How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 8184958056
ISBN 13: 9788184958058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meditate Book Review:

More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1622030486
ISBN 13: 9781622030484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meditate Book Review:

***How to Meditate Has Been Named One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013*** Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan nun presents her first book exploring in depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice. When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Chödrön, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way. More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness The Seven Delights-how moments of diffi culty can become doorways to awakening and love Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight"-instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is in indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. “Pema is one of our most beloved and helpful teachers—practical, compassionate, and wise. How to Meditate is a great way to take her teachings to heart and develop a meditation practice.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and A Lamp in the Darkness “This new book is a great compilation of meditation instruction which she has personal given to many of her students over the years. These instructions have brought so much help to others that it has made her one of the most loved and revered Buddhist teacher in this modern world. With a brilliant mind and an absolutely cheerful attitude toward life, she practices what she teaches. She is a great support and friend to thousands of readers, and I am very sure that this book will help many in their everyday lives, as she makes this genuine attempt to reach us all.” —Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Excerpt The mind is very wild. The human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes and failures. We can’t escape any of these experiences in the vast terrain of our existence. It is part of what makes life grand—and it is also why our minds take us on such a crazy ride. If we can train ourselves through meditation to be more open and more accepting toward the wild arc of our experience, if we can lean into the difficulties of life and ride of our minds, we can become more settled and relaxed amid whatever life brings us. There are numerous ways to work with the mind. One of the most effective ways is through the tool of sitting meditation. Sitting meditation opens us to each and every moment of our life. Each moment is totally unique and unknown. Our mental world is seemingly predictable and graspable. We believe that thinking through all the events and to-dos of our life will provide us with ground and security. But it’s all a fantasy, and this very moment, free of conceptual overlay, is completely unique. It is absolutely unknown. We’ve never experienced this very moment before, and the next moment will not be the same as the one we are in now. Meditation teaches us how to relate to life directly, so that we can truly experience the present moment, free from conceptual overlay.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Win Friends and Influence People Book Review:

In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS   INFLUENCE PEOPLE
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN 10: 8027222656
ISBN 13: 9788027222650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE Book Review:

This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

Making Friends with Death

Making Friends with Death
Author: Judith L. Lief
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-02-13
ISBN 10: 9780834822573
ISBN 13: 0834822571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Friends with Death Book Review:

In Making Friends with Death, Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, who's drawn her inspiration from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, shows us that through the powerful combination of contemplation of death and mindfulness practice, we can change how we relate to death, enhance our appreciation of everyday life, and use our developing acceptance of our own vulnerability as a basis for opening to others. She also offers a series of guidelines to help us reconnect with dying persons, whether they are friends or family, clients or patients. Lief highlights the value of relating to the immediacy of death as an ongoing aspect of everyday life by offering readers a variety of practical methods that they can apply to their lives and work. These methods include: Simple mindfulness exercises for deepening awareness of moment-by-moment change Practices for cultivating loving-kindness Helpful slogans and guidelines for caregivers to use Making Friends with Death will enlighten anyone interested in coming to terms with their own mortality. More specifically, the contemplative approach presented here offers health professionals, students of death and dying, and people who are helping a dying friend or relative useful guidance and inspiration. It will show them how to ground their actions in awareness and compassion, so that the steps they take in dealing with pain and suffering will be more effective.

Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect
Author: Shauna Niequist
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 0310343046
ISBN 13: 9780310343042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Over Perfect Book Review:

OVER 500,000 COPIES SOLD! In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. As she puts it: "A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. "I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything. "Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth." Written in Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780834821101
ISBN 13: 0834821109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Review:

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

Making Friends Making Friends 1

Making Friends  Making Friends  1
Author: Kristen Gudsnuk
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1338139231
ISBN 13: 9781338139235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Friends Making Friends 1 Book Review:

Danielle needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one!

