The Seeds of Love: Growing Mindful Relationships (Paperback)

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By Jerry Braza, Thich Nhat Hanh (Foreword by)
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Using the garden as metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness.

From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. Through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth.

Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love fosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.

About the Author

Jerry Braza, Ph.D., Has spent over twenty years as a university professor with multi-disciplinary training in health and psychology. Presently he is teaching at Western Oregon State College and consults with a variety of organizations and companies nationwide. He is continually seeking creative ways to introduce the beauty of mindfulness into the personal and professional lives of others by not only teaching but modeling the practice itself. He is motivated and encouraged by the words of Gandhi, oMy life is my message.o In recent years he has worked with over ten thousand health professionals and employees in over two hundred companies and organizations. Personally he has been studying mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh and frequently visits his retreat center in Plum Village, France.

Praise For…

"Both down-to-earth and profound, this book explains how to be mindful of the garden of your life—and then out of kindness to yourself and others, pull weeds and plant flowers. Deceptively simple, it is actually a comprehensive guide to the seeds of true happiness and loving relationships. A lovely, wise, encouraging, first-rate book."—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

"Inspired by the rich and deep teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, this book is filled with beautiful quotes, reflections and meditations."—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

"Jerry Braza has written a wise and gentle book on mindful relationships that shows how this natural development occurs. He avoids simplistic answers and offers deeply felt observations based on his own journey into the wonder of the present moment."—William Martin, author of The Tao of Forgiveness and The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching

"This is good reading for both new and seasoned students because it explains so well how to nourish the good in us."—William Menza, Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition

"The sun is out, there is a warm breeze on your face, and you are in the company of an elegant teacher. Savor each step as well as each page. This is a wonderful book."—Peggy Rowe Ward, Ed.D. and Larry Ward, Dharma teachers and authors of Love's Garden

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804841696
ISBN-10: 0804841691
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English