Retrouvez votre calme intérieur, améliorez votre capacité de concentration et cultivez une conscience étendue grâce à la méditation. Le petit livre de la méditation est l’outil idéal pour découvrir les différentes pratiques susceptibles d’améliorer votre quotidien. Explorez les origines de la méditation, les types de méditation ou encore les façons de les utiliser et de surmonter les difficultés de toutes sortes — et bien plus. Cet ouvrage propose des moyens d’approfondir votre pratique de la méditation et comprend des exercices pratiques, des conseils pour méditer avec une intention spécifique et des instructions pour aider les enfants à utiliser la méditation.

Author David Pond
Isbn 2898033650
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2019-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 216
Language English
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Les bienfaits de la méditation sont infinis: diminution du stress et de la douleur, sérénité, meilleure résilience, etc. Mais quel type de méditation vous convient le mieux? La méditation adaptée à votre vie en présente les six principaux et vous aide à déterminer celui qui vous correspond le mieux. Robert Butera, Ph.D., vous guide dans l’élaboration d’une pratique méditative qui se fonde sur votre type de personnalité, votre rythme de vie et vos préférences.

Author Robert Butera
Isbn 2897335947
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2014-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Pages 394
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Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is. The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here—each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa—have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind." This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chödrön.

Author Chogyam Trungpa
Isbn 9780834821231
Genre Religion
Year 2003-07-29
Pages 144
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"L’OUVRAGE - Best Seller New York Times L’ALCHIMIE D’UNE ÉQUIPE Avec 11 titres de champion NBA, Phil Jackson est l’entraîneur le plus couronné de l’histoire du basket mondial et de l’histoire du sport professionnel. Il surclasse tous les coaches, toutes disciplines confondues. À la tête des Chicago Bulls et des Los Angeles Lakers, son sens du management et son leadership ont forcé le respect de joueurs tels que Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant... Surnommé le « Maître Zen », ce coach est un véritable révélateur et catalyseur de talents ; il sait mener les équipes à la victoire, inciter chaque joueur à donner le meilleur de lui-même en canalisant leur égo, en les aidant à vaincre leurs craintes. Dans ce livre, Phil Jackson décrit comment : Il a conduit des équipes à la victoire avec des joueurs aux capacités très différentes, en les amenant à croire l’un en l’autre pour réussir ensemble. Il a géré Michael Jordan, le plus grand joueur au monde, en l’incitant à adopter un comportement plus altruiste et à faire confiance à ses coéquipiers pour augmenter ses chances de remporter le titre NBA. Il a fait évoluer des joueurs comme Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal et d’autres personnalités considérées comme « difficiles » pour qu’ils se consacrent à quelque chose de plus grand qu’eux. Il a transformé Kobe Bryant, un adolescent rebelle, en un leader mature d’une équipe championne. Nous connaissons tous les stars légendaires de ces équipes ou nous pensons les connaître. Cet ouvrage fourmille de révélations sur des personnalités fascinantes et sur leur soif de victoire, sur les sources de leur motivation, sur la compétition au plus haut niveau et sur ce que chacun peut apprendre pour révéler le meilleur de soi-même et des autres. "

Author Phil Jackson
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Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2014-05-14
Pages 352
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La rencontre de la méditation zen et du tir à l'arc ou comment découvrir efficacement son propre soi ! « Le secret de l'art de vivre ne se résume pas à l'objectif d'atteindre la cible de manière optimale, c'est-à-dire d'obtenir quelque chose, mais il réside plus précisément dans l'art de savoir lâcher avec plus de facilité. » Dans ce livre, le lecteur est invité à découvrir les voies fascinantes du zen et du tir à l'arc. Bien au-delà du simple fait « d'atteindre la cible », il s'agit évidemment d'apprendre à se connaître soi-même, à se libérer de ses propres blocages et difficultés. Enrichi d'un choix de textes, de conférences et de méditations, l'ouvrage accorde la priorité au plaisir de l'expérience, à la confiance croissante qu'il entraîne, ainsi qu'à l'amour et au désir d'être. Grâce à cette approche holistique, l'art du tir à l'arc se transforme en une voie enrichissante, affectueuse, s'accompagnant d'une libération intérieure qui nous encourage à saisir paisiblement et efficacement la flèche suivante, même dans les moments les plus difficiles. KURT ÖSTERLE est professeur de zen et professeur de tir à l'arc. En Allemagne, il a été le premier à proposer la combinaison judicieuse de la pratique du zazen et de l'exercice du tir à l'arc en tant que voie. Cet ouvrage est le fruit d'une longue expérience de lui-même et de tous ceux qui s'entraînent en sa compagnie. Avec son épouse, il dirige la Haus der Stille, Altbäckersmühle (Maison du silence, ancien moulin de boulanger), située dans une vallée latérale de la Lahn en Hesse, Allemagne.

