Buddhist Boot Camp


Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062267450
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad. Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

Buddhist Boot Camp


Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publisher: Timber Hawkeye
ISBN: 0985836938
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad. Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!

Buddhist Boot Camp


Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publisher: Timber Hawkeye
ISBN: 1105746313
Category:
Page: 86
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Faithfully Religionless


Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publisher: Hawkeye Publishers
ISBN: 0985836946
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
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Discover the difference between feelings and emotions, the disparity between truths and facts, and the countless benefits of mindful living. When his pursuit of happiness in Corporate America feels counterproductive, Timber Hawkeye escapes the flourescent-lit hell of his cubicle in Seattle and sets out to fully embrace the stress-free lifestyle of Hawaii. Intrigued and curious about what people believe (and why they believe what they do), he questions everything he ever thought was true and discovers the beauty of letting go. If you consider yourself spiritual but not religious, then you're going to love this inspirational book. And if you want to lead a simple and uncomplicated life with happiness at your fingertips, then you'll want to read this page-turner more than once! "It's not that I'm against religion, I simply don't have one (nor do I believe that we need it to be ethical). My faith is doctrine-free, with a definition of God that doesn't conjure a white man in the sky who dispenses blessings for good behavior and harsh judgments to condemn the bad. That's because I don't believe God does that; religion does. You see, faith is a spiritual practice of continually letting go of certainty, of ego, and of the underlying need to know, while religion is a ceremonial tradition of hanging on, clinging to concrete dogmas, stubborn rigidity, and ageless rituals."

Behold the Spirit

A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307784339
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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Just as groundbreaking today as it was when it first appeared, Behold the Spirit is philosopher Alan Watts’s timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world. Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Buddhism 101

From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism
Author: Arnie Kozak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204345
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide. Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern reader, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you’re just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!

The Buddha Walks into a Bar . . .

A Guide to Life for a New Generation
Author: Lodro Rinzler
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827751
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that "spiritual practice" thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world—whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not. Lodro Rinzler is a bright and funny young teacher with a knack for showing how the Buddhist teachings can have a positive impact on every little nook and cranny of your life—whether you’re interested in being a Buddhist or not.

Buddhist Meditation


Author: Kamalashila
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 1907314431
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to Buddhist meditation, providing a complete introduction for beginners, as well as detailed advice for experienced meditators seeking to deepen their practice. Kamalashila explores the primary aims of Buddhist meditation: enhanced awareness, true happiness, and liberating insight into the nature of reality. This third edition includes new sections on the importance of the imagination, on Just Sitting, and on reflection on the Buddha.

God: The Failed Hypothesis

How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
Author: Victor J. Stenger
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 161592003X
Category: Science
Page: 302
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Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality. This book contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, like any other scientific hypothesis, physicist Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God. This paperback edition of the New York Times bestselling hardcover edition contains a new foreword by Christopher Hitchens and a postscript by the author in which he responds to reviewers' criticisms of the original edition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

For a Future to Be Possible

Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427085870
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 396
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To Hold The Sun


Author: Chas Watkins
Publisher: Chas Watkins
ISBN: 1631024086
Category: Self-Help
Page: 174
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The award winning book that can change your life! The book outlines the experiences of a young, poor, and disillusioned reporter who is enticed to do a series of articles about Paul, an unconventional philosopher and motivational speaker. In exchange, he gets to travel to and dive on Roatan, arguably one of the most beautiful, pristine islands in the Caribbean. Through a series of interviews, the reporter gets to know Paul's innermost philosophies. He learns an alternate way of living from a man who strives to perfect handstands on a dock and practices the art of happiness. When the author realized his children were leaving home to begin their journeys through life, he wrote this story for them. He developed it as a guide to help them through life in a way that would allow them to enjoy the journey. Drawing on wildly diverse disciplines including stoicism, neuroscience, skepticism, behavioral economics, and spirituality; the reader is taken on a journey that exposes the author's philosophy of life. He shows that happiness is indeed a choice. All places detailed on Roatan exist and are more beautiful than described. Photos are by kind permission of Shawn Jackson.

How to See Yourself As You Really Are


Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743290461
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts, His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action. Reprint.

How to Communicate Like a Buddhist


Author: Cynthia Kane
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 193828951X
Category: Interpersonal communication
Page: 176
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After the sudden death of a friend, Cynthia Kane realized that life is too short to waste time being misunderstood, misheard, and misrepresenting her needs and desires, and that life could be richer and more satisfying if she was able to communicate with a greater level of kindness, clarity, and awareness. Kane's book, based on Buddhism's Four Elements of Right Speech, is a simple and practical guide for learning communication skills that inevitably result in better relationships, enhanced self-esteem, and conscious living. The 5 steps for communicating like the Buddha are: Listen to yourself. Speak consciously, concisely, and clearly. Listen to others. Regard silence as a part of speech. Meditate. When followed, these steps will result in an awareness of what is being communicated to others and to oneself (truths or untruths), an understanding of how best to speak to others, more effective listening skills, and the ability to know how and when to effectively use silence. In short, this approach results in a satisfying and mindful life.

