The Buddha at My Table Book

The Buddha at My Table

  • Author : Tammy Letherer
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631524264

The Buddha at My Table Excerpt :

Can you come sit at the table? Tammy Letherer’s husband of twelve years spoke these words on a Tuesday night, just before Christmas, after he had put their three children in bed. He had a piece of paper and two fingers of scotch in front of him. As he read from the list in his hand, his next words would shatter her world and destroy every assumption she'd ever made about love, friendship, and faithfulness. In The Buddha at My Table, Letherer describes―in honest, sometimes painful detail―the dismantling of a marriage that encompasses the ordinary and the surreal, including the night she finds a silent, smiling Thai monk sitting at the same dining room table. It’s this unexpected visitation, this personification of peace, that sticks with her as she listens to her husband reveal hurtful, shocking things―that he never loved her, he doesn’t believe in monogamy, and he wants to “wrap things up” with her in four weeks―and allows her to find the blessing in her husband’s betrayal. Ultimately, it’s when she realizes that she is participating in her life, not at its mercy, that she discovers the path to freedom.

Buddha s Table Book

Buddha s Table

  • Author : Chat Mingkwan
  • Publisher : Book Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004-09-06
  • Genre: Cooking, Thai
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570679322

Buddha s Table Excerpt :

Buddha's Table presents a magnificent and joyful celebration of Thai cuisine that is guaranteed to add diversity and pleasure to your cooking and dining experience. It's easy to prepare any dish on a Thai menu with these guidelines and recipes from Thai chef Chat Mingkwan. Discover how to enhance the flavors that are found in Thai produce and spices and learn how to make your own curry pastes and sauces, the foundation for any great Thai meal. Chat's experience as a cooking instructor can be seen in his use of precise measurements, easy techniques, and simple instructions. These recipes have been tasted over and over by students and friends to ensure that they are flawless and delicious, but most important, that they manifest the Thai soul.

The Date of Buddha s Death and Ceylon Chronology Book

The Date of Buddha s Death and Ceylon Chronology

  • Author : John M. Senaveratna
  • Publisher : Asian Educational Services
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 8120614984

The Date of Buddha s Death and Ceylon Chronology Excerpt :

Earlier published in No. 67 (1914) of the Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland.

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to God Book

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to God

  • Author : Eric E. Hall
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506405735

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to God Excerpt :

Is God the First Cause? The Unmoved Mover? Mr. Miyagi? In this latest installment of the Homebrewed Christianity series, edited by Tripp Fuller, Eric E. Hall approaches the question of God from various perspectives, including philosophy, personal revelation, Christian tradition, and other religions. The classical conception of God is like the famously stoic-yet-lethal character in the Karate Kid. Competing versions of God include Your Hippie Aunt, St. Joan of Arc, and even the muscle-headed goons from Jersey Shore. Hall uses each of these analogies to elucidate a version of God that has held sway at one point or another. For each, he shows strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons. After proposing this nouveau-pantheon, Hall takes on atheism, religion versus science, and popular images of Jesus. At the end of this romp through history and pop culture, Hall argues that the God you need may be the very God you rejected years ago.

God  Science  and the Buddha Book

God Science and the Buddha

  • Author : Wijeratne Weerakkody
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-07-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557506828

God Science and the Buddha Excerpt :

Here in this book "God, Science, and the Buddha" my genuine effort is to present the reader with some insight into the existence of life and matter within the concept of universal space-time in order to understand how and why mind is declared by the Buddha as the forerunner of all existence in eternity and infinity of the concept of space-time.Learning to understand the culmination of all the energies contained within the concept of space-time would unify theology, science and the nature in the noble name of God without division into mind based diverse theological images. The rare opportunity in human form of life is too precious to be neglected and wasted within the short span of existence in this sensual realm of life. In order to be comfortable with this understanding the author seeks to discuss scientific revelations in cosmology, physics, and physiology along with theology, religions, philosophy and Buddhism, which explains the existence of the nature in its true form.

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Book

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Author : Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Ceylon Branch, Colombo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Archaeology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015020463629

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Excerpt :

Contains the Society's Proceedings.

The Bird and The Buddha Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Bird and The Buddha

  • Author : A S Croyle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780929385

The Bird and The Buddha Excerpt :

It is 1878, and Dr. Poppy Stamford has reluctantly rekindled her relationship with Sherlock Holmes. Though it has been almost four years since they parted on uneasy terms and he continues to suppress his feelings for her, they are still intrigued and inspired—and frustrated—by each other. When her beloved uncle is arrested in relation to a series of murders near the British Museum, Poppy and the burgeoning detective set out to find the evidence to set him free. Can they track down the real killer in time to save Uncle Ormond from the rope? In the latest adventure of Poppy Stamford and Sherlock Holmes, the two not only uncover secret societies, but find themselves soul-searching to clarify their beliefs about an array of moral issues including euthanasia and the death penalty . . . as well as their feelings toward one another.

