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Open Heart, Clear Mind

Open Heart, Clear Mind

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780937938874

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this introduction to Tibetan Buddhism “will help many on the open path of meditation and in dealing with challenges of everyday life” (Thich Nhat Hanh) An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends toward all beings; a clear mind is the source of the penetrating wisdom of deep insight. Their union leads to the enlightened way of life that is at the heart of the spiritual path as taught by the Buddha. This practical introduction to the Buddha's teachings focuses on the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life. Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun, presents the basic points of this path for understanding ourselves and improving the quality of our lives. Writing with warmth, humor, and easy-to-understand language, Chodron provides the fundamental points of the Buddha's teaching on transforming habitual attitudes and realizing our full human potential.

Win-Win Clear Heart Clear Mind

Win-Win Clear Heart Clear Mind

Author: Joanne Marree

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 145250654X

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Win-Win, Clear Heart, Clear Mind is a universal book for those who are interested in understanding and living their highest potential. Do you feel as if you are on the cusp of discovering your divine spiritual self, but seek inspiration and encouragement to complete that journey of self-discovery? If you yearn to take charge of your life and embrace your sheer and awesome potential, you hold in your hands the keys. Through self-empowerment and unconditional positive, loving regard for yourself and your life, you can achieve your dreams. Win-Win, Clear Heart, Clear Mind provides you with the material to ignite your inner light and move forward in your personal growth and personal soul evolution. Author Joanne Marree is a passionate advocate for living life to the fullest and uncovering the jewels within every experience. She has lived intuitively her entire life and has been able to write this book because of her commitment to learning about her authentic divine soul self. In the process of learning how to live your life from a different perspective, youll explore self-responsibility, self-love, and self-understanding. Youll learn how to change your life for the better and feel safer. Youll unlock your understanding of the future by working in the moment. Youll discover the relationships between energy and angels/god. Youll contemplate your lifes purpose and direction. Youll learn to recognise and honour your true self by letting go of your false self. Isnt it time to live your fullest life?

How to Free Your Mind

How to Free Your Mind

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828957

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means "liberator," signaling her ability to free beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity. She embodies a challenge, but one that is profoundly nurturing: to transform our minds and become like her, reflecting the tranquility, compassion, and wisdom that make her so beautiful. Thubten Chodron describes a simple meditation on Tara, explaining its benefits and its application to daily life. She also presents two well-loved praises—"Homage to the Twenty-one Taras" and "A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible"—together with reflections on their meanings for modern practitioners.

Living with an Open Heart

Living with an Open Heart

Author: Russell Kolts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780335438

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Living with an Open Heart contains brief readings which blend Buddhist and western psychology. It thoughtfully presents ideas and techniques drawn from Buddhism, western psychological approaches, as well as the authors' personal experiences in working to develop compassion in their own lives and in their work with others. Designed to be easy to dip into, this fascinating book is organised into brief chapters to include discussions, reflections and contemplations, personal stories, and specific techniques for deepening compassion. Each chapter provides fuel for thought and contemplation as the reader goes through his or her day, inspiring their motivation to be compassionate, helping them to understand compassion, and giving them specific methods for applying it in their lives.

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559393966

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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It can be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to see how fourteenth-century Buddhist teachings still apply. When you’re trying to figure out which cell phone plan to buy or brooding about something someone wrote about you on Facebook, lines like “While the enemy of your own anger is unsubdued, though you conquer external foes, they will only increase” can seem a little obscure. Thubten Chodron’s illuminating explication of Togmay Zangpo’s revered text, The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, doesn’t just explain its profound meaning; in dozens of passages she lets her students and colleagues share first-person stories of the ways that its teachings have changed their lives. Some bear witness to dramatic transformations—making friends with an enemy prisoner-of-war, finding peace after the murder of a loved one—while others tell of smaller lessons, like waiting for something to happen or coping with a minor injury.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559391535

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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This easy-to-understand introduction to Buddhism is “written for people wanting to understand basic Buddhist principles and how to integrate them into their lives” (H.H. the Dalai Lama) This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?

