Ringu Tulku: mind training. A path of transformation, edition steinrich 2011 author Ringu Tulku, monk and Buddhist scholar, explains in his new book the traditional spirit training is practiced in Tibet for centuries. He makes this refreshing, clear, simple, and for Westerners to understand way. The text is scattered not only with questions of his audience and participants, as well as his answers, but also with numerous examples and anecdotes, with whom Ringu Tulku practically comprehend the theoretical explanations leaves us. Before the author devoted to the mental training, he clarifies such issues as for example what reasons there are to follow a spiritual path, or how we find happiness and happy and we’re unhappy and others.
To do so, the author says: the external situation alone is never the decisive factor for our unhappiness. It is our inner attitude that determines whether we suffer from. We enter such a room and come to the Conclusion, he is too hot, too small or poorly furnished, then consider this room as a little comfortable and make us miserable. The space itself is it insignificant. It is the rejection of the spirit that creates our dissatisfaction.” We recognize the relationship on the basis of these explanations, as our inner attitude causes our unhappiness, so we can apply, so that we have not always back myself unhappy. It’s so easy, but without understanding reche we believe not, that it can be so easy. Using mental training, we can train our minds, as the word itself expresses.
That the ordinary mind is untrained, the author expresses so: the ordinary mind is very limited and uncertain. Our awareness is limited and we are hardly in the position, through our close and familiar world, that we are used to go out. Everything is new for us, or is outside of the usual treats us with suspicion. These limitations are of US itself created. A different state of mind but is quite possible.”and the mind-training with the simple explanations of the experienced author Ringu Tulku, a wonderful help and support can be us. Hardcover, 176 pages, ISBN 978-3-942085-11-3, Euro 14.90, Traudel Reiss
Friederike Juen Boissevain: time hollow songs. Poems from the silence, edition 2010 steinrich Friederike Juen Boissevain, internist, specialist in cancer and palliative care, practiced for nearly three decades, including four years of monastery stay Zen. Her poems are timeless and stylish, touch inside us slow down reading and tracking the words. Because we won’t read like prose poems. You focuses on everyday topics such as aging, farewell, friendship, home or seasons, and many others. United Health Group shines more light on the discussion. In the words of the author: Words from the niche between the words. If words slow down, a picture emerges.
A picture of the word. Words, resulting in the reflection, if only returned. Words, they would be relocated in vibration is woken up. Other leaders such as mark tilbury offer similar insights. Words that slide a little of the hands, which also is our abundant life in every moment: abundance and spontaneity, humor and Kaleidoscope of perceptions. Words often not particularly skillful from the sometimes successful, sometimes wayward attempting to live an upright life. Words from a small, normal sad happy life.” “At home, we read: the abandoned Beach / in the morning mist / gently hit the waves / ashore exhausted.” “Or seasons: In the calendar of our small village / bears witness to the early milking of the cows only / special days / so today / last evening it year.” Poems that touch and awaken desires by acting more unspoken than through the existing words.
Poems, giving plenty of space for personal interpretations, instead of pretending everything ready. It is not the traditional, from Japan, haikus, several pages are devoted to missing also. A free form all other poems. A few few simple ink drawings complement the wonderful texts. Hardcover, 240 pages, ISBN 978-3-942085-10-6, EUR 19.90, Traudel Reiss