If the Buddha Got Stuck

A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path

Author: Charlotte Kasl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110120043X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Zen and the art of getting unstuck . . . Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl’s If the Buddha Dated, If the Buddha Married and If the Buddha Had Kids have inspired readers with their empowering balance of spiritual and psychological wisdom. This wise yet lighthearted book extends on Dr. Kasl's trademark insight to speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and wit, she presents seven simple yet profound steps on the path to change: Notice Where You're Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; Live in Reality; Connect with Others, Connect with Life; Move from Thought to Action; and Let Go. Full of insight from Buddhist and other teachings that emphasize the joy that comes with letting go of fears and attachments, If the Buddha Got Stuck is an inspirational and practical roadmap to a happier, more peaceful, and more fulfilling life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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If the Buddha Dated

Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140195835

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

View: 3588

Approaching the dating process as a means for awakening, the author offers quotes from wisdom traditions
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If the Buddha Had Kids

Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World

Author: Charlotte Kasl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152095

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 452

Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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If the Buddha Married

Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

View: 2878

Approaches the institution of marriage as a means for awakening rather than a necessary evil, providing quotes from Zen, Sufi, and other wisdom traditions to help readers discover their potential for positive human connection.
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If the Buddha Came to Dinner

How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit

Author: Hale Sofia Schatz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401306047

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2452

If the Buddha came to dinner at your home, what would you serve? Fast food? A frozen meal quickly reheated in the microwave? Chances are you'd feed your honored guest a delicious meal prepared with love and care. But the next time you have dinner, what will you eat? With so much processed food in the marketplace, obesity in adults and children dramatically on the rise, and digestive problems increasingly more common, it's clear that we're facing a serious food crisis in this country. The answer, however, isn't just to go on a diet. Reducing the intake of refined and processed foods and increasing whole foods certainly can improve one's health. But we need more. We need to feed ourselves with a sense of purpose, self-respect, love, and passion for our lives. We need to nourish our spirits. Nourishment isn't a fad diet . . . it's a lifelong journey, and Halé Sofia Schatz is the ideal guide. Gentle, wise, and humorous, she shows us the way to the heart of nourishment--our own inner wisdom that knows exactly how to feed our whole self. A perfect blend of inspiration and practical suggestions, If the Buddha Came to Dinner includes guidelines for selecting vital foods, ideas for keeping your energy balanced throughout the day, a cleanse program, and over 60 recipes to awaken your palate. Open this book and nurture yourself as never before. You'll be fed in a whole new way.
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Women, Sex, and Addiction

A Search for Love and Power

Author: Charlotte S. Kasl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060973218

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 1348

In our society, sex can easily become the price many women pay for love and the illusion of security. A woman who seeks a sense of personal power and an escape from pain may use sex and romance as a way to feel in control, just as an alcoholic uses alcohol; but sex never satisfies her longing for love and self-worth. In this wise and compassionate book, Charlotte Kasl shows women how they can learn to experience their sexuality as a source for love and positive power and sex as an expression that honors the soul as well as the body.
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The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573221115

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 7455

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.
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Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401338

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 329

View: 329

Explains how to use times of challenge, disappointment, illness, and dissatisfaction as an opportunity to explore the soul's deepest needs in order to provide healing and a new understanding of the meaning of life.
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Yes You Can

A Guide to Empowerment Groups

Author: Charlotte D. Kasl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964452008

Category: Codependency

Page: 131

View: 8172

YES, YOU CAN! A GUIDE TO EMPOWERMENT GROUPS, is a positive, encouraging, socially-conscious approach to overcoming addiction, finding personal power & building self-esteem. Based on 16 steps from the groundbreaking work, MANY ROADS, ONE JOURNEY: MOVING BEYOND THE 12 STEPS, this guidebook provides an invaluable source of support & information for people wanting a model that affirms their inner wisdom & helps them move from fear to love. Based on experience & extensive research with people from different racial, cultural & class backgrounds, Dr. Kasl shows how people overcome addiction with a wholistic approach including physical healing, affirmation, connection to community & understanding the profound effects of racism, classism & sexism on their lives. Drawing from numerous successful 16-step groups around the country, YES, YOU CAN! provides detailed instructions for organizing & maintaining groups--including group guidelines, formats, group assessments & discussion of each of the 16 steps followed by exercises for empowerment. It also contains invaluable information on the cycles of addition, relapse prevention, fetal alcohol syndrome/effects & the relationship of internalized oppression to addiction & healing. THIS MODEL HAS BEEN TESTED IN OVER 100 GROUPS...& IT WORKS! To order, write: YES, YOU CAN!--BOOK ORDERS, P.O. Box 1302, Lolo, MT 59847, Phone: 406-273-6080.
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Many roads, one journey

moving beyond the twelve steps

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 8364

Studies the impact of recovery programs on individual lives and explains how to adapt the principles of the Twelve-Step process to personal needs.
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Question Your Thinking, Change the World

