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Ordinary Recovery
Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety
Written by William Alexander
Foreword by Kevin Griffin

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-828-8 (1-59030-828-X)

The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s... Read more >

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Dao De Jing
A Philosophical Translation
Written by Roger Ames and David Hall

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44419-6 (0-345-44419-1)

Composed more than 2,000 years ago during a turbulent period of Chinese history, the Dao de jing set forth an alternative vision of reality in a world torn apart by violence and betrayal. Daoism, as this subtle but enduring philosophy came to be known, offered a comprehensive view of experience grounded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Analects of Confucius
A Philosophical Translation
Written by Roger T. Ames

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43407-4 (0-345-43407-2)

Here is a translation of the short sayings, proverbs, and observations on ethics and methods for living originated around 400 BC. Based on the earliest Analects yet discovered, this translation provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture-and clearly illuminates the spirit and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sun-Tzu: The Art of Warfare

Written by Roger T. Ames

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-36239-1 (0-345-36239-X)

In 1973, an excavation at a noble's tomb in Mawangdui, China, uncovered a collection of ancient Chinese brush-written silk texts buried in 168 B.C.   These texts included the ancient versions of the long lost cornerstones of Chinese culture, philosophy and military strategy.

This new translation of a well-known Chinese classic contains... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tibetan Yoga of Breath
Breathing Practices for Healing the Body and Cultivating Wisdom
Written by Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-088-3 (1-61180-088-9)

Vibrance, good health, and longevity have one thing in common–they all begin with the breath. Modern science and classic spiritual traditions agree: regulating the breath leads to radiance and wellness in the body, mind, and spirit.
The Tibetan Yoga of Breath pairs the teachings of Tibetan Yantra Yoga (breathing yoga) with... Read more >

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Buddhist Practice on Western Ground
Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology
Written by Harvey Aronson

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-093-0 (1-59030-093-9)

This is the first book to offer Buddhist meditators a comprehensive and sympathetic examination of the differences between Asian and Western cultural and spiritual values. Harvey B. Aronson, a psychotherapist in private practice and a Buddhist meditation teacher, presents a constructive and practical assessment of common conflicts experiences by Westerners who... Read more >

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Lotus in the Fire

Written by Jim Bedard

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 9, 1999
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-430-8 (1-57062-430-5)

In 1995, Jim Bedard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and given ten days to live. This is the story of how he used Zen practice to bring himself into full contact with a death sentence as well as painful medical treatment, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. It is... Read more >

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The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
Wisdom from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Other Great Thinkers
Written by Freya Boedicker and Martin Boedicker

Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-263-5 (1-58394-263-7)

The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Healing Power of the Breath
Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions
Written by Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-902-5 (1-59030-902-2)

Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates.

Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a... Read more >

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Mining for Wisdom within Delusion
Maitreya's "Distinction between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena" and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
Written by Karl Brunnholzl

Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-395-9 (1-55939-395-5)

Maitreya’s Distinction between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena distinguishes the illusory phenomenal world of saṃsâra produced by the confused dualistic mind from the ultimate reality that is mind’s true nature. The transition from the one to the other is the process of “mining for wisdom within delusion.” Maitreya’s text calls... Read more >

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Occupy Spirituality
A Radical Vision for a New Generation
Written by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox
Afterword by Lama Surya Das
Foreword by Mona Eltahawy and Andrew Harvey

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-685-5 (1-58394-685-3)

The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest for peace and justice.

This book is a call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox encourage... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by Margot Anand

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75924-6 (0-375-75924-7)

Sir Richard F. Burton’s translation of The Kama Sutra remains one of the best English interpretations of this early Indian treatise on politics, social customs, love, and intimacy. Its crisp style set a new standard for Sanskrit translation.

The Kama Sutra stands uniquely as a work of psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thank You and Ok!
An American Zen Failure in Japan
Written by David Chadwick

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-470-9 (1-59030-470-5)

David Chadwick began his Zen study under the legendary Japanese master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Much later, Suzuki Roshi’s successor said of Chadwick: “Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste.”

