In This Very Life : The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha

Burmese meditation grasp Sayadaw U Pandita indicates us that freedom is as fast as respiring, as primary as a footstep. during this e-book he describes the trail of the Buddha and calls we all to that heroic trip of liberation. Enlivened via a variety of case histories and anecdotes, In This Very Life is a matchless consultant to the internal territory of meditation - as defined by way of the Buddha.

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Meditations for New Moms: Reflections, Scripture, and Wisdom for Mommy's First Year

How does a brand new mother face the sweetness and the damage child brings? What occurs to the girl she was once? Is it basic to giggle and cry simultaneously?

Sandra Drescher-Lehman, in her disarmingly forthright manner, offers language to the forever lengthy hours of being with infants, the holy moments that adjust exhaustion to pleasure, the personal fears, that unexpected gratitude for one’s personal mother.

Drescher-Lehman’s personal palms and middle are deep during this topic. She is a author and mother to 2 preschoolers. Her voice is gritty, but thankful. Her moods go through the diversity that each one moms recognize. She brings convenience. She lends identity to this most elementary, but so much own, experience.

Each meditation is short. every one deals a quick Scripture passage and prayer after which indicates an concept or workout preoccupied mother can hold all through her day.

With a gorgeous format, up-to-date hardcover layout, and a ribbon marker, this makes an ideal reward for expectant and new mothers.

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Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan

By Alanna Kaivalya

In yoga perform, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) get brief shrift within the West simply because they aren’t good understood, notwithstanding they're an essential component of virtually each japanese non secular perform. they're designed to supply entry into the psyche whereas their underlying mythology is helping us know the way our psychology impacts everyday life. Sacred Sound stocks the myths in the back of the mantras and kirtans, illuminating their that means and placing their energy and practicality nearby of each reader.

Each of the twenty-one mantras and kirtans offered contains the Sanskrit model, the transliteration, the interpretation, feedback for chanting, the underlying fable, and its modern day implications. according to Alanna Kaivalya’s years of educating and learning the myths and sacred texts, this e-book deals a manner into the most life-changing points of yoga practice.

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Face to Face With God: The Ultimate Quest to Experience His Presence

By Bill Johnson

THE final QUEST TO event HIS PRESENCE
 
We all are looking to be part of anything that's more than ourselves, to know
that God loves us and has a plan for our lives.  What higher approach to locate out
than to face day-by-day in His presence and ask?

In this accelerated variation of nose to nose With God invoice Johnson offers
questions for mirrored image and prayers on the finish of every bankruptcy.  He is helping you
pursue God for larger measures of His presence on your personal existence through sharing
the ideas he has realized in addition to real-life tales from his church and
ministry.  You will learn:
 
  • What it capability to go into “the prefer of His face” and the way it alterations history
  • How to accommodate distractions that input the brain in the course of prayer/meditation time
  • How to maneuver past the religious plateaus to journey the arriving wave of revival
  • The gift of protecting your eyes at the “Blesser” whereas achieving for His blessings

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In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

By Mary Beth Norton

Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly unique, meticulously researched, and totally riveting examine.

In 1692 the folk of Massachusetts have been dwelling in worry, and never completely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian assaults had all yet emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and lots of traumatized refugees—including the most accusers of witches—had fled to groups like Salem. in the meantime the colony’s leaders, protective approximately their very own failure to guard the frontier, contemplated how God’s humans might be anguish by the hands of savages. Struck via the similarities among what the refugees had witnessed and what the witchcraft “victims” defined, many have been quickly to work out an enormous conspiracy of the satan (in league with the French and the Indians) threatening New England on either side. via offering this crucial context to the well-known occasions, and via casting her internet way past the borders of Salem itself, Norton sheds new gentle on some of the most puzzling and interesting classes in our historical past.

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The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life

By A. H. Almaas, Karen Johnson

An leading edge religious instructor exhibits easy methods to use hope and keenness as a gateway to understanding our complete potential.

