Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution by David R. Loy (Author)

  • What’s Wrong with Sex?
  • How to Drive Your Karma
  • Consciousness Commodified
  • The Karma of Food
  • The Three Poisons, Institutionalized
  • Why We Love War
  • These are just some of the chapters in this brilliant book from David R. Loy.

    In little time, Loy has become one of the most powerful advocates of the Buddhist worldview, explaining like no one else its ability to transform the sociopolitical landscape of the modern world.

    In this, his most accessible work to date, he offers sharp and even shockingly clear presentations of oft-misunderstood Buddhist staples-the working of karma, the nature of self, the causes of trouble on both the individual and societal levels-and the real reasons behind our collective sense of “never enough,” whether it’s time, money, sex, security… even war.

    Loy’s “Buddhist Revolution” is nothing less than a radical change in the ways we can approach our lives, our planet, the collective delusions that pervade our language, culture, and even our spirituality.

    David R. Loy’s previous books include the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma, The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory, and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati’s Xavier University.

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    Slowing Time Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

    Pub Date Oct 7 2014

    Invites readers to discern the divine in the ordinary moments of everyday and live an examined life where everything is a form of prayer.

    Barbara Mahany believes the sacred is all around, within finger’s reach—here to be gathered, culled, collected, through the simple yet complex art of paying attention, of savoring the moment, of cultivating stillness. Making room for the God and illuminating the Godly specks in the everyday. Noticing the seen, revealing the unseen, and pinpointing the divine in both.
    The book sifts through the terrain of three particular landscapes where the author most often encounters the stirrings of the Divine: under heaven’s dome; on the front lines of the homefront; and in the unspooling of the seasons. The most essential prayer, often, is the life closely examined, held up to the light.
    By probing deeply the nooks and crannies of the home-front, the author points out that the reader need not venture far to find what matters most. And the questions stirred will linger, long after the page is turned.

    From the front pages of the Chicago Tribune, to her revered page-two columns, Barbara Mahany has opened her heart and told her stories and the stories of her family’s life that have drawn in thousands of readers for decades. She writes from the well of her Christian-Jewish marriage. Bracingly honest and heart-achingly daring, she explores the sacred mysteries with a voice, recognizable and clear. She is a sought-after speaker, and writing teacher. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

    The Self in Full Bloom: Teachings and Practices for Embodied Awakening Written by: Mukti Narrated by: Mukti

    Be yourself. Simple advice – or is it? What does it mean to be oneself fully? How do we discover and live the truth of who we are in our essence?

    On The Self in Full Bloom, Mukti presents six sessions of deep inquiry and guided meditation intended to support embodied awakening – or the pure expression of both our human and our divine natures. The process of awakening involves dynamic and receptive energetics that color our experience from moment to moment.

    Through more than seven hours of teaching, Mukti eloquently describes the dance of these masculine and feminine qualities, illuminates the subtle challenges and gifts inherent in each, and points us to their ultimate union in our own unique expression of the wholeness that is already here. “There is an aspect of you that is not at odds with itself,” teaches Mukti. “That part of your nature that expresses harmoniously all the facets of what you are.” The Self in Full Bloom will help you firmly root yourself in the ground of Being while you flower fearlessly in alignment with the whole of life. Introduction by Adyashanti.

    Mukti is an associate teacher at Open Gate Sangha, which she cofounded with her husband Adyashanti in 1996. She is licensed in acupuncture and certified to teach hatha yoga. In her own teaching, Mukti brings flavors of feminine quietude and nurturing as well as kinesthetic, visual, and precise pointers to truth. Visit adyashanti.org for more.

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    Mukti – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

    Mukti – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

    Published on Sep 8, 2014
    Mukti, whose name means “liberation”, is a teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti, her husband. Together they founded Open Gate Sangha in 1996 to cultivate the awakening of consciousness in those who yearn for truth, peace, and freedom. In teaching, Mukti brings flavors of feminine quietude and nurturing as well as kinesthetic, visual, and precise pointers to Truth. Many speak of her being particularly gifted in her offering of guided meditations. Her keen interest as a teacher is in revelation of consciousness touching and transforming human experience. She is licensed in acupuncture and certified in yoga instruction. For sample teachings, audio clips and downloads, and further information, visit muktisource.org.

    Grieving is an Expression of Love ~ Rupert Spira

    Published on Sep 9, 2014
    Rupert responds to a question about death.

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