This is a story of three characters--Noah, Joyce, and the anonymous narrator--as each leave their far-flung birthplaces to follow their own personal songs of migration. All three end up in Montreal, each on his or her voyage of selfdiscovery, each compelled to deal with the mishaps of heartbreak and the twisted branches of their shared family tree. Filled with humor, charm, and marvelous storytelling, this novel links cartography, garbage-obsessed archeologists, pirates past and present, a mysterious book with no cover, and a broken compass whose needle obstinately points to the Aleutian village of Nikolski (a minuscule village inhabited by thirty-six people, five thousand sheep, and an indeterminate number of dogs). This is a sweet, well-told story about three characters who break free from their families in order to live authentically.
An ancient Chinese treatise on the strategies of war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence.
Discusses how religion has changed as our perception of the world has changed and uses a sociological model to analyze current religious issues and test the authenticity of any religious movement. Reprint.
In question and answer format, discusses multiculturalism, political correctness, spiritual enlightenment, gender wars, modern liberation movements, and the course of evolution.
Qigong is a traditional Chinese movement practice that is most often done to maintain health or to relieve specific illnesses. Here, Sat Chuen Hon, a master teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist healing arts, presents a system of six gentle yet invigorating exercises, along with complementary meditations and vocalizations, which can improve overall health and increase energy. Hon includes both the physical exercises and the accompanying meditations and vocalizations, which deepen the healing effects of the practices. Hon is a warm and humorous guide who makes the practice and philosophy of qigong accessible and relevant. The text includes step-by-step illustrations and is sprinkled with stories and anecdotes from the author's twenty-two years of practice.
A graphic novel version of the classic book that first introduced Westerners to the samurai ethos. This graphic novel version of the cult classic Bushido brings the timeless secrets of the samurai to life. Originally published in 1905, Bushido was the first book to introduce Westerners to the samurai ethos. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, it describes the characteristics and virtues that are associated with bushido--honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control--and explains the philosophy behind how samurai were educated and trained; the connection between the sword and the samurai; s eppuku ; and the position of women in samurai culture; among other themes. To this day, Bushido is considered a must-read for anyone who wants to understanding the soul of Japan and navigate their world with integrity and honor.
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In ancient times, the warrior learned to master the challenges of life, both on and off the battlefield. He acquired a sense of courage and power through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. This book opens the warrior's path to contemporary men and women in search of self-mastery and greater fulfillment.
Utilizing a question and answer format, the philosopher and spiritual teacher discusses multiculturalism, political correctness, spiritual enlightenment, gender wars, modern liberation movements, and the course of evolution. Reprint.
Contains inspirational teachings which show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace".
A well-respected Buddhist teacher presents a Buddhist's view of love along with several techniques for manifesting affection in our daily lives, from breathing exercises to mantras.
An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate forms of attack, and accurate intelligence.
A diverse and thought-provoking collection of Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired writings on a wide range of issues published in North America during 2009.
Offers a progressive programme of spiritual study. This book leads readers through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. It helps readers learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.
Identifies and explores the unavoidable "givens of life" - five simple facts of life that we too often deny: everything changes and ends; things do not always go according to plan; life is not always fair; pain is part of life; and, people are not loving and loyal all the time.