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Solitude And Compassion

Author : Gordon, Gus
ISBN : 9781608333943
Genre : Religion
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Richard Rohr says about this book and its author that ""the only authors worth reading are those who have done their homework--the homework of their own life and the study of other great minds and hearts. Gus Gordon has done both. Here you will reap and enjoy the rewards. By showing the deep connections between solitude and solidarity, he reveals the very heart of the Gospel.""
Gus Gordon has learned from both Jesus and the Buddha how to use solitude to nurture compassion, freeing up the divine energy within to live in solidarity with others, experiencing the peace in life you share with others. This is a very practical book about how to bring high ideals of both great religious founders to your heart.
""Gordons book will speak--and it will speak powerfully--to the many of us who are struggling with the need to be nurtured by solitude and solidarity, action and contemplation, prophecy and mysticism, wisdom and love."" --Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary, New York

The Gospel Exhibited In A Unitarian Minister S Preaching

Author : George Rapall Noyes
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081808388
Genre : God
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Embracing Solitude

Author : Bernadette Flanagan
ISBN : 9781630870027
Genre : Religion
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Embracing Solitude focuses on the interior turn of monasticism and scans the Christian tradition for women who have made this turn in various epochs and circumstances. New Monasticism is a movement assuming diverse forms in response to the turn to classical spiritual sources for guidance about living spiritual commitment with integrity and authenticity today. Genuine spiritual seeking requires the cultivation of an inner disposition to return to the room of the heart. The lessons explored in this book from women spiritual entrepreneurs across the centuries will benefit contemporay New Monastics--both women and men. The accounts will inspire, challenge, and guide those who follow in the footsteps of the renowned spiritual innovators profiled here.

Herman And Rosie

Author : Gus Gordon
ISBN : 9781466845152
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Once upon a time in a very busy city, on a very busy street, in two very small apartments, lived... Herman and Rosie. Herman liked playing the oboe, the smell of hot dogs in the winter, and watching films about the ocean. Rosie liked pancakes, listening to old jazz records, and watching films about the ocean. They both loved the groovy rhythm of the city, but sometimes the bustling crowds and constant motion left them lonely, until one night ... A Neal Porter Book

A Fierce Heart

Author : Spring Washam
ISBN : 9781937006778
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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“A Fierce Heart is a book whose time is an eternal now: sacred help, made beautifully accessible, by the wild and determined spirit of a no-nonsense female teacher, a bodhisattva, brown as Earth, real as Oxygen.” – Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Spring Washam is a founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, one of the most diverse and accessible meditation centers in the United States. In A Fierce Heart, Washam shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha’s 2,500-year-old teachings with powerfully written chapters that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Woven throughout the book are stories from the author’s life, family, and community, along with many soulful, heartfelt stories from all over the world. Washam’s teachings truly focus on strength, courage and wisdom, making the Dharma welcoming to as large and wide a community as possible. Anyone who has suffered will benefit from the life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher. Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm.

Sacred Pathways

Author : Gary L. Thomas
ISBN : 9780310835547
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"Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Spiritual Walk." After all, it’s his, not yours. Better to discover the path God designed you to take--a path marked by growth and fulfillment, based on your unique temperament. In Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. If your devotional times have hit a snag, perhaps it is because you’re trying to follow someone else’s path. This book unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments--their traits, strengths, and pitfalls. In one or more, you will see yourself and the ways you most naturally express your relationship with Jesus Christ. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes you, rest assured it’s not by accident. It’s by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made you according to his own unique specifications. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Author : Brennan Manning
ISBN : 1850785937
Genre : Christian life
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Muchos de los creyentes creen en la gracia de Dios, pero solo en teoria, ya que de alguna manera no pueden aplicarla a la vida diaria. Ellos continuan viendo a Dios como alguien que toma en cuenta nuestras faltas y exitos, y son anotados en un libro para darnos una puntuacion. En el libro El evangelio de los andrajosos, Brennan Manning nos recuerda que esta manera de pensar esta muy lejos de la verdad. Nosotros venimos a Dios mugrientos, sucios y abatidos, pero Dios nos hace sentar a sus pies, nos sonrie y nos hace entender que somos su especial tesoro y que su amor incondicional arde por nosotros constantemente. Al abrazar su gracia, entonces podemos disfrutar el verdadero gozo del evangelio, el cual toca a cualquier marginado.Este libro nos ensenara: Que Dios nos acepta tal y como somos y no por lo que hacemos.A entender el verdadero significado de la gracia de Dios y como aplicarla.El amor apasionado y obstinado que Dios tiene por nosotros.Puntos claves: Prologo por el conocido cantautor de musica cristiana contemporanea, Michael W. SmithContiene preguntas de estudio Contiene una guia para meditacion y oracionEpilogo por el autor, diez anos despuesEndosado por Max Lucado, Michael Card y Eugene PetersonExcelente herramienta que ayudara a entender la gracia de DiosQuienes compraran este libro?Hombres MujeresJovenesLideres ministerialesPastores

