An extremely practical and comprehensive resource, Discovering the Body’s Wisdom helps consumers and health care professionals become savvy about the numerous Eastern and Western body-mind disciplines or “bodyways” now available. It shows readers how to befriend their own bodies and get back in touch with their internal sources of health and wisdom. Includes illustrations and "experiences" to engage in for greater well-being and vitality. Available in English, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese.
But this way of life now faces significant changes. As the country modernizes its government and economy for the 21st century—most notably in its shift to parliamentary democracy, with its first-ever national elections held in 2008—there are signs that some Bhutanese may be leaving their traditional values behind.
Historically, the relationship between science and religion has resembled a divorce made in hell rather than a match made in heaven. But the two camps have recently found some common ground, thanks to an unusual series of dialogues between Western scientists and the Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Organized since 1987 by the Mind & Life Institute, a nonprofit that fosters collaboration between eminent researchers and leading figures in Buddhism, these dialogues point to the possibility of a new kind of relationship, one in which both partners contribute vital answers to one of life’s big questions: How can we overcome negative emotions and cultivate positive ones?
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