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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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Paths to God
Living the Bhagavad Gita
Written by Ram Dass


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $12.12
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5403-9 (1-4000-5403-6)

World-renowned philosopher and spiritual teacher Ram Dass—author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now—presents the contemporary Western audience with a lively, accessible guide to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, the classic Hindu text that has been called the ultimate instruction manual for living a spiritual life. Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Yoga
The Art of Transformation
Edited by Debra Diamond
Contribution by David Gordon White, Tamara Sears, Carl Ernst and Sir James Mallinson


Format: Hardcover, 360 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-459-5 (1-58834-459-2)

An exploration of yoga’s meanings and transformations over time; the discipline’s goals of spiritual enlightenment, worldly power, and health and well-being; and the beauty and profundity of Indian art. Read more >

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Haiku Mind
108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
Written by Patricia Donegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-758-8 (1-59030-758-5)

Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment–and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Stillness, Insight, and Emptiness
Buddhist Meditation from the Ground Up
Written by Lama Dudjom Dorjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-420-8 (1-55939-420-X)

In Tibetan Buddhism, developing a consistent and sustained meditation practice is the first step toward discerning the true nature of reality as taught by the Buddha. Lama Dudjom Dorjee encapsulates the Buddha’s teaching in terms that are accessible and encouraging for beginning meditators, covering topics from establishing a proper meditation posture... Read more >

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The Four Global Truths
Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times
Written by Darrin Drda


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-321-2 (1-58394-321-8)

With the planet increasingly threatened with catastrophe and perhaps even collapse, many seekers are looking to past, proven models to create meaningful change in their lives. One such model is Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths: the reality of suffering, the root cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Banaras
CITY OF LIGHT
Written by Diana L. Eck


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-83295-5 (0-307-83295-3)

The sacred city of Banāras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world—as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few... Read more >

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Tantra
Path of Ecstasy
Written by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 28, 1998
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-304-2 (1-57062-304-X)

Tantra--often associated with Kundalinin Yoga--is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible... Read more >

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Sailing Home
Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls
Written by Norman Fischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-996-4 (1-55643-996-2)

Homer’s Odyssey holds a timeless allure. It is an ancient story for every generation: the struggle of a man on a long and difficult voyage longing to return to love and family. Odysseus’s strivings to overcome both divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons... Read more >

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A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Written by Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Michael S. Diener
Translated by Michael H. Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-808-0 (1-59030-808-5)

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, this is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a tool to help familiarize all readers with Buddhist terms and concepts that are encountered... Read more >

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The Essential Gandhi
An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
Written by Mahatma Gandhi
Edited by Louis Fischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3050-7 (1-4000-3050-1)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Meditations from the Mat
Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
Written by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72154-7 (0-385-72154-4)

AN ANCHOR BOOKS ORIGINAL

As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Infinite Circle
Teachings in Zen
Written by Bernie Glassman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-079-4 (1-59030-079-3)

In Infinite Circle, Zen master Bernie Glassman takes a "back-to-basics" approach to Zen. He illuminates three key teachings of Zen Buddhism, offering line-by-line commentary in clear, direct language:

The Heart Sutra: the Buddha's essential discourse on emptiness, a central sutra of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition;

•"The Identity of Relative and Absolute": an... Read more >

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A Buddhist Bible

Written by Dwight Goddard


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5911-1 (0-8070-5911-0)

A wide selection of readings from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, and modern sources intended to provide the reader with a foundation in classical Buddhist thought. Read more >

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Destructive Emotions
A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38105-4 (0-553-38105-9)

Behavioral scientist and internationally renowned author of Emotional Intelligence and Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores how we can learn to control the dangerous potential of negative emotions. Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in fields from neuroscience to child development, the book offers fresh insights into how... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dakini Power
Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
Written by Michaela Haas


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-407-9 (1-55939-407-2)

What drives a young London librarian to board a ship to India, meditate in a remote cave by herself for twelve years, and then build a flourishing nunnery in the Himalayas? How does a surfer girl from Malibu become the head of the main international organization for Buddhist women? Why does... Read more >

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Buddhism Plain and Simple

Written by Steve Hagen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0332-5 (0-7679-0332-3)

In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen presents these uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction • The Journey Into Now • The Perennial Problem • 1. The Human Situation • 2. A Wheel Out of Kilter • 3. Coming • 4... Read more >

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Beating the Cloth Drum
Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
Written by Haukin
Translated by Norman Waddell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-948-3 (1-59030-948-0)

Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1769) is one of the most influential figures in Zen Buddhism. He revitalized the Rinzai Zen tradition (which emphasizes the use of koans, or unanswerable questions, in meditation practice), and all masters of that school today trace their lineage back through him. He is responsible for the most famous... Read more >

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The Essential Chuang Tzu

Written by Sam Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-457-5 (1-57062-457-7)

The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text. This unique collaboration between one of... Read more >

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Tao Te Ching
A New Translation
Written by Sam Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-387-0 (1-59030-387-3)

Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters... Read more >

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Everything Is Workable
A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
Written by Diane Musho Hamilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-067-8 (1-61180-067-6)

Everything Is Workable gives readers the tools they need for dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and professional. Diane Musho Hamilton draws on her years of experience as a professional mediator, Zen practitioner, and student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy to present a spiritual approach to conflict resolution, providing teachings... Read more >

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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

Written by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 8, 1999
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0369-1 (0-7679-0369-2)

In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Zen Confidential
Confessions of a Wayward Monk
Written by Shozan Jack Haubner
Foreword by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-033-3 (1-61180-033-1)

“This punk of a monk, who should be tending to his own affairs, has decided to infect the real world with his tall tales, and worse, to let the cat out of the bag. And what a sly, dangerous, beautiful, foul-smelling, heart-warming beast it is.”–Leonard Cohen, from the foreword

These hilarious essays... Read more >

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7478-2 (0-8129-7478-6)

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more >

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From Here to Enlightenment
An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Translated by Guy Newland


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-382-9 (1-55939-382-3)

When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points... Read more >
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