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Quiet Sitting

This no-frills handbook is essential to anyone who is interested in the Eastern technique of breathing for a healthy mind and body.

Author : Chen Yingning

Release : 2012-04-10

Publisher : Shanghai Press

ISBN : 9781602201286

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Jing Gong (quiet sitting) has been shrouded in mysticism since it traveled out of the Far East and across the shores to the West. Along the way, new schools of thought developed and the essential keys to the simple practice that is Jing Gong had been lost. Quiet Sitting: The Daoist Approach for a Healthy Mind and Body is a combination of two translated texts from two of the most famous Jing Gong pioneers in China during the early 20th century. This no-frills handbook is essential to anyone who is interested in the Eastern technique of breathing for a healthy mind and body. Free of esoteric words and phrases, this book offers beginner students a basic, yet powerful, knowledge of the breath: where it comes from, how it is distributed throughout the body, and how to harness it to heal from within. Whether you are looking for alternative ways to improve your physical health, maintain your mental well being, or curious about breathing meditations, Quiet Sitting provides the basic tools needed to get started.

The Quiet Therapies

LIKE SHADAN THERAPY, seiza (quiet sitting) aims at utilizing the fundamental
healing properties of nature that work through ... The patient must be trained to sit
and to breathe properly in order to fully utilize the natural powers that lie within, ...

Author : David K. Reynolds

Release : 1982-03-01

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

ISBN : 9780824808013

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"A provocative but balanced book that will be of great interest for all concerned with Japan, religiously based therapies, and the cure of nervous disorders, it may challenge one's assumptions about such notions as the nature of 'self' as well as provide insight into life, suffering, and happiness." --Religious Studies Review "The descriptions of the various therapies are informative, vivid, and engaging." --Contemporary Psychology "The penetrating account given in an afterword by George DeVos delineates the important psychological differences between Americans and Japanese that render Western psychoanalysis inapplicable to the Japanese scene." --Journal of the American Medical Association "Will undoubtedly become a landmark in comparative psychiatry and social anthropology." --American Journal of Psychiatry

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I

“A Recommendation for Quiet Sitting” (Seiza no susume) was published in 1900
by Kōyūkan, a Buddhist publication house.1 The work was published while
Suzuki was residing in LaSalle, Illinois, and Chicago, working with Paul Carus on
The ...

Author : Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Release : 2014-11-24

Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN : 0520959612

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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside of Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly the United States and Europe. Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki gathers the full range of Suzuki’s writings—both classic essays and lesser-known but equally significant articles. This first volume in the series presents a collection of Suzuki’s writings on Zen Buddhist thought and practice. In an effort to ensure the continued relevance of Zen, Suzuki drew on his years of study and practice, placing the tradition into conversation with key trends in nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought. Richard M. Jaffe’s in-depth introduction situates Suzuki’s approach to Zen in the context of modern developments in religious thought, practice, and scholarship. The romanization of Buddhist names and technical terms has been updated, and Chinese and Japanese characters, which were removed from many post–World War II editions of Suzuki’s work, have been reinstated. This will be a valuable edition of Suzuki’s writings for contemporary scholars and students of Buddhism.

The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism

Quiet - sitting , as we have seen , developed in the Ch ' eng - Chu school as a
practice supportive of both the ... As a contemplative form of practice , quiet -
sitting was particularly suited to the changing focus of learning for the Ming Neo ...

Author : Rodney Leon Taylor

Release : 1990-01-01

Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN : 9780791403112

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"The role of Confucianism in the development of East Asian Cultures has only recently begun to be fully appreciated. Even with this recognition, there is still little understanding of the tradition as a religious tradition. This book presents Confucianism as a religious tradition. In no other book has there been a sustained presentation of the many and varied religious dimensions of the tradition."--From publisher description.

Transformations Of The Confucian Way

The Sung Neo-Confucians had also faced this kind of Buddhist challenge and
developed their own unique form of spiritual self-cultivation called quiet-sitting.
As both a scholar and teacher of this Confucian form of meditation, Okada
Takehiko ...

