Sogyal Rinpoche's acclaimed spiritual classic is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.
A manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.
"What is it I for for from this book" To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the ding and the whole way we look at life and care for the living"
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. These timeless teachings are a treasure to be read and refferred to again and again. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life.
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?"
This captivating book is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. This fable helps to discover powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to:
Develop Joyful Thoughts
Follow Our Life's Mission and Calling
Cultivate Self-Discipline and Act Courageously
Value Time as Our Most Important Commodity
Nourish Our Relationships
Live Fully, One Day at a Time
"It's only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It's only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the hearts of others. When you feel centered and alive, you are in a much better position to be a better person"
The seven spiritual laws are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with grace and ease. These laws of aren’t difficult or mysterious but are easy to understand and apply. Each day of the week is dedicated to one of the seven spiritual laws. This invaluble book helps to develop a daily practice in which you meditate or take a few moments to quiet your mind, and then read the spiritual law of the day and practice applying it throughout the day.
"When we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, and material abundance spring forth easily and effortlessly"
Conscious Eating has been referred to as the "Bible of Vegetarians," for both beginners and advanced students of health. This classic work in the field of live-food nutrition is an inspirational journey and a manual for life. Included is new information on enzymes, vegetarian nutrition for pregnancy, and an innovative international 14-day menu of gourmet, Kosher, vegetarian, live-food cuisine, plus 150 recipes.
"Diet is a most important aid to spiritual life; the stabilized peace and happiness of God-awareness requires far more than just a well-thought-out and executed vegetarian diet. It is aided by balanced lifestyle, healthy relationships, right livelihood, support from your spiritual friends, praying, meditation, grace, and devotion to God"
Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago.
Yoga Mala ('Garland of Yoga') is Pattabhi Jois's authoritative guide to Ashtanga Yoga. In it, he outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline, explains important terms and concepts and guides the reader through Ashtanga's Sun Salutations and the subsequent primary seqence of forty tow asanas,(poses) precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. It is a foundational work on yoga by a true master.
“The whole purpose of Hatha yoga is to purify and control our senses. It is the ultimate science of helping us discover what lies behind the apparent reality of body and mind.”
Sri K Pattabhi jois
This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga-poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy-and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are included here in its entirety, with a translation and commentary by Desikachar.
"A program for the spine at every level - physical, mental, and spiritual."