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Feng Shui: Seeing Is Believing: Essential Geomancy for Beginners and Skeptics

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In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa Ludrup lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that sometimes clouds the practice. "The aim of this book," he writes, "is to help you have more happiness in your life." Through his easy-to-understand instructions, diagrams, and photos, Ludrup illustrates how simple alterations to the layout of your home can vastly improve specific areas of your life-romance, prosperity, health, or whatever is troubling you. With nothing more than this book and a good compass, you can rearrange your house, your fortune, and your life.

The book comes with a handy pocket-sized chart that you can carry with you to job interviews or first dates - any important events - so that you can be confident that you will be able to achieve the best possible outcome.

Synopsis:

“We all search for happiness, and yet it can be so elusive. There is no shortage of problems in our lives and we are often too busy or preoccupied to find lasting solutions for them. In the whirlwind of our daily lives it can appear impossible to find a moments peace in our minds; it seems that we can only respond to the most pressing demands that are placed on us. Small wonder then that the powerful but subtle energies that influence our lives pass unnoticed.

“The aim of this book is to help you have more happiness in your life by showing you the simple steps you can take to channel and focus the environmental influences that shape your fortunes. With just a few inexpensive, readily available tools, you can transform your luck. Even simply changing the direction in which you sit, eat, and sleep can dramatically change your world.”

In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that clouds similar books. With nothing more than this book and a good compass, you can arrange your house, your life, and your fortune.

About the Author

In 1996 Ven. Jampa Ludrup was an attendant to Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche during his tour of Nepal, India, Singapore, and Malaysia. At this time Lama Zopa made his first contact with feng shui Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai and world-renowned expert and prolific author Lillian Too. With Lama Zopa's encouragement, Ven. Jampa made a study of their system of feng shui and after personal experiment he started to give advice and consultations. From 1998 he has been resident at Sera Je Monastic University in South India where he has studied Buddhism as well as serving as English language studies tutor to Ven. Lama Osel Rinpoche from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003 he has been much in demand, and has given feng shui courses and consultancy to many businesses, institutions, and individuals all across the globe. In 2012 he made his tenth world tour. You may contact him at www.jlgeomancy.com.

Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of Buddhist centers, monasteries, and affiliated projects, including Wisdom Publications. Rinpoche was born in 1946 in the village of Thami in the Solo Khumbu region of Nepal near Mount Everest. His books include Transforming Problems into Happiness, How to Be Happy, and Ultimate Healing. He lives in Aptos, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Seeing Is Believing

Chapter 1—Introduction to Geomancy

      History of Geomancy

           Geomancy around the World

           History of Feng Shui

           Feng Shui Practitioners of Note

      The I Ching

           Confucius

      Buddhism and Feng Shui

      Feng Shui and Superstition

      Can Geomancy Really Make Us Happy?

      Fundamentals of Geomancy

           Looking for Luck

                Creating Luck

                Making Luck Manifest

                Seizing Luck

                Dealing with “Bad Luck”

           Environmental Influences

                Gross Environmental Influences

                Subtle Environmental Influences

      The Trigrams

           Characteristics of the Trigrams

           The Lo Shu Magic Square

           The Relationships of the Elements

                The Productive Cycle

                The Destructive Cycle

                The Exhaustive Cycle

                The Supportive Cycle

Chapter 2—Personal Geomancy

      Determining Your Gua Number

      Personal Directions

           East Group Directions

           West Group Directions

           Good Directions

           Bad Directions

      Door Direction

           Sitting and Facing Directions of the Building

           Apartments

           Businesses

           Bedroom

      Bed Direction

      Getting Maximum Benefit from Your Good Directions

           Always Face Your Best Directions

           Power from Your Best Directions

           Travel from Your Best Directions

           Relocate from A Good Direction

      Location Versus Direction

Chapter 3—Exterior Form School Geomancy

      The Armchair Configuration

           Turtle Hill

           Dragon Hill

           Tiger Hill

           Phoenix Hill

      Surrounding Structures and Orientation

           Neighboring Rooflines And Corners

           Aspect

           Rivers and Roads

           Dragon Path

           Gates

           Driveways

           Boundary Walls and Fences

      Building Profile

Chapter 4—Exterior Compass School Geomancy

      Land Shape

           Applying the Lo Shu Square to the Land

           Alternative Layout of the Sectors

           Missing Corners

           Protruding Corners

           Irregularly Shaped Land

      The Five Elements

           Water

           Wood

           Fire

           Earth

           Metal

      The Effects of the Elements on Your Luck

      Reputation

      Relationships

      Children

      Mentors

      Career

      Knowledge

      Health

      Wealth

      Support

Chapter 5—The Front Door And The Floor Plan

      Defensive and Aggressive Protection

           Defensive Techniques

           Aggressive Techniques

                The Power of the Ba Gua

                Other Aggressive Techniques

           The Power of the Octagon

      Direction and Location

           Porch

           Foyer

           Negative Features inside the Front Door

      The Door Itself

           Door Shape

           Door Size and Materials

      Front Door Orientation and the Floor Plan

           Applying the Lo Shu Square to the Floor Plan of the Building

Chapter 6—Interior Geomancy

      Interior Layout

           Inner Half and Outer Half

           Windows

           Ceiling

           Corridors

           Stairs

           Shelves

           Shrines

           Room Allocation

      Using the Elements Inside the Building

           The Elements by Sector

           Balancing Yin and Yang Elements

      Geomancy for Individual Rooms

      Living Room

      Dining Room

      Kitchen

      Bathrooms

      Bedrooms

           Master Bedroom

           Bed Position

           Other Bedrooms

      Storerooms

      Garages

      A Word About Apartments

      Office

Chapter 7—Geomancy Over Time

      Grand Duke

      Three Killings

      Five Yellows

      2004s Geomancy Time Bomb

Chapter 8—Solving Problems With Geomancy

      Solving Wealth Problems

      Solving Romance and Relationship Problems

      Solving Career Problems

      Solving Health Problems

      Solving Childrens Problems

      Solving Knowledge and Examination Problems

      Solving Reputation Problems

      Solving Problems in Getting Help from Mentors

Afterword

Acknowledgments

Appendix—Gua Numbers for Birthdates near the Chinese New Year

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781614290742
Author:
Jampa
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications (MA)
Author:
Ludrup, Jampa
Author:
Rinpoche, Lama Zopa
Author:
Zopa, Thubten
Subject:
Feng-shui
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, 25 color photo
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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“We all search for happiness, and yet it can be so elusive. There is no shortage of problems in our lives and we are often too busy or preoccupied to find lasting solutions for them. In the whirlwind of our daily lives it can appear impossible to find a moments peace in our minds; it seems that we can only respond to the most pressing demands that are placed on us. Small wonder then that the powerful but subtle energies that influence our lives pass unnoticed.

“The aim of this book is to help you have more happiness in your life by showing you the simple steps you can take to channel and focus the environmental influences that shape your fortunes. With just a few inexpensive, readily available tools, you can transform your luck. Even simply changing the direction in which you sit, eat, and sleep can dramatically change your world.”

In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that clouds similar books. With nothing more than this book and a good compass, you can arrange your house, your life, and your fortune.

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