Peter Ralston

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In 1975, Peter Ralston founded Cheng Hsin, a dogma-free approach to using direct experience in body/mind training, and two years later opened The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research in Oakland, California. The first non-Asian ever to win the World Championship full-contact martial arts tournament, Ralston is author of Zen Body-Being, Cheng Hsin: Principles of Effortless Power, and other books.

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Book Of Not-knowing

Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
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Over decades of contemplation and intense personal inquiry, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not-knowing.

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Cheng Hsin

The Principals of Effortless Power
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Every once in a while you find a high impact book. Something that awakens something deep within and lasts forever. This is the one. It is a book that you can pick up time and time again and always gets something new out of it, or something deeper than you.

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Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou

The Art of Effortless Power
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This book provided this beginning tai-chi student with a rich, methodical philosophical "grounding" on some concepts that that are at the core of Eastern martial arts. Ralston helps the reader develop an awareness, quite literally "from the ground up".

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Consciousness Dialogues

From Beginner's Mind through Enlightenment: 150 Conversations with Peter Ralston
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Peter Ralston responds to 150 questions about consciousness from a global spectrum of people striving to grasp the nature of their own selves

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Genius of Being

Contemplating the Profound Intelligence of Existence
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Peter Ralston’s exceptionally lucid trilogy on the nature of human consciousness culminates here in The Genius of Being, a book of deep contemplations on the unseen elements that create our world. The first volume, The Book of Not Knowing, garnered much praise as a comprehensive exploration of the depths of self and consciousness.

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Pursuing Consciousness

The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation
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Pursuing Consciousness is an investigation into being and consciousness for those seeking personal growth. Neither a dry discourse on intellectual convictions nor an uplifting excursion to an idealistic fantasy realm, this is a handbook on how to access direct consciousness.

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Reflections of Being

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Personal, reflective, and gently investigative, these early essays have a raw, fresh quality which predates the more formal theory and practice ofPeter Ralston's two popular books,The Book of Not KnowingandPursuing Consciousness.Many of the questions we might struggle with in lifeidentity in relation to others, authenticity in the

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Zen Body-being

An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power
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In this inspiring guide, world champion martial artist Peter Ralston presents a program of “physical education” for anyone interested in body improvement and skill enhancement.

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