'Rinpoche is a powerful and eloquent link between the great yogi practitioners of old Tibet and our bewildering 21st century' - from the Foreword by Richard Gere Tsoknyi Rinpoche's story is an unusual one: as a rebellious young man, he fled a monastery to marry and raise a family, then returned to Nepal and has since become a preeminent Tibetan Buddhist teacher. As a married man raising two daughters, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has interesting views on how to balance a life dedicated to Buddhist practice with the demands of a husband and father. In addition, he has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western research, especially in neuroscience. His writing reflects this awareness of the Western psyche while also imparting the earliest tenets of Buddhism. OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND offers Rinpoche's extraordinary history as an example of how to lead a compassionate life, regardless of status, tradition or circumstances. Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
A beautiful new gift edition of this classic work of spirituality, complete with ribbon marker.This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel.
The long-awaited memoir by Canada’s most celebrated Olympian and advocate for mental health. From one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians comes a raw but life-affirming story of one woman’s struggle with depression. In 2006, when Clara Hughes stepped onto the Olympic podium in Torino, Italy, she became the first and only athlete ever to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Four years later, she was proud to carry the Canadian flag at the head of the Canadian team as they participated in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. But there’s another story behind her celebrated career as an athlete, behind her signature billboard smile. While most professional athletes devote their entire lives to training, Clara spent her teenage years using drugs and drinking to escape the stifling home life her alcoholic father had created in Elmwood, Winnipeg. She was headed nowhere fast when, at sixteen, she watched transfixed in her living room as gold medal speed skater Gaétan Boucher effortlessly raced in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Dreaming of one day competing herself, Clara channeled her anger, frustration, and raw ambition into the endurance sports of speed skating and cycling. By 2010, she had become a six-time Olympic medalist. But after more than a decade in the gruelling world of professional sports that stripped away her confidence and bruised her body, Clara began to realize that her physical extremes, her emotional setbacks, and her partying habits were masking a severe depression. After winning bronze in the last speed skating race of her career, she decided to retire from that sport, determined to repair herself. She has emerged as one of our most committed humanitarians, advocating for a variety of social causes both in Canada and around the world. In 2010, she became national spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health awareness, using her Olympic standing to share the positive message of the power of forgiveness. Told with honesty and passion, Open Heart, Open Mind is Clara’s personal journey through physical and mental pain to a life where love and understanding can thrive. This revelatory and inspiring story will touch the hearts of all Canadians.
Stop listening to the voice of the ego—desire, ambition, greed, selfishness—and instead open your heart, realize your interrelatedness with the world, and surrender to the stillness that exists inside you. Decide what kind of person you want to be and how to arrive at a place of satisfaction and joy.
This is the 20th anniversary edition of Continuum's best-selling spiritual classic, which has sold over half a million in the English language and has appeared in 10 foreign-language editions (Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesia, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese). The new edition consists of a substantial new preface, an expanded glossary, some changes in terminology, and a reordering of several chapters.
A Spiritual Manual; Metaphysical Vade Mecum. A testimony to how solely an open mind and open heart can manifest undreamed-of possibilities.
Author: Irena M. Golsky
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Open Mind, Open Heart weaves together a tapestry of ancient eastern teachings and scientific knowledge with Irena M. Golsky’s unique perspective gained from her spiritually transforming experiences and wide healing practice. It’s meant to be read multiple times to uncover the layers of meaning distilled into one slim volume. You will want to keep it handy at your bedside or open it as part of your morning ritual to reveal the nugget of wisdom that is just right for you each day. Golsky continually enhances her healing abilities with the help of her guides, shamans, and spiritual healers in order to teach and help humanity. Her aim is to continue in words her mission of helping others to heal their minds, bodies, emotions and spiritual selves. This is the first of a trilogy being worked on by Ms Golsky. This trilogy is designed to guide you through the process of a positive spiritual transformation. Whether you are a man or woman, rich or poor, young or old, Open Mind, Open Heart can help direct you to a happier, more peaceful life. You may be an atheist, consider yourself a spiritual seeker, or be devoted to a religious path, but it makes no difference: This work will awaken your spirit, feed your intellect, and please your soul.
The book to change your life.. Enter into the open mind of a human with a beating heart and allow yourself to look through the eyes of an awakened soul.. You might just find yourself seeing the world through a whole new pair of eyes.. Joe Brock has completely opened his mind and heart for the world to take a look inside, filling this book with nothing but relatable words dealing with real life situations such as heart break, love, growing and learning and so much more..