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A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Author : Shoukei Matsumoto
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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. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's 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 it's 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 Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Author : Shoukei Matsumoto
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'Think of your house as an allegory for your body. Keep cleaning it every day.' In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. Sweep away your worldly cares with this guide to living a cleaner, calmer, happier life. Drawing on ancient Zen household techniques, Buddhist monk Keisuke Matsumoto shows you how a few simple changes to your daily habits - from your early morning routine, through mealtimes to last thing at night - will turn your home into a peaceful, ordered refuge from today's busy world. 'Surprisingly calming ... The most unusual self-help book of 2018' Daily Mail

Buddhism and Waste

Author : Trine Brox
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In what ways do Buddhists recognize, define, and sort waste from non-waste? What happens to Buddhist-related waste? How do new practices of Buddhist consumption result in new forms of waste and consequently new ways of dealing with waste? This book explores these questions in a close examination of a religion that is often portrayed as anti-materialist and non-economic. It provides insight into the complexity of Buddhist consumption, conceptions of waste, and waste care. Examples include scripture that has been torn and cannot be read, or an amulet that has disintegrated, as well as garbage left behind on a pilgrimage, or the offerings of food and prayer scarves that create ecological contamination. Chapters cover mass-production and over-consumption, the wastefulness of consumerism, the by-products of Buddhist practices like rituals and festivals, and the impact of increased Buddhist consumption on religious practices and social relations. The book also looks at waste in terms of what is discarded, exploring issues of when and why particular objects and practices are sorted and handled as sacred and disposable. Contributors address how sacred materiality is destined to wear and decay, as well as ideas about redistribution, regeneration or recycling, and the idea of waste as afterlife.

Happy Inside

Author : Michelle Ogundehin
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‘I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul.’ Mary Portas ‘A wonderful look at how to transform our homes to be more mindfully aligned with our true nature and a reflection of who we are.’ Fearne Cotton ‘A happy home is a fundamental building block of happiness, and Michelle’s book is an essential, step-by-step guide to creating a home we love.’ Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global ‘A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it.’ Matthew Williamson Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin’s step-by-step practical guide to creating a home that supports your well-being. Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Happy Inside shows you how to harness its potential in pursuit of becoming your best self. If you want to feel calm, content, soothed or energized, you must begin with what surrounds you. This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to create more light and space to how to get a good night’s sleep; the path to a perfect sofa and why a dining table is your most vital piece of furniture. Plus, how to decorate to promote joy; the importance of play (and circular side tables); your definitive capsule kitchen kit; and why your hallway is where it all starts. Combining Michelle’s knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, colour psychology and good design, Happy Inside is your one-stop guide to living well. Welcome to the healthy home revolution!

Morning Rituals

Author : Leslie Koren
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Who doesn’t wish they hopped out of bed each feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead? In Morning Rituals, author Leslie Koren is here to help, with practices that will have readers kicking their day off right! This tidy volume offers dozens of invigorating, empowering exercises for the body and spirit: Set an intention for the day. Drink a glass of lemon water. Write morning pages. Do a set of push-ups, or a series of energizing yoga poses. Pull a tarot card. Take a moment to be still, over a cup of tea or a book of poetry. Whatever rituals speak to you, do them with intention and do them regularly, and you’ll find that your morning sets the tone for a brighter, calmer, more productive day. Each prompt includes straightforward instructions as well as ways to personalize and improvise the idea. This beautifully photographed book will make for a thoughtful, loving gift—perfect for Mom, a recent graduate, or someone in need of a pick-me-up, or as a way to treat yourself.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Zen Living

Author : Eve Adamson
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As an adult who leads a busy life, you have to deal with the stresses of home, work, and family. The Buddhist idea of Zen seeks to help you reduce stress so that you can remain calm when conflicts arise. This book begins with the basics, telling you what Zen is and how you can use it to deal with the situations that come up in your fast-paced life.

Soji

Author : Keisuke Matsumoto
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Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul.Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy. We remove dust to sweep away our worldly cares. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world needs it.In Japan, cleanliness is next to enlightenment. This bestselling guide by a Zen Buddhist monk draws on ancient traditions to show you how a few simple changes to your daily habits - from your early morning routine to preparing food, from respecting the objects around you to working together as a team - will not only make your home calmer and cleaner, but will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more fulfilled.

No Nonsense Guide to Buying and Selling Property

Author : Andrew Winter
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Andrew Winter has had enough -- enough of sellers who think their house is the best when the reality is far from it; enough of buyers who expect so much more than they can afford; and enough of dodgy agents who give the industry a bad name. And now, for the first time inside this no-nonsense guide, he has something to say to you. If you're buying or selling property, you need help from someone who knows what they're talking about. Forget the spiel from agents and hype from the media -- read this straight-talking book and discover how to get your foot in the door, find a bargain, sell for a tidy profit or find the home of your dreams. Do you really know how to make money from real estate? Do you know what your house is worth? Do you know the pitfalls of buying a house based on aesthetics? Do you know how to establish a winning tactic for bidding at auctions? Do you know what the agent is thinking? Andrew Winter knows all of these things and more, and he has some cracking stories to tell you along the way. With more than 25 years in the property industry, including as host of the television series Selling Houses Australia on The LifeStyle Channel, Andrew can be trusted to tell it straight.

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 2

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When I Came Home

Author : George Brinley Evans
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Coming back home from the Far East after years serving in Burma, George Brinley Evans returns to his home in Banwen, Dulais Valley, South Wales, to find that the ex- servicemen are being treated as traitors - 'Churchill's army' - by the ferociously Communist self-appointed commissars of the local colliery. But that's not all George has on his plate. There's the fish and chip shop, the ice cream round, the Billiard Hall, the boxing club, Saturday afternoon football in bombed-out Swansea, and getting enough black market coupons off Jack Bach the butcher's wife to buy a suit and marry beautiful, dark-haired Peggy the Papers. As a painter, George has been praised for 'just painting what he sees', and this book is an astonishingly clear-eyed look back over a long lifetime in one community. Conversations fifty or sixty years ago, tales of drunken colliers and runaway ponies, births and deaths, trips to London and Cardiff, all are remembered and told with vivid clarity and directness.