Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently that people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more. Perhaps, it is because they are drawn to the teachings of Buddhism that center on themes, such as living life in moderation, letting go of desires, and being compassionate towards others. The physical and mental benefits gained from such Buddhist practices as meditation, yoga and mindfulness may have also contributed to its popularity. Yet, as people slowly begin to introduce Buddhist principles into their lifestyle, many of their questions regarding this ancient way of life still need simple answers. If you are someone who wants to know more about Buddhism and how you can incorporate its principles into your daily life, then this book is for you. In this book you will find: What is Buddhism? Is it a religion? Who was Siddhartha Gautama? Was he a human or a deity? What do the Four Noble Truths mean? What is the Noble Eightfold Path? What are reincarnation, nirvana, and karma? Why is Theravada Buddhism different from Mahayana Buddhism? Is Zen also a kind of Buddhism? What exactly is mindfulness? How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate? Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist? How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized? Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way. So what are you waiting for? Take action and download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Moyen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076021/bk_acx0_076021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are feeling lethargic or just not up to par and are struggling with other problems such as acne, chronic pain, heartburn, and digestive issues, it may be time to try a body detox. Even if you are simply overweight or addicted to eating the wrong types of food, a detox can go a long way toward helping you get on the right track. Body detox plans have been around for a long time. In order to properly detox, no matter what type you choose to try, the important thing is to be mindful of what goes into your body. In addition to that, take the time to get rest, meditate or pray, and incorporate slow and careful movements into your life, such as yoga, Pilates, or noncompetitive walking or swimming. When you detox your body by feeding it with high-nutrient-dense food or even eliminating all food for a period of time, you help your body heal itself. Controlling exactly what you put into your body will help to reset your organs, stimulate the liver, promote elimination, improve circulation, and refuel the body with high nutrition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056056/bk_acx0_056056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The age old question of who loves whom is a timeless one that transcends generations. If anyone knew how to incorporate the many intricacies and obstacles of romance into one novel, it was none other than Jane Austen. Few are actually aware that this novel has gone on to inspire many other productions, such as the movie Clueless. The classic focuses on the life of Emma, who is 20 years old when we meet her and is whole-heartedly satisfied with the idea that she will never get married. Despite her aversion to a lifelong commitment to love, throughout the novel, Emma tries to be a matchmaker to both friend and acquaintance, failing miserably at every opportunity. As she meddles her way throughout the book, she ends up considering different men to be her suitor, to which her wiser brother-in-law Mr. Knightly keeps a steady and suspicious eye on. Nearly each time Emma thinks she has a problem solved, Mr. Knightly shows her the error of her ways. At the end of the novel, Emma realizes that she is actually in love with Mr. Knightly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053306/bk_acx0_053306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel - the culmination of his life´s work. 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 Milan 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 listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richmond Hoxie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004516/bk_harp_004516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homeschool With rising cost to send children to school, the low level of teaching in some schools, and the frequent acts of teasing and bullying, some parents find it more convenient and economical to homeschool their children. But will homeschooling be in the best interest of the child? As you take this journey you will have to examine the effect that homeschooling has on socialization. The need to get your homeschooled children involved in sporting activities, the use of television to start homeschooling early in the life of the child. Discover the challenges of keeping up with homeschooling paperwork. Choosing the homeschooling curriculum and including homeschooling on a budget. Children should not be deprived of the basics, so you will have to find a way to incorporate life´s lessons into the curriculums. The popularity of homeschooling is on the increase. If this has always been your desire, then get going! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hennessy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022822/bk_acx0_022822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2000 National Book Award, Nonfiction, 1999In this illuminating study, Dower explores the ways in which the shattering defeat of the Japanese in World War II, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society. He describes the countless ways in which the Japanese met the challenge of ´´starting over´´, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes, fears, and activities of ordinary men and women in every walk of life. He shows us the intense and turbulent interplay of conqueror and conquered, West and East, in a way no Western historian has done before. This is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary moment in history, when new values warred with the old, and early ideals of demilitarization and radical reform were soon challenged by the United States´ decision to incorporate Japan into the Cold War Pax Americana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002054/bk_blak_002054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lin Zhe is one of China´s foremost authors. In this gripping novel, Zhe incorporates the War of Resistance against Japan, New China´s arduous journey from Liberation in 1949 through Mao´s Cultural Revolution, and up to the present day to form a compelling backdrop for her portrayal of three generations of a Chinese family struggling to survive war, revolutionary politics, the demands of a timeless patriarchal social order, and the conflict between family obligations and individual aspirations. With the smooth translation by George A. Fowler, listeners are immediately engrossed in this fast-paced story that covers a century of change in every aspect of life in China. Whether the book´s characters are in the far reaches of western China or small-town California, we share their loves and their hopes, their terrors and despair, and, finally, their survival and evolution. The author, who has published 14 novels, reminds us just how unbreakable the human spirit is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004564/bk_brll_004564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth Elaine Aron follows up her best sellers on the highly sensitive person with a groundbreaking new book on the undervalued self. She explains that self-esteem results from having a healthy balance of love and power in our lives. Listeners will learn to incorporate love into situations that seem to require power and deal with power struggles that mask themselves as issues of love. From the bedroom to the boardroom, her strategies will enable us to escape feelings of shame, defeat, and depression; dissolve relationship hostility; and become our best selves. With Aron´s clear, empathetic writing and extraordinary scientific and human insight, The Undervalued Self is a simple and effective guide to developing healthy, fulfilling relationships, and finding true self-worth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000388/bk_gdan_000388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this second book from the Duggars, they focus on the principles that equip them to face life´s challenges—drawing from their most recent challenge with the three-month premature birth of their newest child, Josie. They also share the new challenges their older children are facing as they prepare for adult life. Central to the book is a section on the principles that the Duggars have consistently taught their children. These simply worded principles are basic to the Duggar family and are shared in a way that other parents can incorporate in their own homes. A special chapter on homeschooling gives valuable information to parents who are considering this route or are already invested in it. The world continues to be amazed by their 19 well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children and their home life, which focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. The Duggars show how parents can succeed, whether they’re rearing a single child or several. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Duggar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005577/bk_sans_005577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although you may not realize it, fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, reaching your true potential, and finding happiness and joy. But it doesn´t have to be this way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back. By using simple meditation techniques and other Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to: Open your heart to relationships Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career Achieve perspective to give your life meaning With a contemporary approach to ancient practices, Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn´t enlightenment on a mountaintop - it´s a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life. Becoming self-aware can lead to self-improvement, happiness, and joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Piver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000624/bk_aren_000624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.