Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods

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In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of prayer. These methods are meditative in nature and reenvision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that can help anyone create a healthy life through the power of awareness and intention. Ultimately, author Thich Nhat Hanh presents prayer as more than just relaxation: is it a way to satisfy the basic human need to make a connection with something larger than our everyday self. Included are visualization and breathing exercises as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888375558
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
489,973
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Introduction by Larry Dossey, M.D.

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Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jjneel2605 More than 1 year ago
I loved this little book. It is a quick read and it is very enjoyable and helps get to the heart of the energy of prayer. It touches the heart of prayers in Buddhism and Christianity. Hanh has done another excellent job. Well worth the price and the time. Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago