One Bird, One Stone

108 Contemporary Zen Stories
Author: Sean Murphy
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1571746978
Category: Religion
Page: 258
View: 2766
"Drawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen, including Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Robert Aitken, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, and Walter Nowick, Murphy presents moments of insight and wisdom, quotable quotes, and the humor of Zen as it has flowered in America over the last hundred years"--

Two Birds. . .one Stone!!

Author: Denis Towers
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600348998
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 3175
Tower presents this work which he says proves a biological Adam and Eve to betrue and the organic evolution of the species to be false.

Two Birds One Stone

Episode I: An Assassin Is Born
Author: Simon J. Harrak
Publisher: Simon J. Harrak
Category: Fiction
Page: 135
View: 9398
Frederich Abel knows he’s not normal, but being adopted age seven by an elite soldier isn’t why. It lies deeper inside - a morbid, unhinged savagery. Invisible. Deadly. Luckily, his father helped him control it with a mixture of weapons, combat and survival training. Now his father is dead, and the shadow has emerged stronger than ever. He flees in panic, ending up in cold, grimy Berlin. His life on the edge, Ida’s scream through the rain pulls him into action. He’s forced to kill, unaware that the perpetrator had dangerous friends - powerful enough to take on world governments. Now he must decide; flee again, or face the darkness - both inside and out. ‘An Assassin Is Born’ is the intriguing first episode in the ‘Two Birds One Stone’ crime-action book series.

Key West: Two Birds One Stone

Cam Derringer Series-Book 3
Author: Mac Fortner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986822541
Page: 286
View: 7515
KEY WEST: TWO BIRDS ONE STONE When a cruise ship, bound for Key West, is robbed of twenty-million-dollars in jewels, all fingers point at Cam Derringer. Cam faces his most difficult challenge yet-staying a free man. Events become worse when Cam is charged with dealing in drugs and then murder. Someone wants him behind bars and will stop at nothing to see him there. Cam knows something is amiss when he is visited by two clients, each looking for the other. Both he discovers to be lying about their identity and their intent. With Jack Stiller, watching his back and three of the most powerful women in Key West on his team, Cam fights for his life. With a new twist around every turn, Derringer decides to become the hunter, instead of the hunted. When his daughter is kidnapped, he loses sight of his mission and sinks further into the trap. What they don't realize is that Cam will stop at nothing to protect the women he loves and they will never let anyone harm their man.

Killing Two Birds with One Stone

Author: Dale Arthur Massey
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781095602751
Page: 536
View: 4688
Killing Two Birds with one Stone is an engrossing and thought provoking book. It divulges a dark side to Australia which is unknown to most people. This book exposes devious and sinister government activities that are usually shielded by censorship and secrecy. This book provides a very detailed account of scandals, scams and dirty deeds carried out by Australian government agencies. A lot of people are too scared to even whisper anything which is unflattering about the Australian Government. This book is explosive. It lifts the lid on corruption, devious activities and treachery in Australia.

Two Birds with One Stone

Author: Sigrid Vansandt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515260455
Category: Murder
Page: 254
View: 1487
It's a beautiful summer and the busy village of Marsden-Lacey, England, has murder on its mind. Someone just whacked everyone's least favorite villager, Sir Carstons, on his villainous head. That's when American expats, paralegal Martha Littleword and book expert Helen Ryes, find themselves knee-deep in Yorkshire murder. Spirited empty-nesters, they throw their newbie detective hats into the ring, only to discover that a murder mystery can quickly turn from adventurous lark into personal peril. With a dash of Southern charm and humor, and the help of a few quirky villagers, the girls just might survive. They'll also have to figure out how to handle the local catch-of-the-day, Piers Cousins, and the cantankerous Chief of Police, DCI Johns. Will they or won't they? If they do, they might solve a murder, or two, along with a hundred-year-old mystery involving a Bronte sister and a famous piece of English history."

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 9215
„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Zen Traces

Exploring American Zen with Twain and Thoreau
Author: Kenneth Kraft
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589881281
Category: Religion
Page: 178
View: 3911
As Zen takes root in the West, new forms arise. For centuries Zen masters have tested their students with “koans” and “capping phrases.” A koan is a spiritual paradox that must be solved intuitively. A capping phrase is a trenchant comment. Both are meditative practices that reveal deeper truths about the self and, ideally, lead to enlightenment. In Zen Traces, Buddhist scholar Kenneth Kraft plays off these practices in a new idiom. He selects passages from four sources: traditional Zen, present-day Zen, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. When a koan-like story about a contemporary Zen teacher is paired with a pithy comment by Mark Twain, something fresh emerges. “In this lovely book, Ken Kraft provides a unique opening for American Buddhism and American wisdom in general. The reader will come to fresh and spacious new insights and enjoyments… Cheers for Zen in America and a deep bow to Ken Kraft!”—POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH, Ph.D., author of The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery “I highly recommend this delightful book of East-West wisdom—full of surprise, insight, wit, and piercing beauty.”—KATY BUTLER, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

Ghosts of Thunder Island III

Falling into the Abyss: Second Book of the Dustman
Author: Jannette Quackenbush
Publisher: 21 Crows Dusk to Dawn Publishing
ISBN: 1940087023
Category: Fiction
Page: 554
View: 1766
Kelly McCoy's nightmare began the night she got shot in the back seat of her grandfather's police cruiser. But it doesn't end when she awakens. Instead, she finds herself stalked by the ghosts linked to the mysterious disappearances of young women along the Lake Erie shoreline over the past forty years. As the mystery deepens, she finds not only her own life changing and evolving around the vanishing women, but she also becomes embroiled in the lives of those linked to the deaths. Along with a change of pace in her love life, an unwanted contract with her brother-in-law's agency as a vigilante officer, Kelly's life begins to spiral out of control with twists and turns.

Bird Poop Farang Smile/s

Author: Hugh Watson
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162222365
Category: Travel
Page: 411
View: 9567
There are many smiles and now readers can examine the Barbarian smile/s at the end of each chapter. This work is a continuing look at the ups and downs of modernization in Thailand. Said progress makes Thailand one of the better choices for expat residence. The reason so far has been high-tech and low prices. This is a heady mix and attracts many foreigners even for medical care. As things change quickly, especially in Bangkok, it is good to have frequent updates as to the people, culture and events. The Smile/s books aim at analysis and humor at the same time. In the beginning with Siam Smile/s the focus was mainly on Thais and their bags of tricks. The effort was to give foreigners a clue as to what to expect through comical situations. However, after assiduously studying local people, it finally comes about that the Barbarians, those wonderful Western visitors, are worthy of a good look as well. The result has been a succinct glimpse of how simple European-US people have a difficult time with the basics of complex Thai culture. At the same time, Thais wedged into their modality bio-stasis have no idea about the Barbarians visitors or of their cultures. At times it nearly causes vertigo to spot Thais doing Mental Erase to things they don’t like and foreigners going toe-to-toe with them using denial. Most humorous of all is when Thais and Barbarians simultaneously dodge reality. Reality is the serious Adult world not the denial, pretending and dodging that many Thais and aliens engage in every day. All of this points to a planetary meltdown and human IQ in the West down many points. In the end, Bird Poop Farang Smile/s is a kind of manual for those who appreciate cultural tools and are ready to have a good laugh.

101 Zen-Geschichten

Author: Paul Reps
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783491450226
Page: 109
View: 5916

The Green Man

Author: Michael Bedard
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770492933
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6896
Teenaged O – never call her Ophelia – is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily’s been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily’s badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest.

Rock Art of South-east Cape York

Author: Percy J. Trezise
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art, Aboriginal Australian
Page: 132
View: 7435
Rock art of south-east Cape York; introduction describes discovery of paintings in Laura area, discusses topography of rock shelters, notes occupation of shelters in wet season, collection of water in bark containers at edge of shelter, lists tribal groups on sandstone plateaux from coast north of Cooktown to Palmer River (Gugu-Yalanji, Gugu-Imudji, Gugu-Warra, Gugu-Bullangi, Gugu-Minni), notes on settlement of Cape York by Europeans, subjects in the paintings (culture heroes, animal motifs), relationship between art and magic, sorcery methods, love magic; stencils, pigments, grinding stones, petroglyphs - notes groups found at Laura River west crossing, St George River, Quinkan galleries, Umbrella Tree Creek, Hann River, motifs, outside influences on Cape York art; recording methods, classification, reasons used in motivation summary listed with explanations; for each area lists galleries giving designs, colours, analysis, remarks - Area I, Crocodile Galleries (Crocodile Station, 18m. south east of Laura), Emu Gallery (2m. north east of the Crocodile Galleries), Pig Gallery (40 yards east of Emu Gallery); Area II, Mushroom Rock (6m. south east of Laura, 2m. north of Laura River), Quinkan Galleries (10m. south east of Laura) - remarks include notes on initiation use, X-ray paintings; Giant Horse Galleries (l0m. south east of Laura) - pig & horse motifs, legends; Area III, Split Rock Group (8m. south east of Laura); Areas IV, Gugu- Yalanji Main Camp Group (1m. west of Split Rock); Area V, Ginger Creek Galleries (8-10m. east of Laura); Area VIII, Red Bluff - Jowolbinna (20m. south west of Laura); Area XI, Mun Gin Creek Galleries (40m. south south west of Laura); Area XIII, Hann River (21m. south west of Roolburra homestead); Area XIV, Bull Creek Gallery (35m. north west of Cooktown), Hopevale Turnoff Galleries ((22m. north west of Cooktown), Normanby River Road Galleries (37m. north west of Cooktown); Area XV, Platform Gallery (26m. northwest of Cooktown); Conclusions, discusses distribution of motifs by subject, importance of paintings in sorcery rites, styles & colours, chronology, evidence from Lardil, Olkula & Wik- Munchan legends, affinities between groups, traits (head shapes)

Latin Dictionary

Morell's Abridgment
Author: Robert Ainsworth,Alexander Jamieson
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8428

Jetzt! Die Kraft der Gegenwart

Ein Leitfaden zum spirituellen Erwachen
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899010094
Category: Reference
Page: 224
View: 4532
Dieses Buch, bestechend in seiner Einfachheit und Poesie, ist ein Augenöffner und Herzöffner für jeden, vom Anfänger in spirituellen Dingen bis zum "alten Hasen". Alle Hintertürchen werden sanft geschlossen, bis wir vor dem Jetzt stehen. Hier ist ein Tor, sagt Eckhart, nutze es! Die englischsprachige Version des Buches ist schon seit Monaten ein Geheimtipp, nun ist endlich die Übersetzung da. Kein Wunder, dass Eckhart Tolle so begehrt ist - die größten, tiefsten Wahr-heiten klingen bei ihm so einleuchtend, schlicht und klar, dass man plötzlich alles versteht, ja, nicht nur versteht, sondern erlebt. Dieser Moment, das Jetzt, das Hier, der Kö einfach ist der Fokus, und in der Einfachheit - welcher Reichtum! In jedem Wort schwingt das eigene Erleben des Autors mit, seine Demut, seine Liebe, seine Radikalität, sein Mitgefühl. Die Sprache ist exquisit und zugleich unbedingt präzise. Sorgsam werden wir in das Thema und seine eigene Begrifflichkeit eingeführt, jede Frage, die uns kommen könnte, wird beantwortet, jeder Einwand entlarvt. Eckhart zeigt uns, dass wir von Toren umgeben sind, die alle ins Erwachen führen - das Jetzt ist eins davon, doch auch unsere Beziehungen können zu Toren werden, unsere Konflikte, unser Leid. Das Leben beschert uns ständig neue Gelegenheiten und Eckhart macht uns wach dafür, aufmerksam. Er gibt uns unsere Macht zurück, unser Leben, unser Jetzt zu nützen. Denn: wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?