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.
Maurice Finocchiaro considers the trial of Galileo by the Roman Inquisition in 1633, weighing up the views of both sides and presenting an account that incorporates historical context, science, theology, and philosophy. He also considers the legacy and continuing cultural afterlife of this remarkable episode in the history of science.
The second edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated to include expanded coverage of the late eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and incorporates recent advances in gender history, global connections and cultural analysis. It features summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations and discussion questions to support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern European history. Leading historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks skilfully balances breadth and depth of coverage to create a strong narrative, paying particular attention to the global context of European developments. She integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences across the entirety of Europe and its overseas colonies as well as the economic, political, religious and cultural history of the period.
____________________________________ BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ____________________________________ HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. ____________________________________ ´Beyond terrific. I didn´t want it to end.´ - Bill Bryson ____________________________________ Michael Palin - Monty Python star and television globetrotter - brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ´Great Southern Barrier´; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus´s final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist - when he wasn´t shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica´s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller. ____________________________________ ´Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.´ - Sunday Times ´This is an incredible book. I couldn´t put it down. The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we´ve all been waiting for.´ - Nicholas Crane ´Palin is a superb stylist, low-key and conversational, who skillfully incorporates personal experience. He turns up obscure facts, reanimates essential moments, and never shies away from taking controversial positions. This beautifully produced volume - colour plates, outstanding maps - is a landmark achievement.´ - Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage ´I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting . . . Fascinating.´ - Lorraine Kelly, ITV Lorraine ´Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.´ - The Times
This book has been compiled so that readers can study spoken Korean on their own, acquiring both fluency and accuracy by listening to the accompnying CD. Speaking Korean for Beginners is the most effective book for those just starting out with their study of the Korean language and it incorporates useful expressions while providing key insights into Korean culture.
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. This book will help you understand Zen and enjoy the benefits of Zen meditation. By listening to this book, you´ll discover: The principles of Zen. A step-by-step guide to practicing Zen meditation. Tips for beginners. How to incorporate Zen into your daily life. And much more! 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. Download your copy of Zen now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112194/bk_acx0_112194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Find Inner Peace by Incorporating Buddhism into Your Life! There are many religions practiced by people today such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Taoism, and Hinduism, among others. There are people, however, who do not associate themselves with any religion and they are commonly referred to as atheists. Most religions are focused on a Supreme Being or deity. In Buddhism however, the focus is not a god or deity but a way of life to find inner peace and avoid suffering brought about by worldly pleasures. Buddhism is indeed a way of life. This religion has many facets that appeal to humanity making it the fourth largest religion in the world. Before you can incorporate Buddhism into your life, it is important to know what it is, who founded it, where it began, and the principles behind it. What is Buddhism really? Here Is a Preview of What You´ll Learn... Getting to Know Buddhism for the First Time The Life of the Buddha The Rise of Buddhism Buddhism: Is it a Religion or a Philosophy? Basic Beliefs and Teachings of Buddhism The Way of Inquiry The Four Noble Truths The Eight-fold Path Kamma or Karma ....and Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allen Prohaska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031287/bk_acx0_031287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover one of the most effective diet plans out there for losing weight and becoming healthier today with the intermittent fasting diet. Get ready to start improving your mind, body, and overall health. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting is a straight-to-the-point audiobook that covers everything you need to know about this diet plan. You will learn how the diet works, how to stay on the plan, and much, much more information from someone who has tried numerous diets and found the intermittent fasting diet to be the most effective. In this guide, you will learn step by step how to effectively incorporate the intermittent fasting diet into your lifestyle. Here is just a brief look at what you’ll learn: The major health benefits of an intermittent fasting diet How the diet differs from other diets such as the Mediterranean, South Beach, and other popular diet programs Frequently asked questions about intermittent fasting Common myths of the diet What you must do and what you must avoid while doing intermittent fasting Planning for the intermittent fasting diet Tips and tricks for staying on the diet And much, much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117312/bk_acx0_117312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like others, you have probably wondered what tantric sex is and how to incorporate it into your own sex life. Well, tantric sex isn´t directed only to experience pleasure through intercourse but also to acknowledge your body and mind. That is why tantric sex´s spiritual aspect is the same as yoga´s. For starters, it is recommended to practice the techniques in established relationships, because you will feel more comfortable sharing your body with your partner. Tantric sex is recognized as a slow form of sex, which increases intimacy. It can be performed by anyone interested in rebooting his or her sex life and searching for a new depth to lovemaking. In this book you will be further taken into the world of tantric sex, which will help you learn more about the techniques, sex positions, and other things related to it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David J. Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056000/bk_acx0_056000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.