Descartes' Meditations (Cambridge Critical Guides) by Karen Detlefsen

By Karen Detlefsen

Descartes's Meditations, probably the most influential works in western philosophy, keeps to impress dialogue and debate. This quantity of unique essays by means of major demonstrated and rising early smooth students levels over all six of the Meditations and explores concerns corresponding to scepticism, judgement, causation, the character of meditation and the meditator's relation to God, the character of personhood, Descartes' conception of feel conception, and his rules at the nature of substance. The members deliver new insights to either principal and less-studied issues within the Meditations, and attach the paintings with the wealthy ancient and highbrow context within which Descartes solid his proposal. The ensuing quantity will entice quite a lot of students of early glossy idea.

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Conquest of Mind by Eknath Easwaran

By Eknath Easwaran

Getting stuck in undesirable concepts and feelings can suppose like an inevitable a part of lifestyles. yet Easwaran, who taught meditation for almost forty years, exhibits the way to holiday free.
Just as a health regimen may end up in a powerful, supple physique, non secular disciplines can form a safe character and a resilient, loving mind.
And possibilities to develop more suitable spiritually come up not just in the course of meditation yet through the day. operating with tough colleagues, going out to devour, and responding to a child’s wishes are all events to attempt out assorted, wiser choices.
With humor and empathy, Easwaran areas undying teachings from the Buddha and different mystics into modern scenes — staring at a juggler in the street, taking a tennis lesson, going to the theater. education the brain is life’s greatest event, person who brings deepening relationships, expanding power, and a better feel of function.

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Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement by Joseph Weber

By Joseph Weber

The Indian non secular entrepreneur Maharishi Mahesh Yogi took the West via hurricane within the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s, captivating child Boomers bored stiff with warfare and social upheaval along with his message of meditation and peace. Heeding his name, thousand fans moved to tiny Fairfield, Iowa, to establish their very own college at the campus of a failed denominational university. quickly, they all started a college for prekindergarten via highschool, permitting fans to immerse themselves in Transcendental Meditation from toddlerhood via PhDs.

Although Fairfield’s longtime citizens have been relieved to work out that their new pals have been clean-cut and respectably dressed—not the wild-haired, drug-using hippies that they had feared—the newbies however speedy started to remake the city. shops promoting unique items popped up, TM fans outfitted odd-looking houses that modeled the guru’s principles for peace-inspiring structure, and the hot college knocked down a old chapel, whilst it erected tremendous golden-domed constructions for meditators. a few rookies acquired elected—and others have been defeated—when they ran for neighborhood and statewide workplaces. now and then, millions from around the globe visited the small town.

Yet Transcendental Meditation didn't regularly in achieving its goals of private and social tranquility. Suicides and a homicide unsettled the meditating neighborhood through the years, and a few fans have been fleeced via con males from their very own ranks. a few battled an area farmer over land use and each other over doctrine. particularly, the area has now not gotten extra peaceful.

Today the guru is lifeless. His fans are graying, and few in their little ones are stepping into management roles. The flow turns out rudderless, its monetary muscle withering, regardless of the efforts of high-profile supporters similar to filmmaker David Lynch and media tycoon Oprah Winfrey. Can TM reinvent itself? And what is going to be the way forward for Fairfield itself? by way of having a look heavily on the transformation of this small Iowa city, writer Joseph Weber assesses the movement’s unusually powerful impression on Western tradition, sketches out its odd prior, and explores its attainable destiny.

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Meditation Made Easy by Lorin Roche

By Lorin Roche

You've most likely heard in regards to the merits of meditation: Sharper pondering, decreased pressure, more desirable focus, reduce blood strain, even elevated sexual excitement, all of those confident results were proven via technology. during this uniquely obtainable advisor, Lorin Roche indicates that meditation is that straightforward, and pleasant.

Roche solutions questions and debunks meditation myths, and provides 3 easy-to-follow suggestions for purchasing all started the Do not anything Technique," "Salute all of the Senses," and "Feeling at domestic Exercise". He and indicates you the way to combine "mini meditations" into spare moments of the day, from savouring morning espresso to profiting from the 5 mins sooner than a gathering. He explains the best way to triumph over meditation hindrances, customize meditation for your personal wishes, and use your breath, voice, and a focus as meditation aids. And he exhibits how meditation provide you with the ability to discover your internal passions, and improve your feel of self.

