Creating Peace by Being Peace

Creating Peace by Being Peace
The Essene Sevenfold Path

by Gabriel Cousens

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1556437226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Focuses on bringing peace to the world and integrates the ancient wisdom of the Essenes with a new awareness of the urgent need for humankind to undergo a spiritual awakening"--Provided by publisher.

Being Peace

Being Peace
A Book

by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2005-08-04
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781888375404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive by Thich Nhat Hanh that started it all.

Creating Peace by Being Peace

Creating Peace by Being Peace
The Essene Sevenfold Path

by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2010-05-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1556438486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Representing a synthesis of the author’s decades of multidisciplinary work in meditation, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and spirituality, Creating Peace by Being Peace guides readers in creating peace on seven levels of engagement, from the body to the ecology to God. Author Gabriel Cousens addresses the increasingly urgent need to transform humankind with the ancient peace wisdom of the Essenes, a Judaic mystical group that flourished two millennia ago. He begins by explaining the Essenes and the lessons they can teach us as creators of peace. Individual chapters cover a wide range of possibility, from the personal (“Peace with the Mind”) to the political (“Peace with the Community”). The final chapter, "Integrating Peace on Every Level," presents a comprehensive plan for peace with the body, mind, family, community, culture, ecology, and God as a pervasive experience in life—moment to moment, day by day. Cousens blends documentary evidence with original interpretation to show that the Essenes actually did live this experience of peace. Most importantly, he transfers their gift to modern seekers as a breathing blueprint for realizing this reality as we walk in our lives; work according to our gifts, joys, and sacred design; and live the path of spiritual awakening—the sevenfold peace.

Creating True Peace

Creating True Peace
Ending Conflict in Yourself, Your Community and the World

by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-08-31
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1448148480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thich Nhat Hanh has been the world's foremost peace activist for the past four decades. A highly respected Buddhist spiritual leader who is also a philosopher, scholar and student of human nature, he is, in many ways, very similar to the Dalai Lama. His unrivalled knowledge, wisdom and experience of peacemaking - a subject that he has very much made his own ever since he took a non-violent stance on the Vietnam War - make him the perfect candidate to talk authoritatively on this very topical subject. Creating True Peace is his most definitive book on peacemaking to date. In this remarkable manifesto he shows conflict to be an inappropriate response that we can no longer afford on a personal or global level. He also offers practical - previously unpublished - spiritual training for individual and world peace which reveals the powerful daily actions and interactions that can root out conflict from us all. 'Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth' Dalai Lama 'Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama' New York Times

Creating Peace in Sri Lanka

Creating Peace in Sri Lanka
Civil War and Reconciliation

by Robert I. Rotberg

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2010-12-01
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780815713494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sri Lanka, one of the most promising states in Asia following independence in 1948, has been torn apart for the past fifteen years by a vicious civil war. The majority Sinhala and minority Tamils have killed each other with increasing ferocity. The Tamils, who are primarily Hindu, fear losing their identity and being overwhelmed by the majority, who are Buddhist. The Sinhala, in turn, fear that the Tamils, with the backing of their ethnic kin in the Indian province of Tamil Nadu, will destabilize and take over control of the Sri Lankan government. Colonial-era rivalries and deep-rooted distrust fuel the tensions. What will bring about an end to this destructive conflict, and how will the island nation heal its physical and psychic wounds following a peace? How will a sustainable peace be arranged? Can mediation help? This book of essays by Sri Lankan and Western authors examines the causes of war and the possibilities for peace. Contributors are Chandra R. de Silva, Old Dominion University; Rohan Edrisinha, University of Colombo; Saman Kelegama, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka; David Little, United States Institute of Peace; Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, Columbia University; Teresita C. Schaffer, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka; David Scott, Johns Hopkins University; Donald R. Snodgrass, Harvard Institute for International Development; Jayadeva Uyangoda, Sri Lanka Foundation; William Weisberg and Donna Hicks, Harvard University. A World Peace Foundation Book

Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peace
Mindfulness and Public Service

by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2005-04-01
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1888375485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of "Peace Is Every Step" comes a reminder that mindfulness can make the difference in the effectiveness and personal job satisfaction of police officers, social workers, and community leaders.

Still, in the City

Still, in the City
Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos

by Angela Dews

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-09-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1510732349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Still, in the City is a collection of stories about the practice of urban Buddhism—when a New York City subway becomes a mobile temple, when Los Angeles traffic becomes a vehicle for awakening, when a Fifth Avenue sidewalk offers a spiritual path through craving, generosity, and sorrow. The instructions offered here for exploring mindfulness in and around our cities are written to be accessible, whether you’ve practiced a lot or a little. Perhaps you’ve returned home from a retreat and want to hold the attention and intention gained from pausing and experiencing the silence. Or perhaps you practice mindfulness and don’t call it Buddhism, or you are just curious about what mindfulness is all about. Still, in the City will speak to you. Practicing in the city comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities, and this book is attuned to both, offering guidance by teachers who see mindfulness not only as an intention for self-acceptance and relief of stress, but also as awareness that leads to dissatisfaction and that inspires our desire for deeper understanding and change. Dedicated to using their practice to make a difference not only in their own lives but also those of others, the authors speak of their involvement with their cities’ diverse communities, and their experience belies the notion that western Buddhists are of an age and race and class. There is amazing clarity in stillness, and the opportunity for a skillful response rather than a reaction, even to injustice. And there is the possibility of equanimity and of freedom, everywhere and for all.

