LEARNING TRUE LOVE PRACTICING BUDDHISM IN A TIME OF WAR

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Learning True Love

Author : Sister Chan Khong
ISBN : 9781935209379
Genre : Religion
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Learning True Love, the autobiography of Sister Chân Không, stands alongside the great spiritual autobiographies of our century. It tells the story of her spiritual and personal odyssey, both in her homeland and in exile. Its anecdotal style presents an intensely personal portrait of a woman with astonishing courage, offering us a perspective on the suffering of the Vietnamese people. This unique autobiography tells the gripping story of a woman who not only lived but made history, and whose life of single-minded dedication to humanity can serve as an inspiration for us all. Sister Chân Không was born in a village on the Mekong River Delta in 1938. In her teens she devoted her life to the development and practice of nonviolence grounded in the Buddhist precepts of non-killing and compassionate action. Propelled by her passionate dedication to social change, she began working in the slums of Saigon, distributing food, working with the sick, and teaching children. When she was 21 years old she met the man who until to this day remains her teacher and spiritual companion: Thich Nhat Hanh. With him she co-founded the School of Youth for Social Service in 1964, which grew to an organization of over 10,000 young people organizing medical, educational, and agricultural facilities in rural Vietnam, and rebuilding villages destroyed in the fighting. Sister Chân Không became well known in the anti-war and peace community for her work promoting human rights and protesting repression and violence, often at risk of her own life. She continues to do this work today. After the war she became one of the co-founders of Plum Village, the spiritual center, that is home to Thich Nhat Hanh's community in France, where she continues to be deeply involved in the development and vision for this unique community. In January of 2005, after nearly 40 years in exile, Sister Chân Không was able to return on a 3-month visit to Vietnam. In this fully revised edition of Learning True Love she movingly describes the return to her homeland, the reunions with many old friends and fellow activists, and shares her impression of the "new Vietnam," where Buddhists still struggle for religious freedom and the re-establishment of their own organizations. Learning True Love is a moving personal memoir, an introduction to the mindfulness teachings and life of Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in exile, an overview to the development of the European and American peace and human rights movement, and an introduction to the engaged and practical style of Vietnamese Buddhism. It documents the process that brought an end to the US Vietnam war, and gives a lively summary of Vietnamese history from 1945 to the current political, social and spiritual climate in Vietnam. Learning True Love also portraits some of the many remarkable people that shared Sister Chân Không 's path. Foremost however it is the remarkable and impressive story of a very courageous woman, whose journey from an accredited biologist at the University of Paris to a Buddhist nun, gives her unique insight into life's central questions and the ability to address them in an unflinching and straightforward manner. Forewords by Thich Nhat Hanh and Maxine Hong-Kingston
Category: Religion

Learning True Love

Author : Chan Khong, Sister
ISBN : 9781427098528
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Learning True Love

Author : Sister Chan Khong
ISBN : UVA:X002437065
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Learning True Love is a unique autobiography that tells the gripping story of Sr. Chan Khong, who has for more than four decades worked closely with Thich Nhat Hanh. It reflects her spiritual growth against the backdrop of a war-torn Vietnam, and offers many examples of how to resolve difficulties and celebrate the joy of a life in service. Khong's single-minded dedication to humanity and courageous integrity can serve as an inspiration for all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Deep Relaxation

Author : Sister Ch‰n Kh™ng
ISBN : 9781937006273
Genre : Self-Help
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For nearly 30 years Sister Chan Khong’s Deep Relaxation practice has been a highlight for thousands of people who have attended Order of Interbeing Buddhist retreats. With Deep Relaxation the reader/listener will learn to meditate and relax body and mind at the deepest level, leading to a measurable reduction of stress levels. Sister Chan Khong effectively guides readers/listeners through the practice with a combination of spoken words and traditional songs from around the world, initiating a process that shows how we can achieve a more positive and healthy life as we move out of the meditation and into the world. With her soothing voice, her pacing, her extensive experience of practicing mindfulness in everyday life—and with the beauty of the gentle music— practitioners are able to achieve a state of profound relaxation. This book and accompanying CD will help to develop and deepen the reader’s/listener’s personal mindfulness practice, helping them to experience stillness and to continue with their daily activities feeling refreshed and energized. Working with the body’s innate capacity to heal itself, these exercises will bring the listener/reader to experience ever deeper levels of relaxation that can activate the body's natural healing abilities. The book will leave the reader with a deep sense of well-being.
Category: Self-Help

Healing

Author : Sister Dang Nghiem
ISBN : 9781888375961
Genre : Religion
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This extraordinary story takes the reader from the rice fields of Vietnam, to the California coast, to a monastery in southwest France. Huong Huynh was born in the midst of war to a Vietnamese mother and a U.S. soldier. She dedicated her life to healing and transforming the suffering of other people as a doctor. When her partner suddenly drowned, she decided to become a Buddhist nun. Ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who gave her the name "Dang Nghiem" (Adornment with Nondiscrimination), she finally experienced her own healing. With humor, insight, and an irrepressible sense of joy, Sister Dang Nghiem's story offers inspiration and guidance for anyone who has dealt with suffering and loss. Book jacket.
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Beginning Anew

Author : Sister Chan Khong
ISBN : 9781937006822
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In Beginning Anew, Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone clear up misunderstandings, communicate more honestly and openly with the people around them, and heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to the beginning anew practice at the retreats led worldwide each year by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. When we’re upset with someone, we’re often afraid to say anything. We tell ourselves, "Oh, it’s just a small matter; it’s not important." But the accumulation of many small issues can create an explosive situation, and can even cause relationships to break. Beginning Anew gives us a way to address problems when they’re small, so we can understand each other’s words, actions, and intentions. Beginning Anew guides readers through steps of conscious breathing, loving speech, and compassionate listening designed to help us see people and situations more clearly, allowing our perceptions to better reflect reality. Sister Chân Không brings the practice to life by sharing stories of couples and families she has helped to reconcile using the practice. After a few minutes of quietly sitting together to become aware of our breathing and calm ourselves, each person speaks without being interrupted. The first step is to express appreciation of the other person, something we may forget to do in our busy lives, that can lead to the people around us to feeling taken for granted. The second step is to express any regrets we have. This is something we often put off doing, but the clear expression of misgivings and regrets gives practitioners the chance to clear the air and directly address any problems in the relationship. The last two steps of the practice are for expressing anger or difficulties and checking in with each other to be sure each was understood. Beginning Anew introduces a practice for anyone looking for a way to keep communication open and resolve conflicts. When practiced regularly, beginning anew will bring deeper understanding and harmony to any relationship.
Category: Family & Relationships

Practicing Peace In Times Of War

Author : Pema Chodron
ISBN : 9781590305003
Genre : Political Science
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"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron in her inspiring and accessible new book, which draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war.
Category: Political Science

Footprints In The Snow

Author : Shengyan
ISBN : 9780385513302
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A renowned Buddhist master sets his personal spiritual odyssey against the turbulent twentieth-century history of China, from his early life in the final years of the Republic of China, through the founding of the People's Republic, to the present day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True Love

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781590304044
Genre : Religion
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First offers readers the technique of conscious breathing as a method for synchronizing the mind and body to establish the conditions of love, then explains a mantra practice for generating love that consists of four key statements or intentions in our relationships that will also heal our own pain, fear, and negativity.
Category: Religion

Why Buddhism Is True

Author : Robert Wright
ISBN : 9781439195475
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 89.46 MB
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New York Times Bestseller From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true—which is to say, a way out of our delusion—but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.
Category: Psychology