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  • When Buddhists attack : the curious relationship between Zen and the martial arts / Jeffrey K. Mann. - Read On
    longtime student of the martial arts examines the historically tangled relationship between the practice of Zen Buddhism and the mental states cultivated by accomplished fighters in the Asian tradition After briefly introducing Buddhism and Zen Mann delves into the history of Zen and the martial arts in Japan teases out the meanings of frequently used terms such as budo bujutsu mushin and zanshin argues for the benefits of practicing zazen meditation and examines the impact on martial arts of modern competition He discusses the pragmatism that can lead to violence and the role of a virtue ethics in Buddhism Mann quotes from original Japanese sources and uses ancient and contemporary examples to illustrate his points In the end he comes to his own conclusion as to whether the practice of martial arts can be truly called Zen This rich and accessible introduction explores one of the more complex aspects of Buddhist culture Oct c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Table of Contents Foreword p 4 Introduction p 6 The Life and Teachings of the Buddha p 11 Zen in Buddhist Context p 32 The Warriors Zen p 59 Initial Attraction The Warriors Zen p 82 An Established Relationship Meditation p 105 Mushin and Mindfulness p 126 Zen Budo and Ethics p 152 The Contemporary World of Budo p 183 Epilogue Is it really Zen p 201 Terms of Use Summary Film television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand to hand combat While these media overly romanticize the relationship between a philosophy of non violence and the art of fighting When Buddhists Attack the Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts shows this link to be nevertheless real even natural

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  • The cost of hope : a memoir / Amanda Bennett. - Read On
    moving eye opening and beautifully written memoir a love story of two unusual people their complex marriage and deep devotion and her quest to save his life When Wall Street Journal reporter Amanda Bennett meets the eccentric infuriating yet somehow irresistible Terence Bryan Foley while on assignment in China the last thing she expects was to marry him They are so different classic and bohemian bow ties and batik quirky and sensible But Terence is persistent You are going to be somebody he tells her You re going to need somebody to take care of you Initially as combative as their courtship their marriage brings with it stormy passion deep love and respect two beloved children new professional challenges and a life together over two decades Then comes illness and a journey begins to win a longer life for Terence The Cost of Hope chronicles the extraordinary measures Amanda and Terence take to preserve not only Terence s life but also the life of their family After his death Bennett uses her skills as a veteran investigative reporter sorting through medical records and seemingly endless bills and talking with doctors to determine the cost of their mission of hope What

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  • Special operations weapons - Read On
    Glossary p 59 Bibliography p 61 Web sites p 62 Index p 63 Terms of Use Summary In addition to the members of its Army Navy Air Force Marines and Coast Guard divisions the U S military has several smaller groups of specially trained fighters Their units are known as special operations or special ops The famous Navy SEALs are among these extremely well trained individuals So are the Marines

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  • Guilt an Alex Delaware novel - Read On
    ago And soon thereafter in a nearby park another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware But even the good doctors vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case and draw out the disturbing truth Backtracking six decades into the past stirs up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover a handsome wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true and a hospital with a notorious reputation all of them long gone along with any records of a newborn and destined for anonymity But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege Entering this sheltered world Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surface a decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice Before their work is done Alex and Milo the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes Forbes must confront a fanatically deranged mind of such monstrous

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  • Odette's secrets - Read On
    aware that an adult is trying to write from a child s perspective and it sounds not so much poetic as fragmentary and unorganized This book is a good introduction for children interested in how the war and the Holocaust affected the everyday lives of kids their age but in a field with so many classics and reinterpretations of similar stories such as Judith Kerr s When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Collins 1971 Lois Lowry s Number the Stars Houghton 1989 Jennifer Roy s Yellow Star Marshall Cavendish 2006 and Sandi Toksvig s Hitler s Canary Roaring Brook 2007 it s an additional purchase Anne Barreca New York Public Library c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Odette s life in Paris is happy until Jewish shopkeepers stores start being vandalized and rumors of war become fact With her father in the army Odette her mother and her beloved godmother are left to manage under the growing restrictions against Jews Eventually Odette is sent to the countryside safer but not devoid of anti Semitism where she spends the rest of the war as a hidden child When the war ends Odette no longer sure how Jewish she feels is reluctant to return to Paris memorably described like the rest of postwar France as a gigantic Lost and Found for Jews seeking missing family members As Odette starts to understand the extent of the losses her community has suffered she rediscovers her identity as a Jew Macdonald used the real Odette s auto biography as the basis for this book and her free verse narrative is charming and effective Although Odette s age is never given her youthful perspective and the overall

