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Awakening
Awakening
Written by Rodney Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611801262
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Awakening
A Paradigm Shift of the Heart
Written by Rodney Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $19.95

An amazingly succinct and accessible answer to the question "What is enlightenment?"--from one of America's most prominent teachers of Insight Meditation.

One of today's most highly regarded Insight Meditation teachers describes the process of enlightenment in a way anyone can understand--demonstrating in clear language why we operate with the illusion of separation... Read more >
Three Steps to Awakening
Three Steps to Awakening
Written by Larry Rosenberg and Laura Zimmerman
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ISBN: 9781590305164
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Three Steps to Awakening
A Practice for Bringing Mindfulness to Life
Written by Larry Rosenberg and Laura Zimmerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

A unique three-phase model for meditation practice that ties together elements of the various Buddhist traditions and that is remarkably adaptable to modern life and changing situations.

This book represents the distillation of Larry Rosenberg's more than forty years of teaching. Drawing on the various Buddhist traditions in which he has practiced... Read more >
The Best Buddhist Writing 2012
The Best Buddhist Writing 2012
Edited by Melvin McLeod and editors of the Shambhala Sun
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800111
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

Edited by Melvin McLeod and editors of the Shambhala Sun


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $17.95

A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:


   • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness
   • Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started
   • Pema Chödrön on how... Read more >
Teachings of the Buddha
Teachings of the Buddha
Edited by Jack Kornfield
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ISBN: 9781590308974
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Teachings of the Buddha

Edited by Jack Kornfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the... Read more >
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The Buddha Is Still Teaching
The Buddha Is Still Teaching
Edited by Jack Kornfield
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ISBN: 9781590309223
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The Buddha Is Still Teaching
Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom
Edited by Jack Kornfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $17.95

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible—that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment... Read more >
Theravada Buddhism - Simple Guides

Written by Diana St. Ruth


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the timeless wisdom of the oldest form of Buddhism in existence today

• to understand what it means to be a Buddhist

• to recognize the key practices and traditions of Theravada Buddhism

• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationships


ACCESS THE... Read more >
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Living Dharma
Living Dharma
Written by Jack Kornfield, Foreword by Ram Dass and Chogyam Trungpa
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308325
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Living Dharma
Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters
Written by Jack Kornfield
Foreword by Ram Dass and Chogyam Trungpa


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $18.95

In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia. These renowned teachers offer a rich variety of meditation techniques: the practices include traditional instructions for dissolving the solid sense of self, for awakening insight, for realizing Nirvana, and for... Read more >
Living This Life Fully
Living This Life Fully
Written by Mirka Knaster, Foreword by Joseph Goldstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590306741
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Living This Life Fully
Stories and Teachings of Munindra
Written by Mirka Knaster
Foreword by Joseph Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $21.95

“Whatever you are doing should be done mindfully, dynamically, with totality and completeness. Then it becomes meditation. It is not thinking, but experiencing from moment to moment, living from moment to moment, without clinging, without condemning, without judging.”—Munindra 

Anagarika Munindra (1915–2003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who became one... Read more >
Stepping Out of Self-Deception
Stepping Out of Self-Deception
Written by Rodney Smith, Foreword by Joseph Goldstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307298
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Stepping Out of Self-Deception
The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self
Written by Rodney Smith
Foreword by Joseph Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.95

Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It’s a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, “If I don’t have a self, who’s reading this sentence?” It’s not that there’s no self there, says Rodney Smith. It’s just that the self... Read more >
Turning the Wheel of Truth
Turning the Wheel of Truth
Written by Ajahn Sucitto
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307649
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Turning the Wheel of Truth
Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching
Written by Ajahn Sucitto


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $22.95

Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First Discourse, which contains the foundation for all further Buddhist teaching.

Ajahn Sucitto... Read more >
Practicing the Jhanas
Practicing the Jhanas
Written by Stephen Snyder and Tina Rasmussen, Foreword by Pa Auk Sayadaw
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307335
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Practicing the Jhanas
Traditional Concentration Meditation as Presented by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw
Written by Stephen Snyder and Tina Rasmussen
Foreword by Pa Auk Sayadaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $22.95

<p style="line-height: 150%;"> This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as jhāna practice, from two authors who have practiced the jhānas in retreat under the guidance of one of the great living meditation masters, Pa Auk Sayadaw. The authors describe the techniques and their... Read more >
The Experience of Samadhi
The Experience of Samadhi
Written by Richard Shankman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590305218
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The Experience of Samadhi
An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation
Written by Richard Shankman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $22.95

Dharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means. As a result, meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path--and that can be confusing at times. In this clear and accessible exploration, Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman... Read more >
The Dhammapada (Book and Audio-CD Set)
The Dhammapada (Book and Audio-CD Set)
Read by Jack Kornfield, Translated by Gil Fronsdal
Format: Package
ISBN: 9781590306413
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The Dhammapada (Book and Audio-CD Set)
Teachings of the Buddha
Read by Jack Kornfield
Translated by Gil Fronsdal


Format: Package, 192 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $19.95

The Dhammapada is the most widely studied Buddhist scripture, enjoyed for centuries by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. This classic text of teaching verses conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. The text presents two distinct goals: the first is attaining happiness in this life (or in future lives)... Read more >
The Dhammapada
The Dhammapada
Translated by Gil Fronsdal
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590306062
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The Dhammapada
Teachings of the Buddha
Translated by Gil Fronsdal


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.95

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The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.
The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.
Written by Bhante Walpola Piyananda
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ISBN: 9781590305683
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The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.
Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America
Written by Bhante Walpola Piyananda


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $19.95

Truth is regularly stranger than fiction for the abbot of a Buddhist temple in the far-from-tranquil inner city of Los Angeles, California. Whether he is talking a dangerously unbalanced man out of buying a gun, confronting a naked woman in his meditation hall, or helping gamblers reform, Bhante Walpola Piyananda demonstrates... Read more >
Insight Dialogue
Insight Dialogue
Written by Gregory Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590304853
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Insight Dialogue
The Interpersonal Path to Freedom
Written by Gregory Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $24.95

Insight Dialogue is a way of bringing the tranquility and insight attained in meditation directly into your interactions with other people. It’s a practice that involves interacting with a partner in a retreat setting or on your own, as a way of accessing a profound kind of insight. Then, you take... Read more >
Theravada Buddhism - Simple Guides
Theravada Buddhism - Simple Guides
Written by Diana St. Ruth and Richard St. Ruth
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857334340
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Theravada Buddhism - Simple Guides

Written by Diana St. Ruth and Richard St. Ruth


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the timeless wisdom of the oldest form of Buddhism in existence today

• to understand what it means to be a Buddhist

• to recognize the key practices and traditions of Theravada Buddhism

• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationships


ACCESS THE... Read more >
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The Dhammapada
The Dhammapada
Translated by Gil Fronsdal
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590303801
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The Dhammapada
A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations
Translated by Gil Fronsdal


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $12.95

The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence, enjoyed by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. The text presents two distinct goals for leading a spiritual... Read more >
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Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away
Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away
Written by Ajahn Chah, Translated by Paul Breiter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590302170
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Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away
Teachings on Impermanence and the End of Suffering
Written by Ajahn Chah
Translated by Paul Breiter


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $21.95

Ajahn Chah (1919–1992) was admired for the way he demystified the Buddhist teachings, presenting them in a remarkably simple and down-to-earth style for people of any background. He was a major influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield.

Previous... Read more >
Breath by Breath
Breath by Breath
Written by Larry Rosenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590301364
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Breath by Breath
The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation
Written by Larry Rosenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra , the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness... Read more >
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