Peace in the Heart and Home

Peace in the Heart and Home
A Book

by Charlette Mikulka

  • Publisher : Kittacanoe Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0984490302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This manual on life and relationships provides clear and in-depth explanations and solutions for the problems that overwhelm the average person, couple and family. It offers abundant and explicit professional advice and a wide array of effective skills, resources and methods for managing emotions, healing psychological trauma, building self-awareness and fostering effective, fulfilling relationships. A multitude of memorable anecdotes, metaphors and quotations bring the material to life. Original.

Wisdom Walk

Wisdom Walk
Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World's Spiritual Traditions

by Sage Bennet, PhD

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2010-10-06
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1577318226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After experiencing a crisis of faith, Sage Bennet looked to the practices of the world’s religions for help. In Wisdom Walk, she beautifully outlines nine of these teachings, making them accessible without diminishing them, while exploring the essential beliefs of each tradition. From Hinduism: Create a home altar. From Buddhism: Meditate and find peace. From Islam: Surrender to prayer. From Christianity: Forgive yourself and others. From Judaism: Make time for the Sabbath. From Native American spirituality: Let nature be your teacher. From Taoism: Go with the flow. From New Thought: Catch God’s vision of your life. From all traditions: Offer yourself in service to others. Wisdom Walk provides a simple, easy-to-follow guide for bringing the world’s spiritual traditions into your own life through practical, powerful rituals.

Understanding Peace Cultures

Understanding Peace Cultures
A Book

by Rebecca L. Oxford

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2014-03-01
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 1623965071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Peace Cultures is exceptionally practical as well as theoretically grounded. As Elise Boulding tells us, culture consists of the shared values, ideas, practices, and artifacts of a group united by a common history. Rebecca Oxford explains that peace cultures are cultures, large or small, which foster any of the dimensions of peace – inner, interpersonal, intergroup, international, intercultural, or ecological – and thus help transform the world. As in her earlier book, The Language of Peace: Communicating to Create Harmony, Oxford contends here that peace is a serious and desirable option. Excellent educators help build peace cultures. In this book, Shelley Wong and Rachel Grant reveal how highly diverse public school classrooms serve as peace cultures, using activities and themes founded on womanist and critical race theories. Yingji Wang portrays a peace culture in a university classroom. Rui Ma’s model reaches out interculturally to Abraham’s children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim youth, who share an ancient heritage. Children’s literature (Rebecca Oxford et al.) and students’ own writing (Tina Wei) spread cultures of peace. Deep traditions, such as African performance art, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Islam, give rise to peace cultures, as shown here by John Grayzel, Sister Jewel (a colleague of Thich Nhat Hanh), Yingji Wang et al., and Dian Marissa et al. Peace cultures also emerge in completely unexpected venues, such as gangsta rap, unveiled by Charles Blake et al., and a prison where inmates learn Lois Liggett’s “spiritual semantics.” Finally, the book includes perspectives from Jerusalem (by Lawrence Berlin) and North Korea and South Korea (by Carol Griffiths) to help us envision – and hope for – new, transformative peace cultures where now there is strife.

The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Vol. 2

The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Vol. 2
A Book

by Daisaku Ikeda

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 9781525272981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gleaned from more than fifty years of SGI President Ikeda's works, TheWisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace provides a window into theSGI president's thought and philosophy. His words are a boundlesssource of inspiration. They embody a universal message of hope andcourage for a world increasingly beset with sorrow and suffering.Chapters in this volume:''What Is Human Revolution?'' ''It Is the Heart That Is Important'' ''Buddhism Is About Winning'' ''Transforming Karma Into Mission'' ''Illness Gives Rise to the Resolve to Attain the Way'' ''The Principle of Cherry, Plum, Peach, and Damson'' ''You Will Grow Younger, and Your Good Fortune Will Accumulate'' ''Faith for Overcoming Obstacles'' ''Faith for a Harmonious Family'' ''Making the Most of Each Day'' ''Message for Youth''

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind
Becoming Fully Present

by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2013-08-16
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1937006484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We can’t heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to be fully alive in each moment, without getting lost in our thoughts while walking, cooking, driving, and going about our everyday lives. Only by cultivating a mindful body and an embodied mind can we be fully alive. Bringing together ancient wisdom and contemporary thinking, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like hardware and software—if you don't have both, you can't do anything. Peace of Mind provides a foundation for beginning mindfulness practices and understanding the principles of mind/body awareness. By learning how our physical body and mind are inseparable in creating our own perceptions and experiences we can begin to trust and nourish our ability to create well-being.

Creating the Culture of Peace

Creating the Culture of Peace
A Clarion Call for Individual and Collective Transformation

by Anwarul K. Chowdhury,Daisaku Ikeda

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1786725703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The culture of peace and non-violence is essential to human existence, development and progress. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the norm-setting, forward-looking “Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace”. Governments, institutions, NGOs, other civil society entities and, in particular, individuals – all are encouraged therein to contribute to the global movement for the culture of peace. Related to this vision, this rich and varied dialogue discusses how the culture of peace can be achieved in the world. Based on the extensive personal and professional experiences of two high-profile thinkers and activists, they analyse the challenges unfolding at local, national and global levels and how these relate to humanity's quest for peace, human security and happiness. Although coming from very different positions – one a Buddhist philosopher, educator and leader; the other a UN diplomat renowned for his international work in peace, development and human rights – these interlocutors are united in their search for justice and better quality of life for all and their conviction that women and young people are the most effective means to achieving positive change in the world. The dialogue provides ideas on the key challenges that face our planet: poverty and deprivation, war and violence, nuclear weapons and small arms, climate change and environmental degradation, weak governance and financial crises, marginalization of women and alienation of youth and the relentless drive for materialism. They also invite us to consider how the culture of peace can be practically achieved through an individual, collective and institutional transformation. Recognizing that global citizenship, multilateralism, women's equality and value-creating education are central and inter-linked themes, this dialogue also underscores the inherent strength of spirituality, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, respect for diversity and empowerment that comes from the trials and tribulations of life.

A National System of Finance, Suited to a War Or Peace Establishment

A National System of Finance, Suited to a War Or Peace Establishment
Regulation Exchanges, and Making Specie Plenty

by A. G. Ruggles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Be Compassionate

How to Be Compassionate
A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1451623925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind, and for the environment in which we live. . . . We must seek to lessen the suffering of others. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something seriously directed toward the welfare of humanity as a whole. To do this, you need to recognize that the whole world is part of you. —from How to Be Compassionate The surest path to true happiness lies in being intimately concerned with the welfare of others. Or, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama would say, in compassion. In How to Be Compassionate, His Holiness reveals basic mistakes of attitude that lead us to inner turmoil, and how we can correct them to achieve a better tomorrow. He demonstrates precisely how opening our hearts and minds to other people is the best way to overcome the misguided ideas that are at the root of all our problems. He shows us how compassion can be a continuous wellspring of happiness in our own lives and how our newfound happiness can extend outward from us in ever wider and wider circles. As we become more compassionate human beings, our friends, family, neighbors, loved ones—and even our enemies—will find themselves less frequently in the thrall of destructive emotions like anger, jealousy, and fear, prompting them to become more warmhearted, kind, and harmonious forces within their own circles. With simple language and startling clarity, His Holiness makes evident as never before that the path to global harmony begins in the hearts of individual women and men. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama’s experiences as a student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, How to Be Compassionate gives seekers of all faiths the keys to overcoming anger, hatred, and selfishness— the primary obstacles to happiness—and to becoming agents of positive transformation in our communities and the world at large.

Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific

Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific
A Book

by Chaiwat Satha-Anand,Olivier Urbain

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 1412849853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Using case studies from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Basin, this book examines the global trend of violence against religious places and figures. It also addresses the phenomenon of religion becoming a motive or justification for violence. The contributors find attacks on sacred places to be particularly damaging to peace and harmony in many Asian and Pacific societies because of the centrality of religion there. A diverse range of topics are covered, including an empirical exploration of the global trends of violence against sacred spaces; attacks against and policies toward holy sites in Israel and Palestine; the fate of Indian Islamic monuments after India gained independence in 1947; the Christian community's responseto the increasing Islamization of Malaysia, and the future of communalism in Malaysia. Africa and Australia are also referenced in the work. The book's penultimate chapter argues that understanding the special role of sacred sites represents a crucial dimension to fully understanding Australia's history and culture. The book ends by recounting the experiences of JUST International, an organization campaigning for the protection of sacred spaces and religious institutions. Taken together, this volume explores the importance of protecting sacred spaces, holy symbols, and religious people as a crucial element in fostering peace in the world, and especially the Asia-Pacific region. The contributors argue that much violence in the world is rooted in politics of religious identity. Acting in the name of religion, violent perpetrators frequently target religious institutions and symbols, which usually generates further deadly conflicts"--Provided by publisher.

Spiritual Nutrition

Spiritual Nutrition
Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini

by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2009-03-03
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1556438591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate to their lifestyles and spiritual practices. Drawing on 14 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discusses nutritional issues that can help answer these questions, including raw vs. cooked food; high vs. low protein; the concepts of assimilation and fasting; alkaline--acid balance; attitudes about food; nutrients, energy, and structure building. In addition, Cousens shares his new dietary system of "spiritual nutrition" that is based on the relationship that the color of the food has to corresponding colors of the human chakra system, hence, the "rainbow diet." For true nourishment, he strongly promotes the connection of diet to meditation, fellowship, wisdom, and love.

Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review

Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
In Twenty-four Volumes. The four Georges. The English humourists of the eighteenth century. Vol. 19

by William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The British Messenger

The British Messenger
A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Diffusion of Scriptural Knowledge, the Promotion of Vital Religion and the Advancement of Social Reformation

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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