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Karma and Chaos

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These eight essays explore the interface between psychiatry, science, and the timeless teachings of the Buddha. Drawn from the personal experiences of a therapist and practitioner of Vipassana meditation, this work explores meditation’s similarities and differences with psychotherapeutic and scientific endeavors. In the title essay, parallels are drawn between the atomic synthesis of free choice and lawful consequence in Chaos Theory and karma, offering contemporary insights into one of Buddhism’s core concepts. The empirical roots of meditation, its relevance to daily life, and the challenges and benefits of daily practice of Vipassana meditation are also addressed. Practical examples for continued observation outside of formal meditation retreats guide readers in incorporating Buddhist practice into daily life.

Karma & Chaos

Karma & Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul R. Fleischman, MD
Editor: Pariyatti
ISBN: 1938754832
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Auteur et psychiatre, Paul Fleischman explore les relations entre la psychiatrie, la science et l'enseignement intemporel du Bouddha dans Karma et Chaos. Huit nouveaux essais du docteur Fleischman dans ce travail de réflexion sondent le coeur de l'héritage du Bouddha à l'humanité : l'autocorrection par la méditation. S'appuyant sur ses nombreuses années de pratique en tant que thérapeute, méditant et enseignant, il nous guide avec autorité et humilité vers l'essence de la méditation Vipassana telle qu'enseignée par S. N. Goenka, ses bénéfices psychologiques et ses périls, et l’inextricable fondement des actions morales.


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4 BOOKS IN ONE--A COLLECTION OF THEMES AND SONGS VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2--9 EPIC TRGEDIES--MY MIND SHADOW AND I--FAR OUT AND PEACE OUT!A COLLECTION OF THEMES AND SONGS VOLUME 1--THIS IS A BOOK OF 75 POEMS AND 25 SONGS. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE POEM--HERE IS A SAMPLE POEM—GETTING DRUNK OFF THE BLOOD OF ANOTHER—I go on sipping with a fury which is so enlightening―draining out the vital essence of another so very passionately―sinking deep into their flesh and bones―ripping away with bloody teeth―I go on drinking―I keep on drinking until the bottom has gone up―I keep going on―always staying on top of the drinking game being played here—the blood of another victim slowly drips from of their wound―ever so slowly trickling down their skin―another scream goes into my chalice of mixed up spirits―I continue drinking―a bottle embedded with scars―scar covered flesh and bones laced with the impure pleasures of the eternal night―that bottle is exactly what I always must keep by my side―I keep drinking—more and more faceless spirits now depart my vision―everything that has mattered to me in my lifetime has been swept away―all that I had ever known―all that I will ever come to know―knowledge which soon will be whittled away―to be pulled out from the depths of a smothering void―a void vast and immense―dried out and left for dead―with the nothingness of death firmly implanted and bolted into my skull―by the the hornless trinity which rules my demons―me, myself, and Imy jaws go smashing down with the fury of a bloodthirsty pirate―the nectar of my current victim tastes sweet and always supercharges my drive―my quest for immortality, if you will―craving indulged--HERE IS A SAMPLE SONG--BRUTAL AWARENESS--one must defend the honor of that one's purity—push comes to shove and then rage to insanity—lady justice is so raw, blind, and aggressive—crushing all that she finds so very offensive—governed by the pompous makes no sense at all—one by one we go down and then away we fall—can I not break this needless standing repetition together we stand, but we are all in competition the choice has come down to nothing and no more—duplicated then split apart into quadrants of four—nothing seemingly appears the same as if they disappear—a call from the apocalypse breaks you free and clear—taking a joy ride from the brain to the heart—stopping at attractions to find a brand new start—be sure to bow your heads and mock and jest—when the mind follows and ignores all those left—hone in on your futuristic life and enjoy the trip—focus within your mind until apart it has become ripped—beats doing time in reality and being left for dead—rise from a lake of blood and see how long you can tread A COLLECTION OF THEMES AND SONGS VOLUME 2--50 POEMS AND 50 SONGS ON DEATH, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING IN IT--HERE IS A POEM FROM THE BOOK--ANYTHING GOESprocrastination comes best when I am sizing myself up—any way you want to expect it—is how exactly I am going to show you—show you the way—a new way—get ready—get set—let's goI always tend to enjoy visiting nothing land—where everything is a free for all—what comes up—must come down—the hell inside my skull is driving me six feet underground—I believe I just blew my coveror did I ever have a cover to blow—I constantly remind myself that I am everywhere—once you think you believe in me—think againone false belief in me is all I need—that is when I will size you up to become my next fallen prey—from your soul to mine and then back again—here's to drinking with you—cheerson one final note—anyone here interested in playing a game of charades—you show me your best outfit—I'll show you mine—anything goes--THERE ARE 2 MORE BOKS IN THIS VOLUME--9 EPIC TRAGEDIES (9 EPIC POEMS) AND MY MIND SHADOW AND I. (A BOOK OF 100 SONGS)--HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

