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Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008

Anyone can catch a sexually transmitted disease. STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that "it can’t happen to me," many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD. To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes narrates real-life stories of young people infected with STDs. ...


The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

Counterpoint, 2012

Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra , and following with The Platform Sutra , Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen’s First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen ...


Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice
Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

Wisdom Publications, 2004

For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in addition to a revised glossary. As Jisho Warner writes in her preface, Opening the Hand of Thought "goes directly to the ...


Understanding Our Mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology
Thich Nhat Hanh

Parallax Press, 2006

This profound look at Buddhist psychology offers important insights into how Buddhism's ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Basing his work on the writings of the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing the true nature of consciousness. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist applied psychology, he shows how the mind is ...


The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering
Bhikkhu Bodhi

Pariyatti Publishing, 2006

This book offers a clear, concise account of the Eightfold Path prescribed to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying cause of suffering—ignorance. Each step of the path is believed to cultivate wisdom through mental training, and includes an enlightened and peaceful middle path that avoids extremes. The theoretical as well as practical angles of each of the paths—right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, ...


God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita (Self-Realization Fellowship) 2 Volume Set
Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-Realization Fellowship, 1995

The Bhagavad Gita is India's most sacred text - the Hindu "Bible." Yogananda's translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga. God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita's profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and ...


The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You (Self-Realization Fellowship) 2 Volume ...
Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-Realization Fellowship, 2004

In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: "how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one's self." Never before available in its entirety, this ...


The Divine Romance: Collected Talks and Essays - Volume 2 (Self-Realization Fellowship)
Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-Realization Fellowship, 2000

The Divine Romance includes over fifty talks and essays by Paramahansa Yogananda. Readers will find these talks alive with the unique blend of all-embracing wisdom, encouragement, and love for humanity that have made the author one of our era's most trusted guides to the spiritual life. The second book in a trilogy, which includes, Man's Eternal Quest and Journey to Self-realization - each of which are packed with information covering a ...


The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Jack Kornfield

Bantam, 2008

Trained as a monk in Thailand, Burma, and India, Jack Kornfield experienced at hand the life-changing power of Buddhist teachings: the emphasis on the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, the fine-grained analysis of emotion and thought, the precise techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind and heart. In contrast to the medical orientation of most Western psychology and psychiatry, here is a vision of radiant human ...


Vasisthas Yoga (Special Paper; 27)

State University of New York Press, 1993

This translation is a two volume book combined into one book. "It's purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation."


Thoughtful Dementia Care: Understanding the Dementia Experience

Jennifer Ghent-Fuller, 2012

An easy-to-read and sensitive portrayal of the changing world of people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease or other diseases, and those who care for them. Offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. The author carefully explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes. She describes how these losses affect the ...


Diet Delusion
Gary Taubes

Vermilion, 2009

Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health ...


Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery
Milt Greek

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery provides innovative techniques to work with a person in psychosis, move him or her into recovery, and aid in rejoining mainstream society. Topics include the building of schizophrenic psychosis, hallucinations and false perceptions, working with someone in psychosis, stabilizing on medication, and counseling for self-understanding. “After my wife and I read Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery, it was ...


The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the ...
Clyde Prestowitz

Tantor Media, 2010

Critically acclaimed author Clyde Prestowitz reveals the shocking extent of the deterioration of American economic strength that has put the United States on the brink of irreversibly losing our supremacy on the world stage and our prosperity at home. While the financial crisis has been a devastating blow, he shows that the wreckage of our economic might started much earlier. If we do not make decisive changes fast, he reveals, we will face the ...


"How Many More Questions?": Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children
Rochelle Caplan, Brenda Bursch

Oxford University Press, 2012

How Many More Questions?: Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts. The book then guides the reader in how to effectively elicit information about sensitive and stressful topics from young children, such as their emotions, difficulties, problems, worries, and illness. ...


The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng

Counterpoint, 2008

The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, The Platform Sutra presents the life and work of Hui-neng, the controversial sixth ...


An American's Resurrection: :My Pilgrimage from Child Abuse and Mental Illness to Salvation
Eric C Arauz

Treehouse Publishing/AIE, 2012

An American's Resurrection  is being called  a real-life  Silver Linings Playbook  that has been backed by national thought leaders as the groundbreaking work on the experience of madness, child abuse, trauma, addiction and Redemption.   The pages burn in your hands as your live with the author in this Journey of the Soul trying to fight his way back to the world.  The three part odyssey is a devastating memoir about a ...


The God Killer, 2011

Armed only with sword and shield, the warrior O has perhaps the most dangerous job on Earth: assassinating gods who have outlived their use to mankind. The God Killer is the story of O's conversations and battles with history's most revered deities, from the gods of ancient Egypt to the powerful beings worshipped around the world today. Only when his journey is complete will he finally understand the divine mystery behind the creation of God, ...


The Concise Yoga Vasistha
Swami Venkatesananda

State University of New York Press, 1985

This is a summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. The book elaborates and clarifies the teachings of the sage Vasistha.


DSM-5® Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
James Morrison MD

The Guilford Press, 2014

In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV-TR), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case ...



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