Jack Halpern is the CEO of the CJK Dictionary Institute in Japan, which specializes in the compilation of CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) and Arabic lexical databases and is one of the world’s prime sources of CJK dictionaries. A lexicographer by profession, Halpern spent sixteen years compiling the New Japanese-English Character Dictionary published in the U.S. by NTC/McGraw-Hill in 1994. As a research fellow at Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, he was the editor-in-chief of several kanji dictionaries for learners, which have become standard reference works. Halpern has published over twenty books, including The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary: Revised and Expanded and The Kodansha Kanji Dictionary as well as numerous articles. He has given over 600 public lectures on Japanese language and culture, and presented several dozen papers at international conferences. Jack Halpern has lived in Japan for over 30 years. He was born in Germany and lived in six countries including France, Brazil, and the U.S. An avid polyglot, he has studied fifteen languages (fluent in ten). - See more at: http://www.kodanshausa.com/books/9781568364087/#sthash.OqcK8Jan.dpuf
Follow a revered spiritual master on the path to self-awareness, truth, and world peace.
In THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT, Yogmata Keiko Aikawa recounts her experiences and shares the wisdom she’s gained from her forty-five-year study of yoga, meditation, and healing arts.
Aikawa became interested in yoga as teenager in Japan, and studied in India, the U.S., and other Western countries. In 1984, she met the famous Himalayan sage Pilot Baba and his teacher, Great Master Hari Baba. Under their guidance, she embarked on a rigorous training program high up in the mountains, where she achieved samadhi, transcending body, mind, and spirit to realize the ultimate state of consciousness.
Yogmata Aikawa tells her story simply, with many anecdotes and personal observations. She explains her philosophy clearly, making it understandable to anyone seeking answers to such questions as: “What is meditation?” “What is mind?” “What is enlightenment?” and “What is real happiness?”
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