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Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

“Written in phrases so intimate, calm, type, and rapid, this striking publication seems like a message from our own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is likely one of the most vital voices of our time, and now we have by no means had to hearken to him greater than now.”
—Sogyal Rinpoche

Fear is harmful, a pervasive challenge all of us face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen grasp, poet, scholar,  peace activist, and one of many most desirable non secular leaders within the world—a proficient instructor who used to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by means of Martin Luther King Jr.—Thich Nhat Hanh has written a strong and useful strategic advisor to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and private terrors. The big apple Times stated Hanh, “ranks moment in basic terms to the Dalai Lama” because the Buddhist chief with the main impact within the West. In Fear: crucial knowledge for purchasing in the course of the Storm, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a route to discovering peace and freedom from anxiousness and providing strong instruments to assist us eliminate it from our lives

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The Most Effective Ways on Earth to Boost Your Energy: The by Jonny Bowden

By Jonny Bowden

The most popular methods on Earth to improve Your Energy exhibits somebody the best way to get extra strength out in their body—naturally. Nationally identified wellbeing and fitness specialist Jonny Bowden provides small alterations someone can enforce up entrance for giant energy—such as what to consume for all-day patience, while to time a work out for the largest mind enhance, or how operating with (or opposed to) normal gentle cycles could make your sleep restorative or slump-inducing. strength begins with attitude—you'll the best way to “think” like a high-energy individual and use respiring strategies, meditation, and workout to bust rigidity, beat fatigue, and increase stamina. You'll additionally learn the way actual elements comparable to pollution, consuming styles, and dietary deficiencies can sabotage strength—and how they are often corrected with right nutrition and supplementations. The most desirable methods on Earth to Boost Your strength gives you an entire software to head from exhausted to energized.

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The Upanishads by Eknath, Easwaran; Nagler, Michael N

By Eknath, Easwaran; Nagler, Michael N

Among the oldest of India's religious texts, the Upanishads are files of extensive question-and-answer periods given by means of illumined sages to their scholars. generally featured in philosophy classes, the Upanishads have questioned and encouraged knowledge seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this hard textual content extra available through settling on the passages so much correct to readers looking undying truths this present day.
His best-selling, obtainable, hugely readable translation and full of life foreword position the lessons in a modern context for college students and basic readers alike.

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White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen by Mooji

By Mooji

White fireplace is a set of a few 800 sayings which encapsulate and compress Mooji's crucial non secular teachings into tablet shape. those end-of-the-road pointings, while swallowed, are like divine grenades that wipe out ache and fable therefore revealing one's precise nature as ideal and undying being.

"Fire burns every thing leaving in simple terms ashes. yet there's a hearth so fierce it burns even ashes -- White fireplace. Burn me like this, O White hearth, Grace of God, till not anything continues to be yet You." even supposing White hearth is filled with clever, direct and inspiring information, it's not for the faint-hearted seeker who's in simple terms trying to strengthen a non secular id or projections. when you include openness and a sure of their middle for fact, could the white fireplace during this booklet ignite inside of your center, leaving simply the transparent area of natural seeing and being.

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How to Love by M.D. Gordon Livingston M.D.

By M.D. Gordon Livingston M.D.

Dr. Gordon Livingston’s books have resonated with readers as universally and deeply as prior books by means of M. Scott Peck, Rollo may possibly, and Erich Fromm. Now, Gordon Livingston—a general practitioner of the human middle, a thinker of human psychology—offers an urgently wanted meditation on who most sensible (and who most sensible now not) to love—and how most sensible to like. Dr. Livingston’s fundamental concentration during this new booklet is on aiding us to acknowledge in ourselves and in others constellations of personality features and what these features suggest either with reference to compatibility and destiny behavior. As in his prior books, listed below are Dr. Livingston’s trademark gifts—an unerring experience of what's vital, and what Elizabeth Edwards has characterised as “his unapologetic directness and his embracing compassion”—again deployed to supply readers all over the place with a much-needed replacement to the trial-and-error studying that makes knowledge such a dear commodity.

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