Filled with inviting stories, exercises, and practical advice, relevant to people of all faiths or no faith at all, Awakening Joy will guide you on a journey to embrace happiness and well-being, and chart a path to an enriching and meaningful engagement with life.
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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
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
James Baraz's Reading List 298