"Dharma Beads" looks beyond just the hip aspect of wearing Buddhist malas and presents a clear and concise introduction to the Buddhist spiritual tradition. Includes all the beads and materials needed to make three bracelets, along with step-by-step instructions. Full color.
An exposition of the "what," "why," and "how" of beaded prayer in the different traditions of Christian faith and in three of the world's other major religions to strengthen, enrich, or motivate one's present practice by engaging in a truly universal form of prayer.
Meditation beads are spiritual tools that have been used around the world for thousands of years and they can change your life today. This book explores the history and symbolism of the beads and it shows you how to choose beads, make your own meditation-bead bracelets and necklaces, and use the beads for meditation. Meditation and mindfulness are proven methods for stress-relief, self-care, personal growth, and spiritual insights. Modern Guide to Meditation Beads is an easy-to-use guide to help you get started with meditation beads or bring your current meditation practice to a higher level. Author Shannon Yrizarry also explores how to integrate essential oils, astrology, crystals, numerology, mantras, and Ayurveda into your meditation practice for profound spiritual results.
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence according to Maharishi Patanjali in his seminal Yoga-Sutras. How to settle the mind and achieve this silence? The Divinely-realized techniques of yoga are the key. Within this book, you will discover the basic theory, philosophy and practices of classical yoga as received by Sri Dharma Mittra from his beloved Guru and refi ned over his half-century of practice and teaching. Can a book enlighten the mind on its own? No, but this book will without a doubt aid in the process. Om Shanti Om.
We often feel powerless in our lives. We have many desires but are limited in our ability to transform those wishes into tangible results. We are confused and unsure about what will really make us happy. In Eternal Dharma, Vishnu Swami guides you on a journey to align yourself with the natural flow of existence through the ancient Eastern knowledge of Veda. Eternal Dharma distills 5,000 years of spiritual wisdom so you can learn to live an enlightened, effective, and fulfilled life. Vishnu Swami inspires you to take action and manifest your fullest spiritual potential in everything you do: Explore the subtle and physical domains to achieve a totally new relationship with reality. Learn the radical new system of effectiveness. Gain clarity on all spiritual and religious paths. Free yourself from pain and suffering to reach pure, transcendental love.
In the Kamakura period, Myoe Shonin (1173-1232) was a leader of Nara Buddhists who sought to revitalize traditional Buddhism in Japan. In his teaching, Myoe specially emphasized the value of the visions that could be achieved through meditation; and in his practice, he kept and occasionally illustrated a diary of his own visions and significant night dreams. The autograph copy of this remarkable document still exists, although some pages have been scattered among collectors. George J. Tanabe, Jr., here presents in English the most comprehensive compilation of the diary in any language. Moreover, his study of Myoe's life and teachings provides both a context within which the diary can be understood and a view of the often doctrinally contentious world of Kamakura Buddhism.