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Gifts of the Spirit : Living the Wisdom of the Great Religious Traditions - Philip Zaleski

Gifts of the Spirit

Living the Wisdom of the Great Religious Traditions

eBook Published: 5th May 2009
ISBN: 9780061922541
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Drawing on the wisdom of teacher from the world's great religious traditions, including Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, Mother Mary Clare Vincent, Joan Halifax, and Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, Gifts of the Spirit deepens our appreciation of such everyday routines as waking up, eating, and working, as well as the abundant rewards of enjoying music, gardening, walking, and being with others. Vivid descriptions of rituals from around the world help us find new spiritual meaning in life's key passages.

Discover everyday spiritual riches through:

  • Zen arts of cooking and eating

  • Jewwish and Native American coming-of-age rituals

  • Bedouin rules of hospitality and friendship

  • Mindful approached to pregnancy and birth

  • Ancient Christian practices that nurture the dying

  • Shaker philosophies of daily work and craft

  • The Buddhist way to a peaceful night's sleep

Preface / Daniel Coleman -- Pt. 1. Day. 1. Introduction: Life in a Day. 2. Waking Up. 3. Eating. 4. Working. 5. Simple Pleasures. 6. Being with Others. 7. Words. 8. Movement. 9. Going to Sleep -- Pt. 2. Life. 10. Introduction: Passages in the Life Cycle. 11. Birth. 12. Childhood. 13. Coming-of-Age. 14. Marriage and Family. 15. Aging. 16. Dying.

ISBN: 9780061922541
ISBN-10: 0061922544
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th May 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia