How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity (Paperback)

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By Celeste Yacoboni (Editor), Mirabai Starr (Foreword by), David Steindl-Rast (Contribution by)
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According to Dr. Harold Koenig of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, prayer is good medicine. Prayer is also an expression of gratitude, a cry for guidance, a place of refuge, a connection with the Divine—or whatever we choose to name it. There doesn't seem to be any question as to why people pray. But how? Celeste Yacoboni was inspired to find out. After she had posed her question to family, friends, and leading figures around the world—religious, agnostic, and in-between—she chose 129 responses to comprise this collection of prayers, essays and offerings. The ways of praying are as varied as those who pray: kneeling, walking, fishing, playing instruments, clasping one's hands over the heart. How Do You Pray? is a prayerbook for modern times, one that embraces all viewpoints, provides spiritual nourishment, and offers many paths to our inner divine nature. Contributors include Gregg Braden, Donna Eden, Arjuna Ardagh, Byron Katie, Huston Smith, Alex Grey, Eli Jaxon-Bear, Marianne Williamson, Matthew Fox, and many more.

— Diane, Book Buyer


As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world.

How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, "How Do You Pray?" She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life.

This collection speaks to the reader's heart and asks What is your soul's expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray?

This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O'Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more.

This book is a beautiful gift package with matte laminate cover and red ribbon.

About the Author

Celeste Yacoboni is a Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotions. She maintains a thriving private practice in Santa Fe, NM in which she facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women's Breast Health, Plant Essences, the Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono, and the inquiry "How Do You Pray?" Celeste leads "How Do You Pray?" workshops in which people share and experience different ways of prayer and connecting to Source. On her Ho'oponopono CD, Celeste sings a Hawaiian healing practice which creates a space of love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. Celeste lives in New Mexico.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781939681232
ISBN-10: 1939681235
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Pages: 269
Language: English