Gifts of the Spirit by Philip Zaleski

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Drawing on the wisdom of teacher from the world's great religious traditions, including Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, Mother Mary Clare Vincent, Joan Halifax, and Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, Gifts of the Spirit deepens our appreciation of such everyday routines as waking up, eating, and working, as well as the abundant rewards of enjoying music, gardening, walking, and being with others. Vivid descriptions of rituals from around the world help us find new spiritual meaning in life's key passages.

Discover everyday spiritual riches through:

Zen arts of cooking and eating

Jewwish and Native American coming-of-age rituals

Bedouin rules of hospitality and friendship

Mindful approached to pregnancy and birth

Ancient Christian practices that nurture the dying

Shaker philosophies of daily work and craft

The Buddhist way to a peaceful night's sleep

About Philip Zaleski

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PHILIP ZALESKI is the author and editor of many books on religion and spirituality, most recently Prayer: A History with Carol Zaleski. He lives in Massachusetts.STEPHEN PROTHERO is a professor in the department of religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books on religion in America.
Published April 25, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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For many people, the frenetic pace of everyday life leaves no space or time for contemplation or the refreshment and renewal of the spirit. While most of us feel that we have to set aside a time to

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