Il Sutra del Diamante insegna come penetrare, mediante la lama tagliente della comprensione, nei nostri modi di vedere compromessi dalle concezioni dualistiche. Una volta squarciato il velo dell'illusione, ci apparirà nitidamente la meravigliosa realtà che è fuori e dentro noi. Thich Nhat Hanh applica questo insegnamento alla nostra esperienza di tutti i giorni, con esempi pratici di vita di comunità e familiare, rapporti di coppia, servizio sociale.
Four friends manuever through toxic and terrifc relationships and come to terms with their troublesome views about women. Smart, successful, and sexy, Dorrian is a local club owner and promoter with serious commitment problems. He has dreams of one day putting a ring on the finger of a woman he deems worthy, but after years in the club business and count interactions with the party-girl types, Dorrian finds himself wondering if there is truly anyone who can live up to his standards.
Ant, a certified thug gigolo, has a skewed view of the opposite sex, due in large part to his un-trusting and unaffectionate mother. He often finds himself in need of women who can fill that void his mother left behind. Roshon, an upwardly mobile professional, is a devoted friend and father to his seven-year-old son, RJ. Although he loves his son with all his being, the total opposite rings true for his baby's momma. Dina is the true definition of hoodrat, and she is determined to make sure she gets her share of Roshon's new success. Carlos is a well-muscled womanizer who owns and operates his own barbershop. He is the proud father of four children, all by different women. He falls in love just as quick as he falls out of it. Follow these four childhood friends as they navigate the sometimes treacherous, sometimes triumphant relationships with the women in their lives.
Out of the hard scrabble port city of Liverpool, there emerged a rock 'n' roll group that would become the most celebrated of all time. And the soul of that group was John Lennon, the smart Beatle, who with his mates changed the way the world looked, partied and lived. From the days in a Hamburg basement club to the Ed Sullivan Show to the movies to the White Album, the music traced a phenomenal trajectory.
Along the way came his beloved Yoko and sons Julian and Sean, the break up of the Fab Four, the fascinating solo albums, and finally, in the end, as assassin's bullet.
Life was there with John and the Beatles from their first visit to these shores till the final days. This exultant tale is told in vivid photography and words, as John is brought to life in a truly special volume.
Public Displays of Eroticism- The secret fantasy, sex in a public place. One couple's sexual antics at a local park inspires four other couples to bare it all in the open air. Featuring short stories by Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport and Cristal Ryder. Back to Nature by Cassandra Carr A sub and her Master play hooky to indulge their exhibitionism kink and unknowingly start an entire chain of events. Hail Mari by Jami Davenport Meeting Mari Simms for one night of hot sex each year for the past four years is no longer enough for Wyatt Bedford, a ten-year veteran of professional football.
This time, he plans on telling her he wants more. While waiting for her in a park, he stumbles upon a sight that changes his game plan and takes their relationship to whole new level. Can Wyatt and Mari find love in the final quarter with the clock ticking? Taking it Outside by Cristal Ryder Val sets up an afternoon of play with long-time boyfriend Tyler at a secluded beach. After packing a goodie bag with playthings, she leaves a note for Tyler. While waiting for his arrival, through binoculars Val spots lovers on the distance shore, and when Tyler arrives, together they watch the couple. Voyeurism at its best. Turned on by watching the couple have sex, Val and Ty have their own public display of eroticism. Taking their loving outside is a surprisingly erotic treat neither expected to enjoy as much as they do. But a bigger surprise awaits them, leaving them wondering if there is more to come. A Whole New World by Cassandra Carr After witnessing some dirty deeds in the woods, Miranda finds she has some kinks she didn't know about and discovers her boyfriend, Ross, is more than happy to help her explore them. In the Open by Jami Davenport Once a year, Jaid Angelini takes a break from her demanding career as a criminal defense attorney for a night of passion with young, hot pro-football player Alex Greeley. Despite misgivings about their age difference, Jaid desires a more permanent relationship and concocts a scheme to brand her name on his heart.
After witnessing an exhibitionist couple in the park, her plan takes a turn toward the great outdoors. Will Alex and Jaid finally go for the long bomb or settle for minimum yardage?
A Young Couple named Ian and Sarah come to London from Birmingham to start a new life in a new house they have brought. But certain events start to happen in the new house which cannot be explained by anyone. Ian starts seeing nightmares and later he starts seeing dreams of a figure which tells him that there is a basement in which a treasure worth millions. believing in what he had seen in the dream he starts searching for the basement in hope of finding the treasure. Sarah later tells him that she is pregnant.
but the devilish haunting keeps on increasing every day she tell him that they should leave the house before something terrible happens. Ian who is defiant in finding the treasure rejects her idea which results in a quarrel between both of them. Sarah seeks the help of her neighbor Amanda in uncovering the terrible history of the house. Amanda warns Sarah that the what ever is in the house doesn't want them in it. and is trying the make them fall in to a deathtrap which had happened to the previous occupants.
Failing to convince Ian about the deadly history of the house which was built on top of a cemetery, she tries to seek the help of her father who is a psychologist who doesn't believe in the supernatural. What she is going to experience would forever change her life as well as her family.
The title says it all. Accessibly written, Zen Explained describes the mystery that lies at the heart of Zen Buddhism. It clearly and concisely says what nirvana (enlightenment) actually is, then goes on to outline in plain English how the individual can attain nirvana. This is a radical departure. Most Zen books are faithful to the spirit of Zen as it was understood and written about in Japan centuries ago.
As a consequence they often have to be deciphered more than read. Zen Explained is different.
It speaks using concepts and ideas familiar to Westerners. Poetic language and culturally foreign allegory are avoided in favour of the more direct and down-to-Earth descriptive style of writing that is more usual in the West. Something is lost in terms of literary style because of this, but something is also gained by it: clarity.