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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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring
David Michie

Hay House, Inc., 2013

What makes you purr? Of all the questions in the world, this is the most important. It is also the great leveler. Because no matter whether you are a playful kitten or a sedentary senior, a scrawny alley Tom or a sleek-coated uptown girl, whatever your circumstances, you just want to be happy. Not the kind of happy that comes and goes like a can of flaked tuna but an enduring happiness. The deep-down happiness that makes you purr from the ...
  
  











  



  
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Eric Swanson

Harmony, 2008

An illuminating perspective on the science of meditation—and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives In The Joy of Living , world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche—the “happiest man in the world”—invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets to finding joy and contentment in the everyday. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through our problems, transforming ...
  
  











  



  
China: Portrait of a People
Tom Carter

Blacksmith Books, 2010

From the subtropical jungles of Yunnan to the frozen wastes of Heilongjiang; across the scalding deserts of Xinjiang and beneath Hong Kong's neon blur.  Tramping through China by train, bus, boat, motorcycle, mule or hitching on the back of anything that moved.  On a budget so scant that he drew sympathetic stares from peasants. Backpacking photographer Tom Carter somehow succeeded in circumnavigating over 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) ...
  
  











  



  
Buddhist Boot Camp

HarperOne, 2013

Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try ...
  
  











  



  
The Dalai Lama's Cat
David Michie

Hay House Visions, 2012

Oh! How adorable! I didn't know you had a cat' she exclaimed. I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat? 'If only she could speak' continued the actress. 'I'm sure she'd have such wisdom to share' And so the seed was planted . . . I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to write a book of my own - a book that would convey some of the wisdom I've learned sitting not at the ...
  
  











  



  
Wise Heart
Jack Kornfield

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Zen Shorts - Audio
Jon J Muth

Scholastic Audio Books, 2010

Zen Shorts received a Caldecott Honor! Format: Paperback book & CD Narrator: David Pittu "Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to ...
  
  











  



  
The Tassajara Bread Book
Edward Espe Brown

Shambhala, 2011

The Tassajara Bread Book has been a favorite among renowned chefs and novice bakers alike for more than thirty years. In this deluxe edition, the same gentle, clear instructions and wonderful recipes are presented in a new paperback format with an updated interior design. Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone , says, “This little book has long been a guide for those who want to bake but don’t know where to begin, as ...
  
  











  



  
Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
Thich Nhat Hanh

Parallax Press, 1991

Drawn from original sources, Old Path White Clouds is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years. It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself.
  
  











  



  
Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2012

We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three ...
  
  











  



  
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
H.H. Dalai Lama

Mariner Books, 2012

“A book that brings people together on the firm grounds of shared values, reminding us why the Dalai Lama is still one of the most important religious figures in the world.” — Huffington Post , “Best Religious Books of 2011” Ten years ago, in the best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium , His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. With Beyond Relgion, he ...
  
  











  



  
Being Peace
Thich Nhat Hanh

Parallax Press, 1996

Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.
  
  











  



  
The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self
Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, ...

Middleway Press, 2001

While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace ...
  
  











  



  
The Pocket Pema Chodron (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Pema Chodron

Shambhala, 2008

Here is a treasury of 108 short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Chödrön, the beloved Buddhist nun. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this collection offers teachings on:    • becoming fearless    • breaking free of destructive patterns    • developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles    • unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness
  
  











  



  
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Sharon Salzberg

Shambhala, 1997

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of ...
  
  











  



  
Handbook to Higher Consciousness: The Science of Happiness (Fifth Edition)
Ken Jr. Keyes

Living Love Center, 1979
  
  











  



  
Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties
Ajahn Brahm

Wisdom Publications, 2005

The 108 pieces in the international bestseller Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over thirty years of spiritual growth as a monk to spin delightful tales that can be enjoyed in silence or read aloud to friends and family. Featuring titles such as "The ...
  
  











  



  
In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha)

Wisdom Publications, 2005

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and ...
  
  











  








   



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