An Ancient Path

An Ancient Path Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Fleischman
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ISBN: 1928706541
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An Ancient Path by Paul Fleischman Summary

A collection of talks given by Dr. Paul Fleischman on Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, these selections explore subjects such as mental health, mindfulness, and cultivating inner peace. They were given to diverse audiences across the world in locations including Boston, Madrid, Vienna, and Dublin. These talks are a valuable introduction to Vipassana meditation, as well as an inspiring resource for those who are already practicing.

Love and Chaos

Love and Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S.M. Soto
Editor: S.M. Soto
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Hell is rising. People are dying…all in the name of love. Tell me, can the Devil and his Angel survive the flames? Deception and Blood were the counterparts, but now, can Sophia and Creed navigate their way through the never ending Chaos?

Beauty and Chaos

Beauty and Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Pronko
Editor: eBook Partnership
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Whether contemplating Tokyo's odd-shaped bonsai houses, endless walls of bottles, pachinko parlors, chopstick ballet or the perilous habit of running for trains, the essays in Beauty and Chaos explore Tokyo from the inside to reveal its deeper meanings and show why Tokyo is the most amazing, confusing city in the world. Starting with observations and ending with insights, these essays dig into the ever-present but overlooked slices and morsels of daily life in the world's biggest city. In turns comic, philosophic, descriptive and exasperated, the essays in this collection won acclaim in Japan from Tokyo readers. Beneath Tokyo's perplexing exterior, there's meaning to the frantic swirl. By untangling the contradictions of the city and opening inner connections, Tokyo emerges a fascinating place of chaotic commotion, but serene, human-scale beauty, too. If you're traveling to Tokyo, these essays open up the sense and significance of life in this fast-paced, high-rise megalopolis. If you've ever considered going to Tokyo, these essays will give you more reasons to go, and ways to consider the city when you're there. Originally published in Japanese, these concise, pointed essays are available in English for the first time. Part travelogue, part comparative culture, and all creative essay, Beauty and Chaos taps the mystery of Tokyo and lets the meanings flow. "e;Japanese who are used to Tokyo are caught off guard by his conclusions derived from careful observation, and are struck dumb...Tokyo, the city we are so careless of, suddenly starts to become glorious. It is a wonder!"e; Chunichi Shimbun (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version)"e;Giving up the bias and seeing the city with completely different standards, you will see the unexpected, attractive face of Tokyo. This book is a guide for rediscovering Tokyo that lets us see the city with unique new features."e; Nikkan Gendai (Newspaper) (translated from review of Japanese version)Japanese version available from KADOKAWA Publishers as: a *aa E a aa a aa'ae-'aa(TM)aa zaaa a a -a -a ae'-)

Cultivating Inner Peace

Cultivating Inner Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul R. Fleischman
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ISBN: 1928706673
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The way to inner peace is illuminated in this accessible guide to tending one's inner landscape. The lives of outstanding figures such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, and Gandhi are used to connect the ideal of inner peace with how real people cultivate peace in their everyday lives. Peacefulness as dynamic, selective, and egoless is shown through the constructive act of choosing different ways of life, such as having a smaller family or a more modest career. A message of hope and inspiration permeates this pragmatic approach and is exemplified by the author's own practice of meditation.

Beyond the Breath

Beyond the Breath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marshall Glickman
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Beyond the Breath by Marshall Glickman Summary

Beyond the Breath is one of the first books to give a complete overview and description of sensation based vipassana meditation, the form of mediation thought of as the original method of meditation as used by the Buddha 2,500 years ago. This form of meditation, brought to the West by S.N. Geoneka, provides a means to experience emotions directly and nonverbally—accessing the mind through the body. One of the main principles of this school of meditation is that meditation alone is not sufficient practice, but that it must be combined with a whole-life and ethical commitment. M.Glickman's approach is unique—he takes a mediation practice deeply rooted within a historic Buddhist framework, and gives it a modern-day, scientific spin—he presents sensation based viapassana meditaiton and Buddhist principles in 20th-century language, secularizing ideas that may sound exotic, off-putting, or out-dated. Glickman's passion for the topic, as well as his great understanding of Buddhist concepts, make this an inspiring read.

