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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 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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Ultimate Journey
Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment
Written by Richard Bernstein

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78157-8 (0-679-78157-9)

Richard Bernstein, Time magazine’s first Beijing bureau chief and currently a New York Times book critic, has written a profoundly original account of a journey that is as much a spiritual and intellectual odyssey as it is a physical one.

In 629, the great Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia... 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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The Dhammapada
Verses on the Way
Written by Buddha and Glenn Wallis

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7727-1 (0-8129-7727-0)

THE DHAMMAPADA introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance of humankind’s deepest and most abiding concerns. The nature of the self, the value of relationships, the importance of moment-to-moment awareness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and 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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The Art of War
Complete Text and Commentaries
Written by Thomas Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback, 474 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-054-1 (1-59030-054-8)

This Shambhala paperback edition of The Art of War collects the essential versions of the Art of War, complete with illuminating commentaries written by Sun Tzu's successors. This volume includes:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu;
Compiled over two-thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps... Read more >

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The Blue Cliff Record

Translated by Thomas Cleary and J.C. Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-232-3 (1-59030-232-X)

The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential... Read more >

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I Ching
The Book of Change
Written by Thomas Cleary

Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-1-59030-403-7 (1-59030-403-9)

The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of... Read more >
Also available as 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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The Way of Qigong
The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Written by Ken Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
On Sale: March 9, 1999
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-42109-8 (0-345-42109-4)

Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer... Read more >

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So Close to Heaven
The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
Written by Barbara Crossette

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 25, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74363-7 (0-679-74363-4)

This fascinating and colorful book takes students into a world that is just emerging from the middle ages and peering warily into the millennium ahead: the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan which remains true to that religion's riotous marriage of esoteric theology and gorgeous ritual, serenely meditating Buddhas and snarling deities entwined... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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