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0834842610
ISBN 13: 9780834842618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcoming the Unwelcome Book Review:

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

Making Friends with Anxiety

Making Friends with Anxiety
Author: Sarah Rayner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780995774445
ISBN 13: 0995774447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Friends with Anxiety Book Review:

A warm, supportive little book to help ease worry and panic by international bestselling author Sarah Rayner. Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery, Sarah explores this common and often distressing condition with candor, humor and compassion. 'Simple, lucid advice' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to be Alive

How to Make Friends with the Dark

How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author: Kathleen Glasgow
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 110193476X
ISBN 13: 9781101934760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Make Friends with the Dark Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness that Karen M. McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, calls "rare and powerful." Here is what happens when your mother dies. It's the brightest day of summer and it's dark outside. It's dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. That's how it feels for Tiger. It's always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger's mother dies. And now it's Tiger, alone. Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark. "Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles "A rare and powerful novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace." --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret "Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe Praise for Kathleen Glasgow's Girl in Pieces "Girl, Interrupted meets Speak." --Refinery29.com "One of the most affecting novels we have read." --Goop.com "A haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after you've read the last page." --Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

Writing the Natural Way

Writing the Natural Way
Author: Gabriele L. Rico
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780874772364
ISBN 13: 0874772362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Natural Way Book Review:

Shows all writers how effective writing can beas natural as telling a story to a friend, and as easy as daydreaming.

Making up the Mind

Making up the Mind
Author: Chris Frith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 1118697480
ISBN 13: 9781118697481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making up the Mind Book Review:

Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists,Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account ofexperimental studies showing how the brain creates our mentalworld. Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments andstudies of patients to explore the relationship between the mindand the brain Demonstrates that our knowledge of both the mental and physicalcomes to us through models created by our brain Shows how the brain makes communication of ideas from one mindto another possible

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Kathleen McDonald
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 1458731510
ISBN 13: 9781458731517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meditate Book Review:

What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques is best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald's approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to private instruction!

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Making Your Mind Your Best Friend

Making Your Mind Your Best Friend
Author: Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 9780979099328
ISBN 13: 0979099323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Your Mind Your Best Friend Book Review:

Whenever we face hurdles in our pursuit of success, freedom and peace of mind, all too often we feel alone. We seek outside help. We forget that we have a friend who is always there, a true friend in our deep Self that is eternally connected to all that is. In Making Your Mind Your Best Friend, the author teaches us how to tap the greatest resource in our life, how to use the greatest gift we all have - our mind.

How to Be Yourself

How to Be Yourself
Author: Ellen Hendriksen
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1250122236
ISBN 13: 9781250122230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be Yourself Book Review:

Picking up where Quiet ended, How to Be Yourself is the best book you’ll ever read about how to conquer social anxiety. “This book is also a groundbreaking road map to finally being your true, authentic self.” —Susan Cain, New York Times, USA Today and nationally bestselling author of Quiet Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you’re introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure. If you get nervous in social situations—meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss—you've probably been told, “Just be yourself!” But that's easier said than done—especially if you're prone to social anxiety. Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. As someone who lives with social anxiety, Dr. Hendriksen has devoted her career to helping her clients overcome the same obstacles she has. With familiarity, humor, and authority, Dr. Hendriksen takes the reader through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and—at long last—exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic, the pesky voice that whispers, "Everyone will judge you." Using her techniques to develop confidence, think through the buzz of anxiety, and feel comfortable in any situation, you can finally be your true, authentic self.

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0834840642
ISBN 13: 9780834840645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Compassion Book Book Review:

The revered Buddhist teacher and author of When Things Fall Apart presents the lojong teachings and the ways in which they can enrich our lives Welcome compassion and fearlessness as your guide, and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. In The Compassion Book, Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five-minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
Author: Sally Rooney
Publsiher: Penguin Random House
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451499050
ISBN 13: 9780451499059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Friends Book Review:

Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Limited, 2017.

Aristotle on Friendship

Aristotle on Friendship
Author: Geoffrey Percival
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN 10: 110749771X
ISBN 13: 9781107497719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle on Friendship Book Review:

Originally published in 1940, this book contains an expanded English translation of Books 8 and 9 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. These two books are devoted to a discussion on the nature of friendship and the role it played in Greek life, and Percival supplies an introduction with a background to the subject of ancient friendship prior to Aristotle's formulation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient friendship or the philosophy of Aristotle.