Karma and Creativity

Karma and Creativity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Chapple
Editor: SUNY Press
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The conception of karma in the religious traditions of India has prompted numerous interpretations, many of which equate karma with notions of fate. Karma and Creativity presents a perspective on karma that emphasizes the efficacy of human activity in bringing about desired results--from upholding societal order to the attainment of spiritual liberation. Karma is examined in light of several classical Indian texts. Special attention is given to the concept of mind-only in both Hinduism and Buddhism. The study focuses on the positive approach to action first learned by the sage Vasisin the Mahabharata and then taught by him to Sri Rama in the Yogavasis. It concludes with an exploration of the theological and ethical implications of action and creativity.

Dragons on the Sea of Night

Dragons on the Sea of Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Editor: Open Road Media
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In the continuation of the epic Sunset Warrior fantasy series, a man-god rises once more to confront a fearsome and unstoppable evil in a savage world where nothing is as it seems Once he was but a man named Ronin. Trained as a swordsman, endowed with breathtaking skill, he was not destined merely to live and then die in a doomed city beneath a frozen world. Many years have passed since he first ventured into the void. Now he possesses powers beyond all imagining—godlike abilities both marvelous and terrible. Now he is revered and feared as savior and avenger, the tamer of monstrous beasts, the destroyer of the dark angel of Chaos—and dearly loved by his devoted bond-brother, Moichi Annai-Nin, and the beautiful, enigmatic, and lethal Chiisai. Now he is Dai-San, the Sunset Warrior. Gone are the days of fire, ice, and necromancy, and yet there are grave perils in this world of illusion—and enemies, once defeated, who seek a way back to this plane, driven by an insatiable need for vengeance. For Chaos must again have its day, and no power in the universe can prevent its terrible reemergence—not even the might of the Sunset Warrior. In the fifth novel of the Sunset Warrior Cycle—an ingenious blending of fantasy, technology, spirit, and swordplay—bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader brings back to life some of the most beloved characters in fantastic literature in a story of danger, loyalty, fate, and friendship. The legend of the Dai-San grows ever stronger as the action-packed epic tale continues.

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
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Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition by Summary

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Chaos Research. The editors have built Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Chaos Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


BUDDHA ON HAPPINESS Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. K.P Wasnik
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Buddha on Happiness This book outlines the life and teachings of the Buddha in a very simple and lucid manner. It skilfully introduces important Buddha’s teachings like Four Noble Truths, Five Precepts, Eight -Fold Path, Ten Paramitas, Concept of Emptiness, Impermanence, Cause and Effect, Middle Path, Pratityasamutpada, Meditation Technique and Nibbana that will ensure calm of disturbed mind. This book offers an insight to transform suffering into peace and happiness. It shows how to develop kindness towards yourself and cultivate compassionate attitude towards your own pains and that of others. This book guides us to lead a happy life. If you are unhappy, disturbed and wish to find peace and happiness in your life, this is the right book to read.

Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Garry Rosser
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Meditation and Movement is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect for both themselves and others. This course of fourteen one-hour structured sessions is suitable for groups of children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for, but not limited to, use in schools with pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem issues or behavioural difficulties. The course combines skills from different disciplines, and includes: meditation practices; therapeutic writing and talking tasks; movement and psychodrama play activities; and breathing, posture and movement techniques found in some martial arts. Complete with clear and full instructions and photocopiable worksheets, Meditation and Movement is straightforward enough for any enthusiastic non-'expert' leader to use with ease. An ideal course text for school teachers, school counsellors and psychologists, these structured sessions will also appeal to a variety of societies and associations, such as Buddhist, martial arts and drama groups.

Awakening and Insight

Awakening and Insight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto
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Awakening and Insight by Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto Summary

Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India, it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes. When Buddhism appeared in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, it encountered contemporary psychology and psychotherapy, rather than religious traditions. Since the 1990s, many efforts have been made by Westerners to analyze and integrate the similarities and differences between Buddhism and it therapeutic ancestors, particularly Jungian psychology. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, this volume is a collection of critiques, commentaries, and histories about a particular meeting of Buddhism and psychology. It is based on the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, expanded by additional papers, and includes: new perspectives on Buddhism and psychology, East and West cautions and insights about potential confusions traditional ideas in a new light. It also features a new translation of the conversation between Schin'ichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which took place in 1958. Awakening and Insight expresses a meeting of minds, Japanese and Western, in a way that opens new questions about and sheds new light on our subjective lives. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, as well as anyone involved in Zen Buddhism.

Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Reflections on Gentleness

Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Reflections on Gentleness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michal Barnea-Astrog
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Inspired by Buddhist teachings and psychoanalytic thought, this book explores gentleness as a way of being and a developmental achievement. It offers reflections on the unique position of "gentle people", as well as certain gentle layers of the psyche in general, as they meet the world. Examining the perceptual-sensory-conscious discrepancy that often exists between a gentle person and their surroundings, it follows the intricate relationship between sensitivity and fear, the need for self-holding, and the possibility of letting go. Incorporating theoretical investigation, clinical vignettes, and personal contemplation, the book looks into those states of mind and qualities of attention that may compose a favorable environment, internal and interpersonal, where gentleness can be delicately held. There, it is suggested, gentleness may gradually shed the fragility, confusion, and destructiveness that often get entangled with it, and serve as a valuable recourse. Offering a unique perspective on a topic rarely discussed, the book has broad appeal for both students and practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, as well as Buddhist practitioners and scholars.

