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.
Natural Meditation offers easy-to-follow meditation cues for meditating in natural settings or meditating on natural images or objects. Sidebars throughout the book provide suggestions on how to incorporate nature into your mindfulness practice. The short entries allow readers to open to a page during lunch break, at home in the evening, or on the weekend for a short ´´retreat,´´ setting off down a quiet, natural path. This book acknowledges that nature has a lot to teach us about going with the flow, letting go, awareness, calm, silence, and pausing. Whether you practice these meditations in actual natural settings or on a cushion at home, the book´s entries will inspire you to spend more time in nature. Natural Meditation emphasizes the spiritual, moral, and other tangible benefits of nature. The focus is on training the mind in relaxation, visualization, creativity, and rejuvenation, incorporating natural settings, plants, and animals. Sometimes a respite or quiet path is just what one needs in this crazy world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010708/bk_brll_010708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature ´´take no prisoners´´ logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country´s economic conversation. Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn´t - a previously published book by the Schiffs´ father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist - How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues. With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics. The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter D. Schiff, Andrew J. Schiff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002490/bk_adbl_002490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature ´´take no prisoners´´ logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country´s economic conversation. Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn´t--a previously published book by the Schiffs´ father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist--How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics. The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.
For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times best-selling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she’s learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead. In her first book, There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa shared how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit. Now, in You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings. Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world. With lessons revolving around themes such as choice, faith, fear, gratitude, healing, surrender, relationships, compassion, and living each day to the fullest, the book also includes information from Theresa about spiritual concepts like Angels, Heaven, signs, miracles, intuition, dreams, and God. These compelling and healing messages will guide listeners toward happier lives by focusing on what really matters to their souls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theresa Caputo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006836/bk_sans_006836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More weird and wonderful sexual positions than at a porn convention being ringmastered by Caligula and the staff of your local erotic shop.It’s not just about getting into a mountain of flesh and playing ´´hide the salami´´ in odd and bizarre ways. It’s not just about giving your love life and sexual adventures a shot of Prozac straight in the arm. It’s not just about freebasing Kama Sutra positions like you´re an addict who just discovered his genitals. It’s about having fun, breaking the missionary rule, and not dying in the process.It’s taking tips from masters and mistress on where to safely put your hands before going gorilla mad on a wanton chest. It’s about seating down with the experts and learning that certain anatomical parts aren’t suppose to bend like that. It’s about flicking your limber friends in the eye and doing it your way. It’s about understanding that BrandsMart hides concealed vibrators in their racks of home appliances.Sex is fun. Sex is da bomb. And there is no such thing as bad sex.... Boring, dull, mundane sex is something all together different; that boogeyman exists.What you will learn from this audiobook:How to state your one sex-position rule. How to get comfortable with anatomical geometry that would make Spider-Man whistle with awe.More than 100 fantastic ways to get him or her off.... Hell, even a couple of ways to get them off. Ways to be the life and spirit in any orgy. Hell, even ways to incorporate appliances, Harry Potter wands bought at Universal that are now just collecting dust, and that Garth Brooks collection of singles you have from your olden days.Where the cameras are located in all-inclusive resorts.What Godzilla-size pitfalls lie, like radioactive Venus flytraps, in your bedroom. How to sex-proof your house and not break your neck while doing such wonderful positions as the Pretzel.Depra 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aurora Nightingale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139019/bk_acx0_139019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents a novel interpretation of major problems of Indian ethics from an applied ethical perspective. It approaches prominent theories like Dharma, Karma and Purusarthas from a critical point of view, so as to render them logically consistent and free from some standard limitations. Ethical theories are meant to provide guidance for life, but quite often many of our celebrated theories appear to be inapplicable or difficult to apply in practical life. Indian ethical theories are of special significance to this problem because they have in them rich potentials of applicability as much as many of them typify inapplicable abstract theories of morals. The book incorporates a wealth of research on ethical theories, keeping in view the spirit of ethics and the demands of the situations; for a reasoned balance between the two is the key to applied ethics. The book argues that ethical theories are objective but defeasible in overriding circumstances where competing values deserve preference. Such justified exceptions are warranted by the very spirit of ethics, which is to promote the good life. The argument from defeasibility and justified violation in the book helps bridging the gap between ethics and its application and makes Indian theories of value appear in fresh light- workable, practically applicable and effective as incentives for morality. With uncommon virtue of contemporized presentation of Indian ethics, this book should be of interest to scholars and researchers working on Indian ethics and moral philosophy, as well as to those interested in Indian culture and value tradition.
Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn´t attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world. Buddhist Economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Metzger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029834/bk_adbl_029834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever questioned if there was more to mundane living? If there was a way you can achieve greatness that awaits you? To have a rock-solid frame of mind? The Amazing Odyssey is your accompanying guide on how to achieve the ultimate version of your self - body, mind, and spirit - and how to use these to achieve personal success in all aspects of daily activity. This guide incorporates techniques on visualizing, meditation, social response, redefining self-worth, wisdom, and much more. As our current generation evolves in a life moving farther from the original teachings of our ancestry, so must our definitions of success and happiness and how to achieve them evolve. The Amazing Odyssey attempts to address these and more while giving you the proper mindset to awakening your fullest potential. This is a modern-day guide toward the discovery of the best potential you can ever be and how you can become successful in every major aspect of how to truly live. Despite all of humanity´s common challenges, we still can become the positive change we want to see in the world and achieve what we desire in this lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Dimagmaliw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143512/bk_acx0_143512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.