The sign above the temple door read: “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.” This would appear to be the opposite of everything we believe in, the death blow to our expectation of living a full and fulfilled life. But it's quite the contrary. It is the way to wake up and come to life, to live the beauty of the present, and to know, with gratitude, the joy of being. Only by abandoning hope for the future can we know life in the present. Abandon Hope dives into Justin Stone's time in Japan, with one-third personal reminiscing and two-thirds spiritual commentary. Both reflect on Justin's time with spiritual figures and those who saw with a religious heart. In Abandon Hope, Stone introduces the approach of "The Growth of Certainty" and shares experiences of seeking the true. Look inside this book => Read Chapter One in Abandon Hope.
This compilation includes Justin Stone’s best essays from 1985 to 1997, most of which were published in the T’ai Chi Chih® News, the Vital Force Journal, or other periodicals. Some were culled from talks or retrieved from the author’s notes. Through them, readers are led through an unfolding spiritual odyssey. Subject matter includes T’ai Chi Chih practice, Eastern philosophic thought, aspects of meditation, and insights about spiritual practice.Look inside this book => Read Vairagya: Non-Attachment in Spiritual Odyssey.
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Pairing time-lapse photography with concise commentary, this photo-text offers complete instruction in the simple — yet utterly profound — movements.
Additional essays on the background and philosophy of T’ai Chi Chih are quite illuminating. This meditative T’ai Chi Chih discipline circulates and balances our internal energy (the Vital Force or chi), helping alleviate excess stress, aiding in relaxation, and improving our health, creativity, performance, and intuition.Look inside this book => Read the Preface to the T’ai Chi Chih! Joy Thru Movement Photo Text.
This “how-to” manual includes simple instruction in assorted disciplines that lead to heightened consciousness. Frequent use of these practices can lead to greater awareness of one’s sensory surroundings — and one’s more important inner landscape. Readers can come to know the majestic Satipatthana (Way of Mindfulness), Chi Kuan, Great Circle Meditations, and more.Look inside this book => Read the Introduction to Heightened Awareness.
This comprehensive and comparative study of meditation techniques represents a definitive course in meditation. It features commentary and instruction for Chi Kuan, Japa (mantra repetition), Reverse Breathing (microcosmic orbit), Nei Kung, Zen, Dumo Heat and others. The history, effects, and anecdotes for each technique are included.Look inside this book => Read the Introduction to Meditation for Healing.
Based on Justin Stone's experiences and outlooks about sacred life, this packed volume contains Stone’s unique views on Chinese Taoism and Indian Buddhism. Stone relates compelling personal incidents from his life and writes thoughtful essays on “The Human Condition” and “Joy is Man’s Heritage.” Climb the Joyous Mountain serves as a perfect companion to Abandon Hope and features pyramid poetry as well as artwork and writings by Ou Mie Shu.Look inside this book => Read the Introduction to Climb the Joyous Mountain.
This elegantly designed and produced art book features exceptional color reproductions of 40 original modern art paintings. Each is paired with illuminating commentary. This extraordinary monograph also features an insightful essay on Stone’s work and a decade-by-decade biography of the artist.
Printed in Belgium; published by Bindu Press & Studio.
72 pages | 40 illustrations | 9”x 12” | paperback
Beginning in India and ending in Japan, Stone takes readers on a whirlwind tour of Eastern systems of thought and practice. Transcribed and edited from a series of lectures, this endeavor integrates Stone’s book knowledge with his experiential knowledge. Readers may use this framework for deeper study into the various Buddhist practices that Stone introduces, including the six Darshanas of India, Kashmir Shaivism, Shinto, and New Japanese Religions. It also includes an extensive bibliography culled from Stone’s library.Look inside this book => Read the Foreword and Introduction to Gateway to Eastern Philosophy & Religion.