Author: Sayyid Nurjan Mirahmadi,Hedieh Mirahmadi,Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
For those who have reached a level of understanding of the illusory nature of the world and seek to discern the reality that lies behind it, Sufi meditation--muraqabah--is explained in this book. (World Religions)
A Simple Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Giovanni Dienstmann
Learn on-the-go meditation techniques to improve your concentration and memory and enhance your self-esteem, using this unique visual guide. Follow the clear, step-by-step instructions anytime, anywhere--at home, on the beach, or on a business trip. Practice meditations sitting on a simple, upright chair; there's no need to fold yourself into uncomfortable positions. Explore a variety of meditation techniques, from mindfulness meditation to tai chi, to find the practices that suit you. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a variety of different styles. Find out the benefits of meditation on your mind and brain, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to expand your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey.
Author: John Azumah,Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: Langham Publishing
During the summer of 2010 Ghana played host to the first ever conference held within Africa to focus solely on the relationship of the African Christian and Islam. The event was led by John Azumah in partnership with the Center of Early African Theology. The conference, chaired by Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja welcomed over 50 participants from across 27 African countries and several denominations. This book is a collection of the papers presented by 22 of the delegates forming a historical survey and thematic assessment of the African Christian and Islam. In addition, key information on the introduction, spread and engagement of Islam and Christianity within 9 African countries is presented. The book closes with Biblical reflections that opened each day of the conference, providing useful examples of Christians reading the Bible in reference to Islam.
A Journey, a Guide to Mysticism in Christianity and Islam
Author: Brad Tyndall
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author takes you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the world, where he drinks tea with loving Sudanese Muslims, prays in ancient Coptic churches, and whirls with Sufi dervishes in the desert. In seeking the mystical in extraordinary places, he discovers that an intimate relationship with God can be found in known religious practices. The key is not the practice itself, but the role of the mind and the heart. With the right intention and contemplative approach, the religious practice unveils an attentive and loving God. The author draws upon Rumi and Hafez, in Islam, and Saint Teresa of Avila and Thomas Merton, in Christianity, and many others to discuss the fundamental principles for embracing the Divine. By distilling the basic tenets and practices of Islam and Christianity, he finds they both hold similar mystical treasures. Learn new and ancient methods for meditation, prayer, chanting, prayer beads and pilgrimages. Closely examine the Koran’s incredible poetry and beauty and gain insight into how it has brought millions to God. Learn about lectio divina, the ancient technique of listening to God’s personal communication with you through the Bible. The author provides step-by-step instructions for you to begin to use these mystical tools. By the end of the book, you’ll have taken your own journey into the heart of both Islam and Christianity and found Love.
Author: Linda O'Riordan
Publisher: M T O Publications Center
Category: Health & Fitness
In "The Art of Sufi Healing", the author blends the ancient mystical tradition of Sufism with the latest mind/body research to foster personal transformation and healthy living. The concepts of Sufi healing are based on 1,400 years of successful experience in working with the physical and metaphysical aspects of the human being and include a strong emphasis on the electromagnetic fields of the body. The reader is led through the empowering awareness of self love and self knowledge towards methods of enhancing the healing pathways and understanding the human energy system. Specific meditations, involving the breath, light, intentions, and spiritual principles, provide a treasury of practices, perspectives and wisdom of the healing heart. The power of the mind, heart and expanded consciousness knows no limit in creating health and healing. Both the layperson and the health care professional are offered exciting new concepts and techniques for healing. Perhaps the remedy to the health care crisis does not lie in amending the system, but in redirecting our thinking to reflect a whole new approach. Instead of focusing on the "disease model", "The Art of Sufi Healing", proposes a positive new health paradigm, by awakening the reader to their inherent potentials and possibilities.
Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).
Category: American literature
Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
Author: Joel Levey,Michelle Levey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Joel and Michelle Levey have taught thousands of people around the globe to live in greater harmony and balance. Field-tested and refined over many years, the Leveys' unique approach to stress-mastery and personal development offers step-by-step guidance for developing personal strengths, enhancing the quality of life, and making a real contribution to the world. The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation offers a treasury of their most useful teachings: Waking up throughout the day--finding your meditation practice and sticking to it. Balancing breath, brain, and mind-mastering stress--enhancing performance in every arena of your life. Creative intelligence--the dynamic synergy of active and quiet mind skills. Mastery, mystery, and meditation--awakening to your true nature. Inspired Work--relaxation, concentration, and meditation on the job. A vital blend of profoundly practical skills, advice, instruction, and encouragement makes Fine Arts a complete course for awakening more fully to your highest potentials in each moment of your life.
A Guide for Spiritual Growth
Author: Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani
Publisher: Islamic Supreme Council of Amer
A Guide to Spiritual Growth: In the struggle to approach modernity's challenges with spiritual resolve, here is a refreshing work based on classical Eastern teachings. Embraced and revered heads of state and common citizens of diverse faiths and cultures alike, Shaykh Nazim speaks straight to the heart, reconnecting the reader with their forgotten spiritual roots. These coveted lectures from his world travels transport us to a time rich in simplicity and spiritual focus. LIBERATING THE SOUL VOLUME SIX presents practical steps to rid the heart of doubt; build self-confidence in one's unique identity; overcome negative characteristics such as anger, greed, and jealousy; express gratitude for unlimited divine bounty; develop intimate communion with the Creator; learn to respect and appreciate all creation; develop tolerance for others, and much more.
Introducing the Universal Healing Wheel
Author: Philip Shapiro M. D.,Philip Shapiro
With the advent of mind-body medicine, it is now possible to combine the healing principles of both the medical and spiritual fields. To this end, Dr. Phil Shapiro has developed a ten-step, self-help model that he uses himself and teaches to his students and patients. After you have received your medication, surgery, or natural remedy and you are still in pain, there are a variety of psychosocial and spiritual methods that can help you manage that pain skillfully. The ten-step model described in this book is a composite of healing principles and methods extracted from the great wisdom traditions and organized into cognitive-behavioral practices. These techniques are designed to help the reader accomplish three goals: 1. Expand healing power: for body, mind, and soul 2. Become more skillful pain managers: for any pain, problem, disease, or disability 3. Evolve spiritually: feel better, become a better person, and experience higher states of consciousness To take advantage of the healing principles embedded in the religions, we need to solve the problem of toxic language and traumatic religious history. There is a way to do this. We can design healing models that serve people of all persuasions: Baptists, Sufis, ethical humanists, scientific atheists, true believers, true non-believers-all of us have the same magnificent healing power in every cell of our bodies, and we know how to make it grow. The ten steps do not declare answers to life's big questions, such as why we are born, why there is so much suffering and evil, whether there is a God, and where we go after death. However, we can apply the wealth of healing wisdom in the great faith traditions to help us manage our pain and heal. This book is written for atheists, agnostics, religious or spiritual persons. Anyone can play in the expanded field of healing power.