An updated edition of a best-selling classic by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Tibetan spiritual leader shares counsel on how to dedicate one's life to the pursuit of happiness while drawing on Buddhist principles in order to overcome obstacles and find inner peace.
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In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.
“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
In the tradition of E. F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, renowned economist Clair Brown argues persuasively for a new economics built upon equality, sustainability, and right living. "Buddhist Economics will give guidance to all those who seek peace, fairness, and environmental sustainability." -Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Age of Sustainable Development. Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world. Buddhist economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come.
We live in an increasingly "virtual" world in which it can be tempting to skip making that true, human connection with someone in pain. Even though our thoughts might be with them, we lack the confidence to reach out, worrying that we will say or do the "wrong" thing. In this practical, step-by-step guide to what she calls "the art of comforting," Val Walker draws on numerous interviews with "Master Comforters" to guide readers in gently and gracefully breaking through the walls that those who are suffering often erect around themselves. Interviewees include inspiring individuals such as Alicia Rasin, who, as a victim's advocate for the city of Richmond, Virginia, has devoted her life to comforting grieving families devastated by homicide, gang violence, and other traumatic experiences; or Patricia Ellen, who, as a grief counselor and outreach director at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine, appears on site to support and comfort children, staff, and parents when a school is facing a death, violence, or other crises. All of us will, at one time or the other, be called upon to offer warmth and support to another human being who is suffering-this book will show you how to answer the call with an open heart.
Should you make provocative comments on social media? Should you act in your own self-interest and ignore others? How can you develop meaningful relationships in life and the workplace? Should you or should you not? These are the questions of ethical behavior. In Beyond Happiness and Meaning, Dr. Steven Mintz will show you how to make decisions that make life worth living. It goes beyond enhancing our own well-being to improving the lives of others. Life is a contact sport that requires us to leave our comfort zone and engage with others, learn how to do good things, make the right choices, and follow the ethical path. At the end of the journey, you will learn how to transform your life and achieve true happiness and meaning. Unique in its approach and rich with everyday ethical dilemmas, Mintz brings to life the process of ethical decision-making that can improve your life and the life of others and bring back civility to society.
Peace of Mind for Your Aging Parents A Financial Legal and Psychological Toolkit for Adult Children Advisors and Caregivers
- Author : Kenneth O. Doyle Ph.D.
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2018-06-21
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 246
- ISBN : 9781440859328
Explains the most effective ways to discuss the legal and financial responsibilities that come with the end of life and tools for managing them—such as wills, trusts, estate planning, and cash management—in the context of financial psychology. • Prepares readers for meaningful conversations with their aging parents, with each other, and with the people who care for them • Details solutions to the problems most often mentioned by clients • Presents not only conventional wisdom but also state-of-the-art ideas from financial psychology • Defines elder law and financial issues so as to be accessible to general readers
Topically organized, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing presents a highly engaging, up-to-date introduction to positive psychology. Authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman invite students to apply practices to their own lives, contexts, and experiences to ensure understanding. The text examines how positive psychology applies to stressors and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Furthermore, the text offers perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of positive psychology. The Third Edition reflects significant growth in field with hundreds of new references and expanded content on topics including mindfulness, money and subjective well-being, and romantic love.
Fed up with happiness gurus telling you that you can't be happy unless you get rid of all of your negativity? Sick of all those perky Positive Pollys receiving all the happiness glory? Negatively Ever After will provide the guidance you need to find happiness without the impossible task of eradicating negativity from your life. This book debunks the popular misconception that being positive and being happy are synonymous. Using a simple “Happiness Bank” analogy, the author shares her research, experiences, and missteps in discovering that negativity is not the enemy. From achieving self-adoration and learning what gratitude truly means to determining whether sharing happiness is really a good idea, this book explains how to develop “Negativity Wisdom” in order to embrace and effectively utilize your inherent negative tendencies. Realistic and accessible, Negatively Ever After will help you harness your negativity and find your own inner happiness.
Are you tired of anger management programs that are long on theory and short on practical steps to actually manage your anger? Then this is the book you need. Drawing on newly pioneered techniques in the burgeoning field of positive psychology, the authors share a comprehensive twelve-week anger management program. They share meaningful insights, including why it’s beneficial to transfer your desire to do something to an outside source (such as the judicial system), why choosing not to harm others makes it less likely they’ll harm you, and how cultivating a spirit of optimism can eliminate angry outbursts. They also examine myths surrounding anger, such as the idea that it is not inherited, that anger always leads to aggression, the idea that people must be aggressive to get what they want, that venting anger is always desirable, and more. The program incorporates the use of multiple anger styles, diet, yoga, and music therapy, making it easy to follow and customizable based on an individual’s needs. Whether you are running a group therapy session or working to resolve your own anger, this revolutionary program will help you achieve positive and lasting results.
