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Prayer Meditation And Silence

Author : Hubertus Paulus van Tuyll van Serooskerken
ISBN : 9053400567
Genre : Sufism
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This book deals with the need for prayer, meditation and silence to develop inner peace and nearness to God. The desire to follow a spiritual path, to seek guidance from a spiritual teacher, and to change one's life so that there is sufficient time and space for spiritual practices are described in this book. The teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Sufi mystical teacher are explained and many practical indications for prayer and meditation are given.

Quiet Prayer

Author : Marie Chapian
ISBN : 9781400212804
Genre : Religion
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The world around us teems with chaos and noise. We can change this turmoil by first changing the turmoil within us. That’s what Quiet Prayer is all about. In Quiet Prayer, bestselling author Marie Chapian introduces readers to the ancient Christian tradition of solitude and meditation—a way of being in the presence of God based on silence and stillness. She answers questions Christians may have, such as: Is it Christian to meditate? What is Quiet Prayer meditation? What are the benefits of Quiet Prayer? Through learning about the history of Christian meditation and practicing with Marie’s step-by-step guided meditations in the book, you can lean deeper into the Lord’s call to “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

My Soul In Silence Waits

Author : Margaret Guenther
ISBN : 9781561011810
Genre : Religion
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In these reflections on Psalm 62 Margaret Guenther provides the foundation for a time of reflection and retreat without ever leaving home.

Altars Of Silence

Author : Govinda Krishna Chettur
ISBN : OCLC:500201155
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Into The Silent Land

Author : Martin Laird
ISBN : 0199779430
Genre : Religion
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Sitting in stillness, the practice of meditation, and the cultivation of awareness are commonly thought to be the preserves of Hindus and Buddhists. Martin Laird shows that the Christian tradition of contemplation has its own refined teachings on using a prayer word to focus the mind, working with the breath to cultivate stillness, and the practice of inner vigilance or awareness. But this book is not a mere historical survey of these teachings. In Into the Silent Land, we see the ancient wisdom of both the Christian East and West brought sharply to bear on the modern-day longing for radical openness to God in the depths of the heart. Laird's book is not like the many presentations for beginners. While useful for those just starting out, this book serves especially as a guide for those who desire to journey yet deeper into the silence of God. The heart of the book focuses on negotiating key moments of struggle on the contemplative path, when the whirlwind of distractions or the brick wall of boredom makes it difficult to continue. Laird shows that these inner struggles, even wounds, that any person of prayer must face, are like riddles, trying to draw out of us our own inner silence. Ultimately Laird shows how the wounds we loathe become vehicles of the healing silence we seek, beyond technique and achievement. Throughout the language is fresh, direct, and focused on real-life examples of people whose lives are incomparably enriched by the practice of contemplation.

Prayers And Meditations Of The Quero Apache

Author : Maria Yracébûrû
ISBN : 9781591438670
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Teaches the traditional Quero Apache meditative practice of entering the silence--a combination of prayer, meditation, and breathwork--as a path to spiritual healing and enlightenment • Contains 24 prayer wheels from the Quero Apache tradition • Offers easy-to-follow instructions for how to conduct the practice • Provides rare insights into the spiritual philosophies and rituals of the Quero Apache • Written by a living descendant of Apache prophet Nochaydelklinne The Quero Apache Snake Clan, or Tlish Diyan, center their spiritual practice on the daily ceremony of Doowaa-gon’ch-aada, “entering the silence.” A combination of meditation, breathwork, and prayer, Doowaa-gon’ch-aada offers an experiential connection to All That Is from the Earth-based spiritual traditions of indigenous America. When performed properly, this ritual becomes a path to self-realization and transcendence. Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache explains how to establish a personal practice. In addition to 24 prayer wheels, easy-to-follow instructions for the ritual, and accompanying pieces of inspirational artwork, the book includes a rare overview of the spiritual philosophies of the Quero Apache. The author incorporates her own stories and essays into the text in order to share the wisdom she has gained as daughter of the Tlish Diyan, granddaughter and apprentice of Apache holy man Ten Bears, and descendant of the prophet Nochaydelklinne.

Sounding The Silence

Author : John Skinner
ISBN : 085244589X
Genre : Prayer
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Here is an invitation to experience God in the prayerful moments of silent meditation. Sounding the Silence guides our prayer so that we can escape the chaos and distractions that life sometimes gives us and just sit, in "silence," with God. Inspired by the Carthusian tradition of silent prayer, Skinner offers simple models of praying that are both inviting and safe, proving that anyone can pray and that no prayer is the same. It provides weekly readings based on a simple half hour of stillness and threaded together to provide a year long exploration of silence. The book can be used individually or by Catholic and ecumenical prayer groups, RCIA team members, worship team members, and parish or diocesan staff members.

Word Into Silence

Author : John Main
ISBN : 9781848253698
Genre : Religion
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An introduction to the practice of Christian meditation, this book offers a twelve step programme in learning meditative prayer.

Praying In Silence

Author : John Jay Hughes
ISBN : 0851834620
Genre : Christian life
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How To Enter The Silence

Author : Helen R. Wallace
ISBN : 0787309257
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1920. Making Clear that Experience Which Clarifies Perception Intensifies Effort and Establishes Prosperity. "In order to enter the Silence it is necessary to anchor human intelligence to a higher degree of consciousness. This Silence is not an inert passive state, nor psychism nor trance. It is a lucid work of the highest spiritual activity. The experience clarifies perception, intensifies effort, creates efficiency and establishes prosperity. The guarantee of arrival is Practice." Contents: How to enter the Silence; The inward way; Silence center; Transcendence; Realization; Prayer; Meditation; Healing; Vibration; Illumination; the Be-Attitudes; Hidden Manna.

The Prayer Of Silence

Author : Bruce Fraser Macdonald, Ph.d.
ISBN : 9781618971937
Genre : Religion
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“The Prayer of Silence” has several aims: 1. to teach basic relaxation and concentration methods based on bodily awareness; 2. to develop an awareness of the Divine Presence; 3. to overcome emotional and personality blocks to develop a sense of personal wholeness; 4. to develop an awareness of what the author, drawing on a near death experience in 1966, calls “the Watcher” aspect of consciousness that speeds the development of spiritual perception of inner “Love, Peace and Joy,” 5. to transform the ego from attachment to material and emotional limits to a spiritual Ego that is one with the “Atman” or “Spirit,” and to extend that spiritual awareness to the world and other people; 6. to be able to deal with the conflicts and potential arising from the memory of past lives; 7. to be able to find a “Spiritual Guide” in the inner person; 8. to be able to deal with the inevitable “dry periods” in spiritual practice; 9. to experience “Nirvana,” where all lower attachments are blown out; and 10. to achieve Divine Union, where the Ego and God are One, where “Atman experiences itself as one with Brahman,” where one can say with Jesus, “I and the Father are One.” There is also a very good chapter on “mantras,” so the student can learn about their nature and use, although the Prayer of Silence uses a different, more direct form of focus to achieve concentration and inner awareness. Dr. MacDonald has also remembered and worked with many of his own past lives, so he is a reliable guide to others who are going through that process. The author is a master teacher and the book presents its material in a steadily more complex form, laying the necessary foundations before proceeding to the higher levels of learning. There is a combination of theory and practical exercises so the learner can develop meditation skills gradually but with confidence, building from one stage to the next to achieve mastery of the subject. The writing is clear and concise and easy to understand. In order to explain the often difficult ideas associated with meditation and spiritual growth, Dr. MacDonald draws on the language, ideas and practice of Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist traditions to clarify ideas from different angles. He also draws on relevant scientific studies of human consciousness to help make the ideas and aims of this Prayer of Silence clear to the reader.

Soul Silence

Author : Peter Amato
ISBN : 9780757315305
Genre : Self-Help
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The millions of recovering addicts who attend Twelve Step programs around the world each dayfor issues ranging from alcoholism to overeating, codependence, gambling, and even chronic latenessquickly learn that sobriety and abstinence hinge on a decision to turn over their will and life to a Power greater than themselves. They also learn, through the program's 11th Step, that prayer and meditation are vital tools for making this conscious contact with a Higher Power of their understanding.

Keeping Silence

Author : C.W. McPherson
ISBN : 9780819219107
Genre : Religion
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Explores the positive effects that practicing silence has on the body, soul, and mind, providing historical background and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of Christian practices, including Benedictine rumination, psalm repetition, the Jesus Prayer, Ignatian meditation, meditation on icons or candles, walking the labyrinth or Stations of the Cross, and more. Original.

Door To Silence

Author : John Main
ISBN : 1853117498
Genre : Religion
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A collection of short quotes, which are intended as springboards for contemplation, are drawn from his talks, letters, journals and other unpublished sources. They are gathered around a number of themes relating to the practice of Christian meditation including: Peace, Purity of heart, Contacting the centre, Truth, Expectations, Distractions, Union with God, and Hope. As well as being a rich spiritual treasury for meditation, this is a resource for anyone looking for profound and beautiful spiritual quotations.

A Sunlit Absence

Author : Martin Laird
ISBN : 9780199831517
Genre : Religion
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"The practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts," writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. "Not a technique but a skill, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence." In this companion volume to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird focuses on a quality often overlooked by books on Christian meditation: a vast and flowing spaciousness that embraces both silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing on the wisdom of great contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, and many others, Laird shows how we can uncover the deeper levels of awareness that rest within us like buried treasure waiting to be found. The key insight of the book is that as our practice matures, so will our experience of life's ordeals, sorrows, and joys expand into generous, receptive maturity. We learn to see whatever difficulties we experience in meditation--boredom, lethargy, arrogance, depression, grief, anxiety--not as obstacles to be overcome but as opportunities to practice surrender to what is. With clarity and grace Laird shows how we can move away from identifying with our turbulent, ever-changing thoughts and emotions to the cultivation of a "sunlit absence"--the luminous awareness in which God's presence can most profoundly be felt. Addressed to both beginners and intermediates on the pathless path of still prayer, A Sunlit Absence offers wise guidance on the specifics of contemplative practice as well as an inspiring vision of the purpose of such practice and the central role it can play in our spiritual lives.

Prayer In Public Schools And The Constitution 1961 1992 Moments Of Silence In Public Schools And The Constitution

Author : Robert Sikorski
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060022022
Genre : Law
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment To Permit Voluntary Prayer

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
ISBN : UOM:39015008381421
Genre : Constitutional amendments
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Education Law Policy And Practice

Author : Michael J. Kaufman
ISBN : 9781454892632
Genre : Law
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Challenging students to question the political and philosophical assumptions underlying the law, Education Law, Policy, and Practice promotes a depth of understanding about the key cases and statutes. The authors integrate the law with policy and practice, following related political, financial, and practical issues. The law is presented through a teachable mix of key cases and materials on the practice and political aspects of school law, and an effective macro organization helps place topics into an integrated framework. Each of the major issues in education law is discussed at length: the boundaries of public and private, church and state, relations; school governance and the tensions between federal power and local control; the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers; and the educational environment and its liabilities. “Practicums” in each section allow students to apply the law to realistic situations. Features: New cases: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District; Fisher v. the University of Texas. A complete description and analysis of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. A series of key questions and answers that follow each major section, and are designed to provide formative and summative assessments of student learning outcomes.

Prayer In Public Schools And Buildings Federal Court Jurisdiction

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice
ISBN : PSU:000012042722
Genre : Government publications
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Christians Talk About Buddhist Meditation Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer

Author : Rita M. Gross
ISBN : 0826414397
Genre : Religion
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This book adopts the format of the editorsÆ previous book, Buddhists Talk about Jesus, Christians Talk about the Buddha. In that book eight scholar-practitioners--four of them Buddhist and four Christian--explored their relationship to the great religious figure of the other tradition. Then the remaining contributors, two from each tradition, addressed themselves, rebuttal fashion, to the views expressed. In the new book the subject is the differences and similarities between Buddhist meditation and Christian prayer. What can a Christian, for example, learn from the mental and physical rigor of Buddhist meditative practice? What can a Buddhist learn from traditional Christian prayer? Can one mix distinct religious identity (Christian) with practice techniques associated with another religion (Buddhist) without compromising the religious specificity of either the identities or the techniques? Christian contributors include Frances S. Adeney, Mary Frohlich, Paul O. Ingram, Ursula King, Terry C. Muck, Yagi Seiichi, and Bardwell Smith. Buddhist contributors include Robert Aitken, Grace Burford, Rita Gross, John Makransky, Ken Tanaka, Robert Thurman, and Taitetsu Unno.

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