Learn the seven ways to tap into a state of pure joy, at any time, with the spiritual teacher Catherine Ingram. When we deeply relax, free from the stories the past, present and future, a great passion for life emerges, along with an awakened intelligence. This passionate presence is innate; it is a universal intelligence that transcends biological abilities and educational backgrounds. In this book, spiritual teacher and writer Catherine Ingram offers seven ways to awaken the passionate presence that is in all of us. Each chapter describes one of the seven primary qualities of awakened intelligence. These qualities are based on her observations over years of working with thousands of people in silent retreats and public interactive events called Dharma Dialogues. The seven aspects - tenderness, discernment, authenticity, embodiment, delight, wonder and silence - naturally and consistently emerge as a result of deep relaxation and lead us easily to our passionate presence.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Catherine Ingram is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher with communities serving several thousand students in a dozen cities in the US and Europe. She has studied with Buddhist teachers and mystics of various traditions since 1974. She is president of Living Dharma, an educatIonal non-profit organisation, based in Portland, Oregon and co-founder of Insight Meditation centre, in Barre, Massachusetts. She is author of In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual/Social Activists and has published numerous acticles on issues of consciousness and activism.From Publishers Weekly:
Trained in Buddhist teachings, Ingram (In the Footsteps of Gandhi) is also the founder of Living Dharma and conducts Dharma Dialogues for devotees and interested students. Transcending traditional religious practices, Ingram here offers a program of how to develop a heightened awareness of the self. This awareness may be achieved with or without a personal instructor (the author's teacher was the late H.W.L. Poonjajai of India) and involves developing the qualities of silence, tenderness, embodiment, genuineness, discernment, delight and wonder. According to Ingram, engaging in meditation (silence) may lead to heightened creativity that eludes those who pursue ego-driven ambition. She also believes that for noble causes (e.g., environmental movements) to have an effect on society, there must be a strong commitment on the part of individuals to treasure the interconnectedness of all life. Cultivating wonder means, in part, an acceptance that most of life is a mystery and what we understand best can only exist in the present moment. In this thoughtful and clearly written exploration, Ingram details ways to achieve all her stated qualities of heightened awareness at length from a humanistic/Buddhist perspective.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007131534
Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007131534