Falling Over Sideways


Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545863260
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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It's not easy being Claire. (Really.) Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, Ryder, who's just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody's really listening to her -- if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is. Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic -- while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious -- and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

Introduction to Buddhism

An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life
Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Tharpa Publications US
ISBN: 0978906772
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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A compelling introduction to the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist, this guidebook explaines why meditation is such a powerful tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience.

The 12-Step Buddhist

Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction
Author: Darren Littlejohn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595953
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Working with the traditional 12-Step philosophy, the author first shares his own life path, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional twelve-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. While being careful not to present himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen master, the author shows how each step -- such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other drug addicts who want to recover -- fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 Steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional twelve-step programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. The integration of Buddhism with the traditional process provides the wisdom and meditations that can help addicts truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering -- for good.

CAMPO DE ENTRENAMIENTO BUDISTA

Buddhist Boot Camp
Author: Timber Hawkeye
Publisher: Hawkeye Publishers
ISBN: 1946005134
Category: Self-Help
Page: 158
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El budismo consiste en entrenar a la mente, y un campo de entrenamiento es un método de adiestramiento ideal para el lapso de atención tan breve que caracteriza a nuestra generación. Los capítulos de este pequeño libro se pueden leer en cualquier orden, y son sencillos y fáciles de comprender. Cada historia, cada frase que inspira y cada enseñanza ofrece técnicas para mejorar la conciencia plena con las que todos nos podemos identificar. No necesitas ser un budista para sentirte motivado por las enseñanzas del Buda. Como dijo el Dalai Lama: "No trates de utilizar lo que aprendes del budismo para ser un budista; utilízalo para ser una mejor versión de ti mismo." Siempre y cuando te sientas motivado hoy para ser mejor de lo que fuiste ayer, no importa si son los actos caritativos de la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, la perseverancia de Gandhi o el comportamiento sereno de algún familiar cercano lo que te inspira. Independientemente de la religión, ubicación geográfica, raza, origen étnico, color, género, orientación sexual, edad, habilidad, flexibilidad o vulnerabilidad, si haces el bien te sentirás bien y si haces el mal te sentirás mal. El budismo no se trata únicamente de meditar. Se trata de poner manos a la obra y ayudar a aliviar parte del sufrimiento en el mundo. Si estás listo para ser un soldado de la paz en el ejército del amor, ¡bienvenido al Campo de entrenamiento budista!

The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism


Author: Peter C. Hill,William Paul Williamson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593851507
Category: Psychology
Page: 247
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"This book presents an innovative psychological framework for understanding religious fundamentalism. Blending extensive research and incisive analysis, the highly regarded authors distinguish fundamentalist traditions from other faith-based groups and illuminate the thinking and behavior of believers. Offering respectful, historically informed examinations of several major fundamentalist groups, the volume challenges many commonly held stereotypes. In the process, it stakes out important new terrain for the psychological study of religion" -- BOOK JACKET.

The Language of SQL


Author: Larry Rockoff
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134658337
Category: Computers
Page: 240
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The Language of SQL, Second Edition Many SQL texts attempt to serve as an encyclopedic reference on SQL syntax -- an approach that is often counterproductive, because that information is readily available in online references published by the major database vendors. For SQL beginners, it’s more important for a book to focus on general concepts and to offer clear explanations and examples of what various SQL statements can accomplish. This is that book. A number of features make The Language of SQL unique among introductory SQL books. First, you will not be required to download software or sit with a computer as you read the text. The intent of this book is to provide examples of SQL usage that can be understood simply by reading. Second, topics are organized in an intuitive and logical sequence. SQL keywords are introduced one at a time, allowing you to grow your understanding as you encounter new terms and concepts. Finally, this book covers the syntax of three widely used databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. Special “Database Differences” sidebars clearly show you any differences in syntax among these three databases, and instructions are included on how to obtain and install free versions of the databases. This is the only book you need to gain a quick working knowledge of SQL and relational databases. ·Learn How To... Use SQL to retrieve data from relational databases Apply functions and calculations to data Group and summarize data in a variety of useful ways Use complex logic to retrieve only the data you need Update data and create new tables Design relational databases so that data retrieval is easy and intuitive Use spreadsheets to transform your data into meaningful displays Retrieve data from multiple tables via joins, subqueries, views, and set logic Create, modify, and execute stored procedures Install Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle