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The Art of Happiness : A Handbook for Living
by Dalai Lama, et al

Riverhead Books
Hardcover - 322 pages
(November 1998)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer? How should we deal with... Read more

 


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Ethics for the New Millennium
by Dalai Lama

Riverhead Books
Hardcover - 237 pages
(August 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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In a modern society characterized by insensitivity to violence, ambivalence to the suffering of others, and a high-octane profit motive, is talk of ethics anything more than a temporary salve for our collective conscience? The Dalai Lama thinks so. In his Ethics for the New Millennium, the exiled... Read more

 


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Awakening the Buddha Within : Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World
by Lama Surya Das(Preface), Surya Das

Broadway Books
Paperback - 414 pages
Reprint edition (July 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you dropped the Buddha into a modern metropolis, would he come off sounding like a 16th-century morality play or more like a drive-time disc jockey? Lama Surya Das doesn't spin platters for a living, but he does have a hip delivery that belies his years of sheltered training in Buddhist... Read more

 


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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chodron(Introduction)

Shambhala Pubns
Hardcover - 147 pages
(January 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Much like Zen, Pema Chodron's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism takes the form of a nontheistic spiritualism. In When Things Fall Apart this head of a Tibetan monastery in Canada outlines some relevant and deceptively profound terms of Tibetan Buddhism that are germane to modern issues. The key to... Read more

 


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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
by Sogyal Rinpoche, et al

Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 425 pages
Rep edition (May 1994)


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5 out of 5 stars
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In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical.... Read more

 


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Buddhism Plain and Simple
by Steve Hagen

Broadway Books
Paperback - 159 pages
Reprint edition (February 1999)
(December 29, 1998)

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5 out of 5 stars
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You might want to digest this book slowly, a few pages at a time. Although Zen teacher Steve Hagen has a knack for putting the philosophy of Buddhism in a "plain and simple" package, it may take a while to sink in. There is so much there. Seeing reality, realizing the wisdom of the self, breaking... Read more

 


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Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Bantam Books
Paperback - 134 pages
Reissue edition (March 1992)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is deceptive in its subtlety. He'll go on and on with stories about tree-hugging or metaphors involving raw potatoes; he'll tell you how to eat mindfully, even how to breathe and walk; he'll suggest looking closely at a flower and to see the sun as your heart. As the Zen... Read more

 


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A Path With Heart : A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
by Jack Kornfield

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 352 pages
(July 1993)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Beloved Western Buddhist master Kornfield makes known his personal, practical wisdom, garnered from 25 years of practicing and teaching the path of awakening, as he guides self-searchers to a simplicity of perception that brings alive spiritual practice, peace, and truth in their daily lives. Read more

 


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Freedom in Exile : The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
by Dalai Lama

Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 320 pages
Reprint edition (August 1991)


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5 out of 5 stars
Kelly , December 2, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
An very moving book
This is by far one of the most moving and amazing books I have had the pleasure to read. The Dalai Lama has a very eloquent way of telling the story of his life. From his simple begininngs throughout the Chinese invasion of Tibet, he tells the story beautifully. His attention to detail and... Read more

 


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The Miracle of Mindfulness : A Manual on Meditation
by Thich Nhat Hanh, et al

Beacon Pr
Paperback - 140 pages
Revised edition (October 1992)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Miracle of Mindfulness is a sly commentary on the Anapanasati Sutra, the Sutra on Breath to Maintain Mindfulness. "Sly" because it doesn't read like a dry commentary at all. One of Thich Nhat Hanh's most popular books, Miracle of Mindfulness is about how to take hold of your consciousness and keep... Read more

 


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The Art of Happiness : A Handbook for Living [ABRIDGED]
by Dalai Lama, et al

Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (November 1998)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer? How should we deal with... Read more

 


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Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart : A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
by Mark. Epstein

Broadway Books
Hardcover - 200 pages
1 Ed edition (July 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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In the era of self-empowerment and the relentless glorification of self-esteem, Mark Epstein is questioning whether we have it all backward. As a psychiatrist and practicing Buddhist for 25 years, Epstein has come to believe that the self-help movement has encouraged us to spend enormous amounts of... Read more

 


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Living Buddha, Living Christ
by Nh at Hanh, et al

Riverhead Books
Paperback - 208 pages
1st riverh edition (September 1997)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you have always assumed that Christianity and Buddhism are as far apart philosophically as their respective founders were geographically, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. In this national bestseller, Zen monk and social activist Thich Nhat Hanh draws parallels between these two traditions... Read more

