Open Mind Open Heart

Open Mind  Open Heart Author Thomas Keating
ISBN-10 0826414206
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A beautiful new gift edition of this classic work of spirituality, complete with ribbon marker.This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel.

Open Heart Open Mind

Open Heart  Open Mind Author Clara Hughes
ISBN-10 9781476756998
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The long-awaited memoir by Canada’s most celebrated Olympian and advocate for mental health. From one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians comes a raw but life-affirming story of one woman’s struggle with depression. In 2006, when Clara Hughes stepped onto the Olympic podium in Torino, Italy, she became the first and only athlete ever to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Four years later, she was proud to carry the Canadian flag at the head of the Canadian team as they participated in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. But there’s another story behind her celebrated career as an athlete, behind her signature billboard smile. While most professional athletes devote their entire lives to training, Clara spent her teenage years using drugs and drinking to escape the stifling home life her alcoholic father had created in Elmwood, Winnipeg. She was headed nowhere fast when, at sixteen, she watched transfixed in her living room as gold medal speed skater Gaétan Boucher effortlessly raced in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Dreaming of one day competing herself, Clara channeled her anger, frustration, and raw ambition into the endurance sports of speed skating and cycling. By 2010, she had become a six-time Olympic medalist. But after more than a decade in the gruelling world of professional sports that stripped away her confidence and bruised her body, Clara began to realize that her physical extremes, her emotional setbacks, and her partying habits were masking a severe depression. After winning bronze in the last speed skating race of her career, she decided to retire from that sport, determined to repair herself. She has emerged as one of our most committed humanitarians, advocating for a variety of social causes both in Canada and around the world. In 2010, she became national spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health awareness, using her Olympic standing to share the positive message of the power of forgiveness. Told with honesty and passion, Open Heart, Open Mind is Clara’s personal journey through physical and mental pain to a life where love and understanding can thrive. This revelatory and inspiring story will touch the hearts of all Canadians.

Open Heart Open Mind

Open Heart  Open Mind Author Tsoknyi Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781448118250
Year 2012-07-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Rinpoche is a powerful and eloquent link between the great yogi practitioners of old Tibet and our bewildering 21st century' - from the Foreword by Richard Gere Tsoknyi Rinpoche's story is an unusual one: as a rebellious young man, he fled a monastery to marry and raise a family, then returned to Nepal and has since become a preeminent Tibetan Buddhist teacher. As a married man raising two daughters, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has interesting views on how to balance a life dedicated to Buddhist practice with the demands of a husband and father. In addition, he has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western research, especially in neuroscience. His writing reflects this awareness of the Western psyche while also imparting the earliest tenets of Buddhism. OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND offers Rinpoche's extraordinary history as an example of how to lead a compassionate life, regardless of status, tradition or circumstances. Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.

Ten Minute Transformation

Ten Minute Transformation Author Chris Altrock
ISBN-10 9780827237087
Year 2013-10-30
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Chalice Press
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The average American spends about ten minutes per day in religious or spiritual activities. Do you believe you can experience a personal transformation if all you have is ten minutes a day? Or could these ten minutes be part of a more comprehensive plan for personal and global revolution? Could ten minutes be a mustard seed that God grows into something amazing? Pastor and author Chris Altrock believes it can! Rather than complain about ten minutes being too insignificant for spiritual growth, Altrock teaches practices to maximize that time for personal transformation and real social change. In only ten minutes a day over forty days, you'll learn a dozen spiritual disciplines to deepen your relationship with God. You'll also learn and see how God can use even the smallest amounts of time to change you and the world through your actions. Are you ready for ten minutes to actually make a difference?

The Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life

The Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life Author Thomas Keating
ISBN-10 0826413978
Year 2002-05-20
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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People interested in Centering Prayer often ask: "Which of Father Keating's books should I read first?" This single volume contains the three basic books for the practice of Centering Prayer and its conceptual background. Open Mind, Open Heart deals with how to practice Centering Prayer. Since its first appearance in 1986, this book has been read and used by tens of thousands of people all around in world, including many inmates of U.S. prisons. Father Keating's books have been translated into numerous languages, including Croatian, Czech, Finnish, Japanese, and Korean. A new Spanish translation of Open Mind, Open Heart appeared in 2001. Invitation to Love treats the conceptual background of Centering Prayer rooted as it is in the Christian contemplative heritage. It is a presentation of that heritage in dialogue with contemporary science, especially developmental psychology and anthropology. The Mystery of Christ is a series of homilies based on the liturgical year. It develops the theological principles on which Centering Prayer is based using the scriptural texts of the liturgical cycle as a primary vehicle of instruction. This instruction is embodied in the principal feasts of the year celebrating the themes of divine light, divine life, and divine love. The trilogy contained in Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life develops the material presented in the Ten-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Workshop, in which the method of Centering Prayer is taught (Open Mind, Open Heart) along with its conceptual background (Invitation to Love). The homilies that were given during the liturgy integrate the method and its conceptual background into the mystery of Christ (hence The Mystery of Christ).

