Growing into Wisdom explores important questions regarding midlife and discusses the many aspects of ageing from the physical to the psychological and spiritual. It provides guidance and direction for the challenges that midlife brings.
Written by popular Auckland psychotherapist, writer and artist Juliet Batten, she... read more
Mindfulness opens us up to the possibility of being fully human as we are, and of expressing the humane in our way of being. Mindlessness de facto closes us up and denies us the fullness of our being alive.
This book may on the surface appear to be merely another offering in the genre of daily readings. But deep wit... read more
LEARN HOW b the changing seasons affect our blood pressure, pulse, appetite and mood b to use energy more effectively, by flowing with seasonal change b to develop the art of resilience
What is the sacred, and how can we find this quality in our lives today? Well-known psychotherapist and writer Juliet Batten takes us on a journey of discovery, illuminating our path with the experiences of other New Zealanders and the insights of spiritual teachers from diverse traditions. This timely book is a must for anyo... read more
|Author:||Thich Nhat Hanh|
In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed in... read more
'We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words. What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word.
This book is an attem... read more
Eckhart Tolle is one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now the author describes his transition from despair to self-realisation soon after his twenty-ninth birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relax... read more
An easy to use guide on the basics of creating rituals. Drawing on her own extensive experience both teaching and ritual-making, Juliet Batten takes the reader through seven basic steps. The book is lavishly illustrated with drawings and photos as well as outlining examples of various ceremonies, both public and private. In i... read more
In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being. We worry about what people think of us, we compare ourselves with our friends, family and neighbours, and deep down we worry we're not 'good enough'. Eckhart Tolle will give you the confidence to let go of fear, anxiet... read more
Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and... read more
|Author:||Clarissa Pinkola Estes|
'"Women Who Run With The Wolves" isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' - Alice Walker. In the classic "Women Who Run With The Wolves", Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women... read more
In Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson explained the neuroscience underlying meditation and helped readers maximize the benefits of mindfulness for greater happiness and peace of mind. Building on the success of Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing presents over fifty simple practices readers can do that can have a dramatic pos... read more
|Author:||Alan H Dawe|
The God Franchise dares to offer refreshing answers to the big questions of life and God and the universe in a friendly, down-to-earth, thought-provoking, stimulating, entertaining yet practical way. You will be astounded at the simplicity of the big picture, while recognising the profundity of this glimpse of the Truth. ... read more
|Author:||A. C. Grayling|
There has been a bad-tempered quarrel between defenders and critics of religion in recent years. Both sides have expressed themselves acerbically because there is a very great deal at stake in the debate. This book thoroughly and calmly examines all the arguments and associated considerations offered in support of religio... read more
The aim of "Mind Whispering" is to transform us into more fully integrated human beings - mentally, emotionally and interpersonally. By using the practical techniques within it, our minds can be more free, our perceptions more true, our responses more artful, our connections more genuine - and our hearts happier. Tara Bennett... read more
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
Every few decades a book is published t... read more
"The Prophet" is known and loved by readers all over the world. It is a wise and warm testimony to life, whose wisdom speaks to us all. This beautiful edition of Kahlil Gibran's timeless classic is illustrated with the author's own mystical drawings.
If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of radical wisdom and compassion, whose aim is nothing less than the transformation of human consciousness. His methods are as bold and surprising as a Zen master... read more