In awakening the buddha within, surya Das shows how we can awaken to who we really are in order to lead a more compassionate, enlightened, and balanced life. It illuminates the guidelines and key principles embodied in the noble Eight-Fold Path and the traditional Three Enlightenment Trainings common to all schools of Buddhism:Wisdom Training: Developing clear vision, insight, and inner understanding—seeing reality and ourselves as we really are.
Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment #ad - Ethics training: cultivating virtue, self-discipline, and compassion in what we say and do. Meditation training: Practicing mindfulness, concentration, and awareness of the present moment. With lively stories, meditations, and spiritual practices, Awakening the Buddha Within is an invaluable text for the novice and experienced student of Buddhism alike.
Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual TransformationHarmony #ad - Buddhism has a great deal to say about change and impermanence and how to meaningfully deal with it. Learning to consciously accept and embrace change leads to a better understanding of ourselves and our own innate divine light. Change--whether on a large or small scale--provides our most important opportunity for learning about ourselves and the nature of reality.
From this essential insight Lama Surya Das has crafted a fulfilling and important path to understanding and healing ourselves and finding peace. Full of personal stories, anecdotes, practical exercises, and pithy original aphorisms, guided meditations and reflections, Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be addresses life's most universal difficulties in a way that is accessible to all.
Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation #ad - By using memorable concepts such as the virtues of Adversity, The Pearl Principle "No inner irritation, no pearl", and Gaining through Loss, Surya reminds readers that hiding from change and loss is futile. Even on the personal level each person must confront the curves life throws his or her way. The beloved american lama, a spiritual leader whose inimitable light andlively universal teaching style has awakened the spirituality of thousands, and anger, now shares an enlightened approach to change and loss, dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, grief, and the role of crisis in uncovering our authentic selves.
For many people, recent years have been characterized by profound change, political shifts, whether it relates to financial upheaval, or even massive losses of life to disease and violence.
Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your LifeHarmony #ad - Surya das illustrates how to develop authentic presence, embrace life's lessons, how to connect to our own life experience, build deeper relationships, as well as learn how to love what we don't like. Everyone needs to feel connected, to reach out to others and communicate in order to overcome alienation, to love and feel loved, loneliness, and a feeling of being disconnected.
In awakening the buddhist heart surya das shows you how to reach inward and outward. Cultivating spiritual intelligence and learning how to connect will improve our capacity for intimacy, friends, parents, making us better mates, and coworkers; it helps all of us to become more giving and brings us fulfillment, meaning, and love.
Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your Life #ad - By developing spiritual intelligence, more aware of our own feelings and the feelings of those around us, a sense of compassion that helps us be more sensitive, we become more intuitive; we relate better and love better. With tremendous insight he explores specific ways in which we can more fruitfully relate to our own experiences as well as each other in today's fast-paced, complicated, and often confusing world.
Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual LifeHarmony #ad - Through reflections on his own life quest, thoughtful essays, Surya Das examines the common themes at the heart of any spiritual path, self-inquiry, doubt, and entertaining stories, compassion, creativity, including faith, love, and transformation. He then explores prayer, yoga, and myriad other rituals, chanting, breathing exercises, guided meditations, providing practical examples of each that we can use day-to-day to nurture our inner spirit.
In this elegant, he integrates essential buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions, aspirations, to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice based on your own individual beliefs, inspiring book, and needs. Lama surya das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within, is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition.
Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of SeparationSounds True #ad - If you’ve ever felt ‘at one’ with something—your beloved or your child, a wooded trail, a favorite song—then you’ve experienced intermeditation, ” teaches Surya Das . Based on tibetan buddhism’s core insights into the deeply connected nature of who we are, our family and friends, our enemies, those in need near or far, intermeditation offers both new and experienced meditators a fresh new way to commune with every moment—on and off the cushion—in oneness with our partners, our higher Selves, and Nature itself.
What did the dalai lama say to the pizza guy from brooklyn? “make me one with everything!” It’s a familiar joke, muses Lama Surya Das, but it holds a profound truth: that in addition to inner peace, meditation is a path for all-inclusive connection . With make me one with everything, he invites us to experience this expansive dimension of the dharma through the art of intermeditation.
Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened LivingHarperOne #ad - By following these guidelines, peace, clarity, you will enter into a life of greater joy, and wisdom than you ever thought possible. Whether you consider yourself a buddhist, atheist, jew, or agnostic, speak, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddha Is as Buddha Does enables you to reflect more deeply upon how you think, and behave in each moment and to explore more intently your relationships with others.
In this book national bestselling author lama surya das, offers a thorough, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers, tried-and-true map to the richest treasure a human being can find—Buddha's advice for living to your true potential. Buddha is as buddha does is for everyone who seeks to become a better person and share in the bounty of true Buddha nature.
Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living #ad - Appropriate for new seekers as well as experienced practitioners, and accompanied by lively anecdotes and practical exercises, this is one of the most accessible books to date on the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Buddha. In 2006 his holiness the dalai lama, which are always good things to do, who calls Lama Surya Das the American Lama, "It is not enough just to meditate and pray, said to an American audience, but we also must take positive action in this world.
In the process of awakening, deep within, the Buddha realized that all of us, are inherently perfect and whole, with the capacity to overcome suffering and transform ourselves into forces for good.
Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of NowHarperOne #ad - A wealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, the Pure Land of the Buddha, now. Thich nhat hanh, bestselling author of peace Is EveryStep"For newcomers to Buddhism and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom! and‘old hands’ at practice . . . Das promises nothing less than a liberated life, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of loving presence.
Sylvia boorstein, author of happiness is an Inside JobInternationally renowned meditation scholar Lama Surya Das delivers a penetrating and practical guide to discovering the power of living fully in the now. In the tradition of the dalai lama’s the art of happiness and Noah Levine’s Heart of the Revolution, patience, Buddha Standard Time is a road map to discovering your own inner kingdom of awareness, and love.
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala ClassicsShambhala #ad - For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, and our lives, our minds, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice.
Among the topics covered are: • the hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them • How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world • How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachmentUseful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics #ad - . In seeking the heart of wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.
Buddhism for BeginnersSnow Lion #ad - Buddhism for beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, such as: • what is the goal of the buddhist path? • what is karma? • if all phenomena are empty, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives? .
This user’s guide to buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life.
The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane: Wisdom Tales from TibetHarperOne #ad - These captivating stories, legends and yarns — passed orally from teacher to student — capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet — most never before translated into English.
Magical, harmony, the snow lion's turquoise Mane unfolds a luminous vision of a universe where basic goodness, whimsical, witty and ribald, and hope prevails.
The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for LivingRiverhead Books #ad - He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The art of happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, anger, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, stories, and meditations, insecurity, and discouragement.
After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world. He's the dalai lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling.
The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living #ad - Don't miss the dalai lama's newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. Why is he so popular? even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes.
How to get there has always been the question. An updated edition of a beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Together with Dr.