Buddhist Boot Camp

Buddhist Boot Camp
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 0062267450
ISBN 13: 9780062267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Boot Camp Book Review:

Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation’s short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to find this book motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, “Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.” Whether it’s Mother Teresa’s acts of charity, Gandhi’s perseverance, or your aunt Betty’s calm demeanor, it doesn’t matter who inspires you, so long as you’re motivated to be better today than you were yesterday. Regardless or religion or geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good, you feel good, and if you do bad, you feel bad. If you agree that Buddhism isn’t just about meditating, but also about rolling up your sleeves and relieving some of the suffering in the world, then you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love; welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

Buddhist Boot Camp

Buddhist Boot Camp
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 9780062267436
ISBN 13: 0062267434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Boot Camp Book Review:

Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad. Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

The Lightness

The Lightness
Author: Emily Temple
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0062905341
ISBN 13: 9780062905345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lightness Book Review:

“A teen thriller in the vein of the ‘90s horror movie The Craft . . . A beautiful meditation on meditation . . . Frequently hilarious, and thoughtful throughout.” —The New York Times Book Review "The Lightness could be the love child of Donna Tartt and Tana French, but its savage, glittering magic is all Emily Temple’s own." —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists A Belletrist Book Club Pick! A Most Anticipated Novel by Entertainment Weekly • USA Today • Marie Claire • Elle • WSJ. Magazine • Glamour • Vulture • Bustle • Buzzfeed • The Millions • The Philadelphia Inquirer • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Daily Beast • Refinery 29 • Publishers Weekly • Literary Hub • Electric Literature • and more! A stylish, stunningly precise, and suspenseful meditation on adolescent desire, female friendship, and the female body that shimmers with rage, wit, and fierce longing—an audacious, darkly observant, and mordantly funny literary debut for fans of Emma Cline, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Jenny Offill. One year ago, the person Olivia adores most in the world, her father, left home for a meditation retreat in the mountains and never returned. Yearning to make sense of his shocking departure and to escape her overbearing mother—a woman as grounded as her father is mercurial—Olivia runs away from home and retraces his path to a place known as the Levitation Center. Once there, she enrolls in their summer program for troubled teens, which Olivia refers to as “Buddhist Boot Camp for Bad Girls”. Soon, she finds herself drawn into the company of a close-knit trio of girls determined to transcend their circumstances, by any means necessary. Led by the elusive and beautiful Serena, and her aloof, secretive acolytes, Janet and Laurel, the girls decide this is the summer they will finally achieve enlightenment—and learn to levitate, to defy the weight of their bodies, to experience ultimate lightness. But as desire and danger intertwine, and Olivia comes ever closer to discovering what a body—and a girl—is capable of, it becomes increasingly clear that this is an advanced and perilous practice, and there’s a chance not all of them will survive. Set over the course of one fateful summer that unfolds like a fever dream, The Lightness juxtaposes fairy tales with quantum physics, cognitive science with religious fervor, and the passions and obsessions of youth with all of these, to explore concepts as complex as faith and as simple as loving people—even though you don’t, and can’t, know them at all. “A suspenseful debut.” –People Pick

Breakup Bootcamp

Breakup Bootcamp
Author: Amy Chan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0062914758
ISBN 13: 9780062914750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakup Bootcamp Book Review:

“A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.” —THE OBSERVER A self-affirming, holistic guide for everyone—single or married, divorced or dating—to transforming heartbreak into healing by the founder of the innovative and revolutionary Renew Breakup Bootcamp Amy Chan hit rock bottom when she discovered that her boyfriend cheated on her. Although she was angry and broken-hearted, Chan soon came to realize that the breakup was the shakeup she needed to redirect her life. Instead of descending into darkness, she used the pain of the breakup as a bridge to self-actualization. She devoted herself to learning various healing modalities from the ancient to the scientific, and dived into the psychology of love. It worked. Fast forward years later, Amy completely transformed her life, her relationships and founded a breakup bootcamp helping countless women heal their hearts. In Breakup Bootcamp, Amy Chan directs her experience as a relationship columnist and as the creator of Renew Breakup Bootcamp into a practical, thoughtful guide to turning broken hearts into an opportunity to break out of complacency and destructive habits. Dubbed "the Chief Heart Hacker," Amy Chan grounds her practical advice and tried and tested methods rooted in cutting-edge psychology and research, helping first her bootcamp attendees and now her readers most effectively heal and reclaim their self-love. Breakup Bootcamp comes at the perfect time, when many are feeling the intensity of being in or out of a relationship, lonely or suffocated, and flirting with old toxic relationships they’ve outgrown. Relatable, life-changing, and backed by sound scientific research, Breakup Bootcamp can help anyone turn their greatest heartbreak into a powerful tool for growth.