Author Kurt Österle,Ursula Monnier
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Genre Religion
Year 2018-02-13
Pages 272
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Katsuki Sekida était à la fois un bon écrivain et un grand maître zen, et ses livres sur le zen figurent parmi les plus complets jamais écrits en anglais. Dans ce livre, son ancien étudiant, Marc Allen, a choisi les plus beaux passages des oeuvres originales pour créer un manuel de la méditation zen, magnifiquement clair et brillamment éclairant. Il commence par un résumé du zen, poursuit par un cours complet de méditation zen, et termine par des commentaires sur un classique zen, La quête du boeuf. Des pratiques précises sont exposées, telles que le «zazen-minute» et d’autres joyaux qui sont le résultat d’une vie entière d’étude. Pour les adeptes du zen, qu’ils soient nouveaux ou chevronnés, les enseignements de Sekida sont une source sans fin de révélations et de sagesse.

Author Katsuki Sekida
Isbn 2897522186
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2014-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 146
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The classic Buddhist text in three engaging new translations, with commentary from contemporary Zen masters. One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen. A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life. At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked on it over his entire life, revising and expanding, producing a book that is today thought to be one of the highest manifestations of Buddhist thought ever produced. Dogen’s Genjo Koan (Actualization of Reality) is the first chapter in that book, and for many followers it might be thought to contain the gist of Dogen’s work—it is one of the groundwork texts of Zen Buddhism, standing easily alongside The Diamond Sutra, The Heart Sutra, and a small handful of others. Our unique edition of Dogen’s Genjo Koan contains three separate translations and several commentaries by a wide variety of Zen masters. Nishiari Bokusan, Shohaku Okamura, Shunryu Suzuki, Kosho Uchiyama. Sojun Mel Weitsman, Kazuaki Tanahashi, and Dairyu Michael Wenger all have contributed to our presentation of this remarkable work. There can be no doubt that understanding and integrating this text will have a profound effect on anyone’s life and practice.

Author Eihei Dogen
Isbn 1582438978
Genre Philosophy
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 240
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Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber, the first full biography of any Zen master to be published in the West. To make up his intimate and engrossing narrative, David Chadwick draws on Suzuki's own words and the memories of his students, friends, and family. Interspersed with previously unpublished passages from Suzuki's talks, Crooked Cucumber evokes a down-to-earth life of the spirit. Along with Suzuki we can find a way to "practice with mountains, trees, and stones and to find ourselves in this big world."

Author David Chadwick
Isbn 0307768694
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011-01-05
Pages 464
Language English
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Partant d'observations et de situations concrètes quotidiennes, l'auteur montre comment la compréhension profonde offerte par le Bouddha, et actualisée par des générations de pratiquants, peut aider à trouver au plus profond de soi-même les ressources permettant de faire face aux défis auxquels on est confronté dans sa vie professionnelle et personnelle.

Author Tho Ha Vinh
Isbn 2296199208
Genre Religion
Year 2008-07-01
Pages 126
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A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.

Author Brian Daizen Victoria
Isbn 1461647479
Genre History
Year 2006-06-22
Pages 304
Language English
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Shunryu Suzuki’s extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students. These living encounters with Zen are poignant, direct, humorous, paradoxical, and enlightening; and their setting in real-life contexts makes them wonderfully accessible. Like the Buddha himself, Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skilfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.

Author David Chadwick
Isbn 9780834821644
Genre Religion
Year 2007-10-09
Pages 160
Language English
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In this groundbreaking relationship book, positive emotions expert Barbara L. Fredrickson gives us an entirely new way of understanding love and appreciating its benefits. “A radically new conception of love.”—The Atlantic Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Barbara L. Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.0 will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion. “I wish I had known years ago about...Barbara Fredrickson...In particular her theory that accumulating ‘micro-moments of positivity,’ like my daily interaction with children, can, over time, result in greater overall well-being.”—Jane Brody, The New York Times

Author Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.
Isbn 1101609842
Genre Psychology
Year 2013-01-24
Pages 256
Language English
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A bitingly funny, provocative, and revealing look at our foibles, passions, and pasttimes—from one of the most creative minds of our time. “Nora Ephron can write about anything better than anybody else can write about anything.”—The New York Times From her Academy Award–nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of the self-help movement to dressing down the fashion world’s most powerful publication to capturing a glimpse of a legendary movie in the making, these timeless pieces tap into our enduring obsessions with celebrity, food, romance, clothes, entertainment, and sex. Whether casting her ingenious eye on renowned director Mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown—or herself, as she chronicles her own beauty makeover—Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic skill with the intimate style of an essayist and the incomparable talent of a great storyteller.

