When you hear the word Zen, you might imagine a group of Buddhist monks sitting cross-legged in robes, with their thumb tips touching their fingertips. The practice of Zen actually goes far beyond any spiritual group or cultural stereotypes. It´s an effective and popular method of meditating, connecting your mind, spirit, and body, and living a life that is balanced and happy. The purpose of Zen is to directly capture and understand the meaning of life. You don´t have to have any religious or philosophical proclivities in order to enjoy the benefits of Zen meditation. It´s for everyone. In Zen for Beginners, you´ll discover: The principles of Zen. The benefits of Zen meditation. A step-by-step guide to practicing Zen meditation. Tips for beginners. How to incorporate Zen into your daily life. Turning to Zen meditation doesn´t mean giving up your way of life or your worldly possessions. It simply serves as a mean to improve who you are and what you do on this planet. You´ll walk towards enlightenment and enjoy the journey. Everything is in place, and you simply need to follow the path. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Curless. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062715/bk_acx0_062715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In popular usage, mysticism typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart--and much like its expression in other faith traditions--Christian mysticism is an ancient practice that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence. This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today. This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today´s seekers, regardless of the faith tradition. The mystic is not a special kind of person; every person is a special kind of mystic. (William McNamara) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007662/bk_acx0_007662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the many inspired by Anthony DeStefano´s A Travel Guide to Heaven - a remarkable tour of the pleasures God has in store for us in the next and everlasting life - more inspiration is here in A Travel Guide to Life, offering an enlightening tour of the kind of deeply meaningful and happy life we can live here on Earth. DeStefano outlines the path that can lead each and every one of us to renewed faith, understanding, and fulfillment. With simplicity, honesty, and a personal and practical look at the challenges God places before us, he outlines a reassuring and hopeful framework for living the life God has designed for us all...even if we´re not sure (yet) that we´re true believers. DeStefano offers hope and optimism to everyone - committed Christians as well as struggling doubters, agnostics and even atheists - whether we´ve lived exemplary lives or are sinners who´ve lost all hope, whether we´re struggling to keep a roof overhead and food on the table or are seemingly successful and surrounded by material wealth. This frank and inspiring guide incorporates that crucial element so often missing from other self-help and personal development books about living a happy life: Spirituality and a living, working faith in God. Clear and basic ´´Lifetime Principles´´ are at its heart, to be followed whenever we are ready to begin, no matter the lives we´ve lived, no matter the baggage we carry, no matter the faith we´ve had (or lacked) up until now: Accept yourself as one person - body, mind and spirit, all connected and interrelated - the way God created you. Make a decision to start over - you can do it any time, on one tiny part of life or everything in it - and begin living the way God intends. Take action - start with just one small step and each successive one will be easier - following the example God gave us as Jesus moved from infancy to manhood and wisdom, His momentum growing step by step. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony DeStefano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001569/bk_hach_001569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This lucid overview of the Buddhist path takes the perspective of the three ´´vehicles´´ of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While these vehicles are usually presented as a historical development, they are here equated with the attitudes that individuals bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all, however, is the need to understand our own immediate condition. The primary tool for achieving this is meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice. Beginning with the Four Noble Truths, Traleg Rinpoche incorporates the expansive vision of the bodhisattva path and the transformative vision of Tantra. The final chapters present the transcendent view of Mahamudra. This view dispenses with all dualistic fixations and directly realizes the natural freedom of the mind itself. Along the way, the author provides vivid definitions of fundamental concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature, and answers common questions: Why does Buddhism teach that there is ´´no self´´? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? What is the role of sex in Buddhist Tantra? Why is it said that ´´samsara is nirvana´´? Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Ansdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019874/bk_adbl_019874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you need to get you started in the peaceful Wicca religion and how you can incorporate Wicca beliefs, spells, and rituals into your daily life. This book is going to show the student and seeker of Wicca how even in our modern world we can still make radical lifestyle changes and embrace a new way of life to become closer with nature and tap your own natural power that resides in you to help yourself and others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fauna Nyx. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040692/bk_acx0_040692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This faith-building prayer audiobook follows the life of David and incorporates seven ways to get closer to God and further from fear. Faith to Face Giants will help you if you´re facing tough times and need faith to overcome, or if you just want to know how to take your faith to the next level. Focus on your giants - you stumble; focus on how mighty God is - your giants tumble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Langohr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033985/bk_acx0_033985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the healing power of Zen! Would you like to Lower Your Heart Rate and Blood Pressure? Release Healing Hormones? Reduce Anxiety and Stress? Sleep Better at Night? Improve Your Digestion and Enjoy Food More? Fight Diseases the Inhibit Your Mobility? With Zen: A Mindfulness Meditation - Happiness, Buddhism, Focus, & Mind, you can incorporate the Noble Eight-Fold Path into your life. This ancient system will help you balance your mind, body, and emotions and experience the many benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and a spiritual life. No matter what your questions are about this healthy and happy lifestyle, this book will point you in the right direction! Don’t delay - download Zen: A Mindfulness Meditation. Happiness, Buddhism & Focus right away! You´ll be so glad you did! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Hoeft. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100244/bk_acx0_100244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Herbal magic is perhaps the simplest and easiest form of introduction to Wicca. There are many herbs and countless combinations of herbs, which makes herbalism and herbal magic a lifetime study, but the basics of herbal magic and herbalism for health are accessible to all. Here you will find a basic history of the use of herbs in medicine and in magic, with specific, easy-to-follow advice on how to incorporate herbs into your daily life. By adding simple herbs and herb combinations to your life, you can increase your health and protect yourself from harm. If learning how to use herbs to increase your health and protect yourself from illness is important to you, you need this audiobook. If you want to begin using herbs to start or enhance your magical procedures, download this audiobook today. Herbs are nature´s gift to us. Learn how to use that gift wisely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072311/bk_acx0_072311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Find inner peace and stability. We understand that stress and chaos dominate modern-day life. We also know that every human being longs for freedom from negativity at some point. Through this book we seek to highlight the teachings of Gautama Buddha, who was none other than the master of peace and tranquility. Buddha once said that he was neither god nor an angel. He said he was merely ´´awake´´. So what is an ´´awakening´´? How do we achieve this state? What´s inside? This book will open the gates to the path to freedom and enable you to see the world in a different light. Buddhism is not merely a religion. It is the art and science of matters relating to the mind. The book will teach you about: The birth and evolution of Buddhism The story of Gautama Buddha Explanations of the mind-boggling law of karma Traditions and practices of Buddhism along with teachings of Buddha Effective meditation techniques and methods to incorporate into your daily life How to establish a mental and spiritual balance Various effective Buddhist meditation techniques Strategies to incorporate Buddhism in your daily life How to live in the present moment, without being tormented by the past or future How to attain states of happiness, freedom, peace, and consciousness Much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060556/bk_acx0_060556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best-seller The Strong-Willed Child for a new generation of parents and teachers. The New Strong-Willed Child follows on the heels of Dr. Dobson´s phenomenal best seller Bringing Up Boys. It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson´s legendary wit and wisdom. The New Strong-Willed Child is being rushed to press for parents needing help dealing with sibling rivalry, adhd, low self-esteem, and other important issues. This audiobook is a must-listen for parents and teachers struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Fuller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tynd/000099/bk_tynd_000099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.