For a Future to Be Possible

For a Future to Be Possible
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN 10: 1427085870
ISBN 13: 9781427085870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For a Future to Be Possible Book Review:

Manao

Manao
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781946005465
ISBN 13: 1946005460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manao Book Review:

Mana'o is the Hawaiian word for thoughts, ideas, contemplation, intention, and meditation. Use this monthly journal to discover the benefits of mindfully living at peace with the world, both within and around us.

A Still Forest Pool

A Still Forest Pool
Author: Achaan Chah
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 0835630234
ISBN 13: 9780835630238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Still Forest Pool Book Review:

Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditating in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dhudanga. A Still Forest Pool reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand. Achaan Chah’s humble words, compiled by two Westerners who are former ordained monks, awaken the spirit of inquiry, wonderment, understanding, and deep inner peace. Attachment, according to Achaan Chah, causes all suffering. Understanding the impermanent, insecure, and selfless nature of life is the message he offers for human happiness and realization. To vividly grasp the meaning of attachment leads us to a new place of practice – the path of balance, the Middle Path.

The Zen Revolution

The Zen Revolution
Author: Won Il
Publsiher: H. Grevemberg
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-04-02
ISBN 10: 1451562357
ISBN 13: 9781451562354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zen Revolution Book Review:

The American spirit of self-reliance goes hand in hand with the mystical tradition of Zen -- yet it hasn't found its own bare wire. The best revolution, and the domain of the Zen adept, is an inner one. The Zen Revolution reads like a novel, each compelling chapter revealing another nuance -- the whole gamut, from origin to fiery culmination. Delving into both the spiritual and worldly aspects with equal candor, The Zen Revolution takes on the basic question of existence, perhaps the most important question we face. There's a new adventure in every chapter, leading to an eventual breakthrough -- something nearly unheard of in the Zen literature of the West

If the Buddha Came to Dinner

If the Buddha Came to Dinner
Author: Hale Sofia Schatz
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN 10: 1401306047
ISBN 13: 9781401306045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Came to Dinner Book Review:

If the Buddha came to dinner at your home, what would you serve? Fast food? A frozen meal quickly reheated in the microwave? Chances are you'd feed your honored guest a delicious meal prepared with love and care. But the next time you have dinner, what will you eat? With so much processed food in the marketplace, obesity in adults and children dramatically on the rise, and digestive problems increasingly more common, it's clear that we're facing a serious food crisis in this country. The answer, however, isn't just to go on a diet. Reducing the intake of refined and processed foods and increasing whole foods certainly can improve one's health. But we need more. We need to feed ourselves with a sense of purpose, self-respect, love, and passion for our lives. We need to nourish our spirits. Nourishment isn't a fad diet . . . it's a lifelong journey, and Halé Sofia Schatz is the ideal guide. Gentle, wise, and humorous, she shows us the way to the heart of nourishment--our own inner wisdom that knows exactly how to feed our whole self. A perfect blend of inspiration and practical suggestions, If the Buddha Came to Dinner includes guidelines for selecting vital foods, ideas for keeping your energy balanced throughout the day, a cleanse program, and over 60 recipes to awaken your palate. Open this book and nurture yourself as never before. You'll be fed in a whole new way.

The Equanimous Mind 2nd Edition

The Equanimous Mind  2nd Edition
Author: Manish Chopra, PhD
Publsiher: Pariyatti
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN 10: 168172409X
ISBN 13: 9781681724096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Equanimous Mind 2nd Edition Book Review:

The Equanimous Mind (2nd Edition) chronicles the author's first ten-day Vipassana meditation camp experience at the end of 2010 and the life-changing impact it has had on his personal and professional life since that time. This new second edition comes at an important milestone in Manish’s journey as ten years have passed since that first ten-day retreat. A new epilogue in this 10th anniversary edition has been expanded and enriched with updates on his progress since the journey began a decade ago. The book describes a ten-day Vipassana meditation course in the tradition of S. N. Goenka from the standpoint of someone encountering meditation for the first time. It contains a detailed, journal-like narrative of the rich and complex sequence of events that unrolls during the retreat. The author’s capacity to recall and sequence vivid details by the hundreds gives the book the feeling of an experience rather than merely of a recounting. The Equanimous Mind has a particular heartwarming quality because of the earnestness with which the author seeks to grow into being the best possible person he can be. Many people will benefit from this volume of clear sentences, deep feelings, and important messages. ============= Out of gratitude for the benefits the author has received from the practice of Vipassana meditation, he will be donating the proceeds from this book to spreading awareness about the technique, so that others can draw value from it as well. =============

Against the Stream

Against the Stream
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061870633
ISBN 13: 9780061870637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Stream Book Review:

Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day—in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too. Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling author Noah Levine guides the reader along a spiritual path that has led to freedom from suffering and has saved lives for 2,500 years. Levine should know. Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. He went on to counsel and teach countless others the Buddhist way to freedom, and here he shares those life-changing lessons with you. Read and awaken to a new and better life.

