Being Peace

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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427096120
Category: Humor
Page: 140
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BEING PEACE is a timeless and eloquent introduction to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his most important teachings. First published in 1987 and translated into more than thirty languages, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between our own personal happiness and the state of the world around us.

Creating Peace by Being Peace

The Essene Sevenfold Path
Author: Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556438486
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
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Representing a synthesis of the author’s decades of multidisciplinary work in meditation, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and spirituality, Creating Peace by Being Peace guides readers in creating peace on seven levels of engagement, from the body to the ecology to God. Author Gabriel Cousens addresses the increasingly urgent need to transform humankind with the ancient peace wisdom of the Essenes, a Judaic mystical group that flourished two millennia ago. He begins by explaining the Essenes and the lessons they can teach us as creators of peace. Individual chapters cover a wide range of possibility, from the personal (“Peace with the Mind”) to the political (“Peace with the Community”). The final chapter, "Integrating Peace on Every Level," presents a comprehensive plan for peace with the body, mind, family, community, culture, ecology, and God as a pervasive experience in life—moment to moment, day by day. Cousens blends documentary evidence with original interpretation to show that the Essenes actually did live this experience of peace. Most importantly, he transfers their gift to modern seekers as a breathing blueprint for realizing this reality as we walk in our lives; work according to our gifts, joys, and sacred design; and live the path of spiritual awakening—the sevenfold peace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Keeping the Peace

Mindfulness and Public Service
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209183
Category: Religion
Page: 130
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Keeping the Peacespeaks to all of us who work in difficult, people-oriented jobs and shows us how to turn environments that are often filled with anger, stress, and frustration into islands of peace. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh creates a revolutionary definition of public service that includes all of us. He challenges us to transform the way we think about our work and offers eleven key practices to strengthen our mindfulness and joy. Based on a retreat for civil servants, Keeping the Peace is the first book of its kind to demonstrate the usefulness of mindfulness practices for law enforcement officers, social workers, teachers, and others in people-helping professions. With empathy and humor, Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates the need for public service professionals to cultivate their own inner peace in order to help others. In clear and simple prose, he offers a path for how we can reduce violence in ourselves, our workplace, and ultimately, in our world.

Peace of Mind

Becoming Fully Present
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1937006484
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
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We can’t heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to be fully alive in each moment, without getting lost in our thoughts while walking, cooking, driving, and going about our everyday lives. Only by cultivating a mindful body and an embodied mind can we be fully alive. Bringing together ancient wisdom and contemporary thinking, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like hardware and software—if you don't have both, you can't do anything. Peace of Mind provides a foundation for beginning mindfulness practices and understanding the principles of mind/body awareness. By learning how our physical body and mind are inseparable in creating our own perceptions and experiences we can begin to trust and nourish our ability to create well-being.

Being Muslim and Working for Peace

Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Gujarat
Author: Raphael Susewind
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132117344
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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Being Muslim and Working for Peace explores various ways in which religious beliefs, ritual practices and dynamics of belonging impact the politics of Muslim peace activists in Gujarat, and traces how their activism in turn transforms their sense of being. It challenges popular notions about Muslims in India and questions ill-conceived research designs in the sociology of religion. More than a decade after the 2002 riots in Gujarat, this empirical typology sheds light on the diversity of Muslim civil society and Muslims in civil society. Muslim peace activists in post-conflict Gujarat experience the 'ambivalence of the sacred' as a personal dynamic; as faith-based actors, secular technocrats, emancipating women and doubting professionals, they struggle for a better future in diverse and sometimes surprising ways. By taking their diversity seriously, this book sharpens the distinction between ambivalence and ambiguity, and provides fresh perspectives on religion and politics in India today.

Discover Inner Peace

A Guide to Spiritual Well-Being
Author: Mike George
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811825603
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Drawing on insights and techniques from Buddhism, Taoism, and Western meditation traditions, "Discover Inner Peace" offers more than 25 specially devised exercises for controlling emotions, maintaining positive thinking, and attaining mental clarity. 100 color illustrations.

Seeking Peace

Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
Author: Mary Bray Pipher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594488610
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 258
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In this inspiring memoir, the author of Reviving Ophelia explores her personal search for understanding, tranquility, and respect through her work as a psychologist and seeker. "There are three kinds of secrets," Pipher says. "Those we keep from everyone,

Our Appointment with Life

Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209795
Category: Religion
Page: 72
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This easily accessible translation and commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way To Live Alone, the earliest teaching of the Buddha on living fully in the present moment. “To live alone” doesn’t mean to isolate oneself from society. It means to live in mindfulness: to let go of the past and the future, and to look deeply and discover the true nature of all that is taking place in the present moment. To fully realize this is to meet our appointment with life and to experience peace, joy, and happiness this realization brings. A wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in Buddhist studies. “Our appointment with life is in the present moment. The place of our appointment is right here, in this very place.” Thich Nhat Hanh in Our Appointment with Life

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Being a Peacekeeper


Author: Pam Scheunemann
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617868914
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Describes everyday actions, such as being polite, following rules, and being fair, that can help to keep the peace.

At Hell's Gate

A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
Author: Claude Anshin Thomas
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823297
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 184
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In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world. "Everyone has their Vietnam," Thomas writes. "Everyone has their own experience of violence, calamity, or trauma." With simplicity and power, this book offers timeless teachings on how we can all find healing, and it presents practical guidance on how mindfulness and compassion can transform our lives. This expanded edition features: • Discussion questions for reading groups • A new afterword by the author reflecting on how the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are affecting soldiers—and offering advice on how to help returning soldiers to cope with their combat experiences

Touching Peace

Practicing the Art of Mindful Living
Author: Thich Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 188837599X
Category: Religion
Page: 136
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In this expansion of the teachings on mindful living begun in his best-selling Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh offers specific, practical instructions on extending meditation practice into one's daily life. The book features the conflict resolution tool of the Peace Treaty, the author's thoughts on a "diet for a mindful society" based on his interpretation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, and early, prescient writings on the environment. Focusing on what is refreshing and healing in the world, he says, can be the basis for transforming society and the self.

