Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Essene Sevenfold Path
Author: Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the First Seventy Years
Author: Paul R. Dekar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This timely book offers an intelligible narrative of peacefulness. These stories not only resonate with deep human needs and spiritual longing but also inspire the reader to reimagine the possibility of global peace. In contrast to 20th century peace studies, which were often undertaken within the context of warfare and violence, this book argues that peace is the most fundamental of all human values and peacefulness an inherent human virtue and disposition, and a primary character of the universe. At the same time, it proposes that peace cannot be fully expressed as our innate state of being without it being also the structural condition of the society and vice versa. Drawing on ideas and insights from wide ranging sources, including interdisciplinary literature, wisdom in spiritual traditions, international peacebuilding practices and healing experiences of individuals and communities, the authors put forward a compelling case for lasting peace on our planet. Therefore, this book will appeal to students and scholars, peacebuilders and peace practitioners, leaders, educators and anyone who is interested in transformative understanding and practices of peace and peacefulness. Indeed, if the limit of our imagination is the limit of our future, then the hope here is that the book and its narrative will put wings on our shared vision for a truly peaceful and flourishing world.
Being Peace and Making Peace
Author: David Cadman
Es ist die Zeit der napoleonischen Kriege. Aus der Perspektive des russischen Adels beschreibt Lew Tolstoi die praktischen Folgen des häufigen Wechsels zwischen Krieg und Frieden für das Leben der russischen Bevölkerung. Der Bestseller »Krieg und Frieden« schildert historische Ereignisse und Schicksale der Hauptcharaktere über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren, von 1805 bis 1812. Detailgetreu schildert Lew Tolstoi das Geschehen in den gesellschaftlichen und militärischen Entscheidungszentren, aber auch das Alltagsleben in der Metropole Moskau. Der Roman lässt die Leser tief in das Leben des zaristischen Russlands eintauchen. »Krieg und Frieden« ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur.
Author: Lew Tolstoi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Übungen für Körper, Seele und Geist
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
All our miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal. A man's best things are nearest him, lie close about his feet. Richard Monckton Milnes.
Author: Helen Exley
Publisher: Helen Exley Gift Books
Author: HARRIET MNARTUNEAU
Wie schön wäre es, einfach ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. Das endlose Gedankenkarussell für einen Moment anzuhalten und der Hektik des Alltags zu entkommen. Dafür müssen Sie nicht stundenlang auf dem Meditationskissen sitzen: Die einfachen Achtsamkeitsübungen in diesem Buch führen Sie in Minutenschnelle zu innerer Klarheit, Gelassenheit und Ruhe. Probieren Sie es aus – gönnen Sie sich kleine Auszeiten, die den Tag entschleunigen und den Kopf freimachen. Für alle, die noch mehr Achtsamkeits-Anregungen suchen: »Sei achtsam mit dir« – das neue Buch von Patrizia Collard.
10 Minuten am Tag für weniger Stress und mehr Gelassenheit
Author: Patrizia Collard
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Being ... Selections ... Condemnatory of the Principles and Practices of War, and Inculcating Those of True Christianity ...
Author: Henry Gardiner Adams
Category: Conduct of life
"In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual - not political - strength. Inspired by an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this book offers practical ways to handle our strong emotions and misperceptions and provides a possible way out of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East." "Peace Begins Here is rich with stories from individual Israelis and Palestinians, as well as examples from Thich Nhat Hanh's life, including his experience with non-violent action during the war in Vietnam and its aftermath. Highlights include personal stories from participants in the peace retreats and Thich Nhat Hanh's collected practices for peace, including deep listening, deep relaxation, mindful walking, mindful eating, and loving speech."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Palestinians and Israelis Listening to Each Other
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
For experiencing peace in life, we need to become more spiritual than religious. Peace has to emanate from within us, not from without. It first needs to find place in the mind --- in the form of serene thoughts and in our heart --- in the form of love for all living creatures. Peace can flower in a space filled with love, happiness, appreciation, creativity, kindness, compassion, gratitude and generosity. It flows inside out and is crucial for nourishing life on Earth and sustaining it too. Every peaceful person is a harbinger of happiness for individuals around him.
Author: Sanchita Pandey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Theophilus PHILOCATHOLICUS (pseud.)
PATHWAYS OF PEACE - In order to move to the next prophesied level we need to unify in love and focus on paradigms that honour and respect all life. There is no mystery to the experience of Divinity; the workings of energy fields are quite simple. What we focus on grows, we all know this. Some say that it is time also now to focus on pathways of peace, on things that bind and unify us, a new operating system. The question is, can we all go beyond all current day struggle to experience inner and outer lasting peace? And if so, how? Is there a science or a system we can use for planetary refinement into peace? Is there a step by step process that we can adopt? The answer is yes and so we welcome you now to the poetic insights and pragmatics of our paths of peace. BEING ESSENCE - In Being Essence, the second part of this book, Jasmuheen shares of her lifelong love affair with her Essence with Its ability to nourish us and bring our world into a state of permanent peace.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc