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.
Over the past twenty years considerable public attention has been focused on the decline of marine fisheries, the sustainability of world fish production, and the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems. Many have voiced their concerns about marine conservation, as well as the sustainable and ethical consumption of fish. But are fisheries in danger of collapse? Will we soon need to find ways to replace this food system? Should we be worried that we could be fishing certain species to extinction? Can commercial fishing be carried out in a sustainable way? While overblown prognoses concerning the dire state of fisheries are plentiful, clear scientific explanations of the basic issues surrounding overfishing are less so - and there remains great confusion about the actual amount of overfishing and its ecological impact. Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know will provide a balanced explanation of the broad issues associated with overfishing. Guiding readers through the scientific, political, economic, and ethical issues associated with harvesting fish from the ocean, it will provide answers to questions about which fisheries are sustainably managed and which are not. Ray and Ulrike Hilborn address topics including historical overfishing, high seas fisheries, recreational fisheries, illegal fishing, climate and fisheries, trawling, economic and biological overfishing, and marine protected areas. In order to illustrate the effects of each of these issues, they will incorporate case studies of different species of fish. Overall, the authors present a hopeful view of the future of fisheries. Most of the world´s fisheries are not overfished, and many once overfished stocks are now rebuilding. In fact, we can learn from the management failures and successes to ensure that fisheries are sustainable and contribute to national wealth and food security. Concise and clear, this book presents a compelling ´´big picture´´ of the state of oceans and the so... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011583/bk_adbl_011583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Secret Life of Bees, the narrator´s voice is quite convincing as a 14-year-old girl. Sue Monk Kidd uses a straightforward style, adding small remnants of magical realism to incorporate the bees, as well as the strange string of events that brings Lily and Rosaleen to the Boatwright house. Using historical markers - like the Civil Rights Act - Kidd manages to keep the story grounded in real events, counterbalancing a few fantastic or eccentric elements, like the pink house and a non-traditional view on religion. The beginning of each chapter features a quotation from nonfiction works that deals with bees and beekeeping. They all serve similar purposes, but many of the quotes are only loosely related to beekeeping. This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norma Jean Gradsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072396/bk_acx0_072396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The popularity of Pinterest has taken off, and many WordPress theme designs are now becoming more image focused. This means it´s now possible to find themes that actually encourage people to view your images more often. Many of these themes feature a graphic above the content snippet. You have the ability to entice visitors to individual pages based on the images you have. You can incorporate Pinterest into your WordPress site and automate some of your social networking tasks. This allows you to draw new visitors to your site from the pins you put up on Pinterest. It allows you to increase your follower numbers right from your site without your visitors having to leave at all. It lets you post images that you´ve published on your blog directly to your Pinterest pin-board automatically. So, are you ready to combine the power of WordPress and Pinterest? Let´s get started. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Hoem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034572/bk_acx0_034572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism - that´s The Festival of Insignificance. Listeners who know Kundera´s earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the ´´unserious´´ in a novel is not at all unexpected of him. In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together, talking and laughing. And in Slowness, Vera, the author´s wife, says to her husband, ´You´ve often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it.... I warn you, watch out. Your enemies are lying in wait.´ Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel that we could easily view as a summation of his whole work. A strange sort of summation. Strange sort of epilogue. Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor. What more can we say? Nothing. Just read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richmond Hoxie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000160/bk_cnon_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The award-winning creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows’ powerful, transformative results in the form of 11 research-based, foundational ´´clues” to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time. The preschool years - when children are between the ages of two and five - are the most influential, important years in a child’s life. Studies show that pausing to interact, playing to solve problems, diffusing with humor, and using repetition are the hidden clues conscious parents use to raise successful kids and help them learn critical thinking skills, foster empathy, and nurture their sense of self-worth. Angela C. Santomero, MA, the award-winning creator of children’s television phenomena, knows this better than anyone and has spent decades working to instill confidence in her young viewers. In Preschool Clues, she breaks down the philosophy behind her shows - educating, inspiring, and empowering kids - into concrete strategies that parents and educators can incorporate into their family and classroom to set their preschoolers up for success, such as: Intentionally pausing to foster bonding, independence, and resilience Developing empathy and confidence through soliciting preschoolers’ help Becoming ´´fluent” in the language of preschoolers: play Igniting your preschooler’s curiosity Being an involved co-player everyday Designing a healthy media diet In Preschool Clues, Angela shares the latest research from top thinkers in child development and education. Through her practical, straightforward advice and inspiring, conversational approach, you will not only understand exactly what your children are learning from the shows they watch and why these shows are so effecti... