Meditations in an Emergency

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134523

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

Christian Insight Meditation

Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross

Author: Mary Jo Meadow,Kevin Culligan,Daniel Chowning,Joseph Goldstein,Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861715268

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 7381

Despite the long history of mysticism within Christianity, more and more Christians are turning to Eastern religions for spiritual guidance. Some have abandoned the religion of their childhood, believing they've found the ?pearl of great price” in Eastern meditation. Christian insight meditation places Buddhist meditation within the Christian prayer tradition, guiding followers through a process of inner purification that leads to a deeper Christian faith and to the direct vision of God. Also drawing onthe teaching of Teresa of Avila, this inspiring book offers reliable guidance in learning the practice, allowing readers to follow in the footsteps of John of the Cross, while answering questions they may have about Christian grace and the Buddhist dhamma; karma, rebirth, and purgatory; and the Buddhist no-self and Christian soul. Readers will discover the power of Christian insight meditation to bring inner peace and healing and to deepen and enhance their Christian life.

Meditations of John Muir

Author: Chris Highland

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899974965

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 4447

Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

Yours in Food, John Baldessari

With Meditations on Eating by Paul Auster, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, David Gilbert, Tim Griffin, Andy Grundberg, John Haskell, Michael Kimmelman, Michael More, Glenn O'Brien, Francine Prose, and Peter Schjeldah

Author: John Baldessari,Paul Auster

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984957

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 2261

In John Baldessari's new book, Yours in Food, the founding member of the conceptual art movement explores America at the table, savoring the nuances of breaking bread in carefully composed vignettes culled appropriated video and film. Reflections on food and eating specially commissioned from a smorgasbord of contemporary writers on culture and the arts, from novelist David Eggers to musician David Byrne, offer up the perfect accompaniment to Baldessari's work. Paired with his images, these humorous, insightful, and, in some cases, bizarre meditations investigate one of the most fundamental and telling of all human experiences. A visual and intellectual feast, Yours in Food is sure to entertain and delight readers of fiction, art history, and cultural criticism and all lovers of food. A Blind Spot Book published by Princeton Architectural Press.

The Pleasures of God

Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781601422910

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 9451

The author of Desiring God reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him. Includes a study guide for individual and small-group use. Isn’t it true—we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy? And so it is with God! What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.” Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about us. It is about the One we were made for—God Himself. In this theological masterpiece—chosen by World Magazine as one of the 20th Century’s top 100 books, John Piper reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him. Then we will be able to drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water. What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible. “This is a unique and precious book that everybody should read more than once.” —J.I. PACKER, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia

Becoming Human

Author: John Behr

Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881414394

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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Meditations in the Tea Room

Author: Charles John Darling Baron Darling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: 147

View: 2472

John Donne in Meditation

The Anniversaries

Author: Louis Lohr Martz

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 27

View: 3732

Consultant: David Savage ; Producer: Robin Jackson ; Writer/director: Richard Hackett.

Zen Meditation in Plain English

Author: John Daishin Buksbazen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719484

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8086

An excellent, practical introduction to Zen meditation. Written in a warm and easily accessible style, this book appeals to anyone with an interest in meditation, Zen, or, as is often the case today, a combination of the two. The book emphasizes the importance of receiving good instruction and of finding groups to practice with, yet it lays out the necessary steps to practice Zen meditation on your own. The book includes easily followed exercises to help the reader along. For anyone looking to uncover a clear and insightful path into the philosophy and practice of Zen meditation, this book represents the culmination of that search.

Meditations on According to John

Exercises in Biblical Theology

Author: Herold Weiss

Publisher: Energion Publications

ISBN: 1631990454

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 4365

The gospel of John, titled simply "According to John" in ancient manuscripts, contains some of the simplest language in the New Testament. The Greek of this book is so simple that it is often used in teaching beginning students to read New Testament Greek. Pastors and teachers often recommend the book as a good starting point for new Chrustians reading the Bible for the first time. But the simple vocabulary and structure belies an extraordinary spiritual depth. While there are lessons to be learned from an initial surface reading, diligent seekers will find incredible depths. Understanding these deeper lessons requires one to see the book as a whole and understand the intricate pattern of connections between the various parts. Verse by verse and even passage by passage study can be misleading. New Testament scholar Herold Weiss spent a considerable amount of time searching for the best way to open up the treasures of this gospel to non-scholars and settled on a series of meditations on various phrases or events related in the book. In each meditation he ties the specific theme to related passages and imagery throughout the gospel. His masterful presentation will open your eyes and mind to new insights into the fourth gospel, early Christianity, and its application to 21st century Christianity.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

