Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834802864

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Prepare to encounter your mind in a radically new way as Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a meditative approach based on Integral Theory and Practice. This leading-edge technique combines, for the first time in history, the ancient paths of meditation and mindfulness—or Waking Up—with modern research into psychological development and human evolution—Growing Up—resulting in a complete and powerfully effective method of personal transformation. Integral Meditation focuses attention on the inner "maps" we use to navigate life—in relationships, at work and study, in play, in just about everything we do. Mindfulness is used to unearth these unconscious maps, then uproot them so that we can substitute happier and healthier perspectives. With experiential exercises, guided meditation instructions, and tools to identify the individual’s own greatest potential, this book points the way to realizing our Supreme Identity—and to finding the reason why each of us has come into being: to embody and express in the world our unique perspective of Spirit.
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Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611802989

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

View: 7778

A radical approach to mindfulness--combining an ancient meditation technique with leading-edge theory, resulting in a powerful new method of self-transformation. With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory--the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution. In addition to all the benefits to body, mind, and spirit that standard mindfulness meditation confers, practicing Integral Mindfulness promises a more powerful approach to personal transformation and brings within reach the fullest experience of Enlightenment possible. Beginning with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of daily sessions, the meditator can gradually expand from there by slowly and easily adding significant aspects of the practice. Meditation instructions and step-by-step guided contemplations are given in detail. Readers learn how to create a graph to track progress and discover natural strengths and potentials. The book also offers recommended readings and resources to facilitate further study.
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A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening

Author: Ken Wilber,Terry Patten,Adam Leonard,Marco Morelli

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822436

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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Over the last thirty-five years, Ken Wilber has developed an Integral "theory of everything" that makes sense of how all the world's knowledge systems—East and West; ancient, modern, and postmodern—fit together and can elevate our awareness. Drawing on science, psychology, human development, spirituality, religion, and dozens of other fields, Integral Theory is a revolutionary framework for understanding ourselves and the world we live in. Now there is a way to not just think Integrally, but to embody an Integral worldview in your everyday life. Integral Life Practice is not just a new approach to self-development and higher awareness, but a way of making sense of—and making best use of—the existing treasure trove of insights, methods, and practices for cultivating a more enlightened life. It offers a uniquely adaptive approach to awakened living that's suitable for everyone: people with busy careers and families, college students, retirees, even hardcore athletes and yogis. It's geared for devout—and irreverent—people of any religion, or no religion! This highly flexible system will help you develop your physical health, spiritual awareness, emotional balance, mental clarity, relational joy, and energy level, within a framework that integrates all aspects of your life. Combining original exercises, vivid examples, cutting-edge theory, and illustrative graphics, Integral Life Practice is the ultimate handbook for realizing freedom and fullness in the 21st century.
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Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829576

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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What might the Buddhism of the future look like? With all that we have learned in the modern and postmodern world, how can Buddhists be true to the central teachings of the tradition while also including them in a new framework that is inclusive of ongoing discoveries? Ken Wilber here explores these key questions facing Buddhism and indeed all of the world’s great religions today, showing how traditional Buddhist teachings themselves suggest an ongoing evolution leading toward a more unified, holistic, and interconnected spirituality. Touching on all of the key turning points in the history of Buddhism, Wilber describes the unique way in which the tradition has been open to the continuing unfolding and expansion of its own teachings, and he suggests possible paths toward an ever more Integral approach.
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An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.
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Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822320

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 7635

Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.
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Toward a New Understanding of Religion

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In one of the first attempts to bring an integral dimension to sociology, Ken Wilber introduces a system of reliable methods by which to make testable judgments of the authenticity of any religious movement. A Sociable God is a concise work based on Wilber's "spectrum of consciousness" theory, which views individual and cultural development as an evolutionary continuum. Here he focuses primarily on worldviews (archaic, magic, mythic, mental, psychic, subtle, causal, nondual) and evaluates various cultural and religious movements on a scale ranging from egocentric to ethnocentric to worldcentric to Kosmic. By using this integral view, Wilber hopes, society would be able to discriminate between dangerous cults and authentic spiritual paths. In addition, he points out why these distinctions are crucial in understanding spiritual experiences and altered states of consciousness. In a lengthy new introduction, the author brings the reader up to date on his latest integral thinking and concludes that, for the succinct and elegant way it argues for a sociology of depth, A Sociable God remains a clarion call for a greater sociology.
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A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822443

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6357

Integral Spirituality is being widely called the most important book on spirituality in our time. Applying his highly acclaimed integral approach, Ken Wilber formulates a theory of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great religions. He shows how spirituality today combines the enlightenment of the East, which excels at cultivating higher states of consciousness, with the enlightenment of the West, which offers developmental and psychodynamic psychology. Each contributes key components to a more integral spirituality. On the basis of this integral framework, a radically new role for the world’s religions is proposed. Because these religions have such a tremendous influence on the worldview of the majority of the earth’s population, they are in a privileged position to address some of the biggest conflicts we face. By adopting a more integral view, the great religions can act as facilitators of human development: from magic to mythic to rational to pluralistic to integral—and to a global society that honors and includes all the stations of life along the way.
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The Spirit's Call to Evolve

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557789020

Category: Christianity

Page: 408

View: 8623

This book presents a model of Christianity that incorporates the insights of a Jesus-centered theology of biblical interpretation and integral philosophy.
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Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 083563017X

Category: Psychology

Page: 385

View: 3372

Wilber's groundbreaking synthesis of religion, philosophy, physics, and psychology started a revolution in transpersonal psychology. He was the first to suggest in a systematic way that the great psychological systems of the West could be integrated with the noble contemplative traditions of the East. Spectrum of Consciousness, first released by Quest in 1977, has been the prominent reference point for all subsequent attempts at integrating psychology and spirituality.
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Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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Utilizing a question and answer format, the philosopher and spiritual teacher discusses multiculturalism, political correctness, spiritual enlightenment, gender wars, modern liberation movements, and the course of evolution. Reprint.
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Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822172

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Ever since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, written when he was twenty-three, Ken Wilber has been identified as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times. This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint newcomers with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books, ranging over a variety of topics, including levels of consciousness, mystical experience, meditation practice, death, the perennial philosophy, and Wilber's integral approach to reality, integrating matter, body, mind, soul, and spirit. Here is Wilber's writing at its most reader-friendly, discussing essential ideas of the world's great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions in language that is lucid, engaging, and inspirational.
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Awakening Into Evolutionary Activism - A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change

Author: Terry Patten

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170478

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 352

View: 5243

"Terry Patten asserts that we are living at the center of a multidimensional and radical revolution. Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, he points out humans' natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In this book for seekers and change agents, Terry Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis--from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism--appreciating the partial truths in them all. Patten explores creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations that, together, will be taking us into an integral and inspiring future. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change"--
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At Home, at Work, and in the World

Author: Deborah Schoeberlein David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 6945

Learn to live a life that's good--for yourself and for the world. Like a wise friend or kind teacher, Deborah Schoeberlein David--educator, meditator, and mother--walks you through a complete, easy-to-follow curriculum of mindfulness practice. Beginning with the very basics of noticing your breath, David shows how simple mindfulness practices can be utterly transforming. Each practice builds on the previous exercise like a stepping stone, until you have the tools to bring mindfulness into every aspect of your life including sex, parenting, relationships, job stresses, and more. This is an approachable guide for anyone who desires positive change.
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Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822687

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 3541

A simple yet comprehensive guide to the types of psychologies and therapies available from Eastern and Western sources. Each chapter includes a specific exercise designed to help the reader understand the nature and practice of the specific therapies. Wilber presents an easy-to-use map of human consciousness against which the various therapies are introduced and explained. This edition includes a new preface.
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The Journals of Ken Wilber

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 856

A collection of intimate writings offers a glimpse of the author's philosophy as he discusses his day-to-day personal experiences, spiritual practice, and observations on popular spiritual movements
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A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 9368

Presents an analysis describing the patterns that exist between psychological, spiritual, and social growth.
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How Meditation Works