Engineering Of Chemical Complexity Ii

Engineering Of Chemical Complexity Ii Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikhailov Alexander S,Ertl Gerhard
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Engineering Of Chemical Complexity Ii by Mikhailov Alexander S,Ertl Gerhard Summary

This second review volume is a follow-up to the book “Engineering of Chemical Complexity” that appeared in 2013. Co-edited by the Nobel laureate Gerhard Ertl, this book provides a broad perspective over the current research aimed at understanding, the design and control of complex chemical systems of various origins, on the scales ranging from single molecules and nano-phenomena to macroscopic chemical reactors. Self-organization behavior and emergence of coherent collective dynamics in reaction-diffusion systems, in active soft matter and biochemical networks are discussed. Special attention is paid to applications in cell biology, to molecular motors and microfluidics effects. The reviews, prepared by leading international experts from the EU, USA, Russia and Japan, together yield a fascinating picture of a rapidly developing research discipline that brings chemical engineering to new frontiers.

Buddhism beyond Borders

Buddhism beyond Borders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott A. Mitchell ,Natalie E. F. Quli
Editor: SUNY Press
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Buddhism beyond Borders by Scott A. Mitchell ,Natalie E. F. Quli Summary

Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity. Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both theoretical discussions and case studies to highlight the tension between studies that locate Buddhist communities in regionally specific areas and those that highlight the translocal nature of an increasingly interconnected world. Whereas previous examinations of Buddhism in North America have assumed a more or less essentialized and homogeneous “American” culture, the essays in this volume offer a corrective, situating American Buddhist groups within the framework of globalized cultural flows, while exploring the effects of local forces. Contributors examine regionalism within American Buddhisms, Buddhist identity and ethnicity as academic typologies, Buddhist modernities, the secularization and hybridization of Buddhism, Buddhist fiction, and Buddhist controversies involving the Internet, among other issues.


Inward Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michal Pagis
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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Western society has never been more interested in interiority. Indeed, it seems more and more people are deliberately looking inward—toward the mind, the body, or both. Michal Pagis’s Inward focuses on one increasingly popular channel for the introverted gaze: vipassana meditation, which has spread from Burma to more than forty countries and counting. Lacing her account with vivid anecdotes and personal stories, Pagis turns our attention not only to the practice of vipassana but to the communities that have sprung up around it. Inward is also a social history of the westward diffusion of Eastern religious practices spurred on by the lingering effects of the British colonial presence in India. At the same time Pagis asks knotty questions about what happens when we continually turn inward, as she investigates the complex relations between physical selves, emotional selves, and our larger social worlds. Her book sheds new light on evergreen topics such as globalization, social psychology, and the place of the human body in the enduring process of self-awareness.

Stewarding Sustainability Transformations

Stewarding Sustainability Transformations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Petra Kuenkel
Editor: Springer
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In the context of the world’s pressing sustainability challenges this new Report to the Club of Rome presents a novel approach to navigating collaborative change in partnerships between governments, research institutions, corporations and civil society activists. With reference to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Planetary Boundaries it introduces the theory and practice of Collective Stewardship as a management tool that respects the integrity of human and natural systems. Drawing on the work of transdisciplinary scientific scholars and seasoned sustainability practitioners, it shows how transformative change can be built on life’s inherent tendency to generate patterns of vitality and resilience. This ground-breaking monograph shows workable pathways to stewarding patterns of aliveness in social and ecological systems at all levels of the global society. As a highly regarded author and expert in collective leadership, Petra Kuenkel inspires academics and practitioners alike to explore new routes towards co-creating responsible futures in the era of the Anthropocene, where the human footprint has begun to change the course of planetary evolution. She invites decision-makers, researchers, planners and social activists to become stewards of systems patterns, enhance their collaborative competencies and guide life-enhancing socio-ecological interaction at scale. The conceptual architecture the author elaborates builds transformation literacy and boils down to a practical guidance for planning and implementing interventions across all sectors of society. It helps bring about change through a deliberate combination of enlivening narratives, empowering metrics, enabling processes, multi-level governance, guiding regulations, and life-supporting innovation. This comprehensive book sets a new direction in the field of sustainability transformations and will become a foundation for planning collective action and achieving impact at scale.