The mind has an annoying way of interfering with our personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt, and preventing us achieving our life's goals. But, it doesn't need to be like that. With the help of The Practice, Barb Schmidt's three-point plan to personal happiness, you can train your brain to dismiss ill-founded worries and cultivate a happy, purposeful life. All it takes is just a few minutes of your day! Specifically designed for those who live busy lives, The Practice guides you through a set of practical tools that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. The three-steps are: 1. Waking Up: Meditation - to set a peaceful tone for the day 2. Living Present: Sacred Mantra, Focussed Attention, Reading for Inspiration - designed to focus your mind on the moment and provide comfort and support 3. Letting Go: Reflection - a wind-down period to put the events of the day to rest. We lead busy lives. Lost in a daily routine of to-do lists and responsibilities is our happiness and peace of mind. We know that we should live in the present but our minds often take us on a treadmill of regrets about the past and worries about the future. Stressed and drained of energy, we focus on outward things that are supposed to make us happy - but they rarely do. In The Practice you will learn that a wellspring of inner peace and happiness exists inside each one of us, and this wellspring is easily accessible with simple techniques that only require a few minutes a day. Use timeless wisdom from a range of religions and teachings, Barb Schmidt has constructed an easy-to-implement, three-part daily routine - Waking Up, Living Present, Letting Go - that will guide you to deep happiness, help you to find security and confidence, manage the inevitable daily stresses and live a calmer, more present existence.
Will I survive? Will I ever be happy again? These are questions that Harriet Hodgson asked herself after she was left to raise her twin grandchildren, while grieving for four family members, including her daughter. Harriet reminds us that we are not alone in our grief and, though losses may define our lives, they will not destroy them.
On the journey through significant personal transition, emotional pain, struggle, and fear are inevitable, and all of us are in the same boat. No one is immune to loss and difficult times. We are all challenged, knocked down or wounded by life sometimes. Transforming these occurrences into an enriching experience is a choice. Choosing to transcend trials and tragedies and grow from them is a spiritual decision and moves us further up the spiral of growth. This work is meant to inform, touch, and inspire readers to do just that. The author tells the story of learning to live more fully and consciously as she moved through times of extreme anguish, bewilderment and loss. She describes how “The 4 Rs” helped her transcend those trials. These are the fundamentals that see us through tough times. With stories, information and exercises, the book provides valuable guidance for weathering the storms and navigating the byways of life, moving readers toward acceptance, authenticity and meaning.
MZ, on a quest for self Master-E, consults divine wisdom from oracles and master elves and flies with fire-breathing dragons. Living as a wanted fugitive from his home planet, Clarion, MZ lives the words of Goethe in Faust. He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew. MZ achieves self-realization during his travel with flying dragons and down under with Subterraneans. Arrival at Wide Blue Heaven launches MZ into an unusual mastery study with a master elf and other illuminated beings. Changes in his tone, demeanor, and casual word choice hint at a leap of consciousness. He remembers that soul is a happy entity. MZ is evolving to reach balance at a quantum level of light and atoms, preparing to return to his home planet. Coming to agreement with the great forward movement of the cosmos, he adjusts his inner thoughts with this dynamic clarity. Seeing his way as a free expanded being, he knows that the moment he acts, all will be made clear. Seeing, knowing and being are his lifes goal.
“Ourvan offers a succinct but illuminating overview of Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism."—Publishers Weekly Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They’re part of what’s been described as the fastest-growing religious movement in America: a large group of people dissatisfied with traditional religious offerings and thirsty for an approach to spirituality grounded in logic and consistent with scientific knowledge. The Star-Spangled Buddhist is a provocative look at these American Buddhists through their three largest movements in the United States: the Soka Gakkai International, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. The practice of each of these American schools, unlike most traditional Asian Buddhist sects, is grounded in the notion that all people are capable of attaining enlightenment in “this lifetime.” But the differences are also profound: the spectrum of philosophical expression among these American Buddhist schools is as varied as that observed between Reformed, Orthodox, and Hasidic Judaism. The Star-Spangled Buddhist isn’t written from the perspective of a monk or academic but rather from the view of author Jeff Ourvan, a lifelong-practicing lay Buddhist. As Ourvan explores the American Buddhist movement through its most popular schools, he arrives at a clearer understanding for himself and the reader about what it means to be—and how one might choose to be—a Buddhist in America.
Harness the principles of synchronicity and flow to live better, work smarter, and find purpose in your life When we align with circumstance, circumstance aligns with us. Using a cutting-edge scientific theory of synchronicity, Sky Nelson-Isaacs presents a model for living "in the flow"--a state of optimal functioning, creative thinking, and seemingly effortless productivity. Nelson-Isaacs explains how our choices create meaning, translating current and original ideas from theoretical physics and quantum mechanics into accessible, actionable steps that we can all take to live lives in better alignment with who we are and who we want to be. By turns encouraging and empowering, Living in Flow helps us develop an informed relationship to meaning-making and purposefulness in our lives. From this we can align ourselves more effectively within our personal, professional, and community relationships to live more in flow.
- Author : Thomas Armstrong Ph.D.
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2019-10-31
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 190
- ISBN : 9781440869785
Many world-class thinkers and creators have been concerned about the state of education in the United States. Discover their thoughts on how children really learn and what teachers must do to optimally tap children's latent abilities. Reveals what world-class thinkers and creators have said about how children really learn and what teachers must do to optimally tap their latent abilities Explains the twelve capacities emphasized by these thinkers and creators, including love of learning, creativity, curiosity, playfulness, imagination, wonder, tolerance, reverence for life, appreciation of beauty, honoring diversity, celebrating individuality, and developing compassion, and how these capabilities must serve as the foundation for any future educational reform efforts Provides examples of teachers and classrooms where the educational ideas of these thinkers and creators are currently being practiced, demonstrating that their prescriptions are not merely fanciful ''pie in the sky'' dreams Includes resources including organizations, books, magazines, websites, and videos that enable readers to take action
Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy situates the reader in a conversation that examines the meaning and nature of moral leadership through the lens of moral literacy and the dispositional aims of moral leadership in educational settings.
What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; and the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways that protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability. Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times.