Training In Compassion

Author : Norman Fischer
ISBN : 9780834828568
Genre : Religion
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Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works.Through the influence of Pema Chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too. It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies Zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.
Category: Religion

The Practice Of Lojong

Author : Traleg Kyabgon
ISBN : 0834826615
Genre : Religion
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For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, lovingkindness, and joy for others. Known as the lojong—or mind-training—teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters. In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over twenty years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.
Category: Religion

Experience

Author : Norman Fischer
ISBN : 9780817358280
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Norman Fischer s Experience is the fruit of forty years of thinking on experimental writing and its practice, both as an investigation of reality and as a religious endeavor, by a major figure in contemporary Zen Buddhist practice and theology. "
Category: Literary Criticism

Besser Ich

Author : Mary Jane Ryan
ISBN : 9783864704444
Genre : Self-Help
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Ob Rechthaberei beim Kollegen und Überempfindlichkeit beim Partner – jeder von uns macht sich und seiner Umwelt mit festgefahrenen Verhaltensweisen das Leben schwerer als nötig. Doch was tun? Die Lösung: Die schädlichen durch positive Reaktionen ersetzen. Wie geht das? Erfolgscoach Mary Jane Ryan hat aus der Arbeit mit ihren Klienten insgesamt 81 Mantras entwickelt. Es sind einprägsame Einzeiler, die in bestimmten Situationen immer wieder wiederholt werden und helfen, sich neue Verhaltensweisen anzutrainieren. Bereits nach kurzer Zeit merken wir die Folgen: ein Verhalten, das uns zufriedener, entspannter und letztlich auch erfolgreicher werden lässt.
Category: Self-Help

Bedienungsanleitung F R Ein Menschliches Gehirn

Author : Gerald Hüther
ISBN : 9783647014647
Genre : Psychology
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In der modernen Hirnforschung wurden bahnbrechende Entdeckungen gemacht. Die sogenannte Plastizität des menschlichen Gehirns bedeutet, dass es lebenslang veränderbar, ausbaubar, anpassungsfähig ist. Sogar die Masse der Gehirnzellen ist, entgegengesetzt der früheren Auffassung der Wissenschaftler, nicht endgültig festgelegt, sondern kann im Verlauf des Lebens noch zunehmen. Nach den neuesten Erkenntnissen der Hirnforscher hat die Art und Weise der Nutzung des Gehirns einen entscheidenden Einfluss darauf, welche neuronalen Verschaltungen angelegt und stabilisiert oder auch destabilisiert werden. Die innere Struktur und Organisation des Gehirns passt sich also an seine konkrete Benutzung an. Wenn das Gehirn eines Menschen aber so wird, wie es gebraucht wird und bisher gebraucht wurde, dann stellt sich die Frage, wie wir eigentlich mit unserem Gehirn umgehen müssten, damit es zur vollen Entfaltung der in ihm angelegten Möglichkeiten kommen kann. In einer leicht lesbaren, bildreichen Sprache geht der Neurobiologe Gerald Hüther diesem Fragenkomplex nach und gelangt zu Erkenntnissen, die unser gegenwärtiges Weltbild erschüttern und die uns zwingen, etwas zu übernehmen, was wir bisher allzu gern an andere Instanzen abgegeben haben: Verantwortung.
Category: Psychology

Awake At The Bedside

Author : Koshin Paley Ellison
ISBN : 9781614291428
Genre : Medical
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This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, Kirsten DeLeo, Issan Dorsey, Mark Doty, Norman Fischer, Nick Flynn, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Shodo Harada Roshi, Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Fernando Kawai, Michael Kearney, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Judy Lief, Betsy MacGregor, Diane E. Meier, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Ostaseski, Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Rosenberg, Rumi, Cicely Saunders, Senryu, Jason Shinder, Derek Walcott, Radhule B. Weininger.
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Mind Training

Author : Ringu Tulku
ISBN : 1559398477
Genre : Religion
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This small accessible book contains the essence of the Seven-Point Mind Training, expressed in the intimate colloquial style that distinguishes Ringu Tulku's teachings. The Seven-Point Mind Training, a lojong practice, assumes no prior special training or preparation. It does not require practitioners to enter seclusion or change the way they live their lives. It asks that they examine their relationships with all those around them and make a strong determination to become enlightened for others' sake rather than for their own. It gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Mind Training focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.
Category: Religion

Universal Compassion

Author : Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 8120818687
Genre : Bodhicitta (Buddhism)
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Universal Compassion is a book of practical instructions on increasing love and compassion, an ideal guide to the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on training the mind, step-by-step instructions on developing universal love and compassion in our daily life and, an essential advice on how to transform all life situations into opportunities for spiritual development. The supreme Dharma of training the mind (Tib. Lojong) is an unsurpassed method for controlling our mind, and reveals the principal path to enlightenment. There are many different sets of Lojong instructions such as those contained in the One Hundred Practices of Training the Mind. The present text, Universal Compassion, explains how to put into practice the Lojong instructions given by Bodhisattva Geshe Chekhawa in his root text Training the Mind in Seven points. The seven points are: The preliminary practices of training the mind; The main practice/training in the two bodhichittas; Transforming adverse conditions into the path to enlightenment; How to integrate all our daily practices; The measurement of success in training the mind; The commitments of training the mind; The precepts of training the mind. Geshe Kelsang provides us with an indispensable companion for our day-to-day life.
Category: Bodhicitta (Buddhism)