The Awakening Body

Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life

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Author: Reginald A. Ray

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840413

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Many of us experience life through so many conceptual filters that we never recognize the freedom and joy that are inherent in us—and are in fact the essence of who we are. We can grow old not realizing that one of the most powerful tools to escape the painful knots we tie ourselves in is, literally, at our fingertips: our body. Here, Reggie Ray cracks open the shell of the mind-body dichotomy and presents six fundamental body-based practices that connect us back to who we really are. These practices cut through the mental fabrications through which we experience our world and lead us directly to the richness of living a fully present, embodied human life. Includes a link to free downloads of recorded guided practices.

The Awakening Mind

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought

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Author: Tashi Tsering

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719050

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Bodhichitta, often translated as "great compassion," is the gem at the heart of Buddhism. From this altruistic desire to serve others, all other Buddhist practices naturally flow, therefore, this state of mind is one Buddhists should understand and cultivate. In The Awakening Mind, Geshe Tashi Tsering leads us through the two main methods to develop bodhichitta that have been developed by the great Indian and Tibetan Buddhists over the centuries: the seven points of cause and effect, and equalizing and exchanging the self with others. This is the fourth release from Geshe Tashi's Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, which individually and collectively represent an excellent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. These unique and friendly books are based on the curriculum of a popular course of the same name, developed by Geshe Tashi himself. Geshe Tashi's presentations combine rigor and comprehensiveness with lucidity and accessibility, never divorced from the basic humanity and warmth of his personality. In Geshe Tashi, we encounter the new generation of Tibetan monk-scholars teaching in the West who are following in the footsteps of such revered and groundbreaking teachers as Geshe Wangyal and Geshe Sopa.

In the Image of God

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Author: W. Xavier Staub

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462846246

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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The Art of Vinyasa

Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

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Author: Richard Freeman,Mary Taylor

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840405

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat, but as a meditative form. They reveal that doing the practice—and particularly the vinyasa, or the breath-synchonized movements—in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind. It also develops an adaptable, flexible practice that can last a lifetime. Freeman and Taylor give an in-depth explanation of form, alignment, and anatomy, and how they work together in the practice. They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical technique. Unlike other books on Ashtanga, The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga. Instead, it interlinks the eight limbs—yama and niyama (ethical practices); asana (postures); pranayama (breathing); pratyahara (nongrasping of the senses); dharana (concentration); dhyana (meditation); and samadhi (harmony, insight)—and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practice.

Spirituality and the Awakening Self

The Sacred Journey of Transformation

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Author: David G. PhD Benner

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236236

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming. This journey defines our humanity, for it is a journey toward our source and our fulfillment, described in Christian theology as union with God. If we remain open to God as our sense of self awakens, we experience a deeper consciousness of being in him. The self that emerges during this process is larger, more enlightened, and whole. David Benner, who has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality, presents psychological insights in a readable fashion to offer readers a deeper understanding of the self and its spiritual development. Drawing on a broad range of Christian traditions, Benner shows that the transformation of self is foundational to Christian spirituality. This book will appeal to readers interested in a psychologically grounded, fresh exploration of Christian spirituality; professionals engaged in pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual direction; and students in ministry development and spiritual formation courses. Questions and answers for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter.

The Awakening of Faith of Ashvagosha (Annotated Edition)

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Author: Timothy Richard

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849622061

Category:

Page: 79

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids Dr. Timothy Richard finds in the Mahayana School of Buddhism, as represented especially in " The Awakening of Faith " of Ashvagosha, simply an Asiatic form of the Gospel, not to be feared as a foe, but to be greeted as a friend. Contents: Opening Hymn 1. Reasons For Writing The Book 2: The Fundamental Doctrine Of The Mahayana Faith 3: Expositions Of The Mahayana Faith 4: The Practice Of The Mahayana Faith 5: The Advantages Of The Practice Of The Mahayana Faith The Great Physician's Twelve Desires (Vows) The Creed Of Half Asia

The Awakening of the Soul

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Author: Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufail

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465584307

Category:

Page: 86

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The Heavens on Earth

Observatories and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture

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Author: David Aubin,Charlotte Bigg,H. Otto Sibum

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082239250X

Category: Science

Page: 398

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The Heavens on Earth explores the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science and culture. Astronomy was a core pursuit for observatories, but usually not the only one. It belonged to a larger group of “observatory sciences” that also included geodesy, meteorology, geomagnetism, and even parts of physics and statistics. These pursuits coexisted in the nineteenth-century observatory; this collection surveys them as a coherent whole. Broadening the focus beyond the solitary astronomer at his telescope, it illuminates the observatory’s importance to technological, military, political, and colonial undertakings, as well as in advancing and popularizing the mathematical, physical, and cosmological sciences. The contributors examine “observatory techniques” developed and used not only in connection with observatories but also by instrument makers in their workshops, navy officers on ships, civil engineers in the field, and many others. These techniques included the calibration and coordination of precision instruments for making observations and taking measurements; methods of data acquisition and tabulation; and the production of maps, drawings, and photographs, as well as numerical, textual, and visual representations of the heavens and the earth. They also encompassed the social management of personnel within observatories, the coordination of international scientific collaborations, and interactions with dignitaries and the public. The state observatory occupied a particularly privileged place in the life of the city. With their imposing architecture and ancient traditions, state observatories served representative purposes for their patrons, whether as symbols of a monarch’s enlightened power, a nation’s industrial and scientific excellence, or republican progressive values. Focusing on observatory techniques in settings from Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome to Australia, Russia, Thailand, and the United States, The Heavens on Earth is a major contribution to the history of science. Contributors: David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, Guy Boistel, Theresa Levitt, Massimo Mazzotti, Ole Molvig, Simon Schaffer, Martina Schiavon , H. Otto Sibum, Richard Staley, John Tresch, Simon Werrett, Sven Widmalm

Inside the Brain

Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works

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Author: Ronald Kotulak

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836232899

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

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Explores how the brain learns, how it controls behavior, how it sustains damage and heals itself, and how scientists are searching for ways to keep it young and healthy.