Developing Balanced Sensitivity: Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life / Edition 1

Developing Balanced Sensitivity: Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life / Edition 1

by Alexander Berzin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559390948

ISBN-13: 9781559390941

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Alexander Berzin introduces a series of techniques for overcoming insensitivity and hypersensitivity. Based on traditional Buddhist sources, they are presented in non-traditional forms suitable for workshops and private practice. The exercises deal with difficult, everyday situations and show how to access our mind's natural talents; dispel nervousness, insecurity,

Overview

Alexander Berzin introduces a series of techniques for overcoming insensitivity and hypersensitivity. Based on traditional Buddhist sources, they are presented in non-traditional forms suitable for workshops and private practice. The exercises deal with difficult, everyday situations and show how to access our mind's natural talents; dispel nervousness, insecurity, and low self-esteem; make decisions; deconstruct deceptive appearances; and recognize the clear light nature of the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559390941
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface13
PART I: DEALING CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH SENSITIVITY ISSUES17
1 Identifying Sensitivity Disorders19
2 Generating a Feeling of Loving Compassion26
3 Imagining Ideal Sensitivity38
4 Affirming and Accessing Our Natural Qualities46
5 Refraining from Destructive Behavior51
6 Combining Warmth with Understanding57
PART II: UNCOVERING THE TALENTS OF OUR MIND AND HEART65
7 Shifting Focus from Mind and from Ourselves to Mental
Activity67
8 Appreciating the Clear Light Nature of Mental Activity78
9 Accessing the Natural Talents of Our Mind and Heart85
10 Applying the Five Types of Deep Awareness90
PART III: DISPELLING CONFUSION ABOUT APPEARANCES99
11 Validating the Appearances We Perceive101
12 Deconstructing Deceptive Appearances112
13 Four Exercises for Deconstructing Deceptive Appearances120
14 Grasping at Mind's Natural Qualities for Security132
15 Relaxing Dualistic Appearances of Mind's Natural
Qualities144
16 Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things
inLife159
17 Dissolving Disturbing Emotions into Underlying Deep
Awareness172
PART IV: RESPONDING WITH BALANCED SENSITIVITY187
18 Adjusting Our Innate Mental Factors189
19 Unblocking Our Feelings201
20 Making Sensitive Decisions216
Bibliography233

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