by Stillness Speaks(S) | Feb 28, 2023 | Books
Mike Kewley shares his experience of seeking and how he found that awakening or enlightenment is here, in the everyday things of life. Mike fell in love with the ordinary. Ordinary life, he reveals, is the real miracle, not fireworks and crazy ecstasies, nor the oceans of calm (but lifeless) detachment…
by Stillness Speaks(S) | Feb 21, 2023 | Books
A reissue – by New Sarum Press – of this classic book with a newly written Preface for 2023.
These lively talks and dialogs are about seeing through the illusion of separation and waking up to the boundless wholeness that is all there is. They take on perennial questions such as: Who am I? Is there a way out of personal and global suffering? Can we choose to stop addictive and destructive patterns? What does it mean to be awake? What is enlightenment? Does waking up take effort, vigilance and practice, or is it effortlessly and unavoidably always already the case? What happens when we die?
by Stillness Speaks(S) | Dec 19, 2022 | Books“An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet’s people in this time.” ~ JOANNA MACY, author of ‘Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age’ Text & Image: From the Amazon page of the book....
by Stillness Speaks(S) | Nov 30, 2022 | BooksAn eloquent anthology honoring the wonders and challenges of life on earth and celebrating the seasons of our lives. The mysteries and delights of life on earth are illuminated in this richly eclectic collection of poetry, wisdom, prayers, and blessings from thinkers...
by Stillness Speaks(S) | Nov 14, 2022 | Books
Enter the mind of Alan Watts on Zen, Taoism, psychedelics, and comparative philosophy
Alan Watts’s lifetime of lectures and essays range widely through psychology, art, religion, and politics, but so often come home to a Zen core. This collection of his teachings, drawn from forty years of public speaking and writing, presents his characteristic brilliance and inimitable humor as he explores the deep connections between Eastern and Western wisdom—and, most especially, the unique contributions that the Zen tradition has to offer us all. Using down-to-earth, accessible language, Watts elucidates the seemingly subtle and mysterious way of Zen with immediately familiar terms and profoundly transformative ideas. As breathtaking to his original audiences as to us today, these monumental teachings paved the way for the rise of Zen in the West.
by Stillness Speaks(S) | Oct 17, 2022 | Books
Discover newfound freedom in life’s ever-constant flow of endings and beginnings with the wise words of Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart
Poignant for readers of all ages, her teachings on the bardos—a Tibetan term referring to a state of transition, including what happens between this life and the next—reveal their power and relevance at each moment of our lives. She also offers practical methods for transforming life’s most challenging emotions about change and uncertainty into a path of awakening and love. As she teaches, the more freedom we can find in our hearts and minds as we live this life, the more fearlessly we’ll be able to confront death and what lies beyond. In all, Pema provides readers with a master course in living life fully and compassionately in the shadow of death and change.