Just One Thing

Just One Thing
Author: Rick Hanson
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1608820327
ISBN 13: 9781608820320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just One Thing Book Review:

You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over fifty practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness. Just one practice each day can help you: Be good to yourself Enjoy life as it is Build on your strengths Be more effective at home and work Make peace with your emotions

Bright Line Eating

Bright Line Eating
Author: Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1401952550
ISBN 13: 9781401952556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Line Eating Book Review:

Now in tradepaper, New York Times bestseller breaks open the obesity mystery for using your brain as the key to weight loss. Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose their excess weight and keep it off. In this New York Times bestseller, available for the first time in paperback, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains how the brain blocks weight loss, causing people who are desperate to lose weight to fail again and again. Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach to reversing our innate blocks through four clear, unambiguous boundaries called "Bright Lines." You will learn: • The science of how the brain blocks weight loss, • How to bridge the willpower gap through making your boundaries automatic, • How to get started and the tools you can use to make the change last, and • A realistic lifestyle road map for staying on course. BLE enables you to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging your weight loss by working from the bottom line that willpower cannot be relied on. By allowing you to focus on your specific cravings, BLE creates the path for your own personalized journey toward success.

The Magnanimous Heart

The Magnanimous Heart
Author: Narayan Helen Liebenson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 1614295085
ISBN 13: 9781614295082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magnanimous Heart Book Review:

In her long-awaited debut, a beloved master teacher shows us how to move from the “constant squeeze” of suffering to a direct experience of enoughness. The magnanimous heart is a heart of balance and buoyancy, of generosity and inclusivity. It allows us to approach each moment exactly as it is, in a fresh and alive way free from agendas and “shoulds,” receiving all that arises. It has the capacity to hold anything and everything, transforming even vulnerability and grief into workable assets. In writing evocative of Pema Chödrön’s, Narayan Helen Liebenson teaches us exactly how it is possible to turn the sting and anguish of loss into a path of liberation—the deep joy, peace, and happiness within our own hearts that exists beyond mere circumstances. The Magnanimous Heart shows us how to skillfully respond to painful human emotions through the art of meditative inquiry, or questioning wisely. Readers will learn how to live from a compassionate love that guides our lives and warms whatever it shines upon. With metta and compassion as companions and allies, we discover how our own magnanimous hearts can gently allow the inner knots to untie themselves.

In Conclusion Don t Worry About It

In Conclusion  Don t Worry About It
Author: Lauren Graham
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1524799602
ISBN 13: 9781524799601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Conclusion Don t Worry About It Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe. “If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry about it. Even without any ‘big’ accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough.” In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life. “I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had successes and senior slumps. I’ve been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They don’t feel that different from each other.”

Like Crazy

Like Crazy
Author: Dan Mathews
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1501199994
ISBN 13: 9781501199998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like Crazy Book Review:

“Exquisite. Full of wry humor, tenderness, and compassion.” —Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about a mother and son’s outlandish odyssey of self-discovery, and the rag-tag community that rallied to help them when they needed it most. Dan Mathews knew that his witty, bawdy seventy-eight year-old mother, Perry, was unable to maintain her fierce independence—so he flew her across the country to Virginia to live with him in an 1870 townhouse badly in need of repairs. But to Dan, a screwdriver is a cocktail not a tool, and he was soon overwhelmed with two fixer-uppers: the house and his mother. Unbowed, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, road trips, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down hurricanes, blizzards, and Perry’s steady decline. They got by with the help of an ever-expanding circle of sidekicks—Dan’s boyfriends (past and present), ex-cons, sailors, strippers, deaf hillbillies, evangelicals, and grumpy cats—while flipping the parent-child relationship on its head. But it wasn’t until a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered the cause of his mother’s unpredictable, often caustic behavior: undiagnosed schizophrenia. Irreverent and emotionally powerful, Like Crazy is a “journey to self-acceptance and ultimately finding love” (Alan Cumming) and shows the remarkable growth that takes place when a wild child settles down to care for the wild woman who raised him.

The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1971-05-27
ISBN 10: 110119930X
ISBN 13: 9781101199305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dharma Bums Book Review:

Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.

Mahalo

Mahalo
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781946005618
ISBN 13: 1946005614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mahalo Book Review:

If you wake up thinking you didn't get enough sleep or that you're not pretty enough, rich enough, healthy enough, or anything-else-enough, you start each day with the mindset of scarcity and experience life from a place of lack. That's about to change! Gratitude turns what we have into enough, which is the true definition of being rich.

The Complete Beer Course

The Complete Beer Course
Author: Joshua M. Bernstein
Publsiher: Sterling Epicure
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781402797675
ISBN 13: 1402797672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Beer Course Book Review:

Twelve easy-to-follow lessons explain how to taste, smell, and evaluate beer like an expert, explaining what separates pale ales from IPAs and stouts from brews, and offers tasting suggestions for each type of beer.

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk
Author: Jay Shetty
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1982134488
ISBN 13: 9781982134488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Like a Monk Book Review:

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.