Ordination of a Tree The

Ordination of a Tree  The
Author: Susan M. Darlington
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN 10: 1438444664
ISBN 13: 9781438444666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordination of a Tree The Book Review:

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand
Author: Brooke Schedneck
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN 10: 0295748931
ISBN 13: 9780295748931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand Book Review:

Temples are everywhere in Chiang Mai, filled with tourists as well as saffron-robed monks of all ages. The monks participate in daily urban life here as elsewhere in Thailand, where Buddhism is promoted, protected, and valued as a tourist attraction. Yet this mountain city offers more than a fleeting, commodified tourist experience, as the encounters between foreign visitors and Buddhist monks can have long-lasting effects on both parties. These religious contacts take place where economic motives, missionary zeal, and opportunities for cultural exchange coincide. Brooke Schedneck incorporates fieldwork and interviews with student monks and tourists to examine the innovative ways that Thai Buddhist temples offer foreign visitors spaces for religious instruction and popular in-person Monk Chat sessions in which tourists ask questions about Buddhism. Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand also considers how Thai monks perceive other religions and cultures and how they represent their own religion when interacting with tourists, resulting in a revealing study of how religious traditions adapt to an era of globalization.

Under the Rose Apple Tree

Under the Rose Apple Tree
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2001-08-09
ISBN 10: 1888375043
ISBN 13: 9781888375046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Rose Apple Tree Book Review:

In this sequel to A Pebble for Your Pocket, Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh looks deeply at the issues that confront young people in today's society. Applying his unique insights to anger, family conflict, drug use, and sexual responsibility, he makes the ancient teachings of the Buddha relevant to adolescents by offering mindfulness practices as tools to help transform the suffering in their everyday lives. Ages 10-13.

Living Buddhism

Living Buddhism
Author: Julia Cassaniti
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN 10: 1501700979
ISBN 13: 9781501700972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Buddhism Book Review:

In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary Thailand. Although most lay people find these philosophical concepts difficult to grasp, Cassaniti shows that people do in fact make an effort to comprehend them and integrate them as guides for their everyday lives. In doing so, she makes a convincing case that complex philosophical concepts are not the sole property of religious specialists and that ordinary lay Buddhists find in them a means for dealing with life’s difficulties. More broadly, the book speaks to the ways that culturally informed ideas are part of the psychological processes that we all use to make sense of the world around us. In an approachable first-person narrative style that combines interview and participant-observation material gathered over the course of two years in the community, Cassaniti shows how Buddhist ideas are understood, interrelated, and reinforced through secular and religious practices in everyday life. She compares the emotional experiences of Buddhist villagers with religious and cultural practices in a nearby Christian village. Living Buddhism highlights the importance of change, calmness (as captured in the Thai phrase jai yen, or a cool heart), and karma; Cassaniti’s narrative untangles the Thai villagers’ feelings and problems and the solutions they seek.

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
Author: Thubten Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1559391537
ISBN 13: 9781559391535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism for Beginners Book Review:

This easy-to-understand overview of the basics of Buddhism is an invaluable resource for the new or seasoned practitioner This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: · What is the goal of the Buddhist path? · What is karma? · If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? · How can we deal with fear? · How do I establish a regular meditation practice? · What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? · What is Buddha-nature? · Why can't we remember our past lives?

Developments in Numerical Ecology

Developments in Numerical Ecology
Author: Pierre Legendre,Louis Legendre
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 3642708803
ISBN 13: 9783642708800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Numerical Ecology Book Review:

From earlier ecological studies it has become apparent that simple univariate or bivariate statistics are often inappropriate, and that multivariate statistical analyses must be applied. Despite several difficulties arising from the application of multivariate methods, community ecology has acquired a mathematical framework, with three consequences: it can develop as an exact science; it can be applied operationally as a computer-assisted science to the solution of environmental problems; and it can exchange information with other disciplines using the language of mathematics. This book comprises the invited lectures, as well as working group reports, on the NATO workshop held in Roscoff (France) to improve the applicability of this new method numerical ecology to specific ecological problems.

Tree Diversity Analysis

Tree Diversity Analysis
Author: R. Kindt,Richard Coe
Publsiher: World Agroforestry Centre
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 929059179X
ISBN 13: 9789290591795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hugging Tree

The Hugging Tree
Author: Jill Neimark
Publsiher: Magination Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-05
ISBN 10: 9781433819070
ISBN 13: 1433819074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hugging Tree Book Review:

Told in rhyming text, a little tree clings tenaciously to a granite cliff, determined to live, tended by a little boy, and ultimately loved by the people in the community.