Working with Anger

Working with Anger

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559391634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 177

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A Tibetan Buddhist nun “offers her insights on anger, the ways that it manifests in our lives, and the ways that we can skillfully work to transform it” in this “inspiring and humble” guidebook (Sharon Salzberg, New York Times–bestselling author) Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet we see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced circumstances far worse than many of us have faced—including exile, persecution, and the loss of many loved ones—but who do not burn with rage or seek revenge. How do they do it? Working with Anger presents a variety of Buddhist methods for subduing and preventing anger not by changing what is happening, but by framing it differently. No matter what our religion, learning to work with our anger is effective for everyone seeking personal happiness as well as world peace. “ . . . a kind and genuinely helpful guide to handling one of the greatest challenges in living an emotionally intelligent life.” —Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence

Taming the Mind

Taming the Mind

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781559392211

Category: Religion

Page: 0

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We all wish to gain greater understanding of ourselves. This ideal follow-up to the author's extremely popular Buddhism for Beginners explains in clear and simple language the essence of Buddhist philosophy and psychology together with practical tools for immediate implementation in our daily lives.We all want to have good relationships with others. Chodron offers practical techniques to help us gain a more spacious perspective on relationships, whether they be between lovers, parent and child, employer and employee, friends, or spiritual teacher and student. Guidelines are given for how to practice freeing ourselves from habitually blaming others for our problems and learning to be on the spot and take responsibility for our lives. This book describes how our mind/heart, not the external world, is the ultimate source of our happiness. We learn how to look at people and situations in an entirely new light. The book concludes with a discussion of common misconceptions about Buddhism. The author's down-to-earth language and examples invite us not only to engage the material but to implement it in our own lives. The author's open-minded approach makes this book suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

The 50 75 100 Solution

The 50 75 100 Solution

Author: Bryan Falchuk

Publisher: newbodi.es publishing

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 90

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In any difficult relationship, whether professional, romantic, family, friendship or some other type of relationship, there are two sides to the story. What if there was a way to rid any relationship from its dysfunction, even if you think you aren’t the cause of it? Seeing not just your role in the problem, but your ability to change the role of the other side of the equation is powerful. That’s the 50 75 100 Solution. Learn how to be the source of the solution if you aren’t the source of the problem.

The Three Principles of the Path

The Three Principles of the Path

Author: Gelek Rimpoche

Publisher: Jewel Heart

ISBN: 9781934994177

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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The Three Principles of the Path was written by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), one of the greatest lamas in the history of Tibet. In fourteen stanzas, the entire path to enlightenment is explained, summarized in three main features, i.e the need for a determination to be free, the need to develop altruism and insight in the true nature of reality. Gelek Rimpoche’s commentary is both practical and modern, revealing the deeper layers of this poetic text together with tips on how to meditate on its meaning.

Awake Mind, Open Heart

Awake Mind, Open Heart

Author: Cynthia Kneen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786749393

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Twenty-five years ago renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche introduced teachings of the Shambhala warrior tradition-teachings that show how we could live as enlightened citizens and help create an advanced society based on fearlessness and non-aggression. Now Awake Mind, Open Heart makes these teachings accessible to the widest possible audience. Author Cynthia Kneen, who has conducted Shambhala Training workshops for more than twenty years, shows us how to develop personal power through direct, genuine experience and how to cultivate natural bravery, authenticity, and gentleness. Directed especially to readers new to Shambhala Buddhism, she also teaches how to develop genuine dignity by connecting to the strength and wisdom of the world as it is, and how to transform fear into fearlessness. This is an invaluable introduction to these ancient Tibetan teachings.

Blossoms of the Dharma

Blossoms of the Dharma

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556433255

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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In recent years Buddhist nuns from Asia and the West have met together to become more active in improving their status in the female sangha. At "Life As A Buddhist Nun," the 1996 conference in Dharamsala, His Holiness the Dalai Lama supported this effort of Buddhist nuns to clarify their purpose in taking vows, widening their context, broadening community beyond their own abbeys, and supporting one another on their quest to achieve greater equality. This book gathers some of the presentations and teaching at this conference. Coming from many different countries and backgrounds, these women show ways they have found to embrace group practice in an era when most societies extol individualism. Their passion for earned wisdom should inspire lay practitioners and other nuns seeking the essence of Buddhist practice.