About the 17th Karmapa, his discovery and enthronement, the Karma Kagyu lineage and Vajrayana Buddhism as practised by this lineage of the Karmapas.
San Gabriel es un hacienda en el interior del Perú. A ella acude, por razones familiares, un adolescente criado en la capital. «Pero San Gabriel no es un casa, como tú crees», le advierte Jacinto, «el loco» de la familia, «ni un pueblo.
Es una selva». Y, de hecho, en contra de toda expectativa, lo que encuentra Lucho en ese mundo rural, de mucha generaciones de terratenientes, es una comunidad que, como toda comunidad cerrada y aislada por mucho tiempo, «con sólo respirar el aire, se envenena» y en la que «el pez más grande se come al chico» y «los débiles no tienen derecho a vivir»…Pese a la atracción que ejerce sobre él su prima Leticia, mala y perversa, Lucho empezará a sentir el peso de las miserias amorosas, las intrigas, las rivalidades, los engaños y la saña gratuita con los que se entretienen sus parientes del campo. Sólo el gran terremoto hará tambalear ese mundo hasta entonces indemne y, una vez «abierta la brecha, unas llaman a otras y pronto son legión».
Hop aboard the Thingamajigger and join the Cat and Co. as they travel the world and visit six different habitats—a tropical rainforest, the African savanna, a desert, the Arctic, a rocky shore, and Sally's backyard—in this sturdy, oversize board book with 50 flaps about places visited in the PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! See that jaguar hidden in the rain forest? Lift the flap to find out how its spotted fur helps the big cat disappear in the dappled light. See that patch of sand on the beach? Lift the flap to find a soft-shelled clam buried in the sand! Perfect for little hands and curious minds, this is a great way to introduce natural history featuring a character kids know and love!
From volunteers ready to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who have marched in support of immigrant rights, the United States has witnessed a surge of involvement in immigration activism. In The Latino Threat, Leo R.
Chavez critically investigates the media stories about and recent experiences of immigrants to show how prejudices and stereotypes have been used to malign an entire immigrant population—and to define what it means to be an American.
Pundits—and the media at large—nurture and perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once considered their own. Through a perceived refusal to learn English and an "out of control" birthrate, many say that Latinos are destroying the American way of life. But Chavez questions these assumptions and offers facts to counter the myth that Latinos are a threat to the security and prosperity of our nation. His breakdown of the "Latino threat" contests this myth's basic tenets, challenging such well-known authors as Samuel Huntington, Pat Buchanan, and Peter Brimelow. Chavez concludes that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society. Deeply resonant in today's atmosphere of exclusion, Chavez's insights offer an alternative and optimistic view of the vitality and future of our country.
Here are the eight skills this book will help you master: 1. Identify your thoughts and feelings: how to tap into your feelings, especially the negative ones 2. Evaluate your negative feelings, negative thoughts, and options: how to decide when to take action 3. Communicate better: how to be a more effective listener and speaker 4.
Empathize with others to understand their behavior: how to appreciate a situation from someone else's point of view 5. Do problem-solving: how to define the problem, generate alternatives, and evaluate the outcomes 6. Practice assertion: how to get others to do what you want 7. Practice acceptance: how to back off without feeling like a failure 8. Emphasize the positive: how to build better relationships using a proven ratio of positive to negative interactions Lifeskills shows how building better relationships is an essential part of preserving health--and offers eight clear steps anyone can use to make that happen. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A fifth year veterinary student at UW-Madison, Rune Nqumayo was far from being your typical college student. The leader of a local pack of shape shifters, her life was a long string of sacrifices in the name of honor and duty. Busting up a vampire party one night begins a chain reaction, tossing her deep into strange truths and a taste of forbidden love that will challenge everything she has ever known.Will Rune follow the path she has walked all her life? Or will she give into her heart and risk becoming an out- cast among her own people?
When sex columnist Kit Loughlin's first love, Jake, reappears with something to prove and a lot of new moves, his touch sends her into meltdown...
Dr. Kelly Sullivan has come back to her hometown, and Nick Donovan is falling in lust all over again... Karen Sullivan can't forget the tryst she shared with Mike Donovan--and can't resist one more night in his arms...