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Norman Vincent Peale goes to Tibet in this self-help manual based on Bön, the little-known indigenous religion of Tibet that predates Buddhism. Since he was a child, Hansard trained in the spiritual and medical traditions of Bön, and now runs a London clinic where he treats celebrities and commoners with the principles of this ancient wisdom. The first two chapters lay out key ideas and theory before moving to the areas where people commonly experience problems: work, money, relationships, health. The book is long on simple exercises, using concentration and ritual practice to resolve problems. As such, it offers help for particular issues: what to do about bullies, stress and overwork, for example. Some ideas are unique to Bön: a close relationship with another forms a "third person" that needs nurturing in order to foster that relationship. Others are self-help staples: visualize, let your energy flow. The real-life examples—such as a woman who began to treat herself lovingly and was vibrant and joyful six months later—are well-intentioned but unconvincing. Those familiar with Buddhism will find special value in exposure to the religious tradition on which some of the unique forms of Tibetan Buddhism are based. But all can benefit from this problem-solving manual that cultivates concentration and compassion. (Aug. 2)
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Christopher Hansard is the author of The Tibetan Art of Living. Trained in the spiritual and healing traditions of Tibetan Bon medicine from the age of four, he is now the leading Western practitioner in the field and the director of clinical affairs at the Eden Medical Centre, Chelsea, London. He is married and has a young daughter.
One of my most cherished books, this is a great book on the insights of living and a book that I give to people that are looking for inner peace.Published 4 months ago by mark vigerust blimling
Chalk full of helpful meditations to practice in helping heal, release and awaken inner power and protectors.Published 4 months ago by Myname
This book is really. It can really teach you how to ground your life. It's something that can be applied over and over again.Published 16 months ago by Sandy M
This is an amazing and powerful book. This is a helpful step by step tool for personal growth. A must read!Published on February 27, 2013 by Silva
For those of you in the Western world who have toyed with Eastern culture seeking balance, solutions or a new way of thinking - I can relate to you. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Derrick J.
I was reading up on Christopher Hansard only to discover that there are petitions against him online inciting him as a phony and a crook. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Sleepin' Pretty
I am learning a great deal from this book.
It goes with "A New Earth" and "The Secret". It's very enlightening.
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This book came to me when I most needed it, as a master comes when the time is right. I read many motivational books before, but all were mostly based on pretty phrases to uplift. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by The Bug