Flowers on the Rock

Flowers on the Rock Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John S. Harding,Alexander Soucy,Victor Sōgen Hori
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Flowers on the Rock by John S. Harding,Alexander Soucy,Victor Sōgen Hori Summary

When Sasaki Sokei-an founded his First Zen Institute of North America in 1930 he suggested that bringing Zen Buddhism to America was like "holding a lotus against a rock and waiting for it to set down roots." Today, Buddhism is part of the cultural and religious mainstream. Flowers on the Rock examines the dramatic growth of Buddhism in Canada and questions some of the underlying assumptions about how this tradition has changed in the West. Using historical, ethnographic, and biographical approaches, contributors illuminate local expressions of Buddhism found throughout Canada and relate the growth of Buddhism in Canada to global networks. A global perspective allows the volume to overcome the stereotype that Asia and the West are in opposition to each other and recognizes the continuities between Buddhist movements in Asia and the West that are shaped by the same influences of modernity and globalization. Flowers on the Rock studies the fascinating and ingenious changes, inflections, and adaptations that Buddhists make when they set down roots in a local culture. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism, religious life in Canada, and the broader issues of multiculturalism and immigration. Contributors include Michihiro Ama (University of Alaska), D. Mitra Barua (University of Saskatchewan), Paul Crowe (Simon Fraser University), Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (University of Iowa), Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo), Kory Goldberg (Champlain College), Sarah F. Haynes (Western Illinois University), Jackie Larm (University of Edinburgh), Paul McIvor (independent), James Placzek (University of British Columbia), and Angela Sumegi (Carleton University).

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randye J. Semple,Jennifer Lee
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children by Randye J. Semple,Jennifer Lee Summary

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children offers a complete professional treatment program designed to help children ages nine through twelve who struggle with anxiety. This twelve-session protocol can be used to treat anxious children in group or individual therapy. The poems, stories, session summaries, and home practice activities on the enclosed CD-ROM supplement child therapy sessions and parent meetings to illuminate mindful awareness concepts and practices. In twelve simple sessions, children will learn new ways to relate to anxious thoughts and feelings and develop the ability to respond to life events with greater awareness and confidence. Help children manage the symptoms of all types of anxiety: •Panic disorder •Agoraphobia •Obsessive-compulsive disorder •Post-traumatic stress disorder •Generalized anxiety disorder •Social phobia •Specific phobias •Separation anxiety disorder •School refusal

Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance

Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvia Battista
Editor: Springer
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Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance by Silvia Battista Summary

This book provides an interpretative analysis of the notion of spirituality through the lens of contemporary performance and posthuman theories. The book examines five performance/artworks: The Artist is Present (2010) by Marina Abramović; The Deer Shelter Skyscape (2007) by James Turrell; CAT (1998) by Ansuman Biswas; Journey to the Lower World by Marcus Coates (2004); and the work with pollen by Wolfgang Laib. Through the analysis of these works the notion of spirituality is grounded in materiality and embodiment allowing the conceptual juxtaposition of spirit and matter to introduce the paradoxical as the guiding thread of the narrative of the book. Here, the human is interrogated and negotiated with/within a plurality of other living organisms, intangible existences and micro and macrocosmic ecologies. Silence, meditation, shamanic journeys, reciprocal gazing, restraint, and contemplation are analyzed as technologies used to manipulate perception and adventure into the multilayered condition of matter.

Executive Burnout

Executive Burnout Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Radha R. Sharma,Cary L. Cooper
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786352850
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Executive Burnout by Radha R. Sharma,Cary L. Cooper Summary

This book provides analysis of the construct of burnout, including its magnitude, a global research review, a typology of models and comparisons between professions. It also provides the views of mental health professionals, causes, symptoms and coping techniques, while comparing Eastern and Western approaches to mitigate the effects of burnout.