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  • Special operations paratroopers - Read On
    of Osama bin Laden are pictured and or described Fact Box sidebars offer tidbits of information such as The MK19 was originally created for U S Navy fighters in the Vietnam War The websites listed range from the official sites of the different units to sites from HowStuffWorks Each title could stand alone but together they deliver a well rounded picture of specialized and dangerous jobs The dramatic action photos and camo patterned backgrounds are sure to intrigue teens interested in high intensity military careers c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Gr 9 Up Delivering a wide spectrum of information from the history of the parachute to Preparing the Mind this series examines highly skilled military careers The extreme training required is covered in detail and weapons aircraft and missions e g the killing of Osama bin Laden are pictured and or described Fact Box sidebars offer tidbits of information such as The MK19 was originally created for U S Navy fighters in the Vietnam War The websites listed range from the official sites of the different units to sites from HowStuffWorks Each title could stand alone but together they deliver a well rounded picture of specialized and dangerous jobs The dramatic action photos and camo patterned backgrounds are sure to intrigue teens interested in high intensity military careers c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Think you have the juice necessary to be one of these high flying soldiers This brief but punchy volume in the Military Experience series will make readers think twice about rushing over to the recruitment office Both the training called jump school and the actual deployment are depicted as relentless grueling experiences and the gallows humor of the soldiers says a lot as well a marching song with the refrain Gory gory what a helluva way to die is included But Nardo also makes it plenty exciting offering up insights on the history of parachutes diving formations and famous missions while dramatic shots of flying men both past and present give the whole affair a dizzying windblown thrill Report writers may need to expand their search from here but this is a solid place to start Kraus Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Gr 9 Up Delivering a wide spectrum of information from the history of the parachute to Preparing the Mind this series examines highly skilled military careers The extreme training required is covered in detail and weapons aircraft and missions e g the killing of Osama bin Laden are pictured and or described Fact Box sidebars offer tidbits of information such as

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  • The yellow cab - Read On
    forest and he convinces them to follow him back to the city where there are streets schools and playgrounds to be built The vegetal textures of Pfister s artwork similar to his illustrations in Ava s Poppy do justice to both the tropical and urban settings but the Was it all just a dream ending after reawakening in traffic Jack runs into the same construction vehicles he found in the rain forest falls flat Ages 4 8 Mar c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted K Gr 1 Once the fastest little yellow taxi in town Jack who now has older slower wheels is sent airborne as he literally flies off a city bridge in response to a travel poster Come to Brazil landing in a tropical forest surrounded by colorful parrots and howler monkeys Jack is a fun loving coconut ball player and immediately hits it off with his newfound simian friends A chameleon playfully imitates the cab with his own checkered and yellow form but powerful giant excavators frighten the animals and dwarf Jack hiding in the deep blues and greens of the rainforest Pfister s watery painted impression of the trees and brightly blocked contrasting yellows of the construction behemoths direct readers eyes from cityscape to forest and back again as Jack suggests a city cab s alternative to tearing up the forest While support for the environment comes across loud and clear images of Jack s digging equipment acquaintances lack the personality or warmth of his tropical animal friends An additional purchase Mary Elam Learning Media Services Plano ISD TX c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution

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  • Group bullying exclusion and ganging up - Read On
    9781448896691 hbk library binding Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary The dynamics of group bullying manifest in two ways exclusion and ganging up This type of bullying often happens around shifts in social groups Defining cliques versus other social groups and examining the issues unique to this type of bullying readers will discover new ways to stop this behavior Students will learn how to deal with group bullying how

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