Author: Shinzen Young

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037480

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 4581

“Enlightenment”—is it a myth or is it real? In every spiritual tradition, inner explorers have discovered that the liberated state is in fact a natural experience, as real as the sensations you are having right now—and that through the investigation of your own thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you can awaken to clear insight and a happiness independent of conditions. For decades, one of the most engaging teachers of our time has illuminated the many dimensions of awakening—but solely at his live retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young brings to readers an uncommonly lucid guide to mindfulness meditation for the first time: how it works and how to use it to enhance your cognitive capacities, your kindness and connection with the world, and the richness of all your experiences. As thousands of his students and listeners will confirm, Shinzen is like no other teacher you’ve ever encountered. He merges scientific clarity, a rare grasp of source-language teachings East and West, and a gift for sparking insight through unexpected analogies, illustrations, humor, and firsthand accounts that reveal the inner journey to be as wondrous as any geographical expedition. Join him here to explore: Universal insights spanning Buddhism, Christian and Jewish mysticism, shamanism, the yogas of India, and many other paths How to begin and navigate your own meditation practice Concentration, clarity, and equanimity—the core catalysts of awakening Impermanence—its many aspects and how to work with them Experiencing the “wave” and “particle” natures of self Purification and clarification—how we digest mental blockages and habits through inner work Emerging neuroscience research, the future of enlightenment, and much more For meditators of all levels and beliefs—especially those who think they’ve heard it all—this many-faceted gem will be sure to surprise, provoke, illuminate, and inspire.
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A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.
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Exercises & Meditations to Guide You Through Your Body's Life Energy Channels

Author: Matthew Sweigart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 3606

Nurture the flow of Qi energy in your body for a life of vibrancy, balance, and wellness. In Pathways of Qi, Chinese Medicine expert Matthew Sweigart shows how to use touch therapy, meditations, and gentle Qigong exercises to clear away blockages and open up to energetic nourishment. Based on ancient wisdom traditions, these hands-on assessment and treatment techniques have been cultivated to heal the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Explore the channels of energy in the body—known in Chinese Medicine as the meridians—and for each one, discover the limb position, yin/yang properties, corresponding elements, functions, affirmations, and more. With illustrations to help you master the physical postures and gestures, Pathways of Qi will guide you through gentle practices for a life of improved awareness, connection, and health. Praise: “Pathways of Qi exemplifies the essence and beauty of the Ohashiatsu modality in every way. I highly recommend this book.”—Ohashi, author of Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu and Reading the Body “Matthew Sweigart’s new book provides a fresh look on a subject too often taught using only boring charts and lists. In Pathways of Qi, Matthew takes the reader along on his own personal journey. Although it reads a lot like a novel the text includes an in-depth presentation of the subject. Matthew explains both the scope and the details he has discovered and become familiar with inside the body’s electromagnetic field. A very worthwhile read for students, professionals, and even potential clients of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and acupuncture.”—Cindy Banker, Founding President of the American Shiatsu Association and Director of the A.O.B.T.A.’s Council of Schools and Programs “Pathways of Qi is an empowering manual on Meridian Therapy providing practical ways to heal yourself and others. If you’re interested in healing, this book is vital for tapping the source of your life force.”—Michael Reed Gach, author of Acupressure’s Potent Points “A gifted Shiatsu and Qi Gong teacher, Matthew Sweigart harmoniously combines his passion for the healing arts with his lifetime experience with the theories of ancient Chinese philosophy. Written in an easy to understand refreshing way, Pathways of Qi is a valuable compendium for practitioners and instructors of different traditions.”—Nilsa Eberhart Diaz, owner of Zen Shiatsu Caribbean Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico “Matthew Sweigart’s clear illustrations and instructions are enhanced by his wisdom stories that bring these teachings to life. The stories and teachings open your eyes to the Qi that is the source of Life, energy and healing. Pathways of Qi is a reference tool, a collection of wisdom, and a gift to humanity. Thank you for taking the time to record your wisdom for current and future generations. A masterpiece!”—Bonnie Jean Miller, MDI, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Universit
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