The Engineering of Consent

The Engineering of Consent Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Klooz
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There are many people and many authors who believe that civilization, mankind or our species has amnesia. I do not believe this. I believe we have been lied to since the beginning of recorded history and even before that. The first half of this book is about our four previous civilizations, and the ‘out of place artifacts’ and knowledge that has been hidden, debunked, lost or forgotten, such as the giant skeletons recorded in most newspapers in the 19th century, recorded Indian Vimanas that flew powered by a spinning plasma engines in 7,000 BCE, as well as flying ‘Aeros’ in Bavaria and the Western United States. It is about the Cro-Magnon giants of the Atlantean civilization escaping to the area of the Caucasus Mountains, Northern Africa, the Canary Islands and the East Coast of the Americas during the Solar System cataclysm in 10,900 BCE. It is about that same tall Atlantean Aryan (Iranian) race with blue eyes and red and blonde hair that migrated from the Caucasus mountains and became the ruling class from China to Egypt. It is also the story of the stealing, destroying, hiding and perverting the occult and lost knowledge of the ‘Brotherhood’ by the High-priests of Egypt, known as the Scarlet Council, so that only they could control who could become part of their ‘New Brotherhood’. That ancient knowledge was also perverted by the addition of the Jewish Kabbalah, a mixture of alchemy, numerology, gematria and magic, as well as, by the Alumbrados, an emerging occult movement founded by Spanish Marranos. The members were baptized Jews who secretly kept their Telmudic faith. Also, the Khazars, Krypto Jews from near the Black Sea, with their knowledge of Babylonian black magic and money magic perverted the Mysteries. This confusing jumble was added to the existing Egyptian Osiris-Isis-Horus Cult, which was the basis of Freemasonry, which was infiltrated by Adam Weishaupt and his 2000 members, along with the Jesuits and the Vatican. This became the ‘New Illuminati’. Finally, it is about the control of the masses by religion and by the alchemy of social engineering to manipulate the masses through disinformation, brainwashing, and the fear of terror. It uses mass death rituals like 9/11 and public assassination rituals such as that of JFK for shock value. The use of this alchemical social engineering is used in the engineering of consent in order to ‘protect’ the masses from the terror and hopelessness, that the ‘Brotherhood’, itself, has created. This culture of control can also be seen by the use of political correctness, the additional attempts to limit free speech and the creation of hopelessness, mistrust and eugenics by lockdowns, masks, quarantines, and forced use of untested injections. Remember the Nuremberg Code and Never Again? That was a lie, as well. We are living it that lie.

Heavenly Venerate of Five Gods

Heavenly Venerate of Five Gods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Di YiRen
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ISBN: 1636668755
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The heavens and earth are the army, I am the general, Hong Yu is the official, and I am the king. The Heaven and Earth, the determinant of destiny. A heaven's pride level expert of this era had to bear the blessing of the Five Gods, changing his fate in a way that defied the will of the heavens. In the blink of an eye, the world had been turned upside down. Hot blood is eternal, passion is in all directions, fight with me to the sky! Fight! 

The Psychotherapy of Hope

The Psychotherapy of Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renato D. Alarcón,Julia B. Frank
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Echoing Frank's voice, in particular his emphasis on the commonalities of suffering and the therapeutic power of hope, The Psychotherapy of Hope offers scholarly wisdom and practical advice on how to understand psychotherapy—and apply its principles to the greatest benefit of patients.

Mindful America

Mindful America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Wilson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199827826
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Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.

The Emerging Physics of Consciousness

The Emerging Physics of Consciousness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack A. Tuszynski
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540367233
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Seeks answers to these questions using the underlying assumption that consciousness can be understood using the intellectual potential of modern physics and other sciences. There are a number of theories of consciousness, some based on classical physics while others require the use of quantum concepts. The latter ones have drawn criticism from the parts of the scientific establishment while simultaneously claiming that classical approaches are doomed to failure. The contributing authors presents a spectrum of opinions from both sides of this on-going scientific debate, allowing readers to decide for themselves which of the approaches are most likely to succeed.

The Clock of Vipassana Has Struck

The Clock of Vipassana Has Struck Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ba Khin (U),S. N. Goenka,Pierluigi Confalonieri
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The Clock of Vipassana Has Struck by Ba Khin (U),S. N. Goenka,Pierluigi Confalonieri Summary

This collection brings the writings and teachings of Sayagyi U Ba Khin--the teacher of S. N. Goenka--together under one cover, with biographical information and a commentary by Goenka. The story of U Ba Khin and his teaching of the Dhamma is set in context through an extensive interview with S. N. Goenka, conducted by Pierluigi Confalonieri, who also edited this tribute. It was published to commemorate the centenary of Sayagyi's birth.


Illuminati Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodney St.Michael
Editor: Rodney St.Michael
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Beat the blues! If you've been searching for the right way to manage any type of psychological difficulty, then this essential guide is just what you need to revitalize your life! However, this book is also for the five faces of society--the working class, the militants, the shamans, the scholars and the business class. Just as the mind is composed of five similar elements, which can be regrouped into the ancient trinity model of the mind, society--from the micro-level of the family to the macro-level of the universe--is also composed of the pentagon or trinity model. For instance, the ancient shamans of Mindoro's Hanunoo Mangyans believe that individuals have three souls. A neutral one on the head, a bad one on their left side and a good one on their right side. In the Hindu culture, this is translated into Vishnu The Preserver, Siva The Destroyer and Brahma The Creator. Plato, in The Republic, later calls these elements as the rational side (scholars), the desiring side (the business class, militants and working class) and the spirited side (shamans), respectively. But in 1923, Sigmund Freud--the Western Father of Psychoanalysis--calls it the mediating Ego, the desiring Id and the spirited Superego. And as the ancients say, if the scholarly mediating rational side is in control of the two other irrational sides, then there is health, peace and harmony within the individual. This Middle Way technique may be a bit tricky at first, but with enough practice, it will ensure a happy family, community, country and Universe.

