Itty Bitty Buddha


Author: Nicola Dixon

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762459407

Category: Humor

Page: 32

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Itty Bitty Buddha includes a laughing Buddha with its own stand, an incense holder, a portable altar, and a 32-page book outlining the basic elements of Buddhist teaching, including meditation. Make the Buddha's joy your own as you embark on the pathless path to nirvana!

Preaching to a Post-Everything World

Crafting Biblical Sermons That Connect with Our Culture


Author: Zack Eswine

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441201607

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Zack Eswine starts this unique pastoral resource with a captivating question: Could I now reach who I once was? Challenging the idea that today's preachers must do away with biblical or expository preaching if they are to reach non-Christian people, Eswine offers a way of preaching that embraces biblical exposition in missional terms. Recognizing all of the different cultural situations in which the gospel must be preached, he gives preachers practical advice on preaching in a global context while remaining faithful to the Bible. Pastors, seminarians, and church and ministry leaders who speak in various contexts will welcome this fresh, thoughtful examination of bringing the Word to today's multi-everything, post-everything world.

The Little Book of Buddha


Author: Nicola Dixon

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762415991

Category: Religion

Page: 95

View: 1318

This palm-size guide to the basic history, tenets, and meditation practices of Buddhism is a perfect way to find some inner peace in today's stressful world, with meditation tips and insight into the value of quiet reflection.

The Buddha Sat Right Here

A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal


Author: Dena Moes

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152562X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7667

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months—a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty—and filled with love and awe.

Books in Print


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Accidental Buddhist

Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still


Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 4155

A journey through the diverse landscape of American Buddhism, written with “a blessedly down-to-earth sense of humor” (Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus). In an era when many of us yearn for an escape from a culture of noise and narcissism, this book takes us into the physical and spiritual geography of Buddhism, American-style: from a weekend at a mountain retreat for corporate executives learning effective ways to cope with stress, to a visit with a Zen teacher holding classes in an old Quaker farmhouse, to a meeting with a Catholic priest who’s also a Zen master. Both a lively introduction to this Eastern spiritual tradition and a colorful portrait of American society, The Accidental Buddhist “makes the oftentimes impenetrable concepts of Buddhism accessible to the reader and contains striking, and important, parallels and contrasts between [the author’s] own Catholic upbringing and ancient Buddhist traditions” (Library Journal). “A travelogue detailing the tremendous diversity within American Buddhism. His anecdotes make it clear that the umbrella term ‘Buddhist’ encompasses strict Zen monks, laid-back Tibetan politicos, and beatnik holdover Allen Ginsberg. In his travels, Moore attends weekend retreats, chronicles the Dalai Lama’s 1996 visit to Indiana, and grooves to Change Your Mind Day, a meditative Buddha-fest in New York City’s Central Park. . . . He finds that his family is his sangha (monastery), and while he still feels he is ‘probably a fairly lousy Buddhist,’ he will eclectically combine his various forms of new knowledge to find a path that makes sense to him. Now that may be an authentic American Buddhism.” —Kirkus Reviews

1996 Campaign Finance Investigations

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Campaign funds

Page: 540

View: 9328

Reality Check: Brief Reflections on Un-Conditioning the Mind


Author: Mitch Halper

Publisher: Kokoro Press

ISBN: 1937796841

Category: Self-Help

Page: 79

View: 8488

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages. What we have here is a brief compendium of unconventional viewpoints regarding what is loosely termed “the spiritual path,” but what is, in fact, a return to our fundamental sanity. All this and more for only 99 cents!

Stealing Fire from the Gods

The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers


Author: James Bonnet

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 9781932907117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 2090

A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.