View: 3113

Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Taking Jesus Seriously

Buddhist Meditation for Christians

Author: John Cowan

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814627587

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 6036

In Taking Jesus Seriously, the words of Jesus become clearer when matched with the practices and insights of Buddhist meditation. This book presents a Christian way to implement the words of Jesus by looking inside to see what stands between the reader and God?s kingdom. Cowan connects everyday examples and Jesus? words to the method of Buddhist vipassana or insight meditation by offering instruction, perception, and guidance. With practice, readers can begin to notice what is actual, leave anxiety to the Father, accept pain, and see the world as a child would. This book is designed to be read over twelve weeks while practicing 20?30 minutes of daily meditations. Each chapter includes questions and answers. Chapters in Prelude are ?The Reign of God, Escaping Delusion,? ?The Practice: Observing Delusion and Reality,? ?Replacing Delusions with Material Reality,? and ?Escaping the Delusion that We Are Our Feelings and Thoughts.? Chapters in First Interlude: What Am I Doing Here? are ?The Delusion that Happiness Results from Fulfilling Desires,? ?Distinguishing the Reality of Pain from the Delusion of Suffering,? ?The Delusion of Permanence,? and ?The Delusion of Person.? Chapters in Second Interlude: The Delusion of Two are ?Empty of Delusion,? and ??Now? as Reality, ?Past? and ?Future? as Delusion.? The chapter in Third Interlude: Intention, is ?Evolution and the Reign of God.? Also includes Postlude on the Christian Life, My Book Shelf, and an index. ?Cowan?s work contributes a perspective of radical Christianity to the growing number of books dealing with the interaction of Buddhism and Christianity. . . . This book could help some Christians get beyond preconceptions about Buddhism and Jesus.? Publishers Weekly?Thank you for Taking Jesus Seriously. Its practical teaching on meditation is superb. It reminded me of a lot that I had forgotten, and helped me understand some things I'd never understood, and taught me a good deal I never knew.? The Reverend Paul Bayes National Mission & Evangelism Adviser, Archbishops' Council, England?In this world of attractions and delusions, we are blessed when someone finds a way to help us to see ourselves clearly, to learn to be content with who we are, and to be open to new perceptions. Here is the Jesus who encountered life in all its fullness and welcomes us in. John Cowan, with his years of experience in both Eastern and Western forms of meditation, offers a guide for the traveler and a bridge between traditions.? Rt. Rev. James Jelinek Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota

Psalms And Canticles

Meditations And Catechesis On The Psalms And Canticles Of Morning Prayer

Author: John Paul II

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781568545561

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 5989

In this volume, John Paul II devotes himself to promoting the Liturgy of the Hours as a prayer of the whole People of God. The Holy Father provides enlightening reflections on each of the Psalms and Canticles, leading the reader to deeper meditation and understanding. As prayers, the Psalms take us through the whole range of life experiences. These reflections, originally delivered at the pope's weekly Wednesday audiences, will be an invaluable companion to those who pray the breviary or simply love the scriptures. For your convenience, this book contains the Psalms and Canticles of the four-week cycle of Morning Prayer. Book jacket.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401394671

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1217

The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live. When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

Mindfulness

An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609611993

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 4624

The Life-Changing International Bestseller Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence—in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MBCT was developed by the book's author, Oxford professor Mark Williams, and his colleagues at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio meditations to help guide you through the process. You'll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.

Expressions and Meditations

The Peace Is in the Taste!

Author: John A. Hunter

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512746428

Category: Religion

Page: 60

View: 5956

"Expressions and Meditations" is a book with unique perspectives on God's creation, as seen through the eyes of a believer. With pictures and words framed by the Word of God, each page reveals a recipe of vibrancy whose main intent is to invigorate the soul.

He was in the World

Meditations for Public Worship

Author: John Bell

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 9780947988708

Category: Meditations

Page: 104

View: 6916

Twenty-five meditations with notes suggesting appropriate ways of using the material.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460402618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 100

View: 5716

Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the Meditations on First Philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. This new translation incorporates revisions from the second Latin edition (1642) and the later French translation (1647) to make Descartes’ reasoning as lucid and engaging as possible. Also included in this edition is a brief introduction to Descartes and the Meditations, revised and expanded from Andrew Bailey’s acclaimed anthology, First Philosophy. The introduction helps the reader to understand the context and purpose of Descartes’ project without over-explaining his arguments.

Short Meditations on the Psalms

Chiefly in Their Prophetic Character

Author: John George Bellett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 197

View: 9787