Finding God In My Loneliness

Author : Lydia Brownback
ISBN : 9781433553967
Genre : Religion
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Young or old, single or married, male or female—at some point in life, we're all confronted with loneliness. We try to fill the void or change our circumstances so we no longer feel the pain. But what if our pangs of loneliness are meant to point us to something greater? Looking at various aspects of loneliness, Lydia Brownback reminds us of God's power to redeem our loneliness and use it in our lives to draw us to himself. Ultimately, she helps us see that even when we feel misunderstood, forsaken, or abandoned, we're never really alone. God is always with us, and only he can meet all of our needs in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel Of Buddha Annotated Edition

Author : Paul Carus
ISBN : 9783849622527
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism * many illustrations * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices The best evidence that this book characterizes the spirit of Buddhism correctly can be found in the welcome it has received throughout the entire Buddhist world. It has even been officially introduced in Buddhist schools and temples of Japan and Ceylon. The eminent feature of the work is its grasp of the difficult subject and the clear enunciation of the doctrine of the most puzzling problem of ātman, as taught in Buddhism. So far as we have examined the question of ātman ourselves from the works of the Southern canon, the view taken by Dr. Paul Cams is accurate, and we venture to think that it is not opposed to the doctrine of Northern Buddhism. Contents: Buddhism Rejoice! Samsāra And Nirvāna. Truth The Saviour. Prince Siddhattha Becomes Buddha The Bodhisatta's Birth The Ties Of Life. The Three Woes. The Bodhisatta's Renunciation. King Bimbisāra. The Bodhisatta's Search. Uruvelā, The Place Of Mortification. Māra The Evil One. Enlightenment. The First Converts. Brahmās Request. The Foundation Of The Kingdom Of Righteousness. Upaka. The Sermon At Benares. The Sangha. Yasa, The Youth Of Benares. Kassapa. The Sermon At Rājagaha. The King's Gift. Sāriputta And Moggallāna. Anāthapindika. The Sermon On Charity. Jetavana. The Three Characteristics And The Uncreate. The Buddha's Father. Yasodharā. Rāhula. Consolidation Of The Buddha's Religion. Jīvaka, The Physician. The Buddha's Parents Attain Nirvāna. Women Admitted To The Sangha. The Bhikkhus' Conduct Toward Women. Visākhā. The Uposatha And Pātimokkha. The Schism. The Re-Establishment Of Concord. The Bhikkhus Rebuked. Devadatta. Name And Form. The Goal. Miracles Forbidden. The Vanity Of Worldliness. Secrecy And Publicity. The Annihilation Of Suffering. Avoiding The Ten Evils. The Preacher's Mission. The Teacher. The Dhammapada. The Two Brahmans. Guard The Six Quarters. Simha's Question Concerning Annihilation. All Existence Is Spiritual. Identity And Non-Identity. The Buddha Omnipresent. One Essence, One Law, One Aim. The Lesson Given To Rāhula. The Sermon On Abuse. The Buddha Replies To The Deva. Words Of Instruction. Amitābha. The Teacher Unknown. Parables And Stories. Parables. The Widow's Two Mites And The Parable Of The Three Merchants. The Man Born Blind. The Lost Son. The Giddy Fish. The Cruel Crane Outwitted. Four Kinds Of Merit. The Light Of The World. Luxurious Living. The Communication Of Bliss. The Listless Fool. Rescue In The Desert. The Sower. The Outcast. The Woman At The Well. The Peacemaker. The Hungry Dog. The Despot. Vāsavadattā. The Marriage-Feast In Jambūnada. A Party In Search Of A Thief. In The Realm Of Yamarāja. The Mustard Seed. Following The Master Over The Stream. The Sick Bhikkhu. The Patient Elephant. The Last Days. The Conditions Of Welfare. Sāriputta's Faith. Pātaliputta. The Mirror Of Truth. Ambapālī. The Buddha's Farewell Address. The Buddha Announces His Death. Chunda, The Smith. Metteyya. The Buddha's Final Entering Into Nirvāna. Conclusion. The Three Personalities Of The Buddha. The Purpose Of Being. The Praise Of All The Buddhas.

Practicing The Presence Of People

Author : Mike Mason
ISBN : 9780307569066
Genre : Religion
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In the deepest part of our hearts and souls is the desire to love well. Yet in our struggle to do so, we learn that, as Mike Mason puts it, "We are not born with love; it is something we must learn." Now, in Practicing the Presence of People, he helps us launch that learning process. Mason points the way to fresh knowledge and fresh experience, showing how we can discover new things about those we love, understand them from the inside out, tenderly identify with their weaknesses, and celebrate that they too were lovingly made by the hand of God. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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