Buddhism for Busy People

Finding happiness in an uncertain world

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741762391

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The story of how a corporate communications consultant discovered Buddhism is woven through this bestselling, simply written, inspiring introduction to meditation practice and Buddhist philosophy.

Buddhism for Busy People

Finding Happiness in an Uncertain World

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611803675

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 233

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Opening the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Michie reveals how incorporating simple Buddhist practices into daily lives can help individuals understand the difference between temporary pleasure and lasting fulfillment.

Buddhism for Pet Lovers

Supporting our closest companions through life and death

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760638617

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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The bonds we share with our pets go beyond words and are often deeper than many of our human relationships. What is the nature of these close connections? And what if our influence on pets, both in life and especially through sickness and death, is far more powerful than we ever conceived? David Michie draws on ancient Buddhist wisdom, supported by contemporary science, to provide fascinating insights into animal consciousness. He proposes that the pets with whom we share our lives are not there by accident. Whether your animal companion has fur, feathers or fins, he offers a treasury of practical tools to enhance your relationship with them in everyday life, as well as during times of challenge. Written with humour and compassion, and including extraordinary true stories from around the world, Buddhism for Pet Lovers reveals how our animal companions may indeed be among our most precious partners. For in helping them, our own lives are incomparably enriched too. 'If you have ever deeply loved an animal, this is, without doubt, the book for you.' Gail Pope, BrightHaven 'Our pets offer us one of our greatest opportunities to add compassion to the world. This book helps direct us to a path toward the blossoming of that opportunity.' Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words, and What Animals Think and Feel

Buddhism Made Easy

Buddhism for Beginners and Busy People

Author: Shalu Sharma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507896822

Category:

Page: 122

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This book is a must read for anyone looking to get an insight on Buddhism. It covers all aspects of Buddhism and defines what it is in such a way that everyone can understand it. Despite Buddhism being one of the oldest religions in the world, there are many people who still do not understand it. In fact, they misinterpret the teachings so much because they only know what they see in television and movies. These depictions of Buddhism are often wrong and send out the wrong message of what Buddhism actually teaches. In a nutshell, it teaches that suffering is bad, but it is also guaranteed in our physical world. It doesn't matter how rich or poor a person is because they will eventually endure suffering in their life. However, the state of mind you carry with you determines the amount of suffering you will endure. That is where the teachings of Buddha come into play. He will show you that refraining from cheating, lying, sexual misconduct, killing and intoxication are the key ways to overcome suffering upon yourself and others. Buddhism was created by a young prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha. He is the central figure of this book because he was the one who created the Buddhist religion in the first place. Even to this day, Buddha is celebrated all over eastern society with big statues in his honor. Despite how godly they make Buddha out to be, he was still just a man. In fact, he was a prince who left his throne and wealth in order to become a wandering preacher that spread his teachings on ending suffering and finding peace. How many rich people in the modern age do you think would leave their wealth behind to become a poor humanitarian? There probably aren't too many, unless they were of the Buddhist faith because Buddhists do not care about monetary gains. Now no one is saying that you have to give away all your money and become a poor Buddhist on the streets. You will learn by reading this book that there are all kinds of Buddhist followers, not just monks and nuns. You can become a lay follower that still lives a life filled with money, sex and material things. Just as long as you are not hurting anybody then you can enjoy all the sensual pleasure that you want. Buddha isn't going to send you to hell for it. What's covered in this book? Preface Introduction to Buddhism Who was Buddha? Buddha's life Basics of Buddhism Principles of Buddhism Teachings of Buddha Karma in Buddhism Rebirth in Buddhism What is Nirvana? God in Buddhism Three marks of existence The three jewels in Buddhism - Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha Buddhist philosophy Buddhist spirituality Types and major divisions of Buddhism Zen Meditation Four noble truths The eight fold path Vipassana Meditation Buddhist precepts and how to keep them Buddhism and sex Buddhism and alcohol Animals in Buddhism Human suffering or Dukkha in Buddhism Western Buddhism Buddhism in America Buddhism and vegetarianism Buddhism can change your life Inner peace through Buddhism Buddhism and Christianity - Differences and similarities Buddhist ethics Buddhism and homosexuality How to become a Buddhist? How to practice Buddhism without converting? Buddhist meditation Power of meditation How to find enlightenment? Conclusion
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Buddhism for Beginners

A Practical Guide to Core Buddhist Teachings for Busy People. How to Manage Everyday Stress, Overcome Anxiety and Bring Peace and Happiness in Your Life with Zen Meditation

Author: Aura Heal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 178

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Unlock your spirituality and discover how Buddhist principles can transform your life. Are you looking for a profound introduction to Buddha's teachings? Do you have a busy life, and you want to know how Buddhist philosophy can help you appreciate the present moment, quell anxiety, and promote feelings of peace? Then it's time to try this book. No matter how busy your life is, Buddhist teachings are essential tools for a happy and fulfilled life. They help you experience mindfulness, reduce the stress of daily activities, and promote the calm and tranquillity that comes from Zen meditation. Now, this book explores the ancient Buddhist teachings, offering you a practical roadmap to incorporating this philosophy into a modern lifestyle. Covering the Four Noble Truths, the Six Perfections, and how you can find joy in the present moment, inside you'll discover: An Exploration of Buddhism - Noble Truths, The Realms of Desire, and Much More Understanding What Reincarnation and Karma Really Mean The Powerful, Scientifically-Proven Benefits of Practicing Buddhism The Secret To Finding Joy and Contentment In The Present Moment Why YOU Should Be Practicing Meditation (and How To Start Today) Practical Methods For Incorporating Buddhism Into a Busy, Modern Life And Much More... With tips and tricks for beginners, simple yet foolproof ways to turn meditation into a lifelong habit, and how Buddhist teachings can even improve your personal and professional life, now you can explore how Buddhism will change your life even if you're always busy. So don't wait! Scroll up and Buy Now to uncover Buddhism like never before!
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The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Four Paws of Spiritual Success

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401959466

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat is back! Latest title in the ever-popular and bestselling series. The Dalai Lama's Cat is back: irreverent, vain-and delightfully insightful as ever! When the Dalai Lama's inner circle is set the task of providing His Holiness with a book he can give his visitors, an unexpected volunteer stretches out her paws. The book is to summarise the four key elements of Tibetan Buddhism-and, importantly, to communicate how it feels to be in the profoundly reassuring presence of His Holiness. Who better to do this than his much-loved feline? Through encounters with celebrity visitors and her own intriguing adventures, the Dalai Lama's Cat explains all four key themes, not so much as ideas but as practices to be embodied. Along the way she even gets a new title: "Therapy Cat". If you have ever sought a summary of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, albeit from an unusual and whiskery source, this may just be the book to get you purring!

Into the Heart of Life

Buddhist Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion

Author: Tenzin Palmo

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961464X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 295

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Hidden from the rest of the world, high in the Himalayan mountains, the people of Tibet developed a science of the mind over the centuries it took the West to build cars and planes. Forty years ago, Tenzin Palmo was one of the early Western women to meet the lamas coming out of Tibet and to study the Tibetan Buddhist teachings deeply.In her second book, she invites Western readers into the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In her characteristically clear and insightful style, she introduces us to the essential teachings on impermanence, happiness and compassion, and shows how we can use them to enhance our lives. She also shares some of the highest wisdom teachings on emptiness and enlightenment.Whether or not you are a Buddhist, Into the Heart of Life can help you develop more sanity, wisdom, compassion and fulfillment in your life.- 'rarely are Buddhist teachings presented with such vivid immediacy and insight as in this gleaming jewel of a book! Stimulating, challenging and wonderfully motivating, Jetsunma's book will be treasured both by newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike.' -David Michie, author of Buddhism for Busy People- 'tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of Western practitioners.' -Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

Buddhism for Mothers

A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children

Author: Sarah Napthali

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458780236

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

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Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.

The Dalai Lama's Cat

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401940595

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"In the months that followed I watched His Holiness working on a new book . . . I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to turn my paws to a book of my own . . . one that tells my own tale . . . How I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate, to become constant companion to a man who is not only one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but who is also a dab hand with the can opener." Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic new home, the Dalai Lama’s cat encounters Hollywood stars, Buddhist masters, Ivy-league professors, famous philanthropists, and a host of other people who come visiting His Holiness. Each encounter offers a fresh insight into finding happiness and meaning in the midst of a life of busy-ness and challenge. Drawing us into her world with her adorable but all-too-flawed personality, the Dalai Lama’s cat discovers how instead of trying to change the world, changing the way we experience the world is the key to true contentment. Featuring a delightful cast of characters, timeless Buddhist wisdom, and His Holiness’s compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama’s Cat is simply enchanting.