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Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual Life

Authors: Das, Lama Surya
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Harmony/Rodale, Harmony Rodale
BISAC/Subject: OCC010000, REL007050, REL007020
ISBN: 9780307418838, Related ISBNs: 0307418839, 0767902742, 0767902750, 9780307418838, 9780767902748
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Lama Surya Das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within, is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition. In this elegant, inspiring book, he integrates essential Buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions, to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice based on your own individual beliefs, aspirations, and needs. Through reflections on his own life quest, thoughtful essays, and entertaining stories, Surya Das examines the common themes at the heart of any spiritual path, including faith, doubt, love, compassion, creativity, self-inquiry, and transformation. He then explores prayer, yoga, chanting, guided meditations, breathing exercises, and myriad other rituals, providing practical examples of each that we can use day-to-day to nurture our inner spirit.
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