How to Practice

The Way to a Meaningful Life


Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453363

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3128

An instructional resource and inspirational guide to daily life describes each step on the path to spiritual enlightenment and explains how to practice everyday morality, meditation, wisdom, and compassion.

How To Practise

The Way to a Meaningful Life


Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118859

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5852

How To Practise is a major inspirational work, by one of the world's greatest spiritual teachers. It is broken down into the basic steps to enlightenment: how to practise morality, how to practise meditation, and how to practise wisdom - at the same time, delving deeper into His Holiness' more general Buddhist teachings, his spirit, wisdom and sense of humour. The book, meant to be used as part of daily practice, is easy to understand and filled with anecdotes. It includes guidance on mental calm, altruism and compassion, refraining from harm, focussing the mind, and much more. Beautifully packaged, this is the ultimate gift from the Dalai Lama, and a wonderful gift to give to anyone interested in having a richer, more fulfilled life.

Das tibetische Buch vom Leben und vom Sterben

Ein Schlüssel zum tieferen Verständnis von Leben und Tod


Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426413523

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 2980

Der tibetische Meditationsmeister Sogyal Rinpoche führt uns an eine Lebenspraxis heran, durch die der Tod seinen Schrecken verliert und der Alltag an Freude gewinnt. Seine zeitgemäße Auslegung der buddhistischen Lehren des berühmten »Tibetischen Totenbuchs« hat weltweit einen maßgeblichen Rang erlangt. Sie ist zu einer unentbehrlichen Hilfe in der Krankenbetreuung und Sterbebegleitung geworden. Doch jeder Mensch kann durch dieses Buch nicht nur »die Kunst zu sterben«, sondern auch die »zu leben« lernen. Beide sind nach tibetischer Auffassung nur die zwei Seiten einer Medaille.

The Problem Is the Solution

A Jungian Approach to a Meaningful Life


Author: Marcella Bakur Weiner,Mark B. Simmons

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765706865

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 5840

Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung said that a life without meaning is unlived. Today our secular worship of the material, the superficial, and the instantly gratifying is as powerful as any ancient idol worship. While our problems appear to be the enemy, they are really our secret allies, and by wrestling with them we become whole. Weiner and Simmons show us how to rely on the natural, spontaneous images that emerge from our dreams, daily life, relationship problems, and symptoms as the seeds of our own healing. We must recognize that our problems have not been randomly inflicted on us; they have a purpose, to act as guideposts pointing the way toward healing and wholeness.

Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens


Author: Matthias Kossler

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447057042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 125

View: 9433

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) war der erste bedeutende europaische Philosoph, der ost- und sudostasiatische Philosophien nicht nur zur Kenntnis nahm, sondern auch versuchte, fur sein eigenes Denken fruchtbar zu machen. Das gilt insbesondere fur die buddhistischen und hinduistischen Richtungen, aber auch fur den Daoismus und Konfuzianismus, insofern sie in seinen Augen als atheistische Lehren seiner Konzeption einer immanenten Metaphysik nahe kommen. In diesem Band sind Beitrage aus kulturell und disziplinar unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln auf das Thema 'Schopenhauer und die Philosophien Asiens' zusammengefasst: Sie gehen auf Vortrage zuruck, die auf zwei internationalen Tagungen der Schopenhauer-Forschungsstelle an der Universitat Mainz gehalten wurden. Das vorrangige Ziel dieser Tagungen war es gewesen, eine kritische und interdisziplinare Untersuchung der Berufung Schopenhauers auf die Philosophien Asiens voranzutreiben, der das Wort "ex oriente lux" auf den Ursprung philosophischer Weisheit aus dem fernen Asien bezog.

The Path to a Meaningful Purpose

Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology


Author: Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475986408

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

View: 7529

Part scholarly psychological research, part self-improvement book, Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose helps you answer four existential questions: Who am I? What matters in life? Why am I here? How do I successfully fulfi ll my life purpose? Author Luis A. Marrero uses psychology to help you understand the meaning and purpose of your life, and how to succeed. Marrero introduces foundations of a new movement in psychology called logoteleology, chiefl y a blend of logotherapy, psychological theories of motivation, and teleology, that he calls the science of meaningful purpose. It provides a basis to help you • understand why people suff er and institutions fail to reach their potential despite the availability of practical solutions; • discover who you are by learning about identities and how they are formed and improved; • realize what is meaningful and meaningless in life; • resolve to make decisions that set you up to make the best of what life off ers; • fi nd and commit to a meaningful purpose that serves as a guiding compass for a fulfi lling life; • learn how to set goals and make choices that are compatible with what is meaningful to you; and • determine how you can select and use the right type of motivation that builds and strengthens your mental stamina and the confi dence to win in life. Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose, a foundational guide, is the fi rst in a planned anthology. It explains why you behave the way you do and how your behavior impacts your ability to enjoy life to its fullest, off ering ways to help you grow and succeed.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 1: The Foundation Practices


