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Contemplative practices in action : spirituality, meditation, and health

Author: Thomas G Plante
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a world of continuing stress and nonstop sensory input, the one thing that seems increasingly elusive is peace of mind. Pharmaceuticals and other potentially harmful measures provide relief for some people.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Plante
ISBN: 9780313382567 0313382565 9780313382574 0313382573
OCLC Number: 529295626
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : contemplative practices in action / Thomas G. Plante, Adi Raz, and Doug Oman --
Similarity in diversity? Four shared functions of contemplative practice systems / Doug Oman --
Managing stress mindfully / Hooria Jazaieri and Shauna L. Shapiro --
Translating spiritual ideals into daily life : the eight-point program of passage meditation / Tim Flinders [and others] --
Centering prayer : a method of Christian meditation for our time / Jane K. Ferguson --
Mantram repetition : a "portable contemplative practice" for modern times / Jill E. Bormann --
"The eternal is with me, I shall not fear" : Jewish contemplative practices and well-being / Zari Weiss and David Levy --
A comprehensive contemplative approach from the Islamic tradition / Aisha Hamdan --
The path of yoga / T. Anne Richards --
Zen and the transformation of emotional and physical stress into well-being / Sarita Tamayo-Moraga and Darlene Cohen Roshi --
The impact of meditation practices in the daily life of Silicon Valley leaders / Andre L. Delbecq --
"Shaking the blues away" : energizing spiritual practices for the treatment of chronic pain / Amy B. Wachholtz and Michelle J. Pearce --
A pilgrimage from suffering to solidarity : walking the path of contemplative practices / Gerdenio Manuel and Martha E. Stortz --
Contemplative practices in action : now what? / Thomas G. Plante and Adi Raz.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Plante, editor ; foreword by Huston Smith.

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