Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to True Happiness

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to True Happiness


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937006228
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 238,094
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James Baraz has been teaching meditation for more than thirty years and the Awakening Joy course, both on-site and online, since 2003. He is a co-founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and is on the international advisory board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

Shoshana Tembeck Alexander has studied Buddhism since the early 1970s and is the author of In Praise of Single Parents and Women’s Ventures, Women’s Visions. She has guided the work of several prominent Buddhist authors, including Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, and Wes Nisker. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Note on the Paperback Edition xi

Foreword Jack Kornfield xiii

Preface Ram Dass xv

Introduction xvii

Step 1 Inclining the Mind Toward Joy 3

Step 2 Mindfulness: Being Present for Your Life 30

Step 3 Grateful Heart, Joyful Heart 60

Step 4 Finding Joy in Difficult Times 85

Step 5 The Bliss of Blamelessness 121

Step 6 The Joy of Letting Go 150

Step 7 The Sweetness of Loving Ourselves 178

Step 8 The Joy of Loving Others 203

Step 9 Compassion: The Natural Expression of a Joyful Heart 236

Step 10 The Joy of Simply Being 268

Acknowledgments 289

Bibliography 295

James Baraz's Reading List 298

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Awakening Joy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be both inspiring and practical. Each chapter covers one step in a journey toward developing and sustaining more peace and joy in our lives. Each step is well presented and very concrete practices that we can incorporate into our daily lives are described with clarity. The book is grounded in Buddhist philosophy but I am completely comfortable recommending it to anyone who has an interest in adding to their own sense of well-being and consequently to the well-being of us all. Written with warmth, humor and depth, this is a book that is fun to read and at the same time profound enough to potentially transform your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough good things about this book! It is turning me into an optimistic person, and changing my life for the better. I'm slowly reading the book and doing the exercises suggested and my whole outlook is slowly changing from one of pessimism to one of optimism and joy. I'm going to reread the book once I'm finished because these are life changing, powerful words of wisdom! This book is so awesome, definitely recommended!
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JustTrish More than 1 year ago
The ebook price is higher than the hardcover? What are they thinking???
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful book that changed my life!