What do wish and keenness need to do with the religious lifestyles? they're a vital part of it, based on A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson. such a lot non secular teachings take the placement that wish, short of, and fervour are against the religious direction. the worry is that conducting wish will take you extra into the area, into the mundane, into the actual, and into egoic existence. And for many humans, that's precisely what occurs. We evidently are likely to event in need of in a self-centered method. The energy of Passion explores how you can be passionate and to consider a robust in need of with out that wish being in clash with selfless love. It additionally exhibits how relationships with others are a tremendous a part of the human journey--an chance to specific oneself authentically and be current with another individual. via knowing the power of eros, every one folks can discover ways to be absolutely genuine and alive in all our interactions.

In the phrases of the authors, "Any non secular paintings contains the portion of love, even if explicitly or implicitly. What we wish to discover is how the strength and caliber of affection explicitly open the door to truth and to our deeper nature. The portal is there for each man or woman to open; every one folks will be totally genuine and alive in all our interactions. And the erotic, because it is felt and skilled within the physique, is part of that openness, even if it turns into sexual or no longer. for plenty of purposes, eros has develop into separated from the natural and the holy, and hence, it's always relegated to the area of the gross and unrefined. yet eros is the strength of the divine. As such, it's regularly divine and pure."

Through guided workouts, the authors invite the reader to hook up with the natural power in the back of their wish. after we let ourselves to completely event our short of, the authors recommend, and we belief that the in need of itself has the intelligence to bare the natural power of hope that underlies it, we get a style of what it truly is wish to believe love and wish as a unified strength. Being on the earth in a fashion that doesn't separate us from spirit, whereas additionally feeling the excitement of our strength, our erotic nature, our aliveness and love, makes lifestyles entire. we wish to event our humanness, the authors say, yet we do not are looking to divide ourselves to do it. we wish to recognize extra approximately either the religious and the worldly truth and the way the 2 interrelate, simply because they're clearly part of what it potential to be human.

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For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men

By Shaunti Feldhahn

What is going on in a man's brain? From their early days, each lady has struggled to appreciate why men behave the way in which they do. Even long-married girls who imagine they comprehend males have in basic terms scratched the outside. underneath a man's rugged external is an excellent extra rugged, unmapped terrain. What bestselling writer Shaunti Feldhahn's learn finds in regards to the internal lives of fellows will open women's eyes to what the lads of their lifestyles - boyfriends, brothers, husbands, and sons - are quite pondering and feeling. males are looking to be understood, yet they are afraid to "freak out" the ladies they love through confessing what's taking place inside of their heads. This ebook will advisor ladies in easy methods to give you the loving aid that glossy males wish and wish.

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The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind

By Richard Freeman

The realm of yoga is astonishingly wealthy in its array of colleges and practices. but as varied as they appear, they percentage a typical goal: the invention of the essence of life that may be came upon on the middle of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this beneficial aim in brain, Richard Freeman offers an enlightening assessment of the various teachings, practices, and scriptures that function the root for the entire faculties of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He indicates how the myriad types are finally similar and will also be looked as if it would make up an unlimited, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the cohesion, profundity, and sweetness of the traditional culture.

to profit extra, stopover at MirrorofYoga.com.

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How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God

By Michael Shermer

A new version overlaying the newest medical examine on how the mind makes us believers or skeptics

Recent polls record that ninety six percentage of american citizens think in God, and seventy three percentage think that angels usually stopover at Earth. Why is that this? Why, regardless of the increase of technology, know-how, and secular schooling, are humans turning to faith in higher numbers than ever prior to? Why do humans think in God in any respect?

These provocative questions lie on the middle of How We think , an illuminating research of God, religion, and faith. Bestselling writer Michael Shermer deals clean and infrequently startling insights into age-old questions, together with how and why people placed their religion in a better energy, even within the face of medical skepticism. Shermer has up to date the ebook to discover the most recent examine and theories of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and philosophers, in addition to the position of religion in our more and more assorted glossy world.

Whether believers or nonbelievers, we're all pushed via the necessity to comprehend the universe and our position in it. How We think is an excellent medical journey of this historic and mysterious desire.

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