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

Ecological Resistance Movements

Ecological Resistance Movements
Author: Bron Raymond Taylor
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791426456
ISBN 13: 0791426459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Resistance Movements Book Review:

Ecological resistance movements are proliferating around the world. Some are explicitly radical in their ideas and militant in their tactics while others have emerged from a variety of social movements that, in response to environmental deterioration, have taken up ecological sustainability as a central objective. This book brings together a team of international scholars to examine contemporary movements of ecological resistance. The first four sections focus on the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe, and the book concludes with a selection of articles that address the philosophical and moral issues these movements pose, assess trends found among them, and evaluate their impacts and prospects. [Among the many contributors to the volume are Daniel Deudney, Robert Edwards, Heidi Hadsell, Sheldon Kamieniecki, Lois Lorentzen, David Rothenberg, Wolfgang Rudig, Jerry Stark, Paul Wapner, and Ben Wisner.]

Beyond the Trees

Beyond the Trees
Author: Candice Gaukel Andrews
Publsiher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-05-30
ISBN 10: 087020467X
ISBN 13: 9780870204678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Trees Book Review:

Nature writer Candice Andrews weaves together contemporary observations and historical reminisces in Beyond the Trees: Stories of Wisconsin Forests. Readers will journey to some of the most pristine and notable places in the Upper Midwest—Wisconsin’s state and national forests. The diversity of landscapes evoked in Beyond the Trees is matched only by the characters who inhabit them. Traverse the footsteps of Ojibwe hunters and early explorers in the remote woods of Brule River State Forest. Trek past the remains of bygone logging and CCC camps in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Glimpse into the world of Great Lakes shipping in Point Beach State Forest. Walk on trails named after John Muir and Increase Lapham in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and experience urban green space at Milwaukee’s Havenwoods State Forest. From orchids to oak savanna, beaver to brook trout, and white-tailed deer to timber wolves, discover Wisconsin’s wildlife and flora and fauna. Archival images, informative sidebars, locator maps, and contact information for Wisconsin state and national forests round out this unique book.

An Introduction to Co Ordination Chemistry

An Introduction to Co Ordination Chemistry
Author: D. P. Graddon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483184110
ISBN 13: 9781483184111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Co Ordination Chemistry Book Review:

An Introduction to Co-Ordination Chemistry, Second Edition covers the fundamental aspects of co-ordination chemistry. The title is designed to introduce the readers to the basic principles and theories that govern co-ordination chemistry. The text first reviews the history of co-ordination chemistry, and then proceeds to discussing the modern theories of co-ordination chemistry. Next, the selection covers transition metal stereochemistry. Chapter IV talks about the stability of complex salts, while Chapter V deals with the stabilization of oxidation states. The text also covers carbonyls and II-complexes. In the last chapter, the title presents the practical applications of co-ordination chemistry. The book will be of great use to students, researchers, and practitioners of chemistry related disciplines.

Buddhism After Patriarchy

Buddhism After Patriarchy
Author: Rita M. Gross
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438405138
ISBN 13: 9781438405131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism After Patriarchy Book Review:

This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.

Eco Art History in East and Southeast Asia

Eco   Art History in East and Southeast Asia
Author: De-nin D. Lee
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1527527301
ISBN 13: 9781527527300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Art History in East and Southeast Asia Book Review:

The essays in this anthology examine artwork and sites in East and Southeast Asia through the lens of eco–art history. In these regions, significant anthropogenic changes to terrain, watercourses, and ecosystems date back millennia, as do artwork and artefacts that both conceptualize and modify the natural world. The rising interest in earth-conscious modes of analysis, or “eco–art history,” informs this anthology, which explores the mutual impact of artistic expressions and local environments in East and Southeast Asia. Moreover, conceptual tools and case studies focused on these regions impart important insights bearing on the development of eco–art history. The book includes case studies examining the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a “sustainability aesthetics” and focusing attention to non-human agents, to respond to environmental damage and climate change in the present. Additional essays analyse the complicated art historical ecology of heritage sites and question the underlying anthropocentrism in art historical priorities and practices. As a whole, this anthology argues for the importance of ecological considerations in art history.

