Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung Author Brahm
ISBN-10 9780861712786
Year 2005-08-30
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The 108 pieces in the international bestseller Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over thirty years of spiritual growth as a monk to spin delightful tales that can be enjoyed in silence or read aloud to friends and family. Featuring titles such as "The Two-Finger Smile" and "The Worm and His Lovely Pile of Dung," these wry and witty stories provide playful, pithy takes on the basic building blocks of everyday life. Suitable for children, adults, and anyone in between, this eloquent volume wraps insight and inspiration inside of a good old yarn.

Opening the Door of Your Heart

Opening the Door of Your Heart Author Ajahn Brahm
ISBN-10 073363480X
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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In nearly thirty years as a Buddhist monk trained in the Thai forestdwelling tradition, Ajahn Brahmavamso has gathered many poignant, funny and profound trueto-life tales. Told with wit and wisdom, this inspiring collection reveals moments of wisdom and compassion in the lives of ordinary people.

The Art of Disappearing

The Art of Disappearing Author Brahm
ISBN-10 9780861716685
Year 2011-09-27
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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We strive to make life go smoothly for ourselves and others, but that is expecting from the world something it cannot give. Ajahn Brahm presents timeless wisdom for learning to abandon the headwind of false expectations and follow instead the path of understanding in order to find true joy within. By releasing our attachment to past and future, hope and fear, we can settle into the stillness underlying all our thoughts and discover the bliss of the present moment.

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond

Mindfulness  Bliss  and Beyond Author Brahm
ISBN-10 9780861719839
Year 2006-08-10
Pages 320
Language zh-TW
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Meditation: it's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

Kindfulness

Kindfulness Author Brahm
ISBN-10 9781614292166
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Go beyond mindfulness—practice kindfulness! Here Ajahn Brahm introduces a new kind of meditation: kindfulness. Kindfulness is the cause of relaxation. It brings ease to the body, to the mind, and to the world. Kindfulness allows healing to happen. So don’t just be mindful, be kindful! With his trademark knack for telling engaging stories paired with step-by-step anyone-can-do-it instructions, Brahm brings alive and makes accessible powerful tools transformation. This slim, beautifully designed volume is a Quick Start guide for living a life of joy and compassion.

Don t Worry Be Grumpy

Don t Worry  Be Grumpy Author Ajahn Brahm
ISBN-10 9781614291848
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that will speak to people from all walks of life. Drawing from his own experiences, stories shared by his students, and old chestnuts that he delivers with a fresh twist, Ajahn Brahm shows he knows his way around the humorous parable, delighting even as he surprises us with unexpected depth and inspiration.

Food for the Heart

Food for the Heart Author Chah
ISBN-10 9780861719747
Year 2005-06-10
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom. Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can experience them directly in this book.

A Still Forest Pool

A Still Forest Pool Author Achaan Chah
ISBN-10 9780835630238
Year 2013-10-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Quest Books
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Buddhist master Achaan Chah spent years meditating in a forest monastery of Thailand. This remarkable book reflects his simple and powerful message as well as the quiet, joyful Buddhist practice of dhudanga, or "everyday mindfulness," with profound insights for the West.

Buddhist Teachings The Art Of Letting Go Inspired by the Talks of Ajahn Brahm

Buddhist Teachings  The Art Of Letting Go  Inspired by the Talks of Ajahn Brahm Author Lorenzo da Costa
ISBN-10 9781312301801
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Buddhist teachings inspired by the talks of Ajahn Brahm and the art of letting go. Lorenzo da Costa shares his personal journey and insights into Buddhism. Learning to 'let go' sits at the heart of day to day Buddhist practice. It is essential in dealing with the difficulties and troubles of everyday life using the principles of Buddhist psychology. In the format of vignettes and reflections the 'how to do it' is discussed. The material is inspired by Ajahn Brahm's internet talks. Ajahn Brahm is one of the world's best known Buddhist teachers. The second part of the book reflects on the essential unity of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism and Gnostic Christianity. An excellent insight into Buddhist teachings and the art of letting go.

Being Dharma

Being Dharma Author Ajahn Chah
ISBN-10 0834823381
Year 2001-10-09
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship. Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century.

The Seed Collectors

The Seed Collectors Author Scarlett Thomas
ISBN-10 9781782111801
Year 2015-07-02
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books
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What secrets are hiding in your family tree? Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment . . . A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world's most daring and brilliant writers.

Everything Arises Everything Falls Away

Everything Arises  Everything Falls Away Author Ajahn Chah
ISBN-10 9780834823990
Year 2005-03-08
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Ajahn Chah (1919–1992) was admired for the way he demystified the Buddhist teachings, presenting them in a remarkably simple and down-to-earth style for people of any background. He was a major influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. Previous books by Ajahn Chah have consisted of collections of short teachings on a wide variety of subjects. This new book focuses on the theme of impermanence, offering powerful remedies for overcoming our deep-seated fear of change, including guidance on letting go of attachments, living in the present, and taking up the practice of meditation. Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away also contains stories and anecdotes about this beloved master's life and his interactions with students, from his youth as a struggling monk to his last years when American students were coming to study with him in significant numbers. These stories help to convey Ajahn Chah's unique spirit and teaching style, allowing readers to know him both through his words and the way in which he lived his life.

All the Rage

All the Rage Author Andrea Miller
ISBN-10 9780834829886
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Anger. For all of us, it’s a familiar feeling—jaw clenching, face flushing, hands shaking. We feel it for rational and irrational reasons, on a personal and on a global level. If we know how to handle our anger skillfully, it is an effective tool for helping us recognize that a situation needs to change and for providing the energy to create that change. Yet more often anger is destructive—and in its grip we hurt ourselves and those around us. In recent years scientists have discovered that mindfulness practice can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance our sense of well-being. It also offers us a way of dealing with strong emotions, like anger. This anthology offers a Buddhist perspective on how we can better work with anger and ultimately transform it into compassion, with insight and practices from a variety of contributors, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Carolyn Gimian, Tara Bennett-Goleman, Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Jules Shuzen Harris, Christina Feldman, Mark Epstein, Ezra Bayda, Judith Toy, Noah Levine, Judy Lief, Norman Fischer, Jack Kornfield, Stan Goldberg, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrül, and many others.

Venerable Father

Venerable Father Author Paul Breiter
ISBN-10 9781931044813
Year 2004-09
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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Available until now only in limited editions, "Venerable Father" has become an underground classic among Buddhists, especially those practicing the Thai tradition. It details the joys and struggles of Paul Breiter's years with Ajahn Chah, who was perhaps Thailand's best-known and most-loved Buddhist master. Breiter describes Ajahn Chah as a figure who is at once human yet extraordinary, an orthodox yet unconventional teacher whose remarkable skill, patience, and compassion in training disciples flowed naturally from his deep and joyous realization of the truth. Breiter also explains, quite vividly, the life of a Westerner in a Thai forest monastery and the unique spiritual lessons to be learned there. PAUL BREITER ordained in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in Thailand in 1970 and soon thereafter met Ajahn Chah. He became one of Ajahn Chah's favorite disciples and his translator, and stayed with him until disrobing in 1977. Since then, he has maintained close ties to Ajahn Chah's lineage while studying Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, and he has continued to translate Ajahn Chah's teachings, which appear in "Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chaa" (with Jack Kornfield) and "Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings."

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant Author Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN-10 0834827468
Year 2011-07-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.