Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to True Happiness

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to True Happiness


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937006228
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 115,514
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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