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Using the garden as metaphor, The Seeds of Loveoffers a process for creating mindfulness. Through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth. Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Lovefosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.
Jerry Braza, Ph.D., is a mentor and Dharma teacher in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh and Professor Emeritus of Health Education at Western Oregon University. He conducts meditation retreats and mindfulness-based training programs for a variety of spiritual and secular groups. He is co-founder of the humanitarian organization the Forgotten People Foundation, supporting service learning projects for disadvantaged groups living in Vietnam. His book Moment by Moment: The Art and Practice of Mindfulness was published by Tuttle Publishing in 1997. His three-word philosophy frames his life: mindfulness, love and service.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Thich Nhat Hanh||p. 7|
|Nourishing the Gardner: Everyday Practices for Growing Mindful Relationships||p. 15|
|Seeing: It All Begins with the Gardener||p. 19|
|Renewing: Taking Care of the Gardener||p. 27|
|Being: Watering the Seed of Mindfulness||p. 33|
|The Soil: Exploring Our Consciousness||p. 47|
|Pathways to the Present Moment||p. 51|
|Exploring the Garden of Our Consciousness||p. 59|
|Watering Seeds of Love and Transforming Seeds of Suffering||p. 69|
|Mantra Practice||p. 79|
|Seeds Every Garden Needs||p. 85|
|The Seeds That Nourish Every Garden||p. 113|
|Deep Listening||p. 117|
|Loving Speech||p. 123|
|Creating a Legacy as a Master Gardener: Tending Your Inner Garden||p. 179|
|In Gratitude||p. 190|
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