At Home In The World

Stories and Essential Teachings From A Monk's Life

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Random House


Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking and inspiring. Collected here for the first time, these stories span his life. There are stories from his childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenage novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites and influence world leaders. The tradition of Zen teaching stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story–telling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights and life lessons.

The Wisdom of Sundays

Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Publisher: Flatiron Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.” Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book. Organized into ten chapters—each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself—the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality. Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.

Love and Compassion

Exploring Their Role in Education

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Compassion

Page: 176

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In Love and Compassion, John P. Miller explores different forms of love, including self-love, the love of others, compassion, the love of learning, as well as nonviolence, and how they have the potential to improve education.

Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival

Languaging, Tourism, Life

Author: Alison M. Phipps

Publisher: Multilingual Matters


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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Telling the stories of the experience of learning and speaking tourist languages, this book takes the reader on a journey through risk, way finding, mistakes, laughter, conversations and the imagination. It provides descriptions of the world of language learning. It examines what happens when tourists learn to speak other languages.

The Literary World

Choice Readings from the Best New Books, with Critical Revisions




Category: Literature


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The Lotus Sutra

A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic


Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 146

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the world. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on skillfully doing whatever is needed to serve and compassionately care for others, on breaking down distinctions between the fully enlightened buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to postpone salvation until all beings may share it, and especially on each and every being's innate capacity to become a buddha. Gene Reeves's new translation appeals to readers with little or no familiarity with technical Buddhist vocabulary, as well as long-time practitioners and students. In addition, this remarkable volume includes the full "threefold" text of this classic.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Reference

Page: 2000

View: 106

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

The Major Thinkers and the Philosophical and Religious Classics of China, India, Japan, Korea, and the World of Islam

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

View: 504

Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world