appreciation of philosophy as an ongoing dialogue with one’s self and others. This dialogue is how his or her world is created, and directly responsible for forming the physical, social, and personal space in which they live. Philosophy is asking more of oneself than facile play with a Smartphone. Philosophy is creating a home for the soul as a house is constructed as a home for the body. What are you building for yourself and those around you?
You're bright, attractive, and financially secure. Yet you wander from one relationship to another, only to find yourself more confused and less content than you were yesterday. Journey through three stages of the coupling process in Couples at the Crossroad: Finding the Path with a Heart. Become acquainted with: passion, commitment, intimacy, and the nature of love fifty reasons why people get together the many faces of compatibility toxic personalities secret desires/secret fears Dr. Neal Wiseman guides you through a set of exercises that will reveal to you how to find the "path with a heart." His work with hundreds of patients over the past thirty years offers an entirely fresh and imaginative understanding of the electricity of the first meeting and the magic moment when you learn you're in love.
These are excerpts taken from the teachings of Meditation Master Mark Griffin, relating concepts such as shaktipat, the divine nature of breath and the alchemy a guru performs to help us transform into our realized Self. One of the important themes you will find throughout the book is that our human form is a gift that allows us to awaken to eternal possibilities we never imagined. Mark allows us to see our inherent divine nature and claim our universal inheritance, which is to merge with the ocean of love, or God, from which we all emanate. These verses cover concepts such as the nature of Kundalini, the architecture of the human form, the transformation process of awakening, meditation and the challenges of living a spiritual life. Each discourse is short enough to read as a daily inspiration, and deep enough to totally reset your thinking and understanding of life itself. This is volume 5 of the Essential Spiritual Training series from Hard Light Publishing. Mark Griffin illuminates the process of awakening, not with a flashlight, but with a klieg light. Finally, a Westerner has undergone a profound and mysterious transformation, and returned to illuminate the path for us all. His enlightening and insightful book, 108 Discourses on Awakening is perfect for quickly finding your daily inspirational reading. Softcover book; 166 pages, 8.3" x 5.4". First Edition Published July 30, 2004. Second Edition published Dec. 2011; ISBN-13: 978-0975902004
The memoirs of a woman who became the mistress of Fidel Castro describes her affair with the Cuban dictator, career as a reluctant CIA agent, work with Lee Harvey Oswald, and more. 25,000 first printing. First serial, Vanity Fair. Tour.
Release on 2001-03-06 | by Joseph Goldstein,Jack Kornfield
The Path of Insight Meditation
Author: Joseph Goldstein,Jack Kornfield
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are: • The hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them • How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world • How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachment Useful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.
Be Yourself is an inspiration for all of us who are so busy trying to get our lives 'sorted' that we have forgotten our true purpose. The demands of the material world can keep us rushing about, doing this and doing that, until we find ourselves on a hamster's wheel of life; going round and round in circles and being unable to get off. Excessive activity can make our daily reality feel like a relentless routine. To lead a meaningful and happy life we need to develop our inner strengths and qualities and we do this by balancing our 'doing' and our 'being'. Life is here to be lived and loved, so step off that wheel and look around you: you are so much more than you think you are. This book takes you on a journey to your best self. You can make things happen in the world without losing your deep inner connection. You can be a success and still let go of tension and relax and enjoy the trip. Learn how to be yourself: how to be active but still aware and conscious of the beauty of each present moment.