Author : John Berthrong

Release : 2018-10-08

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 0429983107

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From its beginnings, Confucianism has vibrantly taught that each person is able to find the Way individually in service to the community and the world. John Berthrong’s comprehensive new work tells the story of the grand intellectual development of the Confucian tradition, revealing all the historical phases of Confucianism and opening the reader’s eyes to the often neglected gifts of scholars of the Han, T’ang, and the modern periods, as well as to the vast contributions of Korea and Japan. The author concludes his revelatory study with an examination of the contemporary renewal of the Confucian Way in East Asia and its spread to the West.

Quiet Thunder

The moment Sitting Bull left the teepee and took his place among the warriors,
the time of mourning would be officially over and the feast of New Life would
begin. Big Buffalo's chanting stopped and silence prevailed. The only sound was
the ...

Author : Al Lacy

Release : 2011-06-08

Publisher : Multnomah

ISBN : 0307780538

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In the sixth installment of the Journeys of the Stranger series, legendary hero John Stranger becomes involved in the lives of a brave and skillful Sioux warrior named Quiet Thunder and the white Army captain who has been his blood brother since childhood. Despite the disapproval of both their people, Quiet Thunder and Thane Tyler remain faithfully true to their friendship...both in their hearts and on the battlefield. But when the two must inevitably face each other with weapons drawn, which will win out: love or duty? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Quiet Mind

The Buddha's teachings are not limited to silent sitting meditation. We are
encouraged to bring the mindfulness we develop while sitting to all of the
activities that make up our lives. Bring undivided, full attention to every situation. If
you are ...

Author : Susan Piver

Release : 2008

Publisher : Shambhala Publications

ISBN : 1590305973

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Brings together six respected Buddhist teachers in an accessible introduction to the techniques of meditation, and includes guided meditation practice reflecting a range of Buddhist traditions, helpful teachings, and yoga poses.

Find a Quiet Corner

Bookend each drawing session with silent sitting and concentrated breathing
exercises . Use your quiet - corner drawing time to focus on whatever thoughts
come to you when you sit and breathe . What thought keeps recurring ? How
does ...

Author : Nancy O'Hara

Release : 2009

Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN : 9781402765766

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Available for the first time in a single volume, this new edition features two of Nancy O’Hara’s bestselling books, revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Going beyond daily meditation, Find a Quiet Corner teaches us effective ways to release stress, boost energy, tap into creativity, improve our well-being, and above all, achieve spiritual fulfillment. Readers will benefit from its lessons on how to increase self-awareness and personal satisfaction through careful attention to breath. Serenity in Motion makes the perfect companion book, guiding us to look at conflict differently, communicate more effectively, and embrace confusion so as to invite serenity into our lives and banish anxiety. O’Hara’s comforting words help us to meet each moment as it comes.

An Introduction to Confucianism

Gu Xiancheng ( 1550 – 1612 ) confirmed that quiet sitting was a method to probe
into the depth and profoundness of human nature , and believed that this could
be achieved either when one was alone or occupied , whether one was with ...

Author : Yao (Xinzhong.)

Release : 2000-02-13

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521644303

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Introduces the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students and general readers.

The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation

MINDING THE BODY In general you will find that it is helpful to precede your
quiet sitting meditation with at least a brief period of mindful stretching, tai chi,
yoga, or exercise. This will help you to build energy and focus your attention. At
times ...

