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Когда все рушится. Сердечный совет в трудные времена

Пема Чодрон

Как жить во времена, когда вся жизнь рушится, и как совладать с душевной болью, рассказывает в своем бестселлере буддийская монахиня, американка Пема Чодрон. Основываясь на поучениях своих учителей – легендарных мастеров медитации и практиков тибетского буддизма, – автор дает конкретные рекомендации, способные помочь в самые трудные моменты жизни. До монашества Пема Чодрон жила довольно обычной жизнью: работала учительницей в школе, дважды выходила замуж, родила троих детей. В своих книгах она упоминает, что именно трудности в личных отношениях помогли ей найти ответы на глубинные внутренние вопросы и изменить себя.

Счастье – это состояние ума. Как создать в своей жизни место для счастья

Гьялванг Друкпа

В своей книге Гьялванг Друкпа Ринпоче устраняет заблуждения, заслоняющие истинный смысл счастья. Она указывает нам на препятствия, которые приводят к тому, что мы становимся чужими самим себе, и раскрывает методы, позволяющие развить позитивное отношение к этим препятствиям и тем самым их преодолеть. Эта книга послужит руководством, которое поможет нам научиться принимать собственную жизнь такой, как она есть, вместо того, чтобы бесконечно подстраивать её под собственные желания.

Когда все рушится

Пема Чодрон

Как жить во времена, когда вся жизнь рушится, и как совладать с душевной болью, рассказывает в своем бестселлере буддийская монахиня, американка Пема Чодрон. Основываясь на поучениях своих учителей – легендарных мастеров медитации и практиков тибетского буддизма, – автор дает конкретные рекомендации, способные помочь в самые трудные моменты жизни. До монашества Пема Чодрон жила довольно обычной жизнью: работала учительницей в школе, дважды выходила замуж, родила троих детей. В своих книгах она упоминает, что именно трудности в личных отношениях помогли ей найти ответы на глубинные внутренние вопросы и изменить себя.

Siin Vatikani Raadio! Vello Salo lugu

Vello Salo

Kes tutvustaks Eestit maailmale? Üks erakordne tutvustaja, 90-aastane preester Vello Salo, on „ajanud eesti asja“ kümnel maal. 18-aastase soomepoisi võt-sid sakslased sõjavangina kaasa ja saatsid Sileesia rindele, kust sattus „Tšehhi põrgusse“ ja lõpuks Rooma. Seal kirjutas entsüklopeediates, toimetas Vatikani Raadio eestikeelseid saateid, koostas luuleantoloogia Poeti Estoni, korraldas luuleõhtuid ning rajas kirjastuse Maarjamaa. Edasi viis elutee Jeruusalema, Mosuli ja Stockholmi kaudu Torontosse, kus aitas kaasa Eesti õppetooli rajamisele, trükkis ingliskeelse antoloogia Ilomaile, osales Metsaülikooli arutelus globaalse eestluse teemal ja toimetas ajakirja Aja Kiri. Kodumaale pääsedes andis välja ülevaate Valge Raamat okupatsioonide põhjustatud kaotustest. Käesolev lühiülevaade sellest keerulisest eluteest pakub lisaks hulga ajaloolisi fotosid ja dokumente ning juhatab asjahuvilistele kätte täiendavat andmestikku, eriti soomepoiste ja E.V. kaadriohvitseride saatuse kohta. „Saagem inimesteks – siis võime kasvõi eestlasteks hakata“, soovitab isa Vello.