Thoughts On... Being at Peace


Author: Helen Exley
Publisher: Helen Exley Gift Books
ISBN: 9781850156475
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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All our miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal. A man's best things are nearest him, lie close about his feet. Richard Monckton Milnes.

A Separate Peace


Author: John Knowles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777039
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

The Magic Ten and Beyond

Daily Spiritual Practice for Greater Peace and Well-Being
Author: Sharon Gannon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143131443
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 112
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From the co-founder of the yoga method that launched yoga into the mega-popular mind-body practice that it is today (the Jivamukti method), here is a simple guide to developing your own individualized daily spiritual practice for greater peace and well-being. This powerful little book from legendary yoga teacher Sharon Gannon shows readers how to design their very own daily spiritual practice, incorporating yoga poses and practices, meditation, blessings, and other spiritual practices, to begin one's day in a positive and life-affirming place. While many people experience yoga only in yoga studios, Gannon explains that it is highly beneficial to have a private spiritual practice that can be done at home. Replete with how-to instructions on the ten simple yoga poses Gannon recommends readers do for health and flexibility, as well as guidance on meditation, blessings, and awareness exercises that can be added to the mix, this book will help readers infuse their day with greater focus, compassion, and joyfulness.

At Home in the World

Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1941529437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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"Followers and newcomers to Nhat Hanh’s teaching alike will find this collection inspiring for everyday practice and for social engagement in the world."—Publishers Weekly This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders. The tradition of teaching the Dharma through stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story–telling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

The Financial Wellbeing Book

Creating Financial Peace of Mind
Author: Chris Budd
Publisher: Concise Advice
ISBN: 9781910649527
Category: Finance, Personal
Page: 128
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One of the biggest enemies of our general wellbeing is stress; and one of the biggest causes of stress is concern about money. This book provides a simple and practical guide to planning your daily and long-term finances by understanding your objectives and motivations. In doing so, it offers respite from the anxiety and stress caused by money problems. The author, an experienced financial adviser, argues that the key to financial wellbeing is to "know thyself" in order to allow decisions to be made, and to ensure those decisions are the rights one's for you. This is underpinned by having control of your daily finances, the ability to cope with a financial shock, to be able to have options in life, to have identifiable goals and a clear path to achieve them, and to ensure clarity and security for those we leave behind. LID Publishing's popular Concise Advice Lab notebooks are designed to be quick and comprehensive brainstorming tools for busy professionals. The small trim size makes it easy to take along in a briefcase or purse. Interior pages are matte finish, so ink won't smear, and there's plenty of space to jot notes. A ribbon makes it easy to mark your place, and the elastic outer band keeps the notebook closed.

Being Is the New Doing

A Divine Guide to Owning Your Energy, Time, and Peace of Mind
Author: Radiah Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983580963
Category:
Page: 160
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SPIRIT + SCIENCE + REALITY BEING IS THE NEW DOING IS A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF BOOK Who are you? There is a way that you're being about your health, work, relationships, or money that is invisible to you. It matches neither your goals nor your vision for your life. There's a gap between how you show up and what is actually required to create the results you want. Today you spend your energy, time, and peace of mind being busy, doing everything you can hour after hour with hopes of closing that gap. You charge through your to-do list like the sun bursting through a rain cloud. Nothing but your cell phone in your left hand, your keys in your right, and the fire of failure not being an option burning in your eyes. Sometimes you hit the goal but often times you do the hard work and still miss the mark on what really matters to you. WHAT'S MISSING? In today's constantly demanding world, we often equate value with productivity, reducing life quality to a strictly economic measurement. Dreams and goals are left to the few hours of a week unclaimed by our obligations. With such limitations, life becomes reactive rather than proactive. Pursuit of the things we are most passionate about are all but abandoned. Can you truly claim to be happy when the things you find the most fulfilling are what you have the least time for? Being is the New Doing outlines a simple tool that marries spirituality, science, and reality to create a framework for going all the way in and uncovering the core definition of who you are as the blueprint for what you do and what you have. Think of it as a programmer's guide to your own unlimited potential. This book provides a clear, sensible set of strategies for owning your energy, time, and peace of mind as the creator of your life's results.

Real Happiness

Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace & Well-Being
Author: Jonah Paquette
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 1559570156
Category: Psychology
Page: 181
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Drawing from years of groundbreaking research in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, and neuroscience, Real Happiness provides a simple path to reach lasting happiness. The principles of happiness - gratitude, kindness, mindfulness, forgiveness, self-compassion, optimism and connection - are masterfully presented with fresh ideas and insight. 35 easy-to-implement exercises increase awareness to achieve lasting change to your life. It is indeed possible to become happier; Real Happiness shows you the way. Reviews: “Fresh, insightful and enjoyable read on the important topic of well-being.” - John B. Arden, PhD, author of Brain2Brain,The Brain Bible, and Rewire the Brain “Paquette presents readers with the latest in the science of happiness, and does it in a way that is both accessible and practically useful.” - Acacia C. Parks, PhD, Scientific Advisor to Happify.com “Simple strategies and exercises rooted in scientific research to help you improve your emotional well-being and feel more content, optimistic, and yes, happier!” - Nataly Kogan, co-founder and CEO, Happier Inc

The Anatomy of Peace

Resolving the Heart of Conflict
Author: The Arbinger Institute
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626564337
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Every day. From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.