Description : The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys is the most personal portrait yet of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, revered spiritual leader. A huge international success, the Dalai Lama's books are bestsellers all over the world. Now, for the first time, we are able to discover the personal feelings and thoughts of this highly respected spiritual figure on subjects ranging from how the experience of profound spiritual insight actually feels, to how he has learned to love people who anyone else would consider an enemy, and under what circumstances he believes he would be capable of violence. Victor Chan came to meet the Dalai Lama through an extraordinary kidnapping experience. Since that time, over thirty years ago, he has become a close friend of the Dalai Lama and here is able to give us the most personal and intimate portrait yet of this iconic figure. In relaxed conversation, at his prayers and meals, meeting other world leaders – this up-close-and-personal account is filled with the Dalai Lama's customary insight, humour and compassion. Victor Chan's unique access to the life of this most inspiring of men gives us the closest look yet into the heart and mind of one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Other titles by the Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World The Art of Happiness at Work A Profound Mind
Description : Encounter the Enlightened is a guiding beacon of divine wisdom and inspiration for all persons seeking self-realization and an experience of the unbounded nature of life. Master, mystic and yogi Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev presents a rare glimpse of undiluted truth from discourses given to yoga disciples and other audiences at his ashram in south India and around the world. A tool of tremendous value in an age imprisoned by materialism and dogma, these dialogues are an essential key to inner exploration of the profound questions of humanity: Who am I? Why are we here? What happens after death? What is the meaning of life? The master speaks with undeniable logic and wisdom that penetrates the deepest realms of our heart and soul. Encounter the Enlightened examines some of the most controversial social and spiritual issues of our time through the lens, wisdom and words of an enlightened being whose teachings are simple and pristine. Sadhguru's compelling and often-provocative responses lead readers to an understanding of the ego that keeps us in bondage, the fragmentary nature of the mind and the crippling conditioning of society. Sadhguru presents a possibility to transcend the limitations of the three-dimensional world and awaken the absolute - the ultimate fulfillment. In the words of Sadhguru, the fruit of such an awakening is that "you can go through life untouched, you can play with life whichever way you want and still life cannot do anything to you; life does not leave scars on you. That is the miracle that we are working to manifest in everybody's life." The book is a rare gem for all who seek truth beyond solace and who are willing to abandon sensibilities for the sacred. It is a glimpse of the divine potential that we are.
Description : Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question–and in the process brought about a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to show how we all have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. These findings hold exciting implications for personal transformation. For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable–that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, and compensate for disability. Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD, and reverse age-related changes in the brain. They also suggest that it is possible to teach and learn compassion, a key step in the Dalai Lama’s quest for a more peaceful world. But as we learn from studies performed on Buddhist monks, an important component in changing the brain is to tap the power of mind and, in particular, focused attention. This is the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness, a technique that has become popular in the West and that is immediately available to everyone. With her extraordinary gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact. This tremendously hopeful book takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : The relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts are explored in essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in interviews with influential artists in this timely, multifaceted volume, with contributions by Maya Lin, Stephen Batchelor, Bill Viola, Arthur Danto, and others.
Description : This book gives the reader a realistic perspective of what management is and what managers really do. Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges despite the plans made by even the best managers and leaders. The relatively new challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every chapter of this book. The authors have included the most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste of the energy, challenge and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of social media and new technology throughout This fifth edition includes new emphases on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a growing area of importance and interest in management studies and the foregrounding of management as an Integrative Practice. There will be linkages of topics within and across chapters, reflective of management as it occurs.
Description : - It is the only book which enables the reader a deep and comprehensive view of Islam as religion, practices and a way of life. - Taking in consideration that there are many books on variety of Islamic issues, still, this is almost the only book that enables a comprehensive overview of Islam covering all of its different aspects and sides. Besides, it explores profoundly the Islamic practices and their argumentations towards women, violence, sex and many other controversial issues around Islam. - It explores in a new and unique way the Islamic rituals (especially the five prayers) in a way the exposes the beauty and secrets of Sufism in its practical form, mixing between practice and theory as it is felt and done by the leaders of Sufism in their most rightful moments. - The book is meant to be an enchanting art piece. Its layout and illustrations were innovated by German arts and designers to provide the reader with enjoyable read experience. - It analysis also the motivations and argumentations the terrorism considers in the name of Islam. - The variety of the topic discussed in the book and the way of dividing and classifying them makes it a good page turner.
Description : Oh boy, you've done it now. You asked for physical and mental self-healing and here it is Written just for you, this little gem of a book of mental gymnastics includes practical step-by-step techniques, tricks, secrets, and practices to create a life of wellness, balance, and happiness. Get ready to have your mind blown with highest insight that will certainly upgrade your thoughts and beliefs. Not only rich in self-hypnosis techniques, this book houses many mental tricks to heal/rebalance, to discover your own authority, and determine personal truth. Learning the best way to help others and your pets, this book will certainly make your mind-wheels spin into orbit Other gems inside this book include: Healing Through Distance, Self-Empowerment at its Best, Bedroom Tantrum Technique, Developing Your Mind Power, Advanced Healing Techniques, Smorgasbord of Food for Thought, Assisting Children, Animals, Plants, Step by Step Profound Mind Technique, Profound Insights for Living Life Happily, Aha Insights to Blast Through Plateaus, Incredible Truths You Already Knew, Sifting / Shielding / Bubble Wrap, Esoteric Side of "Accidents," Pet Healing Case Studies, Miracle Making Secrets, Root Cause Release, Responsible Living, Group Healing.
Description : Benzon uses remarkable insights from brain science and anthropology to investigate musical styles ranging from Gregorian chant to hip-hop; discovers a children's song in a Louis Armstrong solo and finds that it may date to before the Crusades; explains rock music's merging of African and European musical forms in evolutionary terms; and reveals the similarity between decision-making in a baboon troop and the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony." "Beethoven's Anvil is a book about a profound influence shaping human minds and cultures. Both daring and impeccably scholarly, it offers a sweeping new vision of a vital, familiar and yet poorly understood force in our lives."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : In his previous book, The Attention Revolution, bestselling author Alan Wallace guided readers through the stages of shamatha, a meditation for focusing the mind. In Stilling the Mind, he uses the wisdom of Dzogchen--the highest of all the meditation traditions--to open up the shamatha practice into a space of vast freedom. Here, Wallace introduces us to Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence, one of the most cherished works of the Nyingma school from which Dzogchen stems. With his trademark enthusiasm and keen intelligence, Wallace makes obscure concepts intelligible to contemporary readers and allows us to glimpse the profound realizations of a great nineteenth-century spiritual adept.