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De kracht van bidden by Thích Nhat Hanh

De kracht van bidden (2006)

by Thích Nhat Hanh (Author), Judith Bossert (Translator)

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'The act of praying is not just an empty wish, because behind each prayer there is a practice of mindfulness and concentration.' -Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Energy of Prayer. In this extraordinary celebration of spirituality, The Energy of Prayer demonstrates the relevance of prayer in our daily lives. Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how the energies of prayer and meditation allow reconnecting with a higher self while satisfying basic need to connect with the world as a whole. With a generous spirit that acknowledges the many different types and functions of prayer, The Energy of Prayer provides a guide for deepening our spiritual practice through the use of prayer. Thich Nhat Hanh introduces the listener to several meditation methods that reenvision prayer as an open, inclusive, and accessible practice that helps create healthy lives through the power of awareness and intention. This book includes visualization and breathing exercises, as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.… (more)
Title:De kracht van bidden
Authors:Thích Nhat Hanh (Author)
Other authors:Judith Bossert (Translator)
Info:Ten Have, 2007
Collections:Gelezen, 2020, Your library, Nederlands, Non-fictie
Tags:Buddhism, Meditation, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality, 2020

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The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh (2006)



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n order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of prayer. These methods are meditative in nature and reenvision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that can help anyone create a healthy life through the power of awareness and intention. Ultimately, author Thich Nhat Hanh presents prayer as more than just relaxation: is it a way to satisfy the basic human need to make a connection with something larger than our everyday self. Included are visualization and breathing exercises as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.
  PSZC | Mar 12, 2019 |
This is a very straightforward explanation of prayer/meditation, mostly from a Buddhist perspective, but one of the aspects that I enjoyed most was the parallels drawn between Buddhism and Christianity, especially the author's explanation of the Lord's Prayer from a Buddhist perspective.

It is easy to read, and to the point, and includes simple meditation exercises at the end that would be especially understandable and encouraging for beginner practitioners. ( )
  miss_misc | Dec 28, 2011 |
This small, unassuming book makes clear and grounding sense. Appendices include useful gatthas for rooting prayer in your daily life. I destress just reading it! ( )
  thesmellofbooks | Jan 17, 2010 |
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