Online Activism in Latin America

Online Activism in Latin America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilda Chacón
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135178465X
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Online Activism in Latin America examines the innovative ways in which Latin American citizens, and [email protected] in the U.S., use the Internet to advocate for causes that they consider just. The contributions to the volume analyze citizen-launched websites, interactive platforms, postings, and group initiatives that support a wide variety of causes, ranging from human rights to disability issues, indigenous groups’ struggles, environmental protection, art, poetry and activism, migrancy, and citizen participation in electoral and political processes. This collection bears witness to the early stages of a very unique and groundbreaking form of civil activism culture now growing in Latin America.

The Complete Ravi PI Series

The Complete Ravi PI Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adi Tantimedh
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982105410
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Soon to be a TV series! Enter “an exciting and dynamic new world of storytelling in which spirituality and science are inextricably entwined” (Deepak Chopra) with this boxed set of the engaging, whip-smart, and witty Ravi PI series. In Her Nightly Embrace, Ravi Chandra Singh is the last guy you’d expect to become a private detective. A failed religious scholar, he now works for Golden Sentinels, an upmarket London private investigations agency. His colleagues are a band of gleefully amoral and brilliant screw-ups and together, they are hired to solve the problems of some of the most powerful people in town. But Ravi is in over his head with increasingly gonzo and complex cases—and the recent visions that he’s been having of Hindu gods aren’t helping. As Ravi struggles to stay ahead of danger, he wonders if he’s delusional—or if he might, in fact, be an unrecognized shaman of the modern world. Her Beautiful Monster continues the vivid series with Ravi’s colleagues at Golden Sentinels discovering that he sees gods in moments of heightened anxiety and stress. They are all surprisingly fine with it and even encourage him to incorporate his visions into his work, especially now that the cases have become more intense. But their latest case—a search for a dead Russian oligarch’s last will and testament—leads to more than anyone expected: a missing heir, murderous relatives, and geopolitical implications. So, when Ravi’s boss sends him to Los Angeles to wait out the heat, it’s almost a relief…until Ravi’s past catches up to him. Finally, in Her Fugitive Heart, Ravi simply desires to marry his girlfriend in peace, but events conspire to keep things anything but peaceful. An actress hires the agency to track down the source of a sex tape she never made, yet still appeared in. A weekend party in a deceased rock star’s country mansion where the investigators are charged with surveilling the rich guests for dirt goes way out of control. A terrorist leader goes missing in London before he can turn himself in to the CIA and the agency is hired to help track him down. And finally, Ravi’s boss’s secret plans to make himself a major player in the world stage blows up in his face and Ravi must go into hiding. The future of the Golden Sentinels and Ravi hang in the balance in the gripping and unforgettable conclusion to the Ravi PI series.

Carved by Experience

Carved by Experience Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michal Barnea-Astrog
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429911718
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How does the tendency to crave pleasure and reject pain shape our lives? How does it affect the way we perceive reality, and how is it related to the emergence of suffering and the way it is experienced and transmitted? Can we live free of this tendency, beyond the pleasure principle? This book approaches these questions through an examination of the psychoanalytic concepts of projection and projective identification in the light of early Buddhist thought. It looks at the personal and the interpersonal, at theory, meta-theory, and everyday life. It observes how the mind's habits mould the human condition, and investigates its ability to free itself from their domination. It examines the potential of this liberation: to be in touch with reality as it is and live a less reactive, more ethical life.

Meditation Now

Meditation Now Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. N. Goenka
Editor: Pariyatti Publishing
ISBN: 1938754352
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Celebrated Vipassana meditation teacher S. N. Goenka interprets the Buddha’s teachings in this collection of lectures, essays, and interviews. These writings provide insights into how one of the most influential contemporary Buddhist practitioners defines Vipassana and how he uses it to achieve peace of mind and lead a happy, useful life. Included are transcripts of recent talks given at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the Millennium World Peace Summit, and a previously unpublished interview conducted by Alan AtKisson, former editor of In Context magazine.

