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 : 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 : This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.
Description : In recent times, the practice of mindfulness has been gaining a lot of momentum. Mindfulness is the practice of observing the breath, noticing the body sensations, and watching the mind. Through this book, you will learn a simple yet powerful method of not only watching the mind, but of moving beyond mindfulness into the no-mind state. This is done through the power of four words: WHO AM I NOW? Self Enquiry is an ancient practice for attaining Self realization. However, with the passage of time its finer nuances have gone missing and it has become one of the most misunderstood of practices. Presented in a profound yet simple Q/A format, this book presents Self Enquiry – with Understanding. Understanding is the crucial element that helps you to recognize the missing links and gain the knowledge of Self, which in turn facilitates in reaching your true self, easily and definitively. “Who am I?” is the question asked in Self Enquiry that will lead you to the experience of the Self. And “Who am I Now?” is a unique method that will help you stay in that experience, in and through your daily affairs. This will dismantle the daydream of who you believe yourself to be and enable you to get established in the experience of pure consciousness. Amazement and eternal bliss awaits you!
Description : Cognitive impairment and mental health affect a large number of people, for whom the use of public transport can present a challenge. This book presents various suggestions from transport staff training to better signage, clearer timetables, and increased staff presence.
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