Author: Lhundub Sopa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717732

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 2985

Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

Das Buch der Freude


Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Lotos

ISBN: 3641191912

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 5441

Zwei weise Männer, eine Botschaft Sie sind zwei der bedeutendsten Leitfiguren unserer Zeit: Seine Heiligkeit der Dalai Lama und Erzbischof Desmond Tutu. Obwohl ihr Leben von vielen Widrigkeiten und Gefahren geprägt war, strahlen sie eine Freude aus, die durch nichts zu erschüttern ist. Im Buch der Freude vereinen die „Brüder im Geiste“ ihre immense Lebenserfahrung und die Weisheit ihrer Weltreligionen zu einer gemeinsamen zentralen Erkenntnis: Nur tief empfundene Freude kann sowohl das Leben des Einzelnen als auch das globale Geschehen spürbar zum Positiven wandeln. Unabhängig von allen Herausforderungen und Krisen, mit denen wir täglich konfrontiert werden, können wir diese Energie in uns entfalten und weitergeben. So wird die Freude zur Triebkraft, die unserem Dasein mehr Liebe und Sinn verleiht – und zugleich Hoffnung und Frieden in unsere unsichere Welt bringt.

Emptiness in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism

Dynamic Responses to Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence:


Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520239083

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 9842

"This is a scholarly tour de force, the likes of which are rarely seen in the academy."—José Ignacio Cabezón, Illif School of Theology "An exceptionally clear and detailed account of a central debate in Tibetan Buddhist scholastic philosophy."—Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago "This is without question the finest and most complete discussion of the renowned Mind-Only school and its Tibetan context."—Anne C. Klein, author of Knowledge & Liberation, Path to the Middle "An important new contribution to our understanding of the development of Buddhist philosophical thought in Tibet."—Matthew T. Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory

Walking in Light

The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life


Author: Sandra Ingerman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 162203452X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 1286

A shaman can serve as a healer, storyteller, and a keeper of wisdom—but most of all, teaches Sandra Ingerman, “Shamans radiate a light that uplifts everybody. In our culture, we tend to focus on methods and forget that the greatest way we can offer healing to the world is to become a vessel of love.” With Walking in Light, this renowned teacher offers a complete guide for living in a shamanic way—empowered by purpose, focus, and a deep connection to the spiritual dimensions. “Shamanism remains so relevant because it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the times and culture,” teaches Sandra. Here you are invited to participate in the modern evolution of this ancient and powerful form of spirituality, featuring: • Foundational practices—lucid instruction on the shamanic journey, ceremonies, and other techniques for accessing the hidden realms of spirit • Compassionate spirits, allies, and ancestors—how to contact and build a relationship with your power animals and spiritual helpers • Healing from a shamanic perspective—practices that can integrate with and enhance any healing modality • Guidance for deepening your connection with the environment and the rhythms of the natural world • Ways to cultivate a rich inner landscape that empowers your intentions and actions in every aspect of your life, and much more Walking in Light is a comprehensive resource filled with practical techniques, indigenous wisdom, and invaluable guidance for both new and experienced shamanic practitioners. Most importantly, Sandra Ingerman illuminates the meaning behind the practices—revealing our universe as a place where spirit is the ultimate reality, where our intentions shape our world, and where unseen allies support us on every step of our journey.

Handbook of Religion and Health


Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1192

View: 771

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life


Author: William Deresiewicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147670273X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7691

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (People). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. “Excellent Sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark….He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….Mr. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” (The New York Times).

Worlds in Harmony

Compassionate Action for a Better World: Easyread Comfort Edition


Author: Dalai Lama XIV


ISBN: 1442994401

Category: Nature

Page: 108

View: 9667

The Dalai Lama represents a great culture centered on a wisdom tradition that has survived intact into modern times. And the fragility of our times is demonstrated by the fact that even that culture survives only in exile. Science and technology have brought immense control over nature, but power without wisdom is dangerous. We need to balance our modern capabilities with an ancient wisdom. His Holiness the Dalai Lama often speaks of the interconnectedness of all things. In a sense, that means we are all in this together. He has said, also, that just because these times are so dire, it is a great honor to be alive now, at this moment, on this planet. It is we who bear the responsibility, who face the challenge, who must take care of the planet, not just for ourselves, but for the future and for our children.

