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            Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home
             

            Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home (Hardback)

            By Cali, Joseph; Yasumuro, Sadao; Yasumoro, Sadao

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            • Pub Date
              8 Mar 22

            In this inspiring and practical guide, two experienced Japanese garden designers show you how to create your own tranquil outdoor space at home! With instructive drawings and step-by-step techniques, Inside Your Japanese Garden walks you through designing and creating your very o...wn Japanese garden. From small projects like benches and gates, to larger undertakings like bridges and mud walls, this book provides a wide variety of ways to dress up your space, no matter the size. Instructions on how to work with stone, mud and bamboo-as well as a catalogue of the 94 types of plants typically used in Japanese gardens-round out this complete guide. This book also features 20 gardens that authors Sadao Yasumuro and Joseph Cali have designed and built, from small tsuboniwa courtyard gardens to a large backyard stroll garden with water features, stairs and walls. These inspirational projects include: Tea Garden for an Urban Farmhouse featuring a clay wall with a split-bamboo framework and a stone base The Landslide That Became a Garden with a terraced slope, trees, bushes, long grasses and two types of moss A Buddha's Mountain Retreat of Moss and Stone with a vertical-split bamboo fence and a brushwood fence Paradise in an Urban Jungle with a pond, bridge, and lanterns Each garden is beautifully photographed and has diagrams and drawings to show the essential elements used in the planning and construction of each one.
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            ISBN 9784805316146
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2022
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Ren: The Ancient Chinese Art of Finding Peace and Fulfilment
             

            Ren: The Ancient Chinese Art of Finding Peace and Fulfilment (Hardback)

            By Ooi, Yen

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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 22

            A book explaining and exploring the Ancient Chinese philosophy of Ren and its positive message of compassion and kindness, and showing how we can apply this thinking to help us with our hectic modern lives.

            ISBN 9781787398221
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life
             

            Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life (Hardback)

            By Angle, Stephen C.

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            • Pub Date
              24 Aug 22

            Ancient and enduring, rich and wide-ranging, the tradition of Confucianism offers profound insights into how we can lead good lives--lives built on understanding that we are deeply connected to one another. For thousands of years, Confucian thinkers have carefully honed a philoso...phy for living fully, passing that knowledge along to their students over generations. Kongzi, also known as Confucius (551-479 BCE), is the most famous of the 2500-year-long tradition's philosophers. Though Kongzi lived more than two millennia ago and on the other side of the earth from many picking up this book, his teachings about how to live reverberate everywhere there are parents, children, and families; everywhere people feel stirrings of compassion for others, but sometimes selfishly ignore them; everywhere people wonder how they should interact with their environment. In Growing Moral, philosopher Stephen C. Angle engages readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Angle draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). While laying out the fundamental teachings of Confucianism, the book highlights the enduring lessons that the philosophy offers contemporary readers. Although the book reveals the many helpful ways we can engage Confucian philosophy in our modern lives, it also scrutinizes those elements of Confucianism that may not align with 21st-century standpoints. Angle questions whether Confucianism, historically affiliated with patriarchal societies and monarchical governments, genuinely can be attractive to those committed to gender equality and democratic politics, and points the way towards a progressive, evolving version of Confucianism that is nonetheless consistent with the principles it has upheld over the centuries. At its core, Confucianism describes a way for humans to live and grow t
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            ISBN 9780190062897
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Guides to the Good Life Series
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            The Philosophers' Library: Books that Shaped the World

            The Philosophers' Library: Books that Shaped the World (Hardback)

            By Ferner, Dr. Adam; Meyns, Dr. Chris

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            Historia Philosophicae is a unique collection of those books that marked the development of philosophy from classical times to the new millennium.

            ISBN 9780711253094
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Liber Historica
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            The Art of Solitude
             

            The Art of Solitude (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Batchelor, Stephen

            • RRP: $25.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Mar 22

            In a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude

            ISBN 9780300261523
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2022
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet
             

            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet (Hardback)

            By Elder, Hinemoa

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            Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes. Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki - simple, powerful ...life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet. Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings - fundamental Maori values - make a happier world for everyone. Chapters include- - Manaakitanga (love for each other) - Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet) - Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity) - Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)
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            ISBN 9780143775225
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa
             

            Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Dr Georgina

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            This book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy, covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology, the form in which M...aori philosophy is conveyed, and whether or not Maori philosophy has a teleological agenda. The book introduces key texts, thinkers and themes and includes pedagogical features including: - A Maori-to-English glossary; - Accessible English translations of primary source material; - Teaching notes, and reflections on how the studied material engages with contemporary debates - End-of-chapter discussion questions that can be used in teaching - Comprehensive bibliographies and guided suggestions for further reading. Knowledge, Self and World in Maori Philosophy is an ideal text for students studying World Philosophies, or anyone who wishes to use indigenous philosophies or methodologies in their own research and scholarship.
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            ISBN 9781350101654
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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            Islam: The Essentials

            Islam: The Essentials (Paperback)

            By Ramadan, Tariq

            • RRP: $24.00
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            Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam i...s - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.
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            ISBN 9780141980508
            Released NZ 18 Apr 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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            Buddhism for Beginners: A Guide to Enlightened Living
             

            Buddhism for Beginners: A Guide to Enlightened Living (Hardback)

            By Simpkins, C. Alexander, PhD; Simpkins, Annellen

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            For those searching for mindful moments or for a more engaged way of navigating life in the twenty-first century, Buddhism for Beginners is the essential guide to opening the door to Buddhism's key concepts and practices. The authors tap into their years of training and study in ...meditation, martial arts and Eastern philosophy to bring readers a comprehensive introduction to the spiritual tenets and attainments that mark the pathway to enlightenment. In this twentieth-anniversary edition, the Simpkins walk readers through: The history of Buddhism The key themes and belief systems (the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Mahayana, nirvana and more) Ways of integrating Buddhist principles and philosophy into the everyday The organizing notions and overarching thesis of Buddhism: to live fully aware in the moment, to see things as they truly are, and to recognize yourself as part of the whole Buddhism for Beginners then completes this introduction to meditation and mindful moments by offering simple exercises, practices and prompts reflective and supportive of the Buddhist teachings and tenets laid out in the volume, including filling- and clearing-the-mind meditations, performing acts of compassion and inner-peace and conflict-resolution exercises. An essential purchase for people looking to integrate Buddhist principles into their lives or for those seeking a more meaningful, mindful or meditative path.
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            ISBN 9780804852616
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny

            Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jaggi Vasudev, Sadhguru

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            What is karma? Most people understand karma as a balance sheet of good and bad deeds, virtues and sins-the mechanism that decrees that we cannot evade the consequences of our own actions. In reality, karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment. Karma simply means action- y...our action, your responsibility. It isn't some external system of crime and punishment, but an internal cycle generated by you. Accumulation of karma is determined only by your intention and the way you respond to what is happening to you. Over time, it's possible to become ensnared by your own unconscious patterns of behavior. In Karma, Sadhguru seeks to put you back in the driver's seat, turning you from a terror-struck passenger to a confident driver navigating the course of your own destiny. By living consciously and fully inhabiting each moment, you can free yourself from the cycle. Karma is an exploration and a manual, restoring our understanding of karma to its original potential for freedom and empowerment instead of a source of entanglement. Through Sadhguru's teachings, you will learn how to live intelligently and joyfully in a challenging world.
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            ISBN 9781761044410
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
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