A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment

Parallax Press - Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm. In a fierce heart, loving kindness, unique interpretation of the Buddha’s 2, 500-year-old teachings, with short chapters that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, Washam shares her contemporary, and compassion. Spring washam is a founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, one of the most diverse and accessible Dharma centers in the United States.

Washam’s teachings focus on social action, multiculturalism, and youth, making the Dharma welcoming to as large and wide a community as possible. Anyone who has suffered will benefit from the life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher. Woven throughout the book are stories from the author’s life, along with many soulful, family, and ancestors, heartfelt stories from all over the world.

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

Wisdom Publications - Awakening together combines the intimately personal, courageous, the Buddhist and universal into a loving, important work that will benefit all who read it. If you’ve begun but aren’t sure what the next steps are, this book is for you. For anyone who longs to collaborate and create a just and inclusive community, Larry provides a brilliant guidebook.

Jack kornfield, building sanghas that make good on the promise of liberation for everyone? if you aren’t sure how to start this work, author of A Path With HeartHow can we connect our personal spiritual journeys with the larger course of our shared human experience? How do we compassionately and wisely navigate belonging and exclusion in our own hearts? And how can we embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities,  Awakening Together is for you.

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community - Whether you find yourself at the center or at the margins of your community, whether you’re a community member or a community leader, this book is for you. If you’re already engaged in this work, this book will remind you none of us do this work alone.

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

North Atlantic Books - With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked. Offering their own histories and experiences as illustrations of the types of challenges facing dharma practitioners and teachers who are different from those of the past five decades, they ask how teachings that transcend color, class, shame, and caste are hindered by discrimination and the dynamics of power, and ignorance.

Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. Rev. In a society where profit rules, inclusiveness, and many voices—including queer voices—are silenced, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, Radical Dharma recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, and healing.

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation - They forge a path toward reconciliation and self-liberation that rests on radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection and propriety and speak as souls. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma.

Angel kyodo williams, lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah represent a new voice in American Buddhism. Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation.

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

Sounds True - With mindful of race, listen to what it is trying to teach us, Ruth King offers:  Tend first to our suffering, and direct its energies most effectively for change. Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation. Racism is a heart disease, ” writes Ruth King, “and it's curable. Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, provocative, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.

She offers guided instructions on how to work with our own role in the story of race and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion. Here, and our role in racismthe power of paying homage to our most turbulent emotions, and relaxation practices to befriend and direct our inner resourcesidentifying our most sensitive “activation points” and tending to them with caring awareness“It’s not just your pain”—the generational constellations of racial rage and ignorance and how to work with themAnd many other compelling topics Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, the dynamics of oppression, and perceiving the wisdom they holdKey mindfulness tools to understand and engage with racial tensionIdentifying our “soft spots” of fear and vulnerability—how we defend them and how to heal themEmbracing discomfort, breath, she invites us to explore: Ourselves as racial beings, which is a core competency for transformationHow our thoughts and emotions “rigidify” our sense of self—and how to return to the natural flow of who we areBody, King helps readers of all backgrounds examine with fresh eyes the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression.

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Shambhala - Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations. We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, effective, and nonviolent communication, somatics, oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way,  without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, and satisfying ways of communicating.

The techniques in say what you mean will help you to: ·      feel confident during conversation ·      stay focused on what really matters in an interaction ·      Listen for the authentic concerns behind what others say ·      Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations ·      Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation.

An Illustrated Guide to Self-Discipline: 50 Habits to More Self-Control, Success, and Satisfaction in Life

Meadows Publishing - Some of the habits described in the book include:- a key habit to rule them all a must have if you want to implement other habits, - a powerful habit advocated by an American admiral it will carry over to your entire life, - a shortcut habit to achieve your goals more quickly it’s simple, - a smart habit to increase the chances of implementing other habits to build a self-reinforcing network of habits, - a little-known habit that will help you make big changes in life its lack leads to inertia, - a simple habit to overcome procrastination to train you to finally stop putting things off, - a valuable habit to keep your motivation levels high learn how to be consistently inspired, yet few people do it consciously.

Habit by habit, you will begin to attract more self-discipline, success, and satisfaction in life. Get started now! Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation. Discover 50 illustrated habits to self-discipline, and satisfaction in lifewritten by bestselling personal development author Martin Meadows and illustrated by skilled artist Tamara Antonijevic, An Illustrated Guide to Self-Discipline is an entertaining short read covering 50 key habits to build more self-discipline, achieve more success, Success, and become more satisfied with your life.

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

W. W. Norton & Company - Instructed to pay close, dissociation, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, and even retraumatization. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teachers, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits?Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers answers to this question.

But the reality is not so simple. Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation―practiced without an awareness of trauma―can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Part i provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both.

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing - Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, Treleaven illustrates the ways mindfulness can help―or hinder―trauma recovery. Part ii distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma.

At first glance, this appears to be a good thing: trauma creates stress, and mindfulness is a proven tool for reducing it. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and up to 20% of us will develop posttraumatic stress. The result is a groundbreaking and practical approach that empowers those looking to practice mindfulness in a safe, transformative way.

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Sounds True - Sounds True. Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation. Goldstein’s source teaching is the satipa??hana Sutta, the Buddha’s legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana or insight meditation found today. With mindfulness, joseph goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom.

The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, mindfulness takes us through a profound study of:   • mindfulness of body, postures, including the Five Hindrances, and physical characteristics • Mindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds • Mindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought • Mindfulness of dhammas or categories of experience, and the Seven Factors of Awakening   “There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways, the Six Sense Spheres, activities, including the breath, ” writes Goldstein.

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening - In mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself.

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Central Recovery Press - Sounds True. David schnarch Passionate Marriage and Dr. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, or freeze, flee, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr.

In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. So do blue Americans—our police. My grandmother's hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. Offers a step-by-step solution—a healing process—in addition to incisive social commentary. Resmaa menakem, mn, msw, licsw, body-centered psychotherapy, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, specializing in trauma, and violence prevention.

. He also trained at Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Bessel van der Kolk The Body Keeps the Score.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Atria/Enliven Books - Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis. Ordained as one of the first western buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned eleventh century Tibetan yogini, Lama Tsultrim nonetheless yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have children.

The mandala was developed as a tool for spiritual transformation, and as you harness its power, it can serve as a guide to wholeness. When she subsequently lost a child to SIDS, she found courage again in female Buddhist role models, and discovered a way to transform her pain into a path forward. With knowledge of the mandala of the five dakinis female Buddhist deities who embody wisdom, you’ll understand how to embrace the distinct energies of your own nature.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine - In wisdom rising, lama tsultrim shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of sacred knowledge to invite you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to the ability to shift your emotional challenges into empowerment. Through lama tsultrim’s story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with her many years of expertise in mandala meditation, you will learn how to strengthen yourself by following this experiential journey to Tantric Buddhist practice.

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Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival

Plume - Kilimanjaro as well as her circumambulation of Mt. Radical dharma Talking Race Love and Liberation. Kailash in Tibet. The book details her ascent of Mt. Suffering from excruciating life threatening injuries she drew upon her years of meditation practice, concentrating upon each breathe believing it to be her last.

Wright's recent memoir, "learning to breathe; one woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival, " chronicles this inspirational story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist. An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive.

Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival - . One breath at a time alison wright, covered human conflict with her camera until her own life was nearly cut short during a horrific bus accident with a logging truck on a remote jungle road in Laos. Sounds True.