Beyond Happiness

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309219
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Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. Bayda offers alternatives to achieve the deepest, most lasting form of happiness through Zen insights and simple mindfulness practices. Most of us continually seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Zen teacher Ezra Bayda shows us that it is only by dropping our pursuit of happiness and learning to surrender to what actually is--surrendering to the truth of our lived experience--that we can find the deepest and most lasting form of happiness.

Beyond Happiness

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821767
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Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. In Beyond Happiness, Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all. Bayda offers Zen insights and practices that point readers toward the true sources of lasting happiness: mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

Beyond Happiness

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590308257
File Size: 19,33 MB
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Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Zen teacher Ezra Bayda believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. In Beyond Happiness, Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about happiness. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But he shows us that the deepest and most lasting kind of happiness does not rely on external circumstances at all. It's deeper than any kind of passing emotional state or circumstance, and beyond any idea we have about it. He offers Zen insights and practices to help readers to tap into the true sources of lasting happiness: mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and generosity. Beyond Happiness is loaded with simple meditation and mindfulness practices that will help readers to put these insights into action in their daily lives. Practices include: basic sitting meditation, gratitude practice, loving-kindness practice, and the Three Questions (Am I happy right now? What blocks happiness? Can I surrender to what is?).

Being Zen

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823402
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We can use whatever life presents, Ezra Bayda teaches, to strengthen our spiritual practice—including the turmoil of daily life. What we need is the willingness to just be with our experiences—whether they are painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the reality of our lives without trying to fix or change anything. But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply rooted fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create. Then we can awaken to the loving-kindness that is at the heart of our being. While many books aspire to bring meditation into everyday experience, Being Zen gives us practical ways to actually do it, introducing techniques that enable the reader to foster qualities essential to continued spiritual awakening. Topics include how to cultivate: • Perseverance: staying with anger, fear, and other distressing emotions. • Stillness: abiding with chaotic experiences without becoming overwhelmed. • Clarity: seeing through the conditioned beliefs and fears that "run" us. • Direct experience: encountering the physical reality of the present moment—even when that moment is exactly where we don't want to be. Like Pema Chödrön, the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart, Ezra Bayda writes with clear, heartfelt simplicity, using his own life stories to illustrate the teachings in an immediate and accessible way that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

Saying Yes To Life

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861712749
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Providing an inspiration per day, the author of Being Zen and At Home with Muddy Water shows readers how to find meaning in life's most vexing paradoxes, recognize the potential of difficulties to yield growth, and learn when to act effectively. Original.

Zen Heart

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825819
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There’s a secret to spiritual practice, and it’s surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it. In Zen Heart, Bayda provides a wealth of practical advice for making difficult experiences a valued part of the path and for making mindfulness a daily habit.

At Home In The Muddy Water

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590301684
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AT HOME IN THE MUDDY WATER is an antidote for the notion that spiritual practice is something that happens in some serene, distant place, removed from ordinary life. Ezra Bayda shows us how we can find wisdom and clarity in the midst of our complicated lives. In a wonderfully straightforward, gentle, and inspiring manner, he draws on Zen Buddhism to explain how anyone can find peace and fulfillment right here, right now, no matter what the circumstances.

Aging For Beginners

Autor: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614295026
File Size: 41,71 MB
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We all grow old. This book teaches us how to take advantage of a new phase of life: a phase of renewal and inner exploration. We’re all beginners when it comes to aging. And although the fact that we are in new territory can certainly contribute to the difficulties in dealing with getting older, it can also have a very positive side. Aging can be seen as a new phase of our life: a phase of renewal. Nowhere is this more evident than in our opportunity to devote more time to reflection and inner exploration. The result, regardless of whatever physical limitations we may be experiencing, is the possibility of cultivating and living increasingly from kindness and gratitude—two of the essential qualities of a life of satisfaction and equanimity. With techniques that are both simple and richly unfolded, this book will help readers: • learn the subtle art of being with pain • uncover the fears that amplify suffering • tap into the true sources of meaningfulness and joy

Leopardology

Autor: Kivi Bernhard
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480443
File Size: 50,77 MB
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LeopardologyTM – the art of Positive Predatory Thinking. Critical business strategy, gleaned from the hunt of the African leopard. Critical business thinking and strategy, gleaned from the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful predator on earth! Using the hunting habits and techniques of Africa’s most successful predator, Leopardology TM draws metaphors of personal and business success that will simply leave you spellbound! Having the “lion's share” of market territories and clients, to which corporations have been accustomed, is no longer the case. Competitor predators are continually on the prowl for your market share and profit. On the plains of the African savannah, deficiencies of vision, strategy, trust and change-management are often the indicators that lead alert predators to easy prey. Not unlike the world of commerce, in the bushlands of Africa, if one is not hunting to survive, one will simply survive to be hunted!

Mindfulness As Medicine

Autor: Dang Nghiem
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1937006956
File Size: 33,30 MB
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Before she became a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Dang Nghiem was a doctor. She’d traveled far in her 43 years. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the amnesty for Amerasian children of the late 1970s, Dang Nghiem arrived in this country virtually penniless and with no home. She lived with three foster families, but graduated high school with honors, earned two undergraduate degrees, and became a doctor. When the man she thought she’d spend her life with suddenly drowned, Sister Dang Nghiem left medicine and joined the monastic community of Thich Nhat Hanh. It is from this vantage point that Dang Nghiem writes about her journey of healing. Devastated by the diagnosis and symptoms of Lyme, she realized that she was also reliving many of the unresolved traumas from earlier in her life. She applied both her medical knowledge and her advanced understanding and practice of mindfulness to healing. Through meditation she finally came to understand what it means to "master" suffering. In Mindfulness as Medicine Sister Dang Nghiem leads readers through her profound journey of healing and shares step-by-step directions for the techniques she used to embrace and transform her suffering. "Suffering can be transformed and cured at its roots...Suffering is an art that can be learned and mastered...We do not have to run away from it anymore...The art of suffering can bring about deep appreciation for life as well as profound peace, joy, and love for ourselves and other beings."—Sister Dang Nghiem