I Met A Monk

Author: Rose Elliot
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780288441
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Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or Are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef, Rose Eliot OBE, and a diverse group of people as they gather in Rose's sitting room to learn about mindfulness meditation.from the wise and witty Buddhist monk Rose has invited to her home. "It's my hope that as you read this book you, too, may feel you are taking part, and that it may be as life-changing for you as it was for me'" Rose Elliot Brimming with inspiring insights and peppered with humour, "I Met a Monk" introduces mindfulness meditation and the core tenets of Buddhist beliefs, showing how we can easily apply them to twenty-first century life. Set out as an 8-week course, each chapter ends with a concise summary of key points and recommended exercises to help put Buddhism into practice. Rose's life changed when she met the monk, she began to follow his simple suggestions and experienced for herself the happiness, freedom, and peace he describes. And you can too.

A Deep And Subtle Joy

Author: Luke Bell
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9781587680373
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"A Deep and Subtle Joy is an introduction to Benedictine - and indeed Christian - spirituality. It takes the reader on a twenty-four-hour personal tour of Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight, England, the monastery where Father Joe, the subject of Tony Hendra's best-selling book, lived. The reader is invited to share in the lives of the monks and enter into their rhythm of worship, work, reading, prayer, and recreation."--BOOK JACKET.

Living Rich With A Few Pennies

Author: Aartje Walters
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449715724
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Do you dream to live a life abundant with riches? So did Ray Walters. The quest for happiness lures many to pursue power, prestige, and possessions. Often, in vain, we look for happiness in the wrong places and gain no lasting satisfaction. Beginning with the hippie culture of the sixties, exploring philosophies, traveling, and thrill-seeking, Ray finally attained the treasures of life that cannot be purchased. After he made this discovery, his life changed dramatically. Instead of emptiness and hopelessness, Ray found a life full of meaning and purpose—a truly rich life that took him across three continents and afforded him experiences far beyond his dreams. Experience Ray’s story and how he learned that genuine prosperity can be obtained by anyone.

Meta Religion

Author: James W. Laine
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052095999X
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Whereas many textbooks treat the subject of world religions in an apolitical way, as if each religion were a path for individuals seeking wisdom and not a discourse intimately connected with the exercise of power, James W. Laine treats religion and politics as halves of the same whole, tracing their relationship from the policies of Alexander the Great to the ideologies of modern Europe secularists, with stops in classical India, China, and the Islamic world. Meta-Religion is a groundbreaking text that brings power and politics to the fore of our understanding of world religions, placing religion at the center of world history. This synthetic approach is both transformative and enlightening as it presents a powerful model for thinking differently about what religion is and how it functions in the world. With images and maps to bring the narrative to life, Meta-Religion combines sophisticated scholarly critique with accessibility that students and scholar alike will appreciate.

Mr Monk And Philosophy

Author: D. E. Wittkower
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 081269743X
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Mr. Monk and Philosophy is a carefully and neatly organized collection of eighteen chapters divided into exactly six groups of precisely three chapters each. Drawing on a wide range of philosophers—from Aristotle and Diogenes, to Siddhartha Gautama and St. Thomas Aquinas, to David Hume and Karl Popper—the authors ask how Adrian Monk solves his cases, why he is the way he is, how he thinks, and what we can learn from him. Some of the authors suggest Monk is a kind of tragic hero, whose flaws help us live out and expunge the fear and anxiety we all experience; that he is more than just his personality or memories, but something more individual and indefinable; and that his most distinctive traits are not the traits that make him a detective, but those that make him a friend. His most notable trait is the dedication he shows to his late wife, Trudy. Other authors explore how Monk encounters the world, arguing that his genius comes not from logic or reasoning, but from his ability to see his surroundings in a pre-conceptualized way; that there isn’t as much distance between his rational beliefs about crimes and evidence and his irrational phobic beliefs as there might seem; and that his phobias have themselves made him approach himself and the world as something to be overcome. Just how does Mr. Monk come to his conclusions? Does he use inductive, deductive, or abductive reasoning? Is he dependent on a false notion of the law of noncontradiction? Is it possible that his reasoning might have more to do with constructing harmonious stories than it does with evidence, causes, or insights? Some contributors ponder Monk's name and what it means given his views on religion. Some authors argue that Mr. Monk's approach to the world is fundamentally similar to that of medieval monastic orders; that his rituals and deductive ‘dancing’ show how he exhibits a kind of shamanism; and that he acts in accordance with the Bodhisattva ideal, bringing others to enlightenment through circumstances and by accident, even though he has no such intention or goal. In one chapter, the author asks how the character Monk is related to other similar characters, arguing that Monk and House are closely related characters, each based on the conflict between reason and emotion which exemplifies the motif of the “troubled genius;” that Monk and House both pursue ethical practices and goals even as they fail at the everyday face-to-face ethics of normal social interactions; and that great detectives all, through their flaws, help us to understand and forgive ourselves for our flaws. And finally, there are several chapters in which the authors consider Monk from the psychologist’s perspective, discussing how Monk’s relationship with Trudy, while having unhealthy codependent elements, demonstrates some important aspects of successful romantic partnerships; how laughter plays a difficult role in mental illness, and the difficult position that the show and therapists are placed in when having to treat seriously disorders that are both tragic and comic; and how, from a psychoanalytic perspective, Monk’s inability to mourn shows us why we both reject and are drawn towards death. In the words of author D. E. Wittkower, "In order to be sure that the reader is able to enjoy the book, every chapter will have an even number of words. You’ll thank me later."

