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 9780861712755
Year 2006-08-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A whimsical and enthusiastic primer on meditation shares step-by-step instructions on the stages of meditation practice in accessible language, counseling beginning and intermediate-level readers on how to overcome obstacles. By the author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? Original.

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.

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.

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.

Food for the Heart

Food for the Heart Author Ajahn Chah
ISBN-10 9780861713233
Year 2002-06-15
Pages 427
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Offers a compilation of the Thai Buddhist master's talks on Buddhism and spiritual practice.

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.

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.

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners Author Jack Kornfield
ISBN-10 9788184951448
Year 2010
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Jaico Publishing House
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FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.

Venerable Father

Venerable Father Author Paul Breiter
ISBN-10 9781616406394
Year 2004-09-15
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.

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath Author Larry Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9780834823464
Year 2004-11-09
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.