Once we have acquire the skills of mindfulness, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. This book offers anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peace.
Explains the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan tradition. This book includes not only an introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind.
The Dalai Lama is the most influential person in the world' Time How To Practise is a major inspirational work, by one of the world's greatest spiritual teachers.
In his characteristic mix of humour, wisdom and compassion the Dalai Lama shares his basic steps to enlightenment from how to meditate to how to practise wisdom. Combining spiritual teachings and practical advice, His Holiness shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealously, insecurity and counterproductive thinking.
How to Practise is an essential guide to achieving inner calm and compassion, refraining from harm and focusing the mind. It is a wonderful, heartfelt gift for anyone seeking a richer, more fulfilled life.
The author has made clear his conviction that it is within the potential of every human being to live an enriching, self-aware, magnificent life. But to reach that state of empowerment is a difficult task, calling for courage, will power and - often - guidance. In this book, he offers that guidance and encouragement.
Presents the story of successful comedian Mickey Fellows and his friend Francisco as they explore how to overcome fear, egotism and addiction (which are the three major obstacles to joy) and become more optimistic. This title highlights how to conquer these obstacles in our own lives and open the door to real joy and happiness.
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions, and none. This book features a collection of her writings that show a picture of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is a chronicle of her spiritual journey and reveals the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants.
Shares an understanding of the brain and a prescriptive plan for how we can use it to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This title reveals 'the forgotten miracle' - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal.
As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, the author led a charmed life. With food provisions, a travel pass, access to strictly censored information and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. This book presents an unprecedented insight into the world's secretive country.
Takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. The author examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm. He draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding of the world is rooted in pivotal moments of history.
China is one of the great nations of the world. Containing roughly twenty per cent of the population of the globe, its economy is booming, and its role on the world's stage is increasingly influential. Yet this fascinating country is as complex as it is unusual: its inhabitants are denied some of their fundamental human rights. This powerfully written and incisive book throws light on China's record today. From the restrictions on speech and worship to the lack of freedoms under the law, the economy, health and the environment, it provides a well-informed look at what the inhabitants of this vast state may or may not do.
Happily, we do not have to remain trapped by the past. This title reveals how life-enhancing Buddhist practices, as relevant today as they have ever been, can help us break free from the cycles of suffering that ensnare us. It encourages us to broaden our outlook and to adjust our personal values.
Decodes the qualities that have propelled history's greatest leaders to the top of the ranks and shrouded them in legend - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Buddha. This title provides an approach to understanding and mastering these qualities with examples of great leaders and a breakdown of the virtues that a leader must possess.
Discovering the identity of Jesus, which is threefold, this book shows that: there is Jesus the man, whose sermons form the foundation of Christian theology; there is Jesus the Son of God, who represents a specific branch of religion; and, there is the Third Jesus, the spiritual guide whose teachings embrace humanity as a whole.
Suggests we pay close attention to the way we respond to everyone and to everything around us, and explains how caring for others can be a profound source of happiness on an individual level, which can then be extended outward in wider and wider circles.
For over half a century, noodlemaker Gyalo Thondup has been a familiar figure in the Himalayan hill town of Kalimpong. But it was not until 2010 that the townsfolk discovered his true identity: Gyalo Thondup is none other than the older brother of the Dalai Lama and his special envoy, a trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. Indeed, only the Dalai Lama himself has played a more important role in the political history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet.
Now, for the first time, Gyalo Thondup is prepared to tell his story. His remarkable account offers an intimate, personal look at the Dalai Lama and his immediate family, as well as an insider's view of the vicious and sometimes deadly struggles within the Potala Palace - the seat of power in Tibet. His is a story of the 'real' Tibet - a country that is secular as well as sacred, where the source of conflict is not just with China but between Tibetans themselves. Candid and insightful, this long-awaited account reveals Gyalo Thondup to have been a key figure in the great game played out by China, India, Russia and the United States over the strategically important Tibetan plateau.