Be Generous and Prosper


Author: Sebastian Nybo,Dalai Lama

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8799059320


Page: 146

View: 8600

More and more people feel so overwhelmed by the trouble the worldis facing today that they don't know where to begin - so they do theworst thing of all - NOTHING. We have become our own worstnightmare.The good news is that you can save the world - and prosper -just by being you. It is so simple. Stop complaining about howbad it is and start utilizing your circle of influence instead. It is notimportant how much you do. What matters is that you do the best youcan with what you have. One person, one nation, or even one continentcannot solve the serious trouble that the world is facing today. We allmust pull together - all 6.8 billion of us.It seems as if the world is spinning out of control with financial crises, climate change, and wars. Everywhere you look, something crazy isgoing on. We have become obese, overloaded with information, andmost of us have lost track of why we are even here. How can weregain a meaningful life? That is the core question that SebastianNybo examines in this book, and his answer is as simple as it is efficient: Just be true to what you know is right. He believes that we allhave an ethical awareness encoded in our DNA and that this innateability can serve as a behavioral compass in our everyday lives. Thekey is to understand that you have to believe it in order to see it.Sebastian Nybo has included a series of interviews that he conducted with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who is an outstanding example of someone who has really tried to do the best he can with what he has - regardless of the odds. Sebastian Nybo has woven together the wisdom and spirituality of His Holiness with his own knowledge of human evolution and positive psychology, and thereby created a powerful antidote to the stress of modern life.

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight


Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 155939403X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

View: 5622

Eager for his first encounter with North American audiences, the Dalai Lama's enthusiasm for his subject shines through in these presentations. Pithy, essential points are presented in a direct, engaging manner. Often held in smaller venues, these presentations remain some of the most memorable ever given by the Dalai Lama. They are considered so valuable that they've been retranslated back into Tibetan for Tibetan audiences.

Bodhisattva Attitude

How to Dedicate Your Life to Others


Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 1891868489


Page: 266

View: 8486

This book comprises several motivations taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche called “bodhicitta motivations for life,” intended for us to use first thing every morning to generate the mind of bodhicitta and dedicate our life to numberless sentient beings. The Bodhisattva Attitude is taken from the sutra teachings of the Buddha and is based on verses by the great bodhisattva Shantideva in his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. The verses are meant to be recited each morning to remind us of how we are going to dedicate our lives to others. We all understand the importance of motivation and attitude and how they affect the quality of our work and the result that can be achieved. Rinpoche particularly emphasizes the need for us to have a very clear direction and purpose for life. The real meaning of our lives is to bring both temporary and ultimate happiness to all sentient beings and to do this we need to achieve enlightenment. Enlightenment depends on first generating bodhicitta and training our minds in the bodhisattva attitude enables us to do that. This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's essential teachings given from 2008 onward. It is the first volume in LYWA's Heart Advice Series. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you and please enjoy this ebook!

Stroke Rehabilitation - E-Book

A Function-Based Approach


Author: Glen Gillen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323067751

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 9354

Gillen's Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd Edition is the only comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation resource for occupational therapists. Extensively updated with the latest research in assessment and intervention, this essential text presents a holistic, application-based approach that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies to help you confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients. UNIQUE! Case studies challenge you to apply rehabilitation concepts to realistic scenarios. Evidence-based clinical trials and outcome studies clearly outline the basis for stroke interventions. UNIQUE! Survivor's Perspectives help you understand the stroke rehabilitation process from the client's point-of-view. UNIQUE! A multidisciplinary approach highlights discipline-specific distinctions in stroke rehabilitation among occupation and physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists. Review questions in each chapter help you assess your understanding of rehabilitation concepts. Key terms and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you study more efficiently. Three new chapters broaden your understanding of stroke intervention in the areas of Using Technology to Improve Limb Function, Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke, and Parenting after Stroke. Learning activities and interactive references on a companion Evolve Resources website help you review textbook content and locate additional information.

Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy - E-BOOK


Author: Edward A. S. Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046612

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 5631

Now in its fifth edition, the internationally acclaimed Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy continues to provide a practical reference tool which is both an indispensable guide to undergraduates and a practical reference tool for clinicians in the application of models and theories to practice. Underlining the importance and clinical relevance of theory to practice, the text provides an excellent introduction to the theoretical basis of occupational therapy. Contributions are given by both academics and expert clinicians. All chapters have been revised and updated, new ones have been written and some pre-existing chapters have new authors. A refined structure uses highlight boxes to indicate the key themes and issues of each chapter and useful reflective questions to help the reader review the issues raised in the chapter. Discusses evidence-based practices and established theories but also includes contemporary developments Range of expert contributors provide an international perspective of practice Case studies highlighting the application of theory to practice Details of the latest developments and debates in the field 2 chapters on the PEOP model and community-based rehabilitation Highlight boxes throughout indicating key themes/issues Reflective questions at the end of each chapter

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben


Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5123

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.