Author: Byron Katie

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458780244

Category:

Page: 220

View: 9312

In this powerful book of quotations, Byron Katie talks about the most essential issues that face us all - love, sex, and relationships; health, sickness, and death; parents and children; work and money; and self-realization. The profound, lighthearted wisdom embodied within is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. Not only will this book help you on many specific issues, but it will point you toward your own wisdom and will encourage you to question your own mind, using the four simple yet incredibly powerful questions of Katie's process of self-inquiry, called The Work. Katie is a living example of the clear, all-embracing love that is our true identity. Because she has thoroughly questioned her own mind, her words shine with the joy of understanding. ''People used to ask me if I was enlightened,'' she says, ''and I would say, 'I don't know anything about that. I'm just someone who knows the difference between what hurts and what doesn't. ' I'm someone who wants only what is. To meet as a friend each concept that arose turned out to be my freedom. ''
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How to Be an Adult

A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration

Author: David Richo

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1616433558

Category: Adulthood

Page: 86

View: 661

Using the metaphor of the heroic journeydeparture, struggle and returnthe author shows readers the way to psychological and spiritual health.
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Finding Joy

101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life, First Edition

Author: Charlotte S. Kasl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060925884

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6823

Combining spiritual insight with pragmatic guidance, this lighthearted yet practical handbook shows readers how to live a more balanced, richer life.
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The Anatomy of a Calling

A Doctor's Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life's Purpose

Author: Lissa Rankin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623365740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 452

In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls "a hero's journey;" we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero's journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life. In clear, engaging prose, Dr. Rankin describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time--beginning with what she calls her "perfect storm" of events--and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father's death, her daughter's birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Dr. Rankin discovers a powerful self-awareness. As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey and offers wisdom and inspiration in the form of "Hero's Guideposts" along the way. Dr. Rankin weaves in lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth. Much more than a memoir, The Anatomy of a Calling guides you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny.
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DailyOM: Learning to Live

Author: Madisyn Taylor

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401927777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 502

Wouldn’t it be great if we were born with instruction manuals? Each one would be different based on what we needed to learn, but the basics would be the same: how to create healthy relationships, how to deal with sorrow and pain, how to reach our goals, and how to know what we want to do with our lives when we grow up. We would continue to receive our own unique life lessons, but we would have a manual to refer to when feeling overwhelmed or lost. In this book, based on the popular Website DailyOM (www.dailyom.com), co-founder Madisyn Taylor seamlessly weaves together her award-winning inspirational thoughts with her achingly honest personal story, revealing the inspiration behind many of the DailyOM messages that touch millions of people every day. Learning to Live is the next best thing to a personal instruction manual: a guiding light to reassure us that we’re on the right path, and to help fix us when we feel broken.
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Bouncing Back

Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Author: Linda Graham, MFT,Rick Hanson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681297

Category: Psychology

Page: 433

View: 8494

"Advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships. Applicable to relationships, jobs, and everyday life"--Provided by publisher.
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Journey to the Heart

Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

Author: Melody Beattie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062291122

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 1184

Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, contains 365 insightful daily meditations that inspire readers to unlock their personal creativity and discover their divine purposes in life. “Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha
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The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 680

25th Anniversary Edition Includes a New Preface by Jon Kabat-Zinn Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete 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. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.
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Refuge Recovery

A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

Author: Noah Levine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062123092

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8687

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
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Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties

Author: Brahm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861712781

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 2042

The 108 pieces in the international bestseller Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over thirty years of spiritual growth as a monk to spin delightful tales that can be enjoyed in silence or read aloud to friends and family. Featuring titles such as "The Two-Finger Smile" and "The Worm and His Lovely Pile of Dung," these wry and witty stories provide playful, pithy takes on the basic building blocks of everyday life. Suitable for children, adults, and anyone in between, this eloquent volume wraps insight and inspiration inside of a good old yarn.
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