Buddha U

Author: Victor M. Parachin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612436161
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A GO-TO GUIDE FOR CONQUERING THE OBSTACLES OF MODERN COLLEGE LIFE USING TIMELESS BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES What’s the secret to surviving college? Staying calm and focused—what a Buddhist would call mindfulness. Whether you feel lost, overwhelmed or depressed, Buddha U teaches the healthy perspective that will keep you on the path to a great college experience. Divided into 108 straightforward lessons that approach life day by day, Buddhist principle by principle, this book will transform your college life into a well-managed, stress-free experience. As you put them into practice, you will find yourself ending one academic year with immense satisfaction and anticipating the new one with great enthusiasm.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Workbook

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633533999
Size: 72.46 MB
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This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.

Stopping And Seeing

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829398
Size: 63.13 MB
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"Stopping" and "seeing" are sometimes referred to as the yin and yang of Buddhist meditation—complementary twin halves of a unified whole. In essence, "stopping and seeing" refers to stopping delusion and seeing truth, processes back to basic Buddhist practice. One of the most comprehensive manuals written on these two essential points of Buddhist meditation is "The Great Stopping and Seeing," a monumental work written by sixth-century Buddhist master Chih-i. Stopping and Seeing, the first translation of this essential text, covers the principles and methods of a wide variety of Buddhist meditation techniques and provides an in-depth presentation of the dynamics of these practices.

Nothing To Envy

Author: Barbara Demick
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0385529619
Size: 29.70 MB
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A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape most of us have never before seen, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, in which radio and television dials are welded to the one government station, and where displays of affection are punished; a police state where informants are rewarded and where an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors. Through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her six subjects—average North Korean citizens—fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we experience the moments when they realize that their government has betrayed them. Nothing to Envy is a groundbreaking addition to the literature of totalitarianism and an eye-opening look at a closed world that is of increasing global importance. From the Hardcover edition.

Buddha In Sri Lanka

Author: Swarna Wickremeratne
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079148114X
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Combining memoir, history, and present-day narrative, this book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

Searching For Sunday

Author: Rachel Held Evans
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718022130
Size: 10.72 MB
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals—church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it. Centered around seven sacraments, Evans’ quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.

A Collegiate Way Of Living

Author: Mark Ryan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780972366908
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The most important book now available on residential college life is Mark B. Ryan's collection of essays A Collegiate Way of Living: Residential Colleges and a Yale Education (New Haven: Jonathan Edwards College, 2001). Harvard and Yale Universities began the modern tradition of residential colleges in the United States in the 1930s, consciously copying the earlier models of Oxford and Cambridge. Dr. Ryan's volume grew out of his many years of service as dean of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale. If you read only one book about residential colleges, this is the one to read. One thing this volume teaches is that the residential college is a portable idea, something that has been carried from place to place since its inception in thirteenth-century Europe. After his service at Yale, Ryan subsequently was instrumental in establishing the first residential college systems in Latin America. Seldom has anyone expressed so eloquently what this model of acaedemic community can contribute to the development and education of the self.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633533107
Size: 11.59 MB
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Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.

Negotiating Cultures And Identities

Author: John L. Caughey
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080325623X
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Negotiating Cultures and Identities examines issues, methods, and models for doing life history research with individual Americans based on interviews and participant observation. John L. Caughey helps students and other researchers explore the ways in which contemporary Americans are influenced by multiple cultural traditions, including ethnic, religious, and occupational frames of reference. Using the example of Salma, a bicultural woman of Pakistani descent who lives in the United States, and the story of Gina, a multicultural American, Caughey examines how to capture the complexity of each situation, including step-by-step methods and exercises that lead the student interviewer through the process of locating and interviewing a research participant, making sense of the material obtained, and writing a cultural portrait. Arguing that comparison between the subject’s life and one’s own is an essential part of the process, the methodology also encourages the investigator to research his or her own social and cultural orientations along the way and to contrast these with those of the subject. The book offers a practical, manageable, and engaging form of qualitative research. It prepares the student to do grounded, experiential work outside the classroom and to explore important issues in contemporary American society, including ethnicity, race, identity, disability, gender, class, occupation, religion, and spirituality as they are culturally understood and experienced in the lives of individual Americans.