Manifesting God

Manifesting God Author Thomas Keating
ISBN-10 159056085X
Year 2005
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher Lantern Books
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Keating discusses the principles of contemplative prayer--the retreat into the "inner room" mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 6:6. In the inner room, God acts as a divine therapist, healing us and forcing us to recognize how many barriers we put up between ourselves and God. Steiner Books

World Without End

World Without End Author Thomas Keating
ISBN-10 9781472942494
Year 2017-01-26
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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In these conversations with film maker and writer Lucette Verboven, Thomas Keating OCSO Â? bestselling author, Trappist monk and founder of the Centering Prayer movement Â? looks back on his long life and spiritual development. Following on from his previous books Invitation to Love, Open Mind, Open Heart and The Mystery of Christ, Father Keating now turns his attention to the themes of awakening, the nature of true happiness and the character and purpose of death. World Without End also contains an interview with Abbot Joseph Boyle OCSO, who presides over the monastery where Father Keating is resident, high in the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass, Colorado. Verboven's insightful questions probe at the depths of Father Keating's spirituality, discussing identity, transformation, silence, nature and the cosmos Â? themes universal and applicable to all those searching for a deeper and more meaningful life.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer Author Basil Pennington
ISBN-10 9780307759399
Year 2010-12-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Image
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The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern tradition of early Church prayer as well as the wisdom of early Church fathers. In Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, the author of the highly acclaimed Daily We Touch Him, returns to these roots, offering contemporary Christians a new approach to ancient prayer forms. Pennington combines the best of the Eastern spiritual exercises (such as the Jesus Prayer) with a spirituality for today's world. Addressing the obstacles that discourage people from praying well, he explains how to relax for prayer, how to listen to and be directed by the Other, and how to handle the pain and distractions that can stifle attempts to communicate with God. Centering Prayer has sold more than a quarter million copies since it was first published in 1982. In this eminently practical book, simple, inspiring instructions will help readers find the comfort and the guidance they seek through prayer.

The Path of Centering Prayer

The Path of Centering Prayer Author David Frenette
ISBN-10 9781604078947
Year 2012-09-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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In the teachings of Jesus, there are prayers, and then there is prayer-the silent, loving communion with the divine, beyond words or ritual. With Father Thomas Keating's book Open Mind, Open Heart, hundreds of thousands discovered the transformative power of Centering Prayer as a form of Christian meditation. Now, with The Path of Centering Prayer, Keating's senior student, friend, and advisor David Frenette reveals the profound depths of this practice, making it easier for meditators to deepen their connection with God.Beginning and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this fresh voice, at once eloquent and clear, as they explore: The key insights and principles of Centering Prayer Guided instruction in the sacred word, sacred breath, and sacred glance practices Gentleness and openness: the way of letting go and letting be Experiencing a deeper sense of God in meditation and in everyday life Many other contemplative practices and teachings founded upon the wisdom of Fathers Thomas Keating and Thomas MertonHas your spiritual path grown routine or unfulfilling, or is it at a crossroads for new discovery? For all Christians who seek to move closer into the presence of the divine, The Path of Centering Prayer offers guidance in this rewarding and time-honored meditation practice, to help break through obstacles and illuminate the way.

The Path of Centering Prayer

The Path of Centering Prayer Author David Frenette
ISBN-10 9781604078930
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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In the teachings of Jesus, there are prayers, and then there is prayer—the silent, loving communion with the divine, beyond words or ritual. With Father Thomas Keating’s book Open Mind, Open Heart, hundreds of thousands discovered the transformative power of Centering Prayer as a form of Christian meditation. Now, with The Path of Centering Prayer, Keating’s senior student, friend, and advisor David Frenette reveals the profound depths of this practice, making it easier for meditators to deepen their connection with God. Beginning and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this fresh voice, at once eloquent and clear, as they explore: The key insights and principles of Centering Prayer Guided instruction in the sacred word, sacred breath, and sacred glance practices Gentleness and openness: the way of letting go and letting be Experiencing a deeper sense of God in meditation and in everyday life Many other contemplative practices and teachings founded upon the wisdom of Fathers Thomas Keating and Thomas Merton Has your spiritual path grown routine or unfulfilling, or is it at a crossroads for new discovery? For all Christians who seek to move closer into the presence of the divine, The Path of Centering Prayer offers guidance in this rewarding and time-honored meditation practice, to help break through obstacles and illuminate the way. David Frenette is a leader and senior teacher in the Centering Prayer movement, and a friend and advisor of Father Thomas Keating for 30 years. He co-created and co-led a contemplative retreat community for 10 years, has an MA in transpersonal counseling psychology, and is an adjunct faculty member of Naropa University. He is a spiritual director at the Center for Contemplative Living in Denver, Colorado, as well as for clients worldwide. Excerpt This book is a complete handbook to Christian contemplation and the practice of centering prayer. A contemplative practice like centering prayer opens you to experiencing God. This book shows you how to journey on the path of centering prayer, a path leading to interior union with Christ and increasing unity with all of life as it is found emerging in God. Although designed to show advanced practitioners how to deepen their centering prayer practice, The Path of Centering Prayer can also be used by beginners looking to establish such a practice. Christian Contemplative Practice and Centering Prayer Similar in many ways to meditation in other spiritual traditions, centering prayer is a method of silent, wordless prayer that comes out of the Christian contemplative tradition. Different contemplative practices have always existed in Christianity. Practices like the Jesus Prayer in the Orthodox Christian tradition, lectio divia—the “divine reading” of scripture—in the Roman Catholic tradition, and the silent worship of some Quaker and Protestant churches—have provided means for experiencing the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The practice of centering prayer is primarily based on the teaching of a classic spiritual text from the fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing. These and every specific form of Christian contemplative practice are rooted in the teachings of Jesus and his resurrected presence as the Christ. While rooted in Christ’s eternal presence and Jesus’ historical teachings, each of these forms of Christian contemplative prayer practice, like centering prayer, arose and were developed within the cultural conditions of the time.

Intimacy with God

Intimacy with God Author Thomas Keating
ISBN-10 0824525299
Year 2009
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher
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Introduces centering prayer, a Christian-based meditation practice, and explains the process, history, underlying principles, and barriers that can occur.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology Author Itai Ivtzan
ISBN-10 9781317600664
Year 2016-03-17
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Mindfulness in Positive Psychology brings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health. The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing. Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.