A Heart Full of Peace
Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know: how to transform these words into a vibrant, living practice. In these times of conflict and uncertainty, this transformation is far more than an abstract ideal; it is an urgent necessity. Peace in the world begins with us. This wonderfully appealing offering from one the most trusted elders of Buddhism in the West is a warm and engaging exploration of the ways we can cultivate and manifest peace as wise and skillful action in the world.
This charming book is illuminated throughout with lively, joyous, and sometimes even funny citations from a host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.
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A short book with two long essays: 1. A Heart Full of Peace, based on the Wit Lectures given at Harvard Divinity School in 1993, and originally published as Transforming the Mind, Healing the World by ... Read full review
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Ajahn Sumedho ANAGARIKA MUNINDRA anger arise aware become begin bodies Buddha Buddhism caught Chodak compassionate action concentration and mind crooked heart cultivate Dalai Lama develop everything experience fear field of training free of enmity free of hatred GALWAY KINNELL harming Heart Full human important Insight Joseph Goldstein killing koan KOSHO UCHIYAMA let go lives matter less look loving/kindness MARK TWAIN meditation practice metta monkey motivation ness nirvana non/harming one’s pain PAUL FARMER pay attention person pizza pleasant feelings prac PRACTICE OF LOVING’KINDNESS PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS practice of morality precepts putting tremendous effort qualities question realization response retreat RYOKAN Sanskrit Sasaki Roshi self/righteousness send loving wishes sense sesshin simple Wish simply sion situation someone spiritual practice stay sutra teacher teachings things tice tion traditions train ourselves train the heart TRAINING IN MORALITY transforming unpleasant violence walk Wisdom Publications words