Threads of Awakening Book

Threads of Awakening

  • Author : Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647420949

Threads of Awakening Excerpt :

What if you set out to travel the world and got sidetracked in a Himalayan sewing workshop? What if that sidetrack turned out to be your life’s path—your way home? Part art book, part memoir, part spiritual travelogue, Threads of Awakening is a delightful and inspiring blend of adventure and introspection. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo shares her experience as a California woman traveling to the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India to manage an economic development fund, only to wind up sewing pictures of Buddha instead. Through her remarkable journey, she discovered that a path is made by walking it—and that some of the best paths are made by walking off course. For over 500 years, Tibetans have been creating sacred images from pieces of silk. Much rarer than paintings and sculptures, these stitched fabric thangkas are among Tibet's finest artworks. Leslie studied this little-known textile art with two of its brightest living masters and let herself discover where curiosity and devotion can lead. In this book, she reveals the unique stitches of an ancient needlework tradition, introduces the Buddhist deities it depicts, and shares insights into the compassion, interdependence, and possibility they embody.

In the Buddha s Words Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

In the Buddha s Words

  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-07-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861714919

In the Buddha s Words Excerpt :

The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

So Many Angels Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

So Many Angels

  • Author : Diane Stelfox Cook
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631526411

So Many Angels Excerpt :

Diane Cook’s idyllic suburban life was shattered with one phone call. As she stood five feet away from her two young sons, her husband, Jed, delivered the news: He had just been arrested. For attempted solicitation of a minor male over the internet. Her world suddenly in shambles, Diane could have fallen apart—but she knew that wasn’t an option. She was a mom; her responsibility was to her boys. So she vowed to herself that she would keep herself—and her children—together. And then, just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In the months that followed, Diane struggled to deal with Jed’s scandal, raise her two sons, and handle her new medical condition, all as a suddenly single mother. But she quickly learned that, even in her darkest times, she was not alone: her community was with her every step of the way, always ready to swoop in to support her when she needed it most. Ultimately, So Many Angels is an uplifting story of resilience and strength—and a tribute to the many friends and strangers who helped Diane and her boys survive the greatest trial of their lives.

Notes After Midnight Book

Notes After Midnight

  • Author : Carol Richmond
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631526329

Notes After Midnight Excerpt :

When thirty-five-year-old Carol Richmond decides to end her seventeen-year marriage, she has no idea what’s in store. Within the first year of the divorce, her ex-husband abandons his children and ignores the court’s orders to pay child support, and despite working sixteen hours a day and seven days a week, Richmond cannot make ends meet. She is forced to sell her home and hawk her jewelry in order to keep her family fed and housed, and more often than not she relies on hired women to kiss her children goodnight and dry their tears. In the decade to follow, Carol’s growing children struggle with individual complexities. One son attempts suicide; another utterly fails academically; and her daughter is sexually abused by a trusted acquaintance. Yet Carol and her children endure—because they must. Haunting yet full of humor and self-effacing wisdom, Notes After Midnight is a story of the invisible binding thread connecting each of us to one another—the thread that helps us find our way along even the most difficult of paths.

The Buddha Sat Right Here Book

The Buddha Sat Right Here

  • Author : Dena Moes
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631525629

The Buddha Sat Right Here Excerpt :

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months—a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty—and filled with love and awe.

Yes  Again Book

Yes Again

  • Author : Sallie Weissinger
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647423162

Yes Again Excerpt :

In this laughter-through-tears memoir, Sallie Weissinger, a late-in-life widow, recounts the highs and lows of navigating the tricky online dating world of the 2000s. Interwoven throughout her adventures in search of a new relationship are stories from her childhood as a military brat, her southern heritage, her various marriages, and the volunteer work in Central and South America that helped her keep moving forward through it all. Weissinger keeps her sense of humor as she meets men who lie, men who try to extort money, and men with unsavory pasts. When she experiences even more loss, her search for a partner becomes less important, but—with the help of friends and dogs—she perseveres and, ultimately, develops her own approach to meeting “HIM.” Blending the deeply serious and the lighthearted, Yes Again shows us that good things happen when we open up our minds and hearts.

Two Minus One Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Two Minus One

  • Author : Kathryn Taylor
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631524554

Two Minus One Excerpt :

Kirkus Best Books of 2018 “You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty-year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband’s career. But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband’s dying brother, the other shoe does drop. Taylor’s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, “done with the marriage and doesn’t want to talk about it.” With this, the life Taylor has come to know is over. Relying on the strength of a lifelong friend who refuses to let her succumb to the intense waves of grief, she slowly begins to find her way out of grief. Over the course of two years, through appointments with attorneys and therapists, purging shared belongings, and pushing herself to meet new people and do new things, Taylor not only regains a sense of control in her life, she also learns to enjoy the new life she has built, the friendships she’s formed—and to savor her newfound strength.

We Got This Book

We Got This

  • Author : Marika Lindholm
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631526572

We Got This Excerpt :

In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. In We Got This, seventy-five solo mom writers tell the truth about their lives—their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Some of these writers’ names will sound familiar, like Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, and Elizabeth Alexander, while others are about to become unforgettable. Bound together by their strength, pride, and—most of all— their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms—and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.