Aging can be seen as a new phase of our life: a phase of renewal. And although the fact that we are in new territory can certainly contribute to the difficulties in dealing with getting older, it can also have a very positive side. Nowhere is this more evident than in our opportunity to devote more time to reflection and inner exploration.
Aging for Beginners #ad - With techniques that are both simple and richly unfolded, this book will help readers: • learn the subtle art of being with pain • uncover the fears that amplify suffering • tap into the true sources of meaningfulness and joy Winner of the Spirituality & Practice Best Book Award in 2019.
The Authentic Life: Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and FearShambhala #ad - Ezra bayda has good news: life’s challenges aren’t obstacles to our path—they are the path. Meditation is the foundation, but it doesn’t stop there. In this, ezra’s teaching is zen made wonderfully practical, as in all his books, in a way that can apply to anyone’s life. Understanding that liberates us to use every aspect of what life presents us with as a way to live with integrity and authenticity—and joy.
Ever feel like your efforts to live a life of wisdom, honesty, well, and compassion are hijacked by, life? Take heart. Doing that empowers us to navigate our journey with the integrity and authenticity that are what a satisfying life are all about. It’s about learning to take the practice of presence we cultivate in meditation to all the rest of our complicated lives.
Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True ContentmentShambhala #ad - But bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all. In beyond happiness, bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Many books have been published in recent years on happiness.
Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment #ad - Why? because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. Ezra bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers.
Bayda offers zen insights and practices that point readers toward the true sources of lasting happiness: mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and generosity.
Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and WiserAvery #ad - The bestselling author of work as a Spiritual Practice presents a new vision of the aging process, awakening a spirit of fulfillment and transformation. For buddhist priest and meditation teacher lewis richmond, fresh beginnings, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities, and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.
In aging as a spiritual practice, anger, richmond acknowledges the fear, and sorrow many people experience when they must confront the indignities of their aging bodies and the unknowns associated with mortality. The tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life, is explored in rejuvenating detail.
Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser #ad - . Everything changes. Breath by breath, moment by moment, Richmond's teachings inspire limitless opportunities for a joy that transcends age. This wise, embracing who we are, letting go of who we were, compassionate book guides readers through the four key stages of aging- such as "Lightning Strikes" the moment we wake up to our aging-as well as the processes of adapting to change, and appreciating our unique life chapters.
Unlike many philosophical works on aging, however, doctors, this one incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, and psychologists, as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations on aging's various challenges and rewards.
At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace Within Everyday ChaosShambhala #ad - In at home in the muddy water, and that peace and fulfillment is available to everyone, right now, sexuality, Bayda applies this simple Zen teaching to a range of everyday concerns—including relationships, right here, trust, and money—showing that everything we need to practice is right here before us, no matter what their circumstances.
At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace Within Everyday Chaos #ad - . Thus we bow to life as it is. This verse is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is truly about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no matter how messy or complicated. And through that willingness to be open, we can discover wisdom, compassion, and the genuine life we all want.
May we exist like a lotus, / At home in the muddy water.
Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to LifeShambhala #ad - What we need is the willingness to just be with our experiences—whether they are painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the reality of our lives without trying to fix or change anything. We can use whatever life presents, Ezra Bayda teaches, to strengthen our spiritual practice—including the turmoil of daily life.
Topics include how to cultivate: • Perseverance: staying with anger, fear, and other distressing emotions. Stillness: abiding with chaotic experiences without becoming overwhelmed. Clarity: seeing through the conditioned beliefs and fears that "run" us. Direct experience: encountering the physical reality of the present moment—even when that moment is exactly where we don't want to be.
Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life #ad - Like pema chödrön, ezra bayda writes with clear, the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart, heartfelt simplicity, using his own life stories to illustrate the teachings in an immediate and accessible way that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply rooted fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create.
Then we can awaken to the loving-kindness that is at the heart of our being. While many books aspire to bring meditation into everyday experience, Being Zen gives us practical ways to actually do it, introducing techniques that enable the reader to foster qualities essential to continued spiritual awakening.
Getting Real about Getting Older: Conversations about Aging BetterSourcebooks #ad - The first book to open up a real conversation about aging. But what about when you get older? How can you continue to live fully in your sixties, seventies, and beyond? Linda K. Stroh and Karen K. What has the experience of getting older felt like for you?It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, getting married, landing your first job, having kids.