In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial education. In THANK YOU... Read more >

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Living Beautifully
with Uncertainty and Change
Written by Pema Chodron

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-076-0 (1-61180-076-5)

Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone’s favorite Buddhist nun, it’s even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground–and the secret is: the ground is always shaky. Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Life After Death
The Burden of Proof
Written by Deepak Chopra

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5235-6 (1-4000-5235-1)

What happens to the spirit after the body dies?

In Life After Death, Deepak Chopra draws on cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the great wisdom traditions to provide a map of the afterlife. He tells us there is abundant evidence that “the world beyond” is not separated from this world by an impassable... Read more >

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Why Is God Laughing?
The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism
Written by Deepak Chopra
Foreword by Mike Myers

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40888-4 (0-307-40888-4)

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment—with a lot of laughter along the way.

Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Taoism Reader

Translated by Thomas Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-950-6 (1-59030-950-2)

Taoist teachings have arisen in many forms: abstract aphorisms, philosophical discussions, legends, fables–even jokes. All are represented here, culled from the most popular Taoist classics: the Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu, Huai-nan-tzu, and Wen-tzu, stories from the “Tales of Inner Meaning,” and teachings of the Taoist patriarch Ancestor Lü.

The spirit of the... Read more >

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Zen Lessons
The Art of Leadership
Translated by Thomas Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-883-2 (1-57062-883-1)

This guide to enlightened conduct is based on the teachings of several great Chinese Zen masters.

Drawing on private records, letters, and long-lost documents of the Song dynasty (tenth to thirteenth centuries), ZEN LESSONS consists of short excerpts written in language that is accessible to the reader without any background in Eastern... Read more >

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The Zen Reader

Edited by Thomas Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-946-9 (1-59030-946-4)

This book presents a thousand years of Zen teaching for the modern reader in a way that preserves the dynamic flavor of these talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters. From the earliest adepts to the last of the great masters, The Zen Reader is a compendium of Zen at its... Read more >

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Sacred Passage
How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying
Written by Margaret Coberly, Ph.D, RN

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-017-6 (1-59030-017-3)

“An important book for both caregivers and patients. Coberly compellingly demonstrates how terminally ill people can experience emotional and spiritual healing, even when they cannot be cured.” —Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing

“A much-needed, wise, and helpful guidebook.”–Barbara Dossey, R.N., Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants

Margaret Coberly has been a nurse for... Read more >

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The Analects

Written by Confucius

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41204-2 (0-375-41204-2)

Confucius has become synonymous in the West with Eastern wisdom: profound and mysterious. He was, however, one of the most humane, lucid, and rational moral teachers of the ancient world, concerned not with arcane metaphysics or invisible gods but with the practical issues of life and conduct. How should the state... Read more >

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Questions for the Dalai Lama
Answers on Love, Success, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life
Edited by Dede Cummings and Travis Hellstrom
Commentaries by Dalai Lama
Foreword by Lauren Alderfer

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-57826-497-1 (1-57826-497-9)

For centuries, millions upon millions of people have sought out the wisdom of the Dalai Lama. Tenzin Gyatso, the current and XIV Dalai Lama, has traveled the world, spreading his personal doctrine of compassion and understanding. His sage words resonate with all who hear him speak, encompassing topics as grand as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For the Benefit of All Beings
A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva
Written by Dalai Lama
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-693-2 (1-59030-693-7)

The Dalai Lama explains how to follow the spiritual path of the bodhisattva by commenting on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text.

Many people consider the Dalai Lama to be a living embodiment of the spiritual ideal of the bodhisattva–someone who dedicates their life to freeing all beings from suffering and confusion. Here... Read more >

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Awakening the Buddha Within
Eight Steps to Enlightenment
Written by Lama Surya Das

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 15, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0157-4 (0-7679-0157-6)

Introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Born in New York, Lama Surya Das has spent over 25 years studying with the great spiritual masters and is the highest trained lama in the United States. Awakening the Buddha Within is the first comprehensive book to provide a bridge between East and... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Awakening to the Sacred
Creating a Personal Spiritual Life
Written by Lama Surya Das

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 9, 2000
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0275-5 (0-7679-0275-0)

Lama Surya Das, author of the Awakening the Buddha Within, is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition. In this elegant, inspiring book, he integrates essential Buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions, to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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