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela C. Santomero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008706/bk_sans_008706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Instrument : mixed choir (SATB) and orchestraType : vocal/piano scoreNombre de Pages : 110In recent years Karl Jenkins has become one of the world´s best-selling living composers. He continues to conduct his epic Adiemus Live Concerts with distinguished orchestras including the London Philharmonic, featuring in Festivals and concerts in Britain and abroad; and his moving choral work The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace is now firmly lodged as a concert favourite. This new work builds on the style which the British public have come to know and adore. Jenkins has set the usual Latin movements of the requiem mass, but, in keeping with his usual trait of drawing from other cultures, he has also set five Japanese haiku â€˜deathâ€™ poems. Such poems are usually to do with nature, have a single idea, and consist of seventeen syllables divided 5-7-5 over three lines. As one can see from the text, the Japanese view natureâ€™s water cycle (precipitation) as being synonymous with life. The Western and Eastern texts are combined in two of the haiku movements, Having Seen The Moon and Farewell, which incorporate the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei respectively. Both are intoned by male voices in a monastic style as a counterpoint to the Japanese text sung by females. The instrumentation of these haiku settings includes the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the shakuhachi. Elsewhere, as usual, Jenkins has used some ethnic drums (e.g. Arabic darabuca, Japanese daiko, frame drums) and even a hip-hop rhythm in the Dies Irae!Content : Introit & Kyrie - Dies irae - The snow of yesterday (Gozan) - Rex tremendae - Confutatis - From deep in my heart (Issho) - Lacrimosa - Now as a spirit (Hokusai) - Pie Jesu - Having seen the moon - Lux aeterna - Farewell (Banzan) - Dona eis pacem - In paradisum
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DescriptionMake advanced guitar harmonies more intuitive and effective. This inventive approach to imagining and organizing notes will expand your concept of guitar harmony.You will be able to organize and use tensions more easily and with greater expression, whether you are soloing, playing in a rhythm section, or in a solo guitar context. Practical etudes over popular chord changes will help you to understand and apply these new theoretical concepts.The accompanying recording includes examples and play-along tracks, featuring innovative guitarists Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller, along with an all-star rhythm section featuring Terri Lyne Carrington on drums and John Lockwood on bass.You will learn to: develop and apply new chord voicings, using a rich palette of notes; isolate and organize the most essential notes of any chord-scale (Generic Modality Compression); view chord scales as five families of 3-note chords: triads, sus4, clusters, 7th no 3, and 7th no 5), to be used systematically and simultaneously; leverage this chord-scale organization to lead you to inventive harmonies; incorporate tensions more intuitively into your comping and lead lines; and use new arpeggio patterns in linear improvisation.More Product DetailsPublished on 09/03/2012Format Instrumental TutorLength 98 pagesLanguage EnglishPublisher Berklee PressCatalogue # HL50449613
Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates - a riveting, thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival. In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online International - and funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates. Subjected to conditions that break even the strongest spirits - physical injury, starvation, isolation, terror - Moore’s survival is a testament to his indomitable strength of mind. In September 2014, after 977 days, he walked free when his ransom was put together by the help of several US and German institutions, friends, colleagues, and his strong-willed mother. Yet Moore’s own struggle is only part of the story: The Desert and the Sea falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history. Caught between Muslim pirates, the looming threat of Al-Shabaab, and the rise of ISIS, Moore observes the worlds that surrounded him - the economics and history of piracy; the effects of post-colonialism; the politics of hostage negotiation and ransom; while also conjuring the various faces of Islam - and places his ordeal in the context of the larger political and historical issues. A sort of Catch-22 meets Black Hawk Down, The Desert and the Sea is written with dark humor, candor, and a journalist’s clinical distance and eye for detail. Moore offers an intimate and otherwise inaccessible view of life as we cannot fathom it, brilliantly weaving his own experience as a ho... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007623/bk_harp_007623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.