Monday, 28 February 2011

At the Breakthrough Bookstore

The Breakthrough Bookstore has featured books from Aro Books worldwide in their Religion and Meditation categories.

Rays of the Sun : Themes studied by everyone exploring Buddhism in depth: the four noble truths, eightfold path, causality, compassion and refuge.

Spacious Passion : A Buddhist book exploring the sutric teaching of 'The Four Thoughts that turn the Mind to Practice' as vividly relevant to our everyday lives.

Relaxing into Meditation : Meditation is a life skill which increases well-being and creates happier and more fulfilling relationships.

Please also see the Breakthrough Bookstore Facebook page.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Relax and meet the author - Ngakma Nor'dzin at Holland & Barrett - 26th February 2011

From the South Wales Echo, Tuesday, 22nd February 2011

Relax and meet author at city shop

CARDIFF Author Ngakma Nor'dzin will be raising awareness about relaxation and meditation at a city shop this weekend.
   Ngakma, a Western Buddhist, will be at Holland & Barrett on Saturday.  She believes that practising relaxation and meditation is essential for a stress-free life.
   She is the author of Relaxing into Meditation.



Relaxing into Meditation by Ngakma Nor'dzin
Aro Books worldwide  ISBN 978-1-898185-17-8 http://bit.ly/nrprim

Available from Lulu.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Wisdom Books, and other bookshops worldwide.

Monday, 21 February 2011

an odd boy : A Brief Review in Urthona Magazine

The Autumn 2010 edition of Urthona Buddhism and Art magazine carries a brief review of an odd boy by Doc Togden.  This review is based partly on the excerpts from the book available on the website http://anoddboy.com/.  We hope to see a full review in a future edition or Urthona.

"Extracts are available on the Internet, giving a taste of this detailed, colourful and thoughtful memoir, which is both a lively and well-written portrait of an English childhood in the fifties and an account of an unusual spiritual quest.  Well worth a look if you enjoy reading about modern Buddhist lives."



an odd boy by Doc Togden to be published in four volumes by
Aro Books worldwide in 2011 and 2012. http://bit.ly/docaobv01

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Relaxing into Meditation @ Wisdom Books

Exercises and practices to help us live a life free from stress, written by Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo a female Western Dzogchen practitioner, who guides us through relaxation and breathing exercises that lead into meditation. The methods are described in friendly and accessible language. Meditation is a life skill which increases well-being and can create happier and more fulfilling relationships. The author draws on her experience teaching meditation in community education.

http://bit.ly/nrprimwis

Spacious Passion @ Wisdom Books

Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo, a Western teacher of the Tibetan Nyingma tradition offers her explanation of the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Practice, presenting these ancient teachings in a modern light.

She explores the sutra teaching of The Four Thoughts in relation to tantra and Dzogchen and presents them as vividly relevant to our everyday lives: the extraordinary precious opportunity to live as an honourable human being; the experience of impermanence that pervades our existence as an opportunity to awaken; the emotional and psychological patterning which dominates our lives; and the seemingly endless cycle of dissatisfaction in which we imprison ourselves. It includes question and answer sections.

http://bit.ly/nrpspxwis

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Relaxing into Meditation at Holland & Barrett in Cardiff

Ngakma Nor'dzin will be talking to customers at Holland and Barrett in St. David's Centre in Cardiff on 26th February.

Following their review of her book Relaxing into Meditation, Holland & Barrett invited Ngakma Nor'dzin to come in for the day to talk to customers.

http://ngakma-nordzin.blogspot.com/2011/02/holland-barrett.html



Relaxing into Meditation by Ngakma Nor'dzin
Aro Books worldwide  ISBN 978-1-898185-17-8 http://bit.ly/nrprim

Available from Lulu.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and other bookshops worldwide.

Easy Ways to Overcome Stress: How to Relax into Meditation

"Many people want to learn how to meditate because they believe it will help them with stress and teach them to live contentedly with a sense of well-being. It is true that meditation has the potential to achieve this in our lives, but this will only be possible if meditation becomes a regular activity – preferably a daily practice. Trying to meditate even for as long as half an hour when you have little experience can become a daunting prospect. So how can we start to meditate and establish a practice that is enjoyable and sustainable?"

http://www.deepermeditation.net/stressadviceblog/archives/easy-ways-to-overcome-stress-how-to-relax-into-meditation.htm




Relaxing into Meditation by Ngakma Nor'dzin
Aro Books worldwide  ISBN 978-1-898185-17-8 http://bit.ly/nrprim

Available from Lulu.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and other bookshops worldwide.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Monday, 14 February 2011

an odd boy by Doc Togden : seeking pre-publication reviewers

Volume One of an odd boy, by Doc Togden is now being prepared for publication. Although that means, in practice, that there will still be a few months before the book is launched, we are seeking pre-publication reviews and endorsements, so that we have a good number of commentaries on the book before it is launched. A pre-publication review copy should be available by the beginning of March.

Volume one of an odd boy is a memoire of an eccentric aficionado of Bach and Blues, poetry and painting. A portrait of the artist as a lad, set in the experimental cultural ferment of the late 1960s. It is a coming-of-age adventure, both surreal and innocent, humorous and poignant, depicting an era when the Arts set a generation’s imagination on fire. The author’s life is a rare roulette wheel of childhood wonder and tragic debacles; a debilitating stammer and a powerful singing voice; bad luck and fierce good fortune. At 16 he’s traveled far in human experience from the midnight expedition he made to the crossroads at the age of 12.

To read more about an odd boy, please see the excerpts on the web site http://anoddboy.com and also those on Doc Togden's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doc-Togden/126465894244

If you are able to write a review we would be looking for your permission to publish it, and also asking whether you would be willing to publish it on Amazon and similar places when the book becomes available.

If you are interested in writing a review of an odd boy please write to arobooksworldwide@gmail.com and we will let you know when a pre-publication version of the book is available.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Forthcoming: an odd boy by Doc Togden

Volume one of an odd boy is a memoire of an eccentric aficionado of Bach and Blues, poetry and painting. A portrait of the artist as a lad, set in the experimental cultural ferment of the late 1960s. It is a coming-of-age adventure, both surreal and innocent, humorous and poignant, depicting an era when the Arts set a generation’s imagination on fire. The author’s life is a rare roulette wheel of childhood wonder and tragic debacles; a debilitating stammer and a powerful singing voice; bad luck and fierce good fortune. At 16 he’s traveled far in human experience from the midnight expedition he made to the crossroads at the age of 12.

Ladies are splendid magical beings like unicorns, albatrosses, owls, or flying fish. They hit the surface of reality like whales surging up from a hundred fathoms. They’re suddenly there—sparkling like the very Christmas tree at the end of time—decked out with every delight imaginable. Ladies are Art. Not in the demeaning objectified sense sans personality – but radiant presences residing in the space of life.
— Doc Togden

… like all the beautiful love stories I've ever read in a few paragraphs. Incredibly touching. The love and daring of a young boy in search of the Muse at an age when all dreams can be made real and the joy of art lives in the heart and doesn't boggle the mind.
— Sugar Blue

an odd boy will be published in 2011. To read excerpts from the book, please see http://anoddboy.com

Friday, 11 February 2011

Death

"Only through the death of one moment can the next moment arise"

p18, Moving Being, Khandro Déchen, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-05-5

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Pagan Spirits - Relaxing into Meditation with author Ngakma Nor'dzin, guest blogger

Ngakma Nor'dzin has written a guest blog entry for Erin O'Riordan's Pagan Spirits blog.

"Relaxing into Meditation teaches how to live contentedly with a sense of well-being. We discover spacious peace of mind even when our life circumstances are far from ideal. Relaxation teaches us how to relax the body and meditation teaches us how to relax the mind. We discover that total relaxation of body and mind is our natural condition."

Please read the rest of the article here:


http://erinoriordan.blogspot.com/2011/02/relaxing-into-meditation-with-author.html




Relaxing into Meditation by Ngakma Nor'dzin
Aro Books worldwide  ISBN 978-1-898185-17-8 http://bit.ly/nrprim

Available from Lulu.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and other bookshops worldwide.

Friday, 4 February 2011

The human condition

"The human condition is one in which we are simultaneously beginninglessly nondual and dualistically distorted"

p13, Moving Being, Khandro Déchen, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-05-5