Восемь строф для тренировки ума

геше Сонам Ринчен

«Крайне важно правильно относиться к учениям Великой колесницы. Если мы стремимся только к почестям, наградам и хорошей репутации, все наши усилия приведут лишь к незначительным результатам – благополучию в этой жизни, и ни один из наших поступков не станет истинной практикой учений Будды…»

Revisiting the Jewish Question

Elisabeth Roudinesco

What does it mean to be Jewish? What is an anti-Semite? Why does the enigmatic identity of the men who founded the first monotheistic religion arouse such passions? We need to return to the Jewish question. We need, first, to distinguish between the anti-Judaism of medieval times, which persecuted the Jews, and the anti-Judaism of the Enlightenment, which emancipated them while being critical of their religion. It is a mistake to confuse the two and see everyone from Voltaire to Hitler as anti-Semitic in the same way. Then we need to focus on the development of anti-Semitism in Europe, especially Vienna and Paris, where the Zionist idea was born. Finally, we need to investigate the reception of Zionism both in the Arab countries and within the Diaspora. Re-examining the Jewish question in the light of these distinctions and investigations, Roudinesco shows that there is a permanent tension between the figures of the ‘universal Jew’ and the ‘territorial Jew’. Freud and Jung split partly over this issue, which gained added intensity after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the Eichmann trial in 1961. Finally, Roudinesco turns to the Holocaust deniers, who started to suggest that the Jews had invented the genocide that befell their people, and to the increasing number of intellectual and literary figures who have been accused of anti-Semitism. This thorough re-examination of the Jewish question will be of interest to students and scholars of modern history and contemporary thought and to a wide readership interested in anti-Semitism and the history of the Jews.

Utopias. A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities

Howard Segal P.

This brief history connects the past and present of utopian thought, from the first utopias in ancient Greece, right up to present day visions of cyberspace communities and paradise. Explores the purpose of utopias, what they reveal about the societies who conceive them, and how utopias have changed over the centuries Unique in including both non-Western and Western visions of utopia Explores the many forms utopias have taken – prophecies and oratory, writings, political movements, world's fairs, physical communities – and also discusses high-tech and cyberspace visions for the first time The first book to analyze the implicitly utopian dimensions of reform crusades like Technocracy of the 1930s and Modernization Theory of the 1950s, and the laptop classroom initiatives of recent years

When Our World Became Christian. 312 - 394

Paul Veyne

This short book by one of France's leading historians deals with a big question: how was it that Christianity, that masterpiece of religious invention, managed, between 300 and 400 AD, to impose itself upon the whole of the Western world? In his erudite and inimitable way, Paul Veyne suggests three possible explanations. Was it because a Roman emperor, Constantine, who was master of the Western world at the time, became a sincere convert to Christianity and set out to Christianize the whole world in order to save it? Or was it because, as a great emperor, Constantine needed a great religion, and in comparison to the pagan gods, Christianity, despite being a minority sect, was an avant-garde religion unlike anything seen before? Or was it because Constantine limited himself to helping the Christians set up their Church, a network of bishoprics that covered the vast Roman Empire, and that gradually and with little overt resistance the pagan masses embraced Christianity as their own religion? In the course of deciding between these explanations Paul Veyne sheds fresh light on one of the most profound transformations that shaped the modern world – the Christianization of the West. A bestseller in France, this book will appeal to a wide readership interested in history, religion and the rise of the modern world.

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism. History, Method, Practice

R. Sugirtharajah S.

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice offers a concise and multifaceted overview of the origins, development, and application of postcolonial criticism to biblical studies.? Offers a concise and accessible introduction to postcolonial biblical studies Provides a comprehensive overview of postcolonial studies by one of the field's most prominent figures Explains one of the most innovative and important developments in modern biblical studies Accessible enough to appeal to general readers interested in religion

Religio Duplex. How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion

Jan Assmann

In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West – that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite. By examining their beliefs, he argues, we can distinguish the two faces of ancient religions more generally: the outer face (that of the official religion) and the inner face (encompassing the mysterious nature of religious experience). Assmann explains that the Early Modern period witnessed the birth of the idea of dual religion with, on the one hand, the religion of reason and, on the other, that of revelation. This concept gained new significance in the Enlightenment when the dual structure of religion was transposed onto the individual. This meant that man now owed his allegiance not only to his native religion, but also to a universal 'religion of mankind'. In fact, argues Assmann, religion can now only hold a place in our globalized world in this way, as a religion that understands itself as one among many and has learned to see itself through the eyes of the other. This bold and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for historians, theologians and anyone interested in the nature of religion and its role in the shaping of the modern world.