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Freedom from unnecessary suffering is the goal of both Buddhism and modern psychotherapy, yet each approaches this intention from a very different perspective. "Buddhist practice helps us awaken to a well-being that is independent of our circumstances," explains Bruce Tift, "while Western psychotherapy helps us bring our disowned experience into awareness in order to live in a more skillful and satisfying way." On Already Free, this therapist and Buddhist practitioner opens a fresh dialogue between these two perspectives, and explores how each provides us with essential keys to experiencing full presence and aliveness." Buddhism gives us powerful tools for breaking free of our own identity drama and our fascination with day-to-day problems, yet it does not address how early childhood experience shapes our adult lives. Western psychotherapy provides a wide range of proven techniques for understanding and untangling the development of our neurotic patterns, but it is only beginning to recognize the powerful impact of exploring awareness itself. "These two approaches sometimes contradict and sometimes support each other," Tift explains. "When used together, they can help us open to all of life in all its richness, its disturbances, and its inherent completeness."
With a keen understanding of the wisdom of East and West, and a special focus on working with intimate relationships as a pathway to spiritual awakening, Bruce Tift presents seven immersive sessions of insights, wisdom, and practical instruction for realizing the fundamental freedom that is your birthright.
In a world where our attention gets distracted and diverted at every turn, mindfulness brings it back to where it most belongs in the intimacy of the here and now. This title guides listeners through a range of mindfulness meditation practices for coming to our senses, cultivating lovingkindness, and living fully in the moment.rn
rnGuided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Intended to be used in conjunction with his book Wherever You Go, There You Are, these four CD-length programs are a valuable resource that meditators at all experience levels can adapt to their specific needs.
In a world where our attention gets distracted and diverted at every turn, mindfulness brings it back to where it most belongs the intimacy of the here and now. Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3 guides listeners through a range of mindfulness meditation practices for coming to our senses, cultivating lovingkindness, and living fully in the moment. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the pioneer who brought mindfulness into mainstream medicine and health care, guides us through 10 mindfulness landscapes of our everyday experience, including: The Soundscape and Mindscape Bringing our awareness to the outer world and the inner terrain of our thoughts and emotions The Heartscape A meditation to cultivate lovingkindness, compassion, and healing for ourselves and others The Nowscape Moving beyond specific objects of meditation to rest in the spaciousness of choiceless awareness The Lifescape The core practice of letting life become the meditation practice and the meditation teacher This program also includes breathscape and bodyscape meditations, a guided walking meditation, a restorative yoga-like lying down practice, and a study guide. For anyone seeking to explore new domains of awareness and healing, Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3 offers many new ways to understand and embody one s own full potential.
Our wounds, physical, mental, emotional, interfere with our ability to fully express ourselves. To help us learn how to turn our wounds into a point of power in our relationship with ourselves, a path to peace with others, and a platform for transformation in the world, Linda Howe offers 'Healing Through the Akashic Records'.
A Heart-Centered Spiritual Classic for Your Ever-Changing Life. The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as the main hall of the fledgling Naropa Institute, some say that a minor miracle occurred: the reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass. With Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender, you are invited to experience these legendary gatherings.
What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just hearing about them, and we are inspired to see in a new way. With Transmission, author and teacher Jack Kornfield shares eight sessions of in-depth teachings illuminating the student-teacher relationship. Through a treasure trove of personal stories about the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, and other masters, we see how teachers embody the many facets of the jewel of enlightened consciousness—including humor, discipline, humility, joyousness, uncanny perspicacity, and unfathomable compassion—and how we too can fully awaken these qualities in ourselves.
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