Ancient India

Author: Michelle Breyer
Editor: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1557345775
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This unit, designed for use with intermediate and junior high school students, centers on history of India and contains literature selections, poetry, writing ideas, curriculum connections to other subjects, group projects and more. The literary works included are: Exploration into India / by Anita Ganeri -- Tusk and Stone / by Malcolm Bosse.

A Concise History Of Monks And Monasteries

Author: Alfred Wesley Wishart
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 098233012X
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When A Woman Becomes A Religious Dynasty

Author: Hildegard Diemberger
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512465
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In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and, in turn, the tantric consort of three outstanding religious masters of her era. After her death, Chokyi Dronma's masters and disciples recognized a young girl as her reincarnation, the first in a long, powerful, and influential female lineage. Today, the twelfth Samding Dorje Phagmo leads the Samding monastery and is a high government cadre in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Hildegard Diemberger builds her book around the translation of the first biography of Chokyi Dronma recorded by her disciples in the wake of her death. The account reveals an extraordinary phenomenon: although it had been believed that women in Tibet were not allowed to obtain full ordination equivalent to monks, Chokyi Dronma not only persuaded one of the highest spiritual teachers of her era to give her full ordination but also established orders for other women practitioners and became so revered that she was officially recognized as one of two principal spiritual heirs to her main master. Diemberger offers a number of theoretical arguments about the importance of reincarnation in Tibetan society and religion, the role of biographies in establishing a lineage, the necessity for religious teachers to navigate complex networks of political and financial patronage, the cultural and social innovation linked to the revival of ancient Buddhist civilizations, and the role of women in Buddhism. Four introductory, stage-setting chapters precede the biography, and four concluding chapters discuss the establishment of the reincarnation lineage and the role of the current incarnation under the peculiarly contradictory communist system.

Benny He Wants To Be A Monk

Author: Jim Cronin
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426944756
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Twenty-six-year-old Benny lives in Queens. To date, he has done nothing in his life that would cause him to stand up and shout. Plain and simple he is bored out of his gourd. But when he reads an advertisement that invites him to join the order of St. Sebastian, he feels that God is talking to him. Benny thinks he has found his calling. After he arrives at the monastery, Benny is shocked to discover only one resident monk. Albert, the monastery's Superior, is on the verge of closing the monastery. After he meets Benny, though, and realizes his intentions are pure, he decides to teach him the holy ropes. While Benny is coming to grips with the realization that entering the priesthood is not like joining the Elks or Boy Scouts, unsavory characters from his old neighborhood learn that the last surviving member of St. Sebastian will have the honor of disposing of the monastery. As Irish, Felix, Goldie, and Marko join the order with the hopes of cashing in on the sale, Benny prays he has the foresight to lead all the men in the right direction and do what it takes to keep the monastery open.

Die Lehre Von Der Musikalischen Auff Hrung In Der Wiener Schule

Author: Markus Grassl
Editor: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205988915
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Die von Arnold Schonberg ausgebildete, von seinen Schulern weiterentwickelte und seit den 30er Jahren weit uber den deutschen Sprachraum hinaus wirkende Auffuhrungslehre ist die vermutlich einflussreichste Konzeption des 20. Jahrhunderts zur musikalischen Interpretation. Das von der Lehrkanzel fur Musikgeschichte an der Wiener Musikuniversitat 1995 veranstaltete internationale Colloquium hatte eine moglichst breite Auseinandersetzung mit diesem bislang nur punktuell aufgearbeiteten Thema zum Ziel. Die Beitrage befassen sich mit den theoretischen und praktischen Vorstellungen Schonbergs, deren musik- und kulturhistorischen Voraussetzungen, den Modifikationen im engeren und weiteren Schulerkreis, den Wirkungen im Zuge der weltweiten Verbreitung sowie dem Verhaltnis zu anderen Konzepten. Die wissenschaftlichen Referate, die direkten und indirekten Berichte aus der Schule selbst und die Diskussionen der Tagung werden durch umfangreiche Materialzusammenstellungen erganzt.