logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
ecella, Salume Kh, Badnezzahmi, vincischool, christylynn81
57219 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57220 Members
417 Forums
113036 Topics
801354 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 911
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 472
Beetlemess 325
Nancy Roussy 142
Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 115
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 91
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 70
Sandra Investing/HFinance 50
Susan - Meditation Editor 43
Mona - Astronomy 40
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#796475 - 12/17/12 05:42 PM A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness'
Lisa - Buddhism Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1192
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I had planned to review a new book this week, about different versions of Kuan-Yin around the world, but have decided to do that later in the week. Since part of the purpose of this site is to help people find Buddhist resources relevant to them, I decided to rerun a review I did last year of Jack Kornfield's latest book:

A Lamp in Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times

Jack Kornfield is both a respected Buddhist teacher and a clinical psychologist, and his writings really speak to everyone. In this book he offers many kinds of teachings and meditations for working through the most painful and difficult phases of our life. This one is a simple one for centering when feeling fearful and anxious:

Breathing in and out, I calm my body.
Breathing in and out, I calm my mind.
May I be balanced.
May I be at peace.
With each breath, gently breathing in and out, I calm my body.
Breathing in and out, I quiet my mind.
May I be balanced and at peace.


Simply breath in and out, bringing your awareness to your breath as you do so. Repeat this phrase at intervals as many times as you like.
_________________________
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
Buddhism Site
Teaching and Private Session Website: Enlightened Energetics
Blog: Mommy Mystic

Top

Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Twitter Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Facebook Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to MySpace Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Del.icio.us Digg A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Yahoo My Web Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Google Bookmarks Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Stumbleupon Add A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Reddit
#797358 - 12/21/12 06:21 PM Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' [Re: Lisa - Buddhism]
loongdragon Offline
Koala

Registered: 09/21/12
Posts: 2200
Loc: Mont Tremblant,quebec Can
Dear Lisa,

In my case,if an event ,or a series of events disturb me.like today again another shooting.
I Take Refuge ,repeating it 3 times,with half a smile on my face.

Most of the time,after the first Taking Refuge,I am back in the
Now.Present moment,Mindfulness.

I do beleive,that whatever system used,changing one's thoughts.
brings back the individual to Now.

With respect
loong
son of the Universe
_________________________
loong


Top

Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Twitter Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Facebook Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to MySpace Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Del.icio.us Digg Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Yahoo My Web Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Google Bookmarks Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Stumbleupon Add Re: A Book with Meditations for Dealing w/ 'Darkness' to Reddit


Moderator:  Lisa - Buddhism 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What Did You Write Today?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Fiction Writing
08:11 PM
Planning for your annual Halloween BOO-ffet
by Karen - Quick Cook Ed
Quick Cooking
06:20 PM
Astrophotographer of the Year 2014
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
06:09 PM
Halloween Reads
by Karen-Suspense/Thrillers
Suspense Thriller Books
05:42 PM
Game - Vampire Names
by Rosie 66
Creativity
04:54 PM
New Post - Seamus Heaney
by Bee - IrishCulture
Irish Culture
04:16 PM
Forum Rules - Be Tolerant of Other Paths
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Wicca
03:34 PM
International Neuromuscular Disease Organizations
by Jori-ND Editor
Neuromuscular Diseases
02:43 PM
Master Chef
by Nancy Roussy
Reality TV
02:31 PM
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
01:24 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 147 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.