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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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The Age of Kali

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94890-8 (0-307-94890-0)

From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nine Lives
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47446-9 (0-307-47446-1)

From the author of The Last Mughal, an enlightening book that explores with remarkable compassion and expansive insight nine varieties of religious devotion in India today.

In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Nine Lives
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27282-9 (0-307-27282-6)

From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece”—The New York Review of Books), a mesmerizing book that explores how traditional religions are observed in today’s India, revealing ways of life that we might otherwise never have known.

A middle-class woman from Calcutta finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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Paths to God
Living the Bhagavad Gita
Written by Ram Dass


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 5, 2004
Price: $22.22
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5402-2 (1-4000-5402-8)

For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Buddhist Tradition
In India, China and Japan
Written by William Theodore de Bary


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1972
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-71696-1 (0-394-71696-5)

This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices of a religion that has profoundly influenced life in Asia. From this book one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread through... Read more >
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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.

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The Bhagavad Gita

Translated by Eknath Easwaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70555-7 (0-375-70555-4)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The Bhagavad Gita (in Sanskrit, “Song of the Lord”) is the most famous poem in all of Hindu literature and part of the Mahabharata, the Indian epic masterpeice. The Gita consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the morning of a climactic battle. Krishna... Read more >

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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Cultivating Ch'i
A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health
Written by Kaibara Ekiken
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-988-9 (1-59030-988-X)

Samurai are best known for taking life–but here is a samurai doctor’s prescription for how to preserve life, and to make yours a long and healthy one. Unlike other samurai of his time, the samurai Kaibara Ekiken (1630—1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the... Read more >

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The Hindu Tradition
Readings in Oriental Thought
Edited by Ainslie T. Embree and William Theodore de Bary


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1972
Price: $10.36
ISBN: 978-0-394-71702-9 (0-394-71702-3)

This book, compiled from basic Hindu writings, is an exploration of the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition, the way of thinking and acting that has dominated life in India for the last three-thousand years. Selections from religious, literary and philosophic works are preceded by introductory material that summarizes historical developments... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sufism
An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam
Written by Carl W. Ernst, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-884-4 (1-59030-884-0)

This comprehensive introduction to the mystical traditions that arose in the Islamic world includes discussions of the sacred sources of Sufism in the Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad; meditation on the names of God (dhikr); prayer and fasting; the Sufi orders; and poetry, music, and dance.

The author... Read more >

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Hindu Scriptures

Written by Everyman's Library
Translated by R.C. Zaehner


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41078-2 (0-679-41078-3)

Introduction and Translation by R.C. Zaehner
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The Bhagavad-Gita
A New Translation
Translated by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. and Brenda Feuerstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-038-8 (1-61180-038-2)

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages—both in the original Devanagri... 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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Buddha or Bust
In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All
Written by Perry Garfinkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8218-6 (1-4000-8218-8)

Why does an idea that’s 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha’s teachings help us solve many of the world’s problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity–and ended up discovering himself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Healing Emotions
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-010-7 (1-59030-010-6)

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics... Read more >

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G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

Edited by Clare Goodrick-Clarke and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-572-0 (1-55643-572-X)

George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its... Read more >
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