A Person is Like a Tree

A Person is Like a Tree
Author: Yitzhak Buxbaum
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780765761286
ISBN 13: 0765761289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Person is Like a Tree Book Review:

A Person Is Like a Tree: A Sourcebook for Tu BeShvat is the only sourcebook available for celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu BeShvat, also traditionally known as the "New Year of the Trees." The Tu BeShvat seder, created by kabbalists in sixteenth century Safed in Israel, is similar to the Passover seder and involves drinking four cups of wine and eating a great variety of fruits. The kabbalists sought, by their eating of fruit at the seder, to make a mystical tikkun (fixing) to repair the sin of Adam and Eve in eating fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yitzhak Buxbaum, the author of this sourcebook, notes that whereas most Jewish holidays are biblical in origin, and while Chanukah and Purim were instituted by the ancient rabbis, "Tu BeShvat is the only holiday ordained by the kabbalists."

Eating the Lord

Eating the Lord
Author: Witness Lee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 0736310363
ISBN 13: 9780736310369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 0385685556
ISBN 13: 9780385685559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns with the “vast and sweeping” (The Washington Post) new novel in the epic Outlander series. War leaves nobody alone. Neither the past, the present, nor the future offers true safety, and the only refuge is what you can protect: your family, your friends, your home. Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years of loss and heartbreak to find each other again. Now it’s 1779, and Claire and Jamie are finally reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children, and are rebuilding their home on Fraser’s Ridge—a fortress that may shelter them against the winds of war as well as weather. But tensions in the Colonies are great: Battles rage from New York to Georgia and, even in the mountains of the backcountry, feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows that loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long before the war is on his doorstep. Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family. Not so far away, young William Ransom is coming to terms with the mysteries of his identity, his future, and the family he’s never known. His erstwhile father, Lord John Grey, has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet on his son’s behalf and on his own, and far to the north, Young Ian Murray fights his own battle between past and future, and the two women he’s loved. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie sharpens his sword, while Claire whets her surgeon’s blade: It is a time for steel.

Radical Regeneration

Radical Regeneration
Author: Carolyn Baker,Andrew Harvey
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1663211965
ISBN 13: 9781663211965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Regeneration Book Review:

This is a demanding book—but our times are demanding. It is an honest book—and our times demand truth. —Matthew Fox, American priest, theologian, and author The genius of this book is the knowledge that this catastrophe is a necessary precursor to a radical transformation that we are co-creating with the divine. Radical Regeneration is an indispensable guide for what lies ahead. —Betty J. Kovács, Ph.D., author of Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That Is Changing the World This book, Radical Regeneration, is a radiant offering of the possibility of the evolution of human consciousness in the midst of extinction. It’s exactly the fierce and sacred medicine we need right now. —V (formerly known as Eve Ensler), author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker invite us to rise to these times as a grand initiation, to be renewed in splendor, or to stand idly and be swallowed by Kali, the goddess of time and death. —Alberto Villoldo PhD, Bestselling author of One Spirit Medicine and Shaman Healer Sage If ever we needed a guidebook that truly addressed the crises of our times while inspiring us with guidance and wisdom, this is that book. —Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Intimate Conversations with the Divine What is being made crystal clear is that humanity stands at a monumentally fragile threshold with two stark choices placed before it in a situation of complete uncertainty: Those choices are: 1) To continue to worship a vision of power, totally distanced from sacred reality 2) Or to choose the path of submitting bravely to the alchemy of being transfigured by a global dark night event that shatters all illusions but reveals the greatest imaginable possibility being born out of the greatest imaginable disaster. If humanity chooses the second path, which is what is being celebrated in this book, then it will have trained itself in the new radical unity necessary to weather the even worse crises that most certainly will quickly follow.

Jesus Buddha Krishna and Lao Tzu

Jesus  Buddha  Krishna  and Lao Tzu
Author: Hooper, Richard
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1571746803
ISBN 13: 9781571746801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Buddha Krishna and Lao Tzu Book Review:

Draws parallels between different religious faiths by presenting side-by-side comparisons of four leaders' teachings on topics such as knowledge, suffering, death, and liberation, along with commentaries for each topic.

To Bless the Space Between Us

To Bless the Space Between Us
Author: John O'Donohue
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN 10: 0385525648
ISBN 13: 9780385525640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Bless the Space Between Us Book Review:

From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives. John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To Bless the Space Between Us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O’Donohue looks at life’s thresholds—getting married, having children, starting a new job—and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O’Donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed. O’Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.