A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer

A Hidden Wholeness
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780470453766
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In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.” This paperback edition includes two new and useful features. Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J. Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). Bringing the Book to Life, by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader's and leader's guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness. The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practices behind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connect the DVD to the book, offering "a conversation with the author" as well as an engagement with the text. Together, these features give readers new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholeness and share with others this approach to sustaining identity and integrity in all the venues of our lives. Inspired by Palmer’s writing and speaking—and challenged by the conditions of twenty-first century life—people across the country, from many walks of life, have been coming together in circles of trust to reclaim their integrity and help foster wholeness in their workplaces and their world. For over a decade, the principles and practices in this book have been proven on the ground—by pa

A Hidden Wholeness by John Howard Griffin

A Hidden Wholeness
  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Categories : Photography
  • ISBN : UOM:39015002997883
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Surveys the photographic achievements, monastic life, and thought of the Trappist Monk

A Hidden Wholeness by Bonnie B. Thurston

A Hidden Wholeness
  • Author : Bonnie B. Thurston
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Photography, Artistic
  • ISBN : 0963892797
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Hidden Wholeness by Michael I. N. Dash

Hidden Wholeness
  • Author : Michael I. N. Dash
  • Publisher : Pilgrim Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105021545715
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An exploration of African American spirituality challenges readers to experience renewal through activities designed for individuals and groups

A Hidden Wholeness by Thomas Merton

A Hidden Wholeness
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Categories : Photography, Artistic
  • ISBN : LCCN:72120827
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40 Day Journey with Parker J Palmer by Henry F. French

40 Day Journey With Parker J  Palmer
  • Author : Henry F. French
  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Release Date :
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781451409574
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* Includes passages from Scripture and opportunities to reflect and pray * Ideal for use during Advent or Lent.

Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer

Let Your Life Speak
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781119177944
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With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.

The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer

The Courage To Teach
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780470469279
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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

The Active Life by Parker J. Palmer

The Active Life
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 1999-08-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : PSU:000058029558
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ENGAGE THE SPIRIT AND TRUTH OF THE ACTIVE LIFE What spiritual sources can we draw on to receive guidance for—and from—our lives in the world of action? The Active Life is Parker J. Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, including Taoist, Jewish, and Christian, Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action. He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, the world, and God.

On the Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer

On The Brink Of Everything
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9781523095452
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Aging as a passage of discovery and engagement From bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a brave and beautiful book for all who want to age reflectively, seeking new insights and life-giving ways to engage in the world. “Age itself,” he says, “is no excuse to wade in the shallows. It's a reason to dive deep and take creative risks.” Looking back on eight decades of life—and on his work as a writer, teacher, and activist—Palmer explores what he's learning about self and world, inviting readers to explore their own experience. In prose and poetry—and three downloadable songs written for the book by the gifted Carrie Newcomer—he meditates on the meanings of life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate sundown dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc toward the sunset of our lives is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With compassion and chutzpah, gravitas and levity, Palmer writes about cultivating a vital inner and outer life, finding meaning in suffering and joy, and forming friendships across the generations that bring new life to young and old alike.

Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J. Palmer

Healing The Heart Of Democracy
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Categories : Political Science
  • ISBN : 9781118970362
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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."

Living the Questions by Sam M. Intrator

Living The Questions
  • Author : Sam M. Intrator
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 2005-04-06
  • Categories : Education
  • ISBN : PSU:000058029565
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Parker J. Palmer--who for forty years has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change--is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. Living the Questions, a celebration of Palmer’s long and distinguished career, explores the dynamic interplay between the inner life of spirit and the outer life of work. The equally distinguished contributors, who come from a wide range of professions--university presidents, scientists, physicians, religious leaders, business consultants, public school educators, philanthropists, and community organizers--bear witness to the depth, breadth, and reach of Palmer’s work. All of them have been personally touched by his courage and determination to live a life congruent with the ideas and principles he writes about and by his candor in acknowledging his own flaws.

The Heart of Higher Education by Parker J. Palmer

The Heart Of Higher Education
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Categories : Education
  • ISBN : 0470638478
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A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education. From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades. Presents Parker Palmer’s powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc’s elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.

To Know as We Are Known by Parker J. Palmer

To Know As We Are Known
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-06-22
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780062010797
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This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm

Wholeness And The Implicate Order
  • Author : David Bohm
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-12
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9781134438723
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David Bohm was one of the foremost scientific thinkers and philosophers of our time. Although deeply influenced by Einstein, he was also, more unusually for a scientist, inspired by mysticism. Indeed, in the 1970s and 1980s he made contact with both J. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama whose teachings helped shape his work. In both science and philosophy, Bohm's main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular. In this classic work he develops a theory of quantum physics which treats the totality of existence as an unbroken whole. Writing clearly and without technical jargon, he makes complex ideas accessible to anyone interested in the nature of reality.

