Richard Shankman - The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation - Little, Brown Book Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation

Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight

By Richard Shankman

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

For the first time ever, a leading Insight meditation teacher presents an innovative and practical guide to building a strong meditation practice by unifying both concentration and insight meditation.

In our busy modern world, it's easy to get stressed out. In The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation, mindfulness teacher Richard Shankman offers a foundational guide to the art and skill of Buddhist meditation, showing you how to construct a calming daily practice that unifies two major Vipassana Buddhist traditions concentration meditation and insight meditation.

Whether you are a beginning or intermediate student of Buddhism, this book provides a user-friendly meditation regime. New readers are presented with a strong foundation in multiple meditation approaches, while those who've been training for a while will be able to better integrate what they've already learned with new and unfamiliar approaches drawn from other streams of Buddhist thought.

This new, integrative, and simple approach to meditation will help you to better manage stress, quiet your busy mind, and cultivate a lasting sense of well-being.

Biographical Notes

Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at dharma centers and groups internationally. He is guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, and of Mindful Schools. Shankman is the author of The Experience of Samadhi. Shankman resides in Oakland, CA.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781626252936
  • Publication date: 28 Jan 2016
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: New Harbinger
PublicAffairs

Japan Rising

Kenneth Pyle
Authors:
Kenneth Pyle

Japan is on the verge of a sea change. After more than fifty years of national pacifism and isolation including the "lost decade" of the 1990s, Japan is quietly, stealthily awakening. As Japan prepares to become a major player in the strategic struggles of the 21st century, critical questions arise about its motivations. What are the driving forces that influence how Japan will act in the international system? Are there recurrent patterns that will help explain how Japan will respond to the emerging environment of world politics? American understanding of Japanese character and purpose has been tenuous at best. We have repeatedly underestimated Japan in the realm of foreign policy. Now as Japan shows signs of vitality and international engagement, it is more important than ever that we understand the forces that drive Japan. In Japan Rising, renowned expert Kenneth Pyle identities the common threads that bind the divergent strategies of modern Japan, providing essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how Japan arrived at this moment,and what to expect in the future.

Seal Press

Rock Your Stars

Holiday Mathis
Authors:
Holiday Mathis
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Veganomicon

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero
Authors:
Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero
PublicAffairs

The Wonga Coup

Adam Roberts
Authors:
Adam Roberts
Westview Press

India

D. R. SarDesai
Authors:
D. R. SarDesai

D. R. SarDesai presents the history of India in its entire civilizational depth. Using an Indiacentric approach, (as opposed to the Eurocentric or Anglocentric) the book covers the process of change in India through the centuries affecting different segments of the society, including the subalterns. He deals with the sweep of traditional Indian history as well as with the post-independence events, judicially balancing narrative and analysis in the conceptual framework of postcolonial and postmodernist approaches. This is the first major survey which deals with the entire Indian history along the lines of tradition and modernity instead of the old and largely inapplicable divisions of ancient, medieval and modern time frames. In adopting such a periodization, the book supports what is followed by most instructors in their courses on India.

Westview Press

A History of Cambodia, Fourth Edition

David Chandler
Authors:
David Chandler
Da Capo Press

10 Days to a Less Distracted Child

Jeffrey Bernstein
Authors:
Jeffrey Bernstein

A fresh, practical, and completely original take on handling inattentive/hyperactive children. Anecdotal examples throughout help parents understand their kids, improve focus and organization at school, and eliminate other distracted or inappropriate behaviours at home.

Seal Press

Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued

Susan O'Doherty
Authors:
Susan O'Doherty

We've all been there. The words just won't come out right, or at all. We get halfway into a creative project and then unexpectedly run out of steam. We get nervous about something we're passionate about and put down the paintbrush or turn off the computer. Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued is about understanding blocks in the creative process and getting to the bottom of what causes them. Author Susan O'Doherty, a psychotherapist specializing in helping artists of all sorts get unstuck, says that many of the things that block us are gender-specific: women's fear of success competing in male-dominated fields the stress of trying to do serious creative work while holding down a job and, often, caring for a family. Procrastination, a problem for women and men, also gets its due. With the proper tools, however, she assures us that we can regain control over our creative lives. This practical and accessible guide uses case studies from O'Doherty's practice, straightforward advice, and helpful exercises to help women nurture their creativity.

PublicAffairs

An Infinity of Little Hours

Nancy Klein Maguire
Authors:
Nancy Klein Maguire
Seal Press

Single State of the Union

Diane Mapes
Authors:
Diane Mapes
Westview Press

Politics In Chile, Third Edition

Lois Hecht Oppenheim
Authors:
Lois Hecht Oppenheim

The third edition of Politics in Chile provides significantly updated coverage of Chilean politics and economic development from the return to civilian rule in 1990 to the 2006 election and early administration of Socialist Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president. Lois Hecht Oppenheim focuses on recent efforts to reconstruct democratic practices and institutions, including resolving such sensitive and lingering issues as human-rights violations under Pinochet and civil-military relations. Chapters on the contemporary politics and economics under the civilian Concertación governments are largely rewritten for this edition. Rather than focusing on the search for development," the third edition considers in greater depth the exceptionalism" of the Chilean economic experiment through successive stages of stability, socialism, and neoliberalism.

Basic Books

The Möbius Strip

Clifford A. Pickover
Authors:
Clifford A. Pickover
Running Press Adult

How to Cheat at Everything

Simon Lovell
Authors:
Simon Lovell

Gambling is more popular than ever, with multi-million dollar poker tournaments on television, gambling themed movies like Rounders gaining in popularity, and casinos opening in just about every state of the U.S. How to Cheat at Everything is a roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. You'll even find the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today, and learn top tips on how to avoid each one. This inside information comes from Lovell's lifetime of experience in the field, along with additional information from both sides of the law. Not just a "here's how the con works" book this guides you through the set up, the talk, the sell, everything about the con, and how you can be suckered into one. If you think that you can't be conned then you are already halfway to being so! There is no preaching here, just a fun ripping ride through a world so few know about. You'll meet wild, eccentric and larcenous characters and you'll learn how they work their money-making deeds, all without having to risk a penny of your own money.

Da Capo Press

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Sara Quin, Tegan and Sara, Terry Hope Romero
Authors:
Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Sara Quin, Tegan and Sara, Terry Hope Romero
Seal Press

Incognito Street

Barbara Sjoholm
Authors:
Barbara Sjoholm

Barbara Sjoholm arrived in London in the winter of 1970 at the age of twenty. Like countless young Americans in that tumultuous time, she wanted to leave a country at war and explore Europe a small inheritance from her grandmother gave her the opportunity. Over the next three years, she lived in Barcelona, hitchhiked around Spain, and studied at the University of Granada. She managed a sourvenir shop in the Norwegian mountains and worked as a dishwasher on the Norwegian Coastal Steamer. Set on becoming a writer, she read everything from Colette to Dickens to Borges, changing her style and her subject every few weeks, and gradually found her voice. Incognito Street is the story of a young woman's search for artistic, political, and sexual identity while digesting the changing world around her. As she sheds the ghosts of her childhood, we come to know her quiet yet adventurous spirit. In moments that are tender, funny, bewildering, and suspenseful, we see an evocative look at Europe through the blossoming writer's maturing eyes.

Running Press Adult

Monster Nation

David Wellington
Authors:
David Wellington

In the heart of America, in the world's most secure prison, something horrible is growing in the dark. A wave of cannibalism and fear is sweeping across the heartland, spreading carnage and infection in its wake. Captain Bannerman Clark of the National Guard has been tasked with an impossible mission: discover what is happening , and then stop it before it annihilates Los Angeles. In California, he discovers a woman trapped in a hospital overrun with violent madmen. She may hold the secret to the Epidemic but she has lost everything , even her name. David Wellington's first novel, Monster Island, explored a world overcome by horror and the few people strong enough to survive. Now he takes us back in time to where it all began , to the day the dead began to rise.

Seal Press

Intimate Politics

Bettina Aptheker
Authors:
Bettina Aptheker
Da Capo Press

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Dito Montiel
Authors:
Dito Montiel

Orlandito "Dito" Montiel, son of Orlando, a Nicaraguan immigrant, and an Irish mother, grew wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gangsters and confessing at the church of the Immaculate Conception, gobbling hits of purple mescaline and Old English, sneaking into Times Square whore houses,"Kids from nowhere going nowhere." This is the quintessentially American story of a young man's hunger for experience, his dawning awareness of the bigger world across the bridge, and of the loyalties that bind him to a violent past and to the flawed and desperate saints that have guided him: Dito's father, Antonio "our insane warrior hero," Bob Semen, Frank the dog walker, Jimmy Mullen, Cherry Vanilla, Ginsberg and all the others, the drunks, coke-heads, junkies, the insaniacs like Santos Antonios who said, "Now Dito remember, in life you gotta be crazy."

Running Press Adult

Short and Sweet

Michael Hemmingson
Authors:
Michael Hemmingson
Seal Press

Helping Her Get Free

Susan Brewster
Authors:
Susan Brewster

Almost ten years after its original publication, this ground-breaking and practical guide remains a wise, informed, and vital resource for those who want to assist a friend or loved one in her struggle to escape an abusive relationship. Susan Brewster, a longtime psychotherapist whose practice includes working with abused women and their families, recognizes that friends and family need specific tools and ideas to help them develop a relationship with their abused loved one that will ultimately benefit her, not control her.The survivor of an abusive relationship herself, Brewster teaches readers how to recognize the signs of abuse, handle negative feelings, become an effective advocate, deal with the abuser, and more. This compassionate book is just as timely and important as ever, offering the information needed to give strength to women who are trying to break free. Helping Her Get Free was previously published as To Be an Anchor in the Storm.