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Not Turning Away
The Practice of Engaged Buddhism
Written by Susan Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-103-6 (1-59030-103-X)

"...compelling, often captivating accounts of individuals collectively trying to affect the world." —Publishers Weekly
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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life
Written by Hiroshi Moriya
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-992-6 (1-59030-992-8)

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception–in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings–made relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of the book is unknown; however, the... Read more >

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From the Heart of Chenrezig
The Dalai Lamas on Tantra
Edited by Glenn H. Mullin
Translated by Glenn H. Mullin
Introduction by Glenn H. Mullin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-405-5 (1-55939-405-6)

The lineage of the reincarnated line of Dalai Lamas has held primary spiritual authority and, until recently, temporal power in Tibet since the beginning of the fifteenth century. The translations in this book represent a curated set of their writings specifically on tantra, the advanced path of Tibetan Buddhism in which... Read more >

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
Also available as a package, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1992
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35170-5 (0-553-35170-2)

Few works of literature speak almost equally to the businessman, the philospher, and the practitioner of the martial arts. Musashi's great classic, until now unknown in the West except by reputation, is one which speaks to all three. Famous for over 300 years, A Book of Five Rings may be the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover, package, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend
With Commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche
Written by Nagarjuna
Commentaries by Kangyur Kyabje Rinpoche
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-415-4 (1-55939-415-3)

Nagarjuna’s poetic presentation of the fundamental teachings of the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, is remarkable for its concise style and memorable imagery, making it one of the most widely quoted sources in other commentaries on the Mahayana path. The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem... Read more >

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The Blooming of a Lotus
Revised Edition of the Classic Guided Meditation for Achieving the Miracle of Mindfulness
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1238-3 (0-8070-1238-6)

One of the world’s great meditation teachers offers thirty-four guided exercises that will bring both beginning and experienced practitioners into closer touch with their bodies, their inner selves, their families, and the world. Compassionate and wise, Thich Nhat Hanh’s healing words help us acknowledge and dissolve anger and separation by illuminating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Miracle of Mindfulness
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1239-0 (0-8070-1239-4)

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: eBook, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-626-8 (1-58394-626-8)

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-610-7 (1-58394-610-1)

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet’s Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet’s pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rainbow Body
The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Translated by Andriano Clemente


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-491-2 (1-58394-491-5)

An inspiring biography of a twentieth-century Tibetan yogin, The Rainbow Body: The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin, presents the remarkable life story of Togden (a title meaning “endowed with realization”) Ugyen Tendzin (1888-1962) who, at the end of his life, attained the “rainbow body.” Described as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama
The Untold Story of the Holy Men Who Shaped Tibet, from Pre-history to the Present Day
Written by Alexander Norman
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53070-5 (0-385-53070-6)

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings. Often unnoticed, however, is the long, colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Understanding
Creating Your Own Path to Freedom
Written by Osho


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33694-1 (0-307-33694-8)

Professors, please note: examination copies will be unavailable until February 2006.

The path to freedom is filled with questions and uncertainty. Is it possible to truly know who we are? Do our lives have a purpose, or are we just accidental? What are we meant to contribute? What are we meant... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Awakening Upon Dying
Written by Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa
Translated by Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons
Introduction by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-555-1 (1-58394-555-5)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory commentary by Dzogchen Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, is a new translation of the ancient text also known as The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. Both a practical guide and intriguing historical, cultural, and spiritual document, this new version... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-363-2 (1-58394-363-3)

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world–and life itself–became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery
A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
Written by Lawrence Peltz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-918-6 (1-59030-918-9)

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to... Read more >

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Centering Prayer
Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form
Written by Basil Pennington


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 17, 1982
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-18179-2 (0-385-18179-5)

Blending the best of Eastern spiritual exercises with Western Christian prayer traditions, this classic work provides valuable instruction for achieving the highest possible communication with God. An eminently practical book that has sold more than one million copies since its original publication in 1982, Centering Prayer has been reissued to offer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rebel Buddha
A Guide to a Revolution of Mind
Written by Dzogchen Ponlop


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-929-2 (1-59030-929-4)

Dzogchen Ponlop offers an extraordinary introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice. Extraordinary because it is both completely fresh in its viewpoint and language, and because it’s completely authentic to the Buddhist tradition and true to his training as a Tibetan lama. This young Tibetan lama is calling on spiritual seekers, especially... Read more >

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The Essence of Chi-Gung
A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice
Written by Daniel P. Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-962-9 (1-59030-962-6)

The beneficial health effects of daily chi-gung practice have long been known in China, but in the West, chi-gung is becoming increasingly used for general well-being and to complement conventional medical treatment. The Essence of Chi-Gung is an easy-to-use workbook that teaches the fundamentals of chi-gung practice and provides a safe... Read more >

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Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet
A Treasury of Priceless Scripture
Written by Buton Richen Drup
Translated by Lisa Stein and Ngawang Zangpo


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-413-0 (1-55939-413-7)

This 14th century lively history introduces basic Buddhism as practiced throughout India and Tibet and describes the process of entering the Buddhist path through study and reflection. In the first chapter, we read about the structure of Buddhist education and the range of its subjects, and we’re treated to a rousing... Read more >

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The Buddha Walks into a Bar...
A Guide to Life for a New Generation
Written by Lodro Rinzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-937-7 (1-59030-937-5)

There’s a new thirst for spirituality among young people today–but they’re less inclined to adjust their lives around traditional religious forms than they are to look for transformation within their existing lifestyles. And they have a natural affinity for Buddhism. This is a book for them–by one of them. Lodro Rinzler... Read more >

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Walk Like a Buddha
Even if Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex Is Torturing You, and You're Hungover Again
Written by Lodro Rinzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-093-7 (1-61180-093-5)

Since the summer of 2010, young Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler has been writing a popular advice column for the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project called “What Would Sid Do?” (“Sid” being Lodro’s nickname for Siddhartha Gautama–the prince who became the Buddha). Lodro’s insightful and often funny answers to questions–ranging from... Read more >

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The Tibetan Book of Yoga
Ancient Buddhist Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
Written by Geshe Michael Roach


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 17, 2004
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50837-7 (0-385-50837-9)

In this book readers will discover Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises wtih special Tibetan poses, and methods of working from the inside to give a healthy and a happy heart.

Roach discovered a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Engaged Spiritual Life
A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World
Written by Donald Rothberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7725-2 (0-8070-7725-9)

By the time Donald Rothberg was in his early twenties, he knew he had two vocations. He wanted to dedicate himself to justice and social change, and he wanted to commit himself to exploring the depths of human consciousness-to an awakening of our deeper spiritual nature. It has been his life’s... Read more >

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The Art of Flourishing
A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and Finding Love in an Insane World
Written by Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71889-1 (0-307-71889-1)

In this original and deeply revealing exploration of the self and relationships, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin brings the art of flourishing to life. According to Dr. Rubin, self-care is the foundation of intimacy, and intimacy is the culmination of self-care. The Art of Flourishing provides the reader with the tools necessary to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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