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Introducing Dr. Amir Sabzevary, MSI Press Author

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Dr. Amir Sabzevary holds two Master’s degrees and a PhD; his dissertation is entitled Choiceless Awareness: Psychological Freedom in the Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Dr. Sabzevary has taught religion and philosophy for over 30 years at a variety of colleges and universities in the Bay Area and is currently the Chair of Philosophy and Humanities at Laney College in Oakland, CA. For more posts on Dr. Sabzevary and his award-winning book, click HERE .

San Juan Books Presents Its Special Authors: Meet Dr. Amir Sabzevary

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  San Juan Books is the hybrid division of MSI Press LLC. It allows first-time writers to become published in a traditional way through the reduction of risk by sharing publication costs. All other publishing features are traditional in nature, and most SJB authors go on to be offered traditional contracts for their subsequent books. SJB publications are available as paperback, hard cover, and e-book versions. SJB authors' books very much hold their own against their contemporaries in the traditional publishing division. Indeed, a number of them have outsold their traditional compatriots. Today, San Juan Books presents author Dr. Amir Sabzevary. Dr. Sabzevary published Introduction to Religious Philosophy .   Subsequently, he published two other books: MSI Press webstore . To see more posts about Dr. Sabzevary and his books, including excerpts, click HERE .                                         Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter.

Announcing a New Affiliated Book: An Interpretative Introduction to Western Religions (Sabzevary)

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  MSI Press has added to its collection of affiliated books a self-published book by MSI Press author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary: An Interpretative Introduction to Western Religion s: This book is an antidote to contemporary philosophical, religious-spiritual markets and trappings. The book details the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual subtleties and complexities that exist and are experienced on the quest towards wisdom: the qualities that teachers of wisdom must possess, what is expected from seekers after truth, the teacher-student relationship, the importance of love, the stages of spiritual evolution, and the nature of a spiritual community. This book offers a rare and uncommon glimpse into the inner or esoteric dimensions of the three great Western religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Using everyday language and examples, the book offers understandable accounts of some of the core and complex practices and teachings of these great traditions. Those inte

Book Alert:Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy

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Released today! More than a series of lectures, this collection of dialogues addresses the following questions: Can one be religious in modern, predominantly secular environments? What social and psychological functions do religions serve? Can one truly learn to live religious philosophies in the modern era? Professor Sabzevary's intellectual dexterity is matched only by his clarity, not only into perennial religious questions but also the modern condition. Far from leaving religious concepts in the lofty confines of tradition, Professor Sabzevary speaks a religious language with a modern tongue. Rather than simply detailing the nuances of various religious philosophies, Dr. Sabzevary's dialogues place these nuances within the lives of his students, thus evoking a startling intimacy. More than an ecumenical discourse, these lectures move in a profound depth that cannot but tap into the wellspring from which all religious philosophies draw their substance. Avai

Book Review: Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy (Sabzevary)

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Recommended by US Review of Books. Read review online . Quote: "Because at our very core, we are lonely, isolated human beings who have to figure out what it is that makes us come to life." Conclusion: Conversational in style, the lectures are easy to read and comprehend. Tackling the difficult task of taking several Eastern religions and packaging them in a manner understandable to a Western audience, Sabzevary uses a light-hearted style, which, rather naturally, defuses the ethereal quality of religious dialogue and insight. On occasion, Sabzevary’s examples take on odd, slightly off-putting sexual themes, and his illustrative stories can change subjects and go in directions the original discussion wasn’t headed. However, most examples successfully illustrate the concept he is discussing in a manner beneficial to the listener, and thus, in turn, to the reader. Someone who picks up the book with the idea that the answers to life’s big questions will be found within

YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Teachers and Students

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YouTube Lecture by Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): Rumi and the Art of Listening

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MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy), Produces You-Tube Videos about Topics in His Book

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Want to expand on the topics in Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy ? Watch Dr. Sabzecvary's YouTube presentations HERE . For more posts about Dr. Sabzevary, his lectures, and his book, click HERE .

YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): Rumi and the Art of Listening, Part 3

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Death, Part 2

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): Trauma

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Rumi and the Art of Listening, Part 2

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Death

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Hephaestus: Welding and the Art of Reflection

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): The Prodigal Son

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YouTube Lecture by MSI Press Author, Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Pegasus and Spiritual Ascent

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YouTube Lecture by Dr. Amir Sabzevary (Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy): On Asking Questions

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Daily Excerpt: Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy (Sabzevary): Editor's Introduction

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  Editor’s Introduction   This book is a transcription of lectures that revolve around two questions:   How does a person become educated?   What does it mean to be a teacher?   Without continuously entertaining the problems that these two questions create, no one should be licensed to discuss religion or philosophy.   These problems seem to have been forgotten in an age when anyone with the privilege of time, intellect and emotions can buy a PhD or publish a book and be considered “educated.”   But if not with the privilege of a PhD or with a voluminous collection of information, what qualifies someone as a teacher?   Introductory Lectures on Religious Philosophy addresses these questions within the context of five ancient traditions: the Epic of Gilgamesh , Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.   The language of the lectures, the questions that guide the dialogue, and the social atmosphere of this class also comment directly on these problems of education.