Description : This catalogue includes introductory essays by the curators of the art exhibition Clearing a Path, along with photographs of the exhibitions pieces and artist statements from 21 participating artists.
Description : Clearing a Path offers new models and ideas for exploring Native American history, drawing from disciplines like history, anthropology, and creative writing making this a must-read for anyone interested in the history of indigenous peoples.
Description : Stephen Parker has produced a profound explication of the psychological dimension of Yoga from the standpoint of classical Raja-yoga. I would recommend Clearing the Path for all students of Yoga and meditation who truly aspire to a deeper level of practice. - David Frawley
Description : This collection explores social processes and meanings germane to the educational mobility of first-generation college students before and during their matriculation into higher education. The contributing scholars examine dynamics, policies, practices, and programs that inform college access and persistence for first generation students.
Description : Wisdom Wide and Deep is a comprehensive guide to an in-depth training that emphasizes the application of concentrated attention (jhana) to profound and liberating insight (vipassana). With calm, tranquility, and composure established through a practical experience of jhana meditators are able to halt the seemingly endless battle against hindrances, eliminate distraction, and facilitate a penetrative insight into the subtle nature of matter and mind. It was for this reason the Buddha frequently exhorted his students, Wisdom Wide and Deep follows and amplifies the teachings in Shaila Catherine's acclaimed first book, Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Readers will learn to develop this profound stability, sustain an in-depth examination of the nuances of mind and matter, and ultimately unravel deeply conditioned patterns that perpetuate suffering. This fully detailed manual for the mind sure to become a trusted companion to many inner explorers.
Description : Mornings with Mother Mary: Growing Into Love speaks to the heart of who we are. The blessed Mother of Jesus, through messages brought forth by Naneki Elliott, challenges us to question beliefs which limit our capacity to know our own divinity. She encourages us to face our fears and to choose compassion in every moment. She inspires us to know ourselves as who she is: the love of God. Mother Mary’s messages are offered as separate meditations on such topics as compassion, goals, money, war and peace, remembering, choice, sickness and health, death and life. Mother Mary also answers specific questions regarding Hollywood, Littleton, Colorado, the Millennium, the lifetime of Jesus, the Gore/Bush campaign, and former President Clinton’s impeachment trial.
Description : Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way. Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—from meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism living in France. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism.