Shantideva and the Power of Compassion to Transform Your Life
Author: David Michie
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist master Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing teachings and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life can transform the spiritual well-being of modern day readers, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a gentle introduction to meditation in order to help readers integrate these transformational insights into daily life. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner with warmth and humour. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment To Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.
Enlightenment is Letting Go! Healing from Trauma, Addiction, and Multiple Loss Enlightenment is Letting Go! is the boldest presentation of abuse related trauma, addiction and multiple loss. Written with a language from the heart it will take you to the depths of the connections between the disorders. This book is about the audacity and courage of men and women who transcended from the depths of suffering, trauma, addiction, loss, life threatening illness and atrocities to clarity, awareness, hope, healing, freedom, peace and enlightenment. The author further explores through story telling, the spoken word, and poetry the process of the healing journey. The book explores how embracing treatment and the healing journey can transform the deepest wounds and pain caused by trauma, addiction and loss. You will journey with the author and storytellers into territories of truth, spirituality, courage and honesty as they embraced the highest part of their being through healing. The stories will take you on a truthful journey within, and allow you to see the process of healing that is so much needed in the world today.
Taking the Enlightenment and the feminist tradition to which it gave rise as its historical and philosophical coordinates, Feminism and the Politics of Travel After the Enlightenment explores the coincidence of feminist vindications and travel in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the way travel's utopian dimension and feminism's utopian ideals have intermittently fed off each other in productive ways. Travel's gender politics is analyzed in the works of J.-J. Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis, Germaine de Staël, Frances Burney, Flora Tristan, Suzanne Voilquin, Gustave Flaubert George Sand, Robyn Davidson, and Sara Wheeler.
This book shows that mysticism is incomplete without scientific rationalism, and that our current social and political projects cannot be completed without assimilating the values and practices of mysticism. It discusses cross-cultural ethics, mysticism and value theory, mysticism and metaphysics, mysticism and the theory of knowledge, ethics and religion, parapsychology, patriarchy, and social and political history.
An examination of the concept of enlightenment (and the Enlightenment) relating to the social sciences and social theory. Attempts to avoid the quarrels of modernists and post-modernists, appealing to Foucault's sense of enlightenment as a critical ethos rather than a fixed rationalism. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The premise of Yoga is simple. There is an outer reality and an inner one, and our nervous system is the doorway between them. Effective Yoga practices stimulate and open that doorway. The result? Peace, creativity, happiness, and a steady rise of ecstatic bliss radiating from within us. Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) brings together the most effective methods of Yoga in a flexible integrated system that anyone can use. Instructions are given in plain English for deep meditation, spinal breathing pranayama, bodily manipulations (asanas, mudras and bandhas), tantric sexual practices, and other methods that are systematically applied to swing open the door of our nervous system to permanent higher experience. This is a non-sectarian approach that is compatible with any belief system or religious background. There are over 240 easy-to-follow lessons here, including many hands-on questions and answers between Yoga practitioners and the author. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran in Yoga, the AYP lessons can serve as a useful resource as you travel along your chosen path. What readers are saying about the AYP lessons: "I searched for years to find a method of meditation that I can do. This is do-able." - AN "I've learned more about yoga in 4 months than in the previous 30 years of study." - SL" This is a very valuable inspiration for people taking up and maintaining meditation." - DB "Spinal breathing pranayama makes me feel so ecstatic, I want to do it all the time." - YM "After my first meditation session, I never felt so relaxed. You made me a believer." - JF "You make everything seem so simple, yet the practices are profound and dynamic." - SS "I wish I had this kind of informationwhen I started some 15 years back." - AD "I love the way you explain everything. So simple, logical, and so safe." - RY "These are the best lessons I have read on yoga anywhere." - RD Additional reader feedback is included in the last section of the book.
The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870
Author: Theodore Binnema
Pubpsher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Business & Economics
Enlightened Zeal examines the fascinating history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s involvement in scientific networks during the company’s two-hundred year chartered monopoly. Working from the company’s voluminous records, Ted Binnema demonstrates the significance of science in the company’s corporate strategies. Initially highly secretive about all of its activities, the HBC was by 1870 an exceptionally generous patron of science. Aware of the ways that a commitment to scientific research could burnish its corporate reputation, the company participated in intricate symbiotic networks that linked the HBC as a corporation with individuals and scientific organizations in England, Scotland, and the United States. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could bring wealth and influence, along with tribute, fame, and renown, but science also brought less tangible benefits: adventure, health, happiness, male companionship, self-improvement, or a sense of meaning. The first study of scientific research in any chartered company over the entire course of its monopoly, Enlightened Zeal expands our understanding of social networks in science, establishes the vast scope of the HBC’s contribution to public knowledge, and will inspire new research into the history of science in other chartered monopolies.
The Concept of Enlightenment is an attempt to describe the indescribable - consciousness without an object. It reveals how most religions and spiritual activities are in fact just adding more and more momentum to the thought realm matrix, the sphere of internal dialog most of us believe is reality. Only by discovering the silence of "No-Mind" can one be freed from the mind's constant self-referencing mechanism that creates the illusion of a separate self. In embracing silence, one encounters the possibility of accessing the energy necessary to trigger transformation, awaken from the dream, and discover "what is."