The Courage Way by , The Center for Courage & Renewal

The Courage Way
  • Author : , The Center for Courage & Renewal
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9781626567771
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The Courage Way Leading and Living with Integrity Leadership can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating, disappointing, and downright discouraging. You have to make good decisions while balancing inevitable tensions and knowing when to take risks. You need to keep your values in sight regardless of the pressures around you and stay calm in the storms that arise. At its core, leadership is a daily, ongoing practice, a journey toward becoming your best self and inviting others to do the same. And at the heart of this daily practice is courage. And that's where The Courage Way comes in. It's a guide to leadership that names and explores this important resource and shows leaders how to access and draw upon courage in all that they do. It has its roots in the work of Parker J. Palmer, who in fifty years of teaching, speaking, and writing has explored the human spirit—what he has called “the inner landscape”—and its role in life and leadership. Shelly Francis identifies key ingredients needed to cultivate courage, the most fundamental being trust—in ourselves and in each other. She describes the Center for Courage & Renewal's Circle of Trust approach, centered around eleven “touchstones,” poetic and practical operating guidelines for holding the meaningful conversations of inner work and trust building. Each chapter features true stories of how leaders in all kinds of settings have overcome challenges and strengthened their organizations through touchstones like “Extend invitation, not demand,” “No fixing, saving, advising, or correcting,” and “When the going gets rough, turn to wonder.” This graceful and inspiring book is a guide to courageous leadership and a journey of self-discovery—the two are inextricable. As Francis writes, “Courage is not only in you—it is you. In your moments of courage, that's when you meet your true self.”

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo

Seven Thousand Ways To Listen
  • Author : Mark Nepo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Categories : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • ISBN : 9781471131004
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In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo offers ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. In this beautifully written spiritual memoir, Nepo explores the transformational journey with his characteristic insight and grace. He unfolds the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we are asked to reflect on the life we are given. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful, as we move through the changes that come from experience and ageing and the challenge of surviving loss. Filled with questions to reflect on and discuss with others, and meditations on how to return to what matters throughout the day, this enlightening book teaches us how to act wholeheartedly so we can inhabit the gifts we are born with and find the language of our own wisdom. Seven Thousand Ways to Listen weaves a tapestry of deep reflection, memoir and meditation to create a remarkable guide on how to listen to life and live more fully.

Cultivating the Spirit by Alexander W. Astin

Cultivating The Spirit
  • Author : Alexander W. Astin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Categories : Education
  • ISBN : 9780470769331
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Praise for Cultivating the Spirit "A groundbreaking study of the spiritual growth of college students…. The spiritual dimension of higher education has been explored from a variety of angles for the past twenty years, but not until now have we had a competent and comprehensive body of data organized around well-defined dimensions of this complex phenomenon. This is an essential book for anyone in academia who cares about the education of the whole person." —PARKER J. PALMER, author, The Heart of Higher Education, A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach "An extremely important book for layperson and professional alike. A stunning wake-up call for higher education—highly recommended!" —KEN WILBER, author, The Integral Vision "Cultivating the Spirit makes a unique and important contribution to one of the least examined yet most fundamental questions about undergraduate education: how students acquire the values and convictions that help to give meaning and purpose to their lives…. The authors provide a wealth of valuable findings about this vital process and its effects on student achievement, well-being, and personal growth in college." —DEREK BOK, former president, Harvard University, and author, The Politics of Happiness "The fruit of a decade of elegantly designed and compelling research, Cultivating the Spirit provides timely and significant data for reorienting the conversation about the relationships among intellectual inquiry, traditional academic values, and the formation of the inner life. Informative, clearly written, essential, and evocative reading for today's faculty across all institutions—public and private, secular and religious." —SHARON DALOZ PARKS, author, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams and Leadership Can Be Taught

In Search of Wholeness by J. Irvine

In Search Of Wholeness
  • Author : J. Irvine
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2002-05-03
  • Categories : Education
  • ISBN : 9780230107182
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In Search of Wholeness: African American Teachers and their Culturally Specific Classroom Practices is a theoretical and practice-oriented treatment of how culture and race influence African American teachers. This collection of essays, edited by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, assumes that teachers cannot become fully functional persons and competent professionals if their cultural selves remain denied, hidden, and unexplored. Part one reviews the literature related to teachers' race and culture. Part two includes research studies about teachers confronting issues of culture and race in their personal and professional lives. The final chapter focuses on the responses of three of the teachers whose stories are portrayed in the book. In addition to the compelling case studies, other topics explored include: multicultural professional development for African American teachers, African American teachers' perceptions of their professional roles and practices, a comparison of effective black and white teachers of African American students, the development of teacher efficacy of an African American middle school teacher, the professional development journey of an effective African American elementary school teacher, seizing hope through culturally responsive praxis, collective stories on culturally specific pedagogy. In Search of Wholeness is an indispensable and groundbreaking collection that administrators, students, and educators of all ages will not want to be without.

You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

You Are Here
  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781590309834
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By a renowned Buddhist monk and best-selling author, this guide offers simple daily practices--including mindfulness of breath, mindful walking, deep listening, mindful speech, and more--to help readers discover the happiness and freedom of living in the present moment.