Joy Meditation – The Eight Pillars

This is a meditation that allows you to review the eight pillars of Joy outlined in The Book of Joy, and to use them when you encounter a problem, confront pain, or face suffering, whether these are major life challenges or daily dissatisfaction. This meditation is meant to smooth the ride on the bumpy road of life. We hope it serves you well.

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Inspirational Reading List from Idea Architects

Books are made for times of uncertainty and separation. They are our passports to other places and lives, so that even as we shelter-in-place, we are traveling far and wide. Across six feet, even across oceans, we can be listening to the same ideas and imagining the same universe.

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We’re Expecting!

Rachel Neumann, previously the Associate Publisher at Shambhala Publications, is moving to join Idea Architects as Director of Strategic Initiatives, Executive Editor, and literary agent, effective December 1st, 2019. During Neumann’s tenure at Shambhala Publications, she led the significant growth of their publishing program, diversified their author base, and acquired across all imprints, including children’s, lifestyle, wellness, and spirituality. Neumann was the editor for best-selling...

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Idea Architects: True

News Release / September 25, 2019 IDEA ARCHITECTS, a leading non-fiction US literary agency, whose clients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Blackburn, Edith Eger, John Gottman, Marc Randolph, BJ Fogg, and many other award-winning scientists and thought leaders, is pleased to announce the launch of a new division within their agency, IDEA ARCHITECTS: TRUE. IA True will focus exclusively on inspirational and compelling memoirs and true...

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

One of the joys of the holiday season is to say thank you to each member of our community and to wish you and your loved ones all the best in the coming year. We are so grateful for all the books we’ve had the privilege of working on this year and are excited about the impact they’ve been able to have. At a time when we are struggling with divisiveness, we are inspired by the power of books to bring people together. Some of our highlights from this past year: We were joined by new team members...

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Hawking’s Eyes, Tutu’s Arm, and the Dalai Lama’s Scar

I am flying to see Archbishop Tutu in South Africa and then on to Professor Hawking’s memorial, where he will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey next to Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton. I can’t sleep on this second of two back-to-back redeye flights, and I keep thinking of these two men. I am not thinking of their greatness or their accomplishments or what they have given to the world, but of their weaknesses and vulnerabilities, of Hawking’s eyes and Tutu’s arm. I was not prepared for...

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Welcome to the Idea Architects Blog!

This is where our community of authors, readers, and viewers has a chance to explore our latest work helping visionaries create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. We get to meet, laugh with, and learn from many of the most inspiring people on the planet, and we invite you on this journey of discovery and friendship. Please join us at the table and at the white-board as we shape the stories that we believe can shape the future. I have long hoped for a way for others to share our...

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