Zen master, peace activist and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. He offers commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories to show how deep meditative presence is available.
If we want a science of consciousness, we will have to rethink what 'science' is.
Understanding how brains produce consciousness is one of the great scientific challenges of our age. Some philosophers argue that the mystery is so deep it will never be solved. Others believe our standard scientific methods for investigating the brain will eventually produce an answer.
In Galileo's Error, Professor Philip Goff proposes a third way, arguing both approaches are wrongheaded: we struggle to explain consciousness because physical science, as we currently conceive it, is not designed to deal with the issue.
Explaining how Galileo's flawed philosophy of nature created the 'problem' of consciousness in the first place, Goff shows convincingly what we need to do to solve it.
Controversial, stimulating and ahead of its time, Galileo's Error is an important step towards a complete vision of reality.
We can spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. But our hearts and minds are so full of noise that we can't always hear the call of life and love. To hear that call and respond to it, we need silence.
In his beautiful new book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how mindfulness is the practice that stops the noise inside. With gentle anecdotes, simple Buddhist wisdom and practical exercises, he shows us how to live mindfully so that all the internal chatter ceases and we are left with the eloquent sound of silence. Now, at last, we can answer the call of the beauty around us. Through silence, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals, we are free to hear, to see - and just be.
Argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. This modern-day polemic outlines those ethics that the Dalai Lama believes should be central to our lives.
In this title, the author argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.
Shows how to experience joy in spite of living in difficult or trying times. This book explains how to maintain an optimistic outlook and experience the benefits of having a happy heart and soul, no matter what the circumstances.
Explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, the author, a Zen master and Buddhist monk, also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations.
Shows how you can retain your physical vitality, creativity, memory and self-esteem. This title bases its theories on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, according to which, optimum health is about achieving balance physically, emotionally and psychologically, and demonstrates that we can direct the way our bodies metabolize time.
What has God done for you lately?
Faith is in crisis. Are God and faith still useful in the modern world? If God is to have a future, Deepak Chopra argues, we must find a new approach to spirituality. For this we don't need better belief systems or scriptures - we need to rethink our place in the universe itself.
Chopra reveals how God is about much more than religion. If God stands for absolute goodness, love and truth, and we are part of God, we have a connection to those things. Chopra explains the logic of faith, while providing an incisive critique of militant atheism. If God has a future, Chopra reasons, the results will be for the betterment of us all.
The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the political leader of Tibet. This book tells the unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people. It shows how he brings a sense of goodness and conscience to political life.
Written by the world-renowned leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this is a practical, seven-step guidebook for developing your love for others and transforming each and every one of your relationships in life. It is filled with personal anecdotes from His Holiness's own experiences, as well as centuries-old wisdom.
It is hard to think about death, but death is as much a part of life as birth and it affects every one of us. Drawing upon his personal experience, the wisdom of ancient Vedic philosophy and state-of-the-art particle physics, here, the author helps us to overcome our fears and to consider all the possibilities that may await us in the afterlife.
From His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this is an accessible handbook on how to live a meaningful life. The book, meant to be used as part of daily practice, is easy to understand and filled with anecdotes.
'The Book of Secrets' aims to help readers unlock the mystery of their own existence, showing how the very next thought, feeling or action can begin to uncover the deepest secrets. With guidance in this book, learn how to look at life as it really is, seeing it from a still point inside.
In 1999 His Holiness The Dalai Lama published the bestselling Ancient Wisdom: Modern World, which addressed the question of ethics for the new millennium. A decade later, His Holiness enters the contemporary debate about religion vs atheism, and returns to the theme of ethics with a major new work: Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world.
In this thought-provoking new book he argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. Rather, focusing on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of any faith) and non-believers is the way forward. The way to achieve such an approach, he proposes, is through a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity. Aimed particularly at the general reader, Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world is a modern-day polemic which outlines those ethics he believes should be central to our lives.
Helps us to overcome our fears about dying and to consider the fantastic possibilities that may await us in the afterlife. This book considers the theory that death is an illusion of the senses and that the soul survives in an ongoing spiral of refinement, ending in enlightenment.
The Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focused in the right direction, and in the right manner.
Benedict XVI's retirement made news around the world, and changed the dynamics of the Catholic Church. The new pope, Francis I, has already brought a breath of fresh air into the papacy, the Vatican and the faith which has been beset by scandal in recent times. His humility, his charm, his concern for the poor, have captivated the world.
Reveals 'the forgotten miracle' - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. This book focuses the author's attention on a part of the body undergoing intense study and radical reevaluation: the brain. It presents a vision of the brain together with a practical plan for how to use it to achieve higher levels of success and fulfilment.
Focuses on seeking and embracing the power source within. The author offers guidance and encouragement, while inspiring his readers to take their lives into their own capable hands no matter what challenges they may confront - job loss, financial difficulties, relationship issues, health problems or spiritual questions.
Reminiscent of the author's earlier work "How to Know God" in its scope and vision for the future of the world, this book argues that the war is a deeply ingrained habit that needs to be replaced. It offers a seven-step programme that aims to change the reader's consciousness.
Shows that it is possible to make contact with our loved ones virtually whenever we choose, without the help of a medium. This book with historical and anthropological data, presents case studies of men who felt the presence of their dead loved ones. It is written by the bestselling author of "Life After Life" who explored near-death experiences.