Author : Joel Levey

Release : 2005-06-10

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 0861719697

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Joel and Michelle Levey have taught thousands of people around the globe to live in greater harmony and balance. Field-tested and refined over many years, the Leveys' unique approach to stress-mastery and personal development offers step-by-step guidance for developing personal strengths, enhancing the quality of life, and making a real contribution to the world. The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation offers a treasury of their most useful teachings: Waking up throughout the day--finding your meditation practice and sticking to it. Balancing breath, brain, and mind-mastering stress--enhancing performance in every arena of your life. Creative intelligence--the dynamic synergy of active and quiet mind skills. Mastery, mystery, and meditation--awakening to your true nature. Inspired Work--relaxation, concentration, and meditation on the job. A vital blend of profoundly practical skills, advice, instruction, and encouragement makes Fine Arts a complete course for awakening more fully to your highest potentials in each moment of your life.

The Mind's Eye: The Evolution of the Athlete's Skills and Consciousness

Quiet Sitting “Eventually I stir, roused by the haggle of ravens or the chatter of
squirrels or the scurry of deer — other minds in the forest — and I make my way
back along the trail to the zone of electricity and words. As I walk, it occurs to me
that ...

Author : Jimmy Joy

Release : 2009

Publisher :

ISBN : 0557183073

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"The Mind's Eye describes a successful method in the implementation of a mental training program for rowers. Under Jimmy Joy's guidance and direction countless rowers at all levels, including the international and university level, trained using an integral approach that develops the athletes skills and his consciousness. This book is Jimmy's description of the specific processes involved in developing you or your athlete's ability to achieve Flow (the sense of effortless in an activity) and experience peak performance."

Chinese Medical Qigong

6.6.1 PRACTICE METHOD Quiet sitting One may choose among upright sitting,
cross-legged sitting, or sitting with the back against something. Close the eyes,
draw in the chest, close the fingers around the thumb and place the hands on the

Author : Tianjun Liu

Release : 2009-08-01

Publisher : Singing Dragon

ISBN : 1848190239

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Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating traditional therapies of Qigong with outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study.

Ayurvedic Balancing

129 Reducing Stress Regular “ quiet ” time creates an oasis of rest amidst the
stressful pace of modern life . ... Stress Reduction and Relaxation Quiet Sitting or
Meditation Sitting quietly is difficult for most Westerners , because we are
impatient ...

Author : Joyce Bueker

Release : 2002

Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN : 9780738701882

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Bueker combines her experience as a bodybuilder and power lifter to present aprogram that integrates Western fitness with Eastern wellness. Illustrations.Charts.

Sitting In Darkness, Sleeping In Silence

I enjoyed the peace and quiet and serenity of being by myself after living with 300
people in a crowded shelter. I would go on to share residences a couple of times
with others. Each time the next one was better than the previous. 29 The Panic ...

Author : D. Terry

Release : 2013-09-06

Publisher : Booktango

ISBN : 1468937642

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Growing up, I had developed what I refer to as an “emotional closet” where I stored my painful and repressed memories and feelings. These were hidden from my family, my friends, and the world at large. I was actually so good and adept at hiding these that I “hid” many even from myself, only to resurface years later in adulthood. And boy did they resurface! The anger, pain, and tears for no reason at all. The emotional mood swings. I just wanted to escape from it all. It was like being trapped in a dark room perpetually 24/7. I was truly “Sitting In Darkness, Sleeping In Silence”. I wasn’t always depressed or lonely. Actually, I had the best childhood and upbringing that one could have ever asked for. I was raised in a family environment with two loving parents and siblings. Growing up in a Midwest town, in the 1970’s was the best experience for me. It was a time when children could play outside without the worry of someone snatching, molesting or abusing them. In the spring and summer months, we slept with our windows open during the nighttime. I always had a number of friends at any given time and we traveled constantly to new cities and places. Behind the brave and content face, I was alone and in a very dark place. I was smiling on the outside, but inside I felt pain, hurt, embarrassment and confusion. In retrospect, a number of things transpired in my life that led up to the start of my depression and loneliness. Traumatic occurrences happened to me during that time period. This lead me to the realization that bad things sometimes happen to good people from good families. By sharing the things contained in this book, though embarrassing and painful as they may be, I found the healing could begin. Unfortunately, many of these things were the good, the bad and the very ugly moments of my life. It is my hope that my story will inspire some to persevere when they reach the “edge of despair” in life. How did I survive? This is my story .

