Being Peace

Classic teachings from the world's most revered meditation master
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448116066
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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In this classic collection of lectures, Buddhist monk, scholar, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh shows us that suffering is not enough; for in order to achieve peace, we must be peace. Quite simply, if we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others. Therefore, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how, if we are to change the world, we must begin with ourselves and awaken the loving potential of our own Buddhist natures. We must learn to smile at the wonders that surround us every day, for if we cannot smile, the world will not have peace.

Being Peace


Author: Nhá̂t Hạnh (Thích.),Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 153
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Shows how a person's state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place, and shares how to transform the situations that pressure and antagonize into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.

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.

Being Peace


Author: Nhất Hạnh (Thích.),Rachel Neumann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781888375404
Category: Religion
Page: 118
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Being Peace is a timeless 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. Thich Nhat Hanh's key practices are presented in simple and clear language, offering practical suggestions for creating a more peaceful world "right in the moment we are alive." Being Peace is a must-have for those interested in Buddhist practice and a perfect starting point for anyone concerned about how to create peace in themselves and the world. This newly revised edition contains an introduction by author and spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield.

Building a Culture of Peace

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the First Seventy Years
Author: Paul R. Dekar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877077
Category: Religion
Page: 292
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Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.

achtsam sprechen - achtsam zuhören

Die Kunst der bewussten Kommunikation
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 3426425939
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
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Thich Nhat Hanh präsentiert die wichtigsten Fähigkeiten bei der Kommunikation. Dabei kommt es auf das richtige Zuhören und Sprechen an sowie darauf, mit Mitgefühl und Achtsamkeit seinem Gegenüber zu begegnen. Ein Buch, das hilft, Missverständnisse zu vermeiden, Konflikte friedvoll zu lösen und mit einer effektiven Kommunikation sein eigenes Wohlbefinden und das der anderen zu steigern.

Peacefulness

Being Peace and Making Peace
Author: David Cadman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789935936301
Category:
Page: N.A
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This timely book offers an intelligible narrative of peacefulness. These stories not only resonate with deep human needs and spiritual longing but also inspire the reader to reimagine the possibility of global peace. In contrast to 20th century peace studies, which were often undertaken within the context of warfare and violence, this book argues that peace is the most fundamental of all human values and peacefulness an inherent human virtue and disposition, and a primary character of the universe. At the same time, it proposes that peace cannot be fully expressed as our innate state of being without it being also the structural condition of the society and vice versa. Drawing on ideas and insights from wide ranging sources, including interdisciplinary literature, wisdom in spiritual traditions, international peacebuilding practices and healing experiences of individuals and communities, the authors put forward a compelling case for lasting peace on our planet. Therefore, this book will appeal to students and scholars, peacebuilders and peace practitioners, leaders, educators and anyone who is interested in transformative understanding and practices of peace and peacefulness. Indeed, if the limit of our imagination is the limit of our future, then the hope here is that the book and its narrative will put wings on our shared vision for a truly peaceful and flourishing world.

Peace Begins Here

Palestinians and Israelis Listening to Each Other
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1888375450
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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"In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual - not political - strength. Inspired by an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this book offers practical ways to handle our strong emotions and misperceptions and provides a possible way out of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East." "Peace Begins Here is rich with stories from individual Israelis and Palestinians, as well as examples from Thich Nhat Hanh's life, including his experience with non-violent action during the war in Vietnam and its aftermath. Highlights include personal stories from participants in the peace retreats and Thich Nhat Hanh's collected practices for peace, including deep listening, deep relaxation, mindful walking, mindful eating, and loving speech."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Prophet and the Bodhisattva

Daniel Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Ethics of Peace and Justice
Author: Charles R. Strain
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873322
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Can religious individuals and communities learn from each other in ways that will lead them to collaborate in addressing the great ethical challenges of our time, including climate change and endless warfare? This is the central question underlying The Prophet and the Bodhisattva. It juxtaposes two figures emblematic of an ideal moral life: the prophet as it evolved in ancient Israel and the bodhisattva as it flowered in Mahayana Buddhism. In particular, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva focuses on Daniel Berrigan and Thich Nhat Hanh, who in their lives embody and in their writings reflect upon their respective moral type. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, pacifist, and poet, is best known for burning draft files in 1968 and for hammering and pouring blood on a nuclear warhead in 1980. His extensive writings on the Hebrew prophets reflect his life of nonviolent activism. Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, Vietnamese exile, and poet struggled to end the conflict during the Vietnam War. Since then he has led the global movement that he named Engaged Buddhism and has written many commentaries on Mahayana scriptures. For fifty years both have been teaching us how to pursue peace and justice, a legacy we can draw upon to build a social ethics for our time.

Peacebuilding Is a Mission Mandate


Author: Levi C. Williams
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594679045
Category: Religion
Page: 104
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This book takes a fresh look at the Christian concepts of mission and discipleship, defining them as expanding Gods circle of friends and widening membership in Gods family through transforming conflicts and building relationships on various levels ranging from inter-personal to international.

Peace at Home, and Peace Abroad: being a discourse, shewing, that all Her Majesty's Subjects ... may with a safe conscience, take the Oaths and the Test. And how dissenters may be joyn'd in communion with the Church establish'd ... With a preface in answer to a late Preface of a Right Reverend Prelate to his Four Sermons ... Dedicated to his Grace the Duke of Ormond. The second edition


Author: Theophilus PHILOCATHOLICUS (pseud.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 22
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Buddhism in America


Author: Richard Hughes Seager
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504373
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.

Answers from the Heart

Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458720411
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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''Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between inner peace and peace on Earth.'' His Holiness the Dalai Lama.... What is the right way to live? How do I balance my work and my family? Why do I worry, even when everything is okay? How can I repair my relationship with my parents? In Answers from the Heart, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal, heartfelt, and often surprising answers to fifty of the most pressing and common questions he has ever been asked. Each answer is a concise summary of Thich Nhat Hanh's own insight based on his lifetime of practice. The book is divided into six sections: Daily Life, Living and Dying, Engaged Buddhism, Mindfulness Practice, Family and Relationships, and Children's Questions. Together, the questions and answers provide a useful guide for dealing with concrete problems, an accessible way in to Buddhist teachings, and a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher.