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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel
Ruth Ozeki

Penguin Books, 2013

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao ...
  
  











  



  
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Hyperion, 2005

When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
  
  











  



  
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson

New Harbinger Publications, 2009

If you change your brain, you can change your life. Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states. By combining ...
  
  











  



  
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2000

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:    •  Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage    •  ...
  
  











  



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

Beacon Press, 1999

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 an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
  
  











  



  
Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Wisdom Publications, 2011

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness , Beyond Mindfulness in ...
  
  











  



  
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh

Bantam, 1992

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the ...
  
  











  



  
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
Pema Chödrön

Sounds True, 2013

***How to Meditate Has Been Named One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013*** Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives.    With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan nun presents her first book exploring in depth what she ...
  
  











  



  
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
Thich Nhat Hanh

Broadway Books, 1999

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 creating compassion, love, and joy--all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble ...
  
  











  



  
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help ...
Dan Harris

It Books, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America , Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on ...
  
  











  



  
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (Shambhala Classics)
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2001

Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"—embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state ...
  
  











  



  
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
Thich Nhat Hanh

Shambhala, 2011

Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love—by learning to be mindful, open, and present with ourselves and others. As he explains, “training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness ...
  
  











  



  
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Tara Brach

Bantam, 2004

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much--just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully. -- from ...
  
  











  



  
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller
Sogyal Rinpoche

HarperSanFrancisco, 2012

“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [ The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ] is an inestimable gift.” — San Francisco Chronicle A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying , written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting ...
  
  











  



  
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Alan W. Watts

Vintage, 2011

“Anyone whose life needs a course correction would be fortunate to be guided by The Wisdom of Insecurity . My life still is, some thirty years later." —Deepak Chopra, from the Introduction Alan W. Watts’s “message for an age of anxiety” is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first published.   We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future; too much time lamenting the past. We often miss ...
  
  











  



  
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Sounds True, 2011

We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play-and thereby awaken to ...
  
  











  



  
Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2013

The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations.     Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone's favorite Buddhist nun, it's even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground—and the secret is: the ground is always shaky. Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist ...
  
  











  



  
The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2002

We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of ...
  
  











  



  
Zen 2015 Page-A-Day Calendar
David Schiller

Workman Publishing Company, 2014

"You can’t know wisdom, you have to be it." —Baba Ram Dass Delivering daily enlightenment for 20 years, the Zen Calendar features hundreds of quotes, koans, sutras, and parables that embody Zen, from the words of Lao-Tzu ( "As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it" ) to one word from Joseph Campbell ( "Jump" ).
  
  











  



  
Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
Thich Nhat Hanh

HarperOne, 2014

“Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.” —Sogyal Rinpoche Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar,  peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the ...
  
  











  








   



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