A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche,Helen Tworkov
Pubpsher: Spiegel & Grau
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.”—Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart “This book has the potential to change the reader’s life forever.”—George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being. He immediately discovered that a lifetime of Buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travelers or the screeching of a railway car. He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest. Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning—and his journey took a startling turn. His meditation practice had prepared him to face death, and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training. In this powerful and unusually candid account of the inner life of a Buddhist master, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. By sharing with readers the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living. Praise for In Love with the World “Vivid, compelling . . . This book is a rarity in spiritual literature: Reading the intimate story of this wise and devoted Buddhist monk directly infuses our own transformational journey with fresh meaning, luminosity, and life.”—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge “In Love with the World is a magnificent story—moving and inspiring, profound and utterly human. It will certainly be a dharma classic.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart “This book makes me think enlightenment is possible.”—Russell Brand
Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
Author: Eugene Cho
Pubpsher: David C Cook
"It can be fashionable to talk about the poor but not as fashionable to talk to the poor. It may be popular to talk about justice and still not know any victims of injustice. But we will never make poverty history until we make poverty personal. Eugene Cho shatters all our hipster coffee-shop talk of justice and dares you to dive into the trenches and do something real with your life." Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and friend of Eugene Cho "A gutsy and gritty exposé on the motives of a generation in love with the idea of saving the world, Overrated by Eugene Cho is a necessary exercise for all who desire to truly be a part of the change God wants to bring to humanity. This book is real, personal, necessary, and a must-read, so we can all continue on the path toward justice for all." Louie Giglio, Passion City Church/Passion Conferences "When you're done talking about the gospel and are ready for your walking to be the gospel: Start here. I needed this book." Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts Many people today talk about justice, but are they living justly? They want to change the world, but are they being changed themselves? Eugene Cho has a confession: "I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes." If this is true of the man who founded the One Day's Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one's ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating "the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little." He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, "our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves." In Overrated, Cho shows that it is possible to move from talk to action.
In a highlight reel, microwave world — you're led to believe success is right around the corner: It's not working. Not only is it not working with your ability to achieve your goals, we've never been more frustrated, stuck, stressed and unfulfilled. Most personal development is all about the big and bold vision, yet these days we're not missing ambition or dreamers... We're missing results and execution. But what if there was a way to shut off the noise, fall in love with the process and take one step forward every single day as you paint your life's masterpiece? Enter The 1% Rule — a daily system designed to help you close the gap without the crushing pressure that has kept you stuck in the past. The 1% Rule was designed to answer three core questions: Why do some people seem to achieve massive success with everything they do — while others can't seem to get out of their own way? What separates those who get excited and inspired for a season, a quarter or a few months — and those who are consistently on fire? What are the mindsets, principles, routines and behaviors of those who execute daily, and those who sit on the sidelines pondering? ...through answering these questions over the last decade in the trenches with thousands of people — they are now the framework of The 1% Rule and are yours today. It's time to take your power back, grab your copy now. If you're ready to ditch the highlight reel illusion... If you're tired of sitting on the sidlines waiting... If you're frustrated with the 24/7 noise... You've come to the right place!
In a single night, the company goes bankrupt and my girlfriend disappears. Frustrated, I wander to the northern seaside city and in order to survive, I enter a business to work. To think that the CEO is actually the beauty I flirted with ...An unknown nobody, rising from the bottom to challenge all kinds of dark forces. The cold and beautiful CEO couldn't stand to be conquered.
Not long after the wedding, he was abandoned by his beautiful wife, and the next day, he was tricked by a villain and lost his job. After that, he entered a shady private enterprise. A little person who was discriminated against and bullied, gradually started his legendary game of rights. He created a legend of the city with a small platform, but when he looked back, he realized that the height he stood was enough to overlook the world...
Following the success of the highly acclaimed Falling in Love with Jesus, Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli give women the encouragement needed to become radiant women of Christ. Living in Love with Jesus will help women go deeper with Jesus by applying the secrets from John's first letter, learning to clothe themselves in Christ's love. Instead of being a washed-out beige, living mediocre lives, they can become radiant with the colors of love. Using art as a literary theme throughout the book, facets of God's love are paralleled with colors, giving women vivid pictures of how the imprint of God's love can change their lives. This art theme will be carried out visually in classic masterpieces that illustrate biblical stories of God's transforming love such as Esther, Doubting Thomas, and the Good Samaritan. Includes such chapters as: Embroidered with Gold It's Not Easy Being Green True Blue Red is the Color of the Blood that Flowed Down
This book relates how James C. Boyce fell in love with the fiddle, learned to play it, and began to teach others to play it. Mr. Boyce is an instrument maker and repairman who gives his personal advice on the purchase and care of a fiddle, and includes his observations on the mystique of the instrument. ?Falling in Love With the Fiddle? is designed for people who never learned to read music, and also for those who do read music but want to get ?off the page? and play music by ear. This book contains an aural learning program for the beginning fiddler, teaching how to hold the fiddle and bow, and to play the sounds that you hear. The AudioTab CD will help you learn how to tune the fiddle, and how to play three simple tunes on it. Ultimately, the book and CD will help you learn to play the ?sounds? of the fiddle.
N Love with the Mystery is a stunning and captivating photo-illustrated book of inspirational writings. Every passage in this book is testimony to Ann's commitment to this deep listening. Her words invoke a quickening through which we too can awaken more fully to the gifts in ourselves and provides solace and inspiration to all who revel in the mystery of life. In Love With The Mystery has been internationally acclaimed, including a glowing reference by Oprah Winfrey in the November 2013 edition of O magazine in her personal column What I Know For Sure.
The quality of your life depends on YOU! Win over your toughest critic: your Self-Critic is the culprit who causes overwhelm, self-sabotage, hesitation, and holding back ... It’s the loud inner voice of your doubts and fears. Learn how to transform your Self-Critic into your #1 fan! Avoid the time and energy zappers of self-criticism that suck the life out of you. Take care of you first so you feel loved and peaceful, making it simpler and easier to love others and create what you really want in your life. Use these daily Love Notes - attention getters to the Inner Self, to awaken it to create Clarity, Balance, Fulfillment, Abundance, and Peace. Don’t ignore the Self-Critic. Seduce it into loving you! Life is too short. Live it now with the fullness of you and what you really want for your life. No matter what you’ve been through, you deserve to fully enjoy a life you love. Life is so much more when you’re willing to break through blinders about you and what you deserve in life, and when you live your life by nurturing a higher love for yourself. Romance yourself now. Your life depends on it ...To let Love in, to let God in, to receive abundance, you must get your critical self out of the way.