Opening the Dragon Gate

After the exercise, before long you can find, quite amazingly, that the thoughts
that crossed your mind in quiet sitting have appeared in actual reality. Sometimes
it may be that a person you happened to think of actually comes calling, ...

Author : Chen Kaiguo

Release : 2011-12-20

Publisher : Tuttle Publishing

ISBN : 146290288X

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This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.

The Road to Memphis

“You've been mighty quiet sitting back there. You got any secrets you want to tell?
” I was having a high time teasing them all. Moe smiled. “It was mine, Cassie, I
wouldn't be sitting here quiet.” I returned the smile, and the dimples deepened.

Author : Mildred D. Taylor

Release : 1992-06-01

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101657987

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"Cassie recounts harrowing events during late 1941. An engrossing picture of fine young people endeavoring to find the right way in a world that persistently wrongs them." --Kirkus Reviews

Zongmi on Chan

Does one still rely on the command to practice cross-legged Chan sitting within
the first teaching, the one that speaks of ... nature].177 As the Awakening of Faith
says: “If you practice tranquilization, dwell in a quiet place, straighten the body, ...

Author : Jeffrey Lyle Broughton

Release : 2009-05-14

Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN : 0231513089

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Japanese Zen often implies that textual learning (gakumon) in Buddhism and personal experience (taiken) in Zen are separate, but the career and writings of the Chinese Tang dynasty Chan master Guifeng Zongmi (780-841) undermine this division. For the first time in English, Jeffrey Broughton presents an annotated translation of Zongmi's magnum opus, the Chan Prolegomenon, along with translations of his Chan Letter and Chan Notes. The Chan Prolegomenon persuasively argues that Chan "axiom realizations" are identical to the teachings embedded in canonical word and that one who transmits Chan must use the sutras and treatises as a standard. Japanese Rinzai Zen has, since the Edo period, marginalized the sutra-based Chan of the Chan Prolegomenon and its successor text, the Mind Mirror (Zongjinglu) of Yongming Yanshou (904-976). This book contains the first in-depth treatment in English of the neglected Mind Mirror, positioning it as a restatement of Zongmi's work for a Song dynasty audience. The ideas and models of the Chan Prolegomenon, often disseminated in East Asia through the conduit of the Mind Mirror, were highly influential in the Chan traditions of Song and Ming China, Korea from the late Koryo onward, and Kamakura-Muromachi Japan. In addition, Tangut-language translations of Zongmi's Chan Prolegomenon and Chan Letter constitute the very basis of the Chan tradition of the state of Xixia. As Broughton shows, the sutra-based Chan of Zongmi and Yanshou was much more normative in the East Asian world than previously believed, and readers who seek a deeper, more complete understanding of the Chan tradition will experience a surprising reorientation in this book.

Poor Miss Finch a Novel by Wilkie Collins

She accompanied them with hands that seemed to be mad for joyhands that
threatened every moment to snap the chords of the instrument . Never , since my
first day at the rectory , had I heard such a noise in our quiet sitting - room as I
heard ...

Author : Wilkie Collins

Release : 1872

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The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism

Heinrich Busch has provided some detail on the history of the practice and the
several types of quiet - sitting . 5 In his study of Ku Hsien - ch ' eng , he indicates
that Ku distinguished two types of quiet - sitting : one a general state of quiet ...

Author : Rodney Leon Taylor

Release : 1978

Publisher :


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Now in its Tenth Edition, Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts. Its dramatically updated art program, more streamlined presentation of material, and integration of chapter objectives will help you better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body. Elaine Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy & physiology to your life and future career. The book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming. Elaine Marieb wrote this book specifically for the one-semester course and continues to carefully select a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like the HPV Vaccine, Infantile Polycystic Kidney disease, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) draws students into the material.