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  1. The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales

    The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales

    • by
    • Mark W. McGinnis
    “If we are true to who we are, we will naturally find what is right.”“Beauty is in the eyes and mind of the beholder.”“What is good in life is not always obvious.”These morals are inspired by the teachings of Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu (fourth century BCE), who through charming and sometimes cryptic fables explained to his students the qualities of humility, modesty, simplicity, acceptance, and contentment. In “The Sea Turtle… Read More

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  2. The Sweeper

    The Sweeper

    A Buddhist Tale

    • by
    • Rebecca Hazell
    In this retelling of a famous Buddhist story, Padme, a young servant girl, meets the Buddha as she is sweeping her master’s house. When she laments that she is so busy that she would never have time to meditate, the Buddha gives her the instruction to “sweep and clean.” This simple mindfulness practice transforms Padme’s life, and when she encounters the Buddha many years later, he teaches her how to… Read More

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  3. Embracing Each Moment

    Embracing Each Moment

    A Guide to the Awakened Life

    • by
    • Anam Thubten
    The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teachings, according to Anam Thubten, and this book is a guide to cultivating the awakened mind and heart that allows this wonderful kind of life to happen. He illuminates the path to awakened living in a way that’s concise and completely accessible to anyone of any background—reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the students who attend his popular talks… Read More

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  4. In Search of Being

    In Search of Being

    The Fourth Way to Consciousness

    • by
    • G. I. Gurdjieff
    Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep. Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the most… Read More

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  5. You Are Here

    You Are Here

    Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

    • by
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • edited by
    • Melvin McLeod
    This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself—to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice. In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought… Read More

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  6. Taking the Leap

    Taking the Leap

    Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

    • by
    • Pema Chodron
    In this pithy, inspiring book, Pema Chödrön presents the Buddhist concept of shenpa, which can be translated as "getting stuck" or "getting hooked." Shenpa arises in that moment when life suddenly becomes disappointing, difficult, or painful. Perhaps someone criticizes your work, your appearance, or your child. Something within you tightens, shuts down. That's shenpa. After we tighten, we instinctively start to blame ourselves or others. We might get angry and… Read More

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  7. Waking Up to What You Do

    Waking Up to What You Do

    A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion

    • by
    • Diane Eshin Rizzetto
    Life is rising up to meet us at every moment. The question is: Are we there to meet it or not? Diane Rizzetto presents a simple but supremely effective practice for meeting every moment of our lives with mindfulness, using the Zen precepts as tools to develop a keen awareness of the motivations behind every aspect of our behavior—to "wake up to what we do"—from moment to moment. As we… Read More

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