Miscellaneous

The Cyber Temple (with Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian)

  • This site—the fruit of a four-year effort—is a nonprofit global community service that features interfaith resources for contemplation, meditation, and relaxation.

Contemplation PowerPoints

Meditation and Visualization Practices

 Holy Scriptures for Contemplation

  • Dhammapada: The Path to Perfection. 1973. (J. Mascaro, Trans.) New York: Penguin.
  • Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. (S. Effendi, Trans.) Wilmette IL: Baha’i Publishing Trust.
  • Holy Bible (rev.stand.version). 1952. New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons.
  • Qur’an (The Koran). 1993. (J.M. Rodwell, Trans.) New York: Ivy Book.
  • The Bhagavad Gita. 1988. (J. Mascaro, Trans.) New York: Penguin

Meditation and Visualization Practices

  • Bays, Jan. How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Boston: Shambhala
    Publications, 2011
  • Easwaran, Eknath. The Mantram Handbook. Tomales, California: Nilgiri Press, 1998.
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Miracle of Mindfulness. Boston: Beacon Press, 1987.
  • Gandhi, Mohandas K. Ramanama. Ahmedabad, India: Navajivan Publishing House, 1949.
  • Gawain, Shakti. Creative Visualization. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
  • Lawrence, of the Resurrection brother. The Practice of the Presence of God with Spiritual Maxims. Old Tappan,
    N.J.: Fleming H. Revell, 1967.
  • LeShan, Lawrence. How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery. New York: Little Brown and Company, 1974.
  • Newberg, Andrew and Mark Waldman. How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading
    Neuroscientist. New York: Ballantine Books, 2009.
  • Salzberg, Sharon. Loving-Kindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston, Massachusetts: Shambhala, 1997.

Developing Positive Thinking and Cultivating Virtues

  • Emmons, Robert. Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007..
  • Luks, Allan. The Healing Power of Doing Good. New York: Ballantine, 1991.
  • Lyubomirsky, Sonja. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. New York: Penguin Press, 2008.
  • Peale, Norman. The Power of Positive Thinking. New York: Fireside Rockefeller Center, 1956.
  • Popov, Linda and Dan Popov. The Family Virtues Guide: Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children
    and Ourselves. New York: Plume, 1997.
  • Post, Steven. Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research that Proves the Link Between
    Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life.New York: Broadway Books, 2007.
  • Ryan. M.J. Attitude of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life. San Francisco, CA:
    Conari Press, 2009

Prayer Books

  • Bahá’u’lláh, The Báb, and ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. Bahá’í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í
    Publishing Trust, 2002.
  • Mabey, Juliet. Book of Prayer: A Treasury of Prayers from Around the World. Oxford: Oneworld Publications. 1999.
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