 


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The Monk and the Philosopher : A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
by Jean Francois Revel, et al

Schocken Books
Hardcover - 336 pages
(February 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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The Monk and the Philosopher is a collection of father-son dialogues between Jean-François Revel, a French philosopher and journalist famous for his leadership in protests of both Christianity and Communism, and Matthieu Ricard, his son, who gave up a promising career as a scientist to become a... Read more

 


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Mindfulness in Plain English
by Venerable Henepola Gunaratana, et al

Wisdom Publications
Paperback - 191 pages
(February 1993)


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5 out of 5 stars
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If you'd like to read about meditation and then go back to your regular life, don't get this book. Henepola Gunaratana, a monk from Sri Lanka and venerated teacher of Buddhism, warns us that vipassana meditation is "meant to revolutionize the whole of your life experience." In one of the best... Read more

 


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The Light Inside the Dark : Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life
by John Tarrant

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 247 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Try smiling at the morning birds while in the grip of profound grief. The effort of just turning up the corners of your lips is enough to send you back to the oblivion of sleep. Escape, John Tarrant tells us, is not the answer; neither is just getting over it. In a lyrical fusion of Jungian... Read more

 


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The Four Noble Truths : Fundamentals of the Buddhist Teachings His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
by Dalai Lama, et al

Thorsons Pub
Paperback - 224 pages
(June 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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In the summer of 1996 the Dalai Lama gave four lectures on suffering and overcoming it, which he entitled "The Four Noble Truths." Each of these lessons begins with a short introduction by Dr. Robert Thurman of Columbia University. Although he speaks English well, the Dalai Lama speaks, for the most... Read more

 


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Start Where You Are : A Guide to Compassionate Living
by Pema Chodron

Shambhala Pubns
Paperback - 154 pages
(June 1994)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun for regular folks. Having raised a family of her own, she doesn't shy away from persistent troubles and the basic meatiness of life. In fact, in Start Where You Are, Chodron tries to get us to see that the faults and foibles in each of us now are the perfect... Read more

 


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Thoughts Without a Thinker : Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective
by Mark Epstein

HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 256 pages
(June 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Drawing upon his own experience as therapist, meditator and patient, Mark Epstein, a New York-based psychiatrist trained in classical Freudian methods, attempts to integrate Western psychotherapy and the teachings of Buddhism. Repressed memories, painful emotions, narcissism and destructive energies... Read more

 


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Awakening to the Sacred : Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch
by Surya Das, Lama Surya Das

Broadway Books
Hardcover - 288 pages
1 Ed edition (June 1999)
(May 11, 1999)

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5 out of 5 stars
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Surya Das is like a Buddhist Johnny Appleseed, galavanting across the countryside, planting seeds of spirituality in bare patches of ground. He believes that we are all fertile soil for cultivating the sacred in everyday life. "We all have spiritual DNA," he says. In Awakening to the Sacred, Surya... Read more

 


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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
by Padma Sambhava, Robert A. Thurman (Translator)

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback
(January 1994)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The most prominent expert on Tibetan Buddhism in the West offers a translation of this essential book of Tibetan philosophy that captures the true spirit and poetry of the original work--a profound book that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. Read more

 


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It's Easier Than You Think : The Buddhist Way to Happiness
by Sylvia Boorstein

Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 145 pages
(March 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
San Francisco Chronicle
"This is without a doubt the most accessible and down-to-earth introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism available. It is a delight to read." Read more

 


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The Book : On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
by Alan Watts

Vintage Books
Paperback
Reissue edition (August 1989)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindi and Vedantic... Read more

 


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The Wisdom of No Escape : And the Path of Loving-Kindness
by Pema Chodron

Shambhala Pubns
Paperback - 110 pages
1st Ed. edition (September 1991)


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5 out of 5 stars
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The Art of Accepting and Embracing Life
Based on talks given during a dathun (one month practice period) in Gampo Abbey, the contents of this book "speak" to each of us about embracing life's pain rather than running away from it, and about the down-to-earth benefits of practicing lovingkindness in our every day lives, both in... Read more

 


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Buddhism Without Beliefs : A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
by Stephen Batchelor(Preface)

Riverhead Books
Paperback - 127 pages
1st riverh edition (March 1998)


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4 out of 5 stars
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As in all the major religions, there is a wisdom behind the theology of Buddhism that informs the believer in daily life. Stephen Batchelor would argue that the difference with Buddhism is that the wisdom is in fact independent of the theology and is not informative to believers only, but to... Read more

 


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