Getting Real about Getting Older: Conversations about Aging Better #ad - . Most people look forward to these events and have some expectations about what each life milestone will be like. Brees asked nearly one thousand older people about the challenges and joys of growing older and compiled their collective wisdom into this must-have book, and self-image Loss Relationships with adult children, fitness, loss, grandchildren, focusing on important topics such as: Changing self-identities Friendships and romantic relationships Health, and changing identities, and siblings And much more!Full of advice and stories from a wide variety of older people, Getting Real about Getting Older examines love, and will help you take control of your concerns about aging and experience wisdom and joy as an older adult.
Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and CompassionShambhala #ad - There’s a secret to spiritual practice, and it’s surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. In zen heart, bayda provides a wealth of practical advice for making difficult experiences a valued part of the path and for making mindfulness a daily habit. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it.
A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and MindTarcherPerigee #ad - A monk's guide to a clean house and mind features charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions on such essential household cleansing tips as: • First, Air It Out: Before cleaning anything Monk's first open the temple windows to purify the air and let the crisp morning breeze in. In the context of cleaning, this means don't put off cleaning those dishes you've left in the sink.
Remember to put on your samue: samue robes are worn by Japanese monks when they perform their daily duties of cleaning and looking after the temple. Little known fact: Buddhist Monks are amazing at cleaning and tidying. Don't procrastinate: 'zengosaidan ' is a Zen expression meaning that one should put all their efforts into each day so they have no regrets.
Easy to move in and to wash and care for, they are the perfect cleaning attire. From cleaning up everything from your kitchen sink, and that pile of unidentified stuff in the corner of your garage to your mind, and spirit, body, toilet, this book will guide you in creating a home environment that will calm your thoughts and nourish your soul.
A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind #ad - In the zen buddhist tradition, true enlightenment is impossible if your home has even a speck of dust and, as such, Buddhist monks have much to teach us lay people about achieving a truly Zen clean. For buddhist monks cleaning well is a cardinal skill and, in A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind, readers will discover their never-before-shared cleaning pro tips.
In this one-of-a-kind guide to cleaning your home, Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto reveals how to make your home as spotless as it is tranquil and peaceful.
This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and DignityShambhala #ad - In this intimate and funny collection of essays on the sometimes confusing, sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious condition of being a woman over sixty, Susan Moon keeps her sense of humor and she keeps her reader fully engaged. Among the pieces she has included here are an essay on the gratitude she feels for her weakening bones; observations on finding herself both an orphan and a matriarch following the death of her mother; musings on her tendency to regret the past; thoughts on how not to be afraid of loneliness; appreciation for the inner tomboy; and celebratory advice on how to regard "senior moments" as opportunities to be in the here and now.
Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them: A Practical Perspective on Death and DyingGallery Books #ad - Bodies: what happens to a body after death? what options are available to me after my death, and how do I choose—and make sure my wishes are followed? Grief: “Grief is the story that must be told over and over. Grief is the breath after the last one. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, Advice for Future Corpses offers the resources and reassurance that we all need for planning the ends of our lives, and is essential reading for future corpses everywhere.
Tisdale explores all the heartbreaking, beautiful, good? communication: what to say and not to say, from the dying, and when, doctors, what to ask, including: A Good Death: What does it mean to die “a good death”? Can there be more than one kind of good death? What can I do to make my death, and even joyful experiences that accompany the work of dying, or the deaths of my loved ones, terrifying, absurd, confusing, loved ones, and more.
Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying #ad - Advice for future corpses is more than a how-to manual or a spiritual bible: it is a graceful compilation of honest and intimate anecdotes based on the deaths Tisdale has witnessed in her work and life, as well as stories from cultures, traditions, and literature around the world. Sallie tisdale’s elegantly understated new book pretends to be a user’s guide when in fact it’s a profound meditation” David Shields, bestselling author of Reality Hunger.
From the sublime the faint sound of mozart as you take your last breath to the ridiculous lessons on how to close the sagging jaw of a corpse, Tisdale leads us through the peaks and troughs of death with a calm, wise, and humorous hand. Last months, weeks, freedoms, and hours: What you might expect, Days, physically and emotionally, including the limitations, pain, and joy of this unique time.
A new york times book critics’ top 10 book of the year “in its loving, fierce specificity, this book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live” The New York Times.