Author Nora Ephron
Isbn 0307796930
Genre Humor
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 208
Language English
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A collection of dharma talks, Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains explores the life of passionate commitment that lies at the heart of the formal practice of Zen meditation. Reb Anderson draws on over thirty years of experience as a Zen priest, exploring Buddhist yoga and psychology and the relationship of wisdom and compassion to the personal, social, and ecological crises of our time. At once inspirational and practical, he bows to an ancient tradition as he helps us to forge a modern-day Buddhism that urges us "to sit still in the middle of all living beings."

Author Tenshin Reb Anderson
Isbn 1930485735
Genre Religion
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 208
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"If you only ever read one spiritual book, let it be this one." - Susan Jeffers, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway 50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature. 50 Spiritual Classics showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics such as St Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and conveys the great variety of spiritual experience. In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

Author Tom Butler-Bowdon
Isbn 1473645344
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-12-14
Pages 320
Language English
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Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

Author Chogyam Trungpa
Isbn 9780834821415
Genre Religion
Year 2002-02-12
Pages 296
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David Chadwick, a Texas-raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist, and hobbyhorse musician, began his study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial Zen education. In Thank You and OK! he recounts his experiences both inside and beyond the monastery walls and offers insightful portraits of the characters he knew in that world—the bickering monks, the patient abbot, the trotting housewives, the ominous insects, the bewildered bureaucrats, and the frustrating English-language students—as they worked inexorably toward initiating him into the mysterious ways of Japan. Whether you're interested in Japan, Buddhism, or exotic travel writing, this book is great fun. To learn more about the author, David Chadwick, visit www.cuke.com.

Author David Chadwick
Isbn 0834826860
Genre Religion
Year 2007-05-08
Pages 480
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The Lotus Sutra is arguably the most influential of all of the Mahayana sutras, and an understanding of it and its themes is essential to the study of East Asian Buddhist doctrine and practice. In the theoretical teaching, the Buddha declares that the three vehicles, [the teachings for voice-hearers, cause-awakened ones, and bodhisattvas] stressed in the pre-Lotus Sutra teachings are not ends in themselves but only means to lead people to the one supreme vehicle of Buddhahood. The commentaries by the two great Zen Masters Nichiren Shonin and Shunryu Suzuki shine considerable light on the internal nuances of the text and provide a comprehensive view of the scope and meaning of this great work.

Author Roy Melvyn,Nichiren Shonin,Shunryu Suzuki
Isbn 1105308944
Genre Religion
Year 2012-06-13
Pages N.A
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In Jonathan Kellerman’s gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn. Bound by blood but divided by troubles as old as Cain and Abel, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox were first introduced in Kellerman’s bestselling Bones. They are sons of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. Their turbulent family history has set them at odds, despite their shared calling. Moses—part Boy Scout, part bulldog, man of few words—is a no-frills LAPD detective. Aaron, sharp dresser and smooth operator, is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways. But the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual. For Moses, it’s an ice-cold mystery he just can’t outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis. For Aaron, it’s a billable-hours bonanza from his most lucrative client. Like it or not, Moses and Aaron are in this one together–and the rivalry that rules them won’t let either man quit till the case is cracked. A straight-arrow, straight-A student from Malibu, Caitlin has only two men in her life: her sullen single father and her wholesome college sweetheart, who even the battling brothers agree seems too downright upright to be true. Reluctantly tag-teaming in a desperate search for fresh leads, Moses and Aaron zero in on Caitlin’s white knight as their primary “person of interest,” hoping that, like most people in L.A., he has a secret side. But they uncover more than just a secret as they descend into the sinister, seamy side of the City of Angels after dark, populated by a Hollywood Babylon cast of the glamorous and the damned: a millionaire movie director turned hatemongering eccentric; a desperate Beverly Hills housewife looking for an exit from the fast lane; a heartthrob actor being eaten alive by personal demons; a hooker who’s probably seen it all . . . and might just know too much. And at the center, a dead young woman whose downward spiral and brutal end loom over Moses and Aaron like an omen of what may come to be if the dark end of the street claims another lost soul.

Author Jonathan Kellerman
Isbn 0345512529
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 384
Language English
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La conduite du changement dans la vie professionnelle et la vie personnelle, c'est complexe. Partant du constat que notre logique linéaire et binaire a montré et montre encore ses limites dans le monde du travail et dans le dialogue social, l'auteur pense qu' un mode de pensée systémique et constructiviste est plus pertinent pour aborder la complexité de la conduite du changement. Avant l'action, une prise de recul est nécessaire pour aboutir à de meilleurs résultats. «Faire moins pour faire mieux»... la réussite n'est pas fonction de la quantité d'efforts déployés mais résulte de leur pertinence.Cette 5e édition montre plus encore que la pensée , ressource essentielle souvent délaissée, peut générer l'enthousiasme, le sens et l'élan dont nous avons tant besoin.

Author Françoise Kourilsky
Isbn 2100715410
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2014-06-18
Pages 336
Language English
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