Adventures of the Great White Bonker

Adventures of the Great White Bonker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Wallace,Busarakham Jeeramantiph
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Dave Wallace is a freelance writer/photographer/film maker based in Brisbane. It would be easy to dismiss Dave as a bit of an insignificant lightweight and all round sleaze bag, as most of his early efforts consisted of hanging around porn movie locations immortalising great moments in movie history for various publications of dubious reputation. However, it took a trip to Laos in 1989, to photograph the work of a humanitarian organisation, that caused him to finally realise his true calling. On his way back to Australia, via Thailand, he made a quick visit to Pat Pong where the inevitable happened and Thailand became his second home for several years, resulting in many life changing experiences and journeys of discovery. Along the way he encountered some rather bizarre characters including a nurse who thought she was a vampire, and a monk who claimed to be able to turn himself into a giant snake. But the person who made the greatest impression on him was a girl called Busarakham Jeeramantiph aka Kim. Busarakham means Yellow Sapphire in English and is considered to be a very lucky name. Her luck, however, had run out and she was trapped in a vicious spiral of ill fortune — a dead end job, and very few prospects of self improvement, despite being one of a rare breed. In addition to speaking English as fluently as a native speaker, Dave discovered she could also read and write with the same degree of skill. They formed a bond that lasted over thirty years during which time he managed to help her reach her full potential. They collaborated on this book, about which one reviewer observed: While the story and some of the dialogue is rather explicit at times, it’s actually a moving account of how, with Dave’s help, Kim manages to free herself from the shackles of the sex trade and get a proper job with an organisation that hired her on her merits and ability, and didn’t care about her educational qualifications— or lack of them. She went on from there to embark on a string of business activities aimed at improving the lives of her fellow bar girls. She was a graduate from the University of Real Life. Despite its somewhat lurid title, it’s a classic reminder of the old adage that one should never judge a book by its cover.

Shamanic Plant Medicine - Salvia Divinorum

Shamanic Plant Medicine - Salvia Divinorum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ross Heaven
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782792538
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The Shamanic Plant Medicine series acts as an introduction to specific teacher plants used by shamans in a variety of cultures to facilitate spirit communion, healing, divination and personal discovery, and which are increasingly known, used and respected in Western society by modern shamans as a means of connecting to spirit. Salvia is the shamanic plant of Mexico. It is known particularly for its divinatory powers but it also has the ability to heal and, more extraordinarily, in modern usage it provides access to inter-dimensional travel and the ability to move through time. The shamanic applications of Salvia are currently little known outside of Mexico but, along with Ketamine and Ecstasy, it has become one of the most popular ‘drugs’ on the planet among teenagers who have little or no understanding of how to use its powers in a positive and effective way or the potential dangers of using it recreationally. This book therefore serves as a much-needed introduction to this powerful plant.

Life After Rehab Volume I

Life After Rehab Volume I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. A. Hoffman
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457507625
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If you are in recovery, or know someone who is, Life After Rehab is exactly what you need, an entertaining roadmap to higher consciousness. More than 30 easy-to-read and thought provoking chapters make an excellent complement to any sobriety program. Life After Rehab is the first recovery book to combine spiritual psychology, mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in one volume. Life After Rehab is not a 12-Step recovery book. It will help you develop a program of your own if you choose. Life After Rehab offers everything from the powerful technique of Jungian active imagination to logical thinking skills. Life After Rehab teaches the four components all psychotherapists, sobriety mentors and meditation teachers agree are essential for recovery - abstinence, common sense, improved social functioning and serious self-exploration. Read and enjoy. Michael Hoffman practices as an author and psychotherapist in Dana Point, California. His writing and counseling, based on the consciousness teachings of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung and Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, discuss the emotional and spiritual freedoms all people deserve. He belongs to the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Philemon Society and the Buddhist Recovery Network. He has served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, is a Master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist and serves as a mindfulness meditation facilitator for Vipassana Support International. Hoffman earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis on Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2006 and is a Doctoral Candidate in Addictive Disorders (Dr.AD) at the Breining Institute. His writing has been published in Tricycle - The Buddhist Review, and he has received the Public Relations Society of America's Protos Award for Excellence in Journalism. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1968 and the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned graduate degrees in English and Education in 1972. He holds Secondary, Community College and Adult Education teaching credentials with the State of California."

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2011 Edition

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2011 Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
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Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory. The editors have built Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Along the Path

Along the Path Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kory Goldberg,Michelle Décary
Editor: Pariyatti Publishing
ISBN: 1938754557
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Full of practical and inspiring information for meditators who plan to visit the sacred sites where the Buddha lived and taught in India and Nepal, this unique guidebook provides a rich anthology of stories relating to each of the sites, as well as helpful maps, creative artwork, and spiritual narratives from experienced travelers. Each site entry includes insider information and tips with detailed descriptions of transportation, accommodation, and local cuisine; suggested excursions and activities in the vicinity; and highlights of established Vipassana mediation centers best suited to accommodate visiting meditators. This second edition has been updated and revised to feature newly discovered pilgrimage sites and a few more stories from the Pali canon.