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  1. The Buddha Walks into the Office

    The Buddha Walks into the Office

    A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation

    • by
    • Lodro Rinzler
    The question “What do I want to do with my life?” is more difficult to answer for today’s twenty-somethings than it was for their parents—not only do today’s jobs look different, but career paths are altogether less of a sure thing. It’s in this modern context that Lodro Rinzler provides Generation Y with wisdom for approaching the whole issue of livelihood—not only how to find work, but how to… Read More

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  2. The Sole Panacea

    The Sole Panacea

    A Brief Commentary on the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche That Cures the Suffering of the Sickness of Karma and Defilement

    • by
    • Thinley Norbu
    The moment you invoke me, I, Padmasambhava, Have no choice but to come to bless you. Of all the heartfelt devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This concise prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Teacher”) and known as the Buddha of our… Read More

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  3. Become What You Are

    Become What You Are

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    • Alan Watts
    "Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are Read More

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  4. Dream Conversations

    Dream Conversations

    On Buddhism and Zen

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    • Muso Kokushi
    Dream Conversations is a collection of a renowned Japanese master's written replies to questions about the true nature of Zen. In short, simply worded teachings, Muso Kokushi (1275–1351), also known as Muso Soseki, exposes common misconceptions with unprecedented clarity, offering psychological insights designed to lead the reader into the depths of authentic Zen experience. These incisive teachings will be especially valuable for today's Zen students, as they struggle with their… Read More

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  5. Masters of Meditation and Miracles

    Masters of Meditation and Miracles

    Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet

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    • Tulku Thondup
    Masters of Meditation and Miracles presents colorful biographies of thirty-five realized teachers whose lives were full of peace, enlightenment, and amazing miracles. They flourished in Tibet, the Roof of the World, in its golden days. These teachers belong to the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, a cycle of mystical teachings revealed by the great scholar and adept Jigme Lingpa. From the… Read More

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  6. Moving into Meditation

    Moving into Meditation

    A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners

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    • Anne Cushman
    In recent years, “mindfulness” has blasted into mainstream culture much as yoga did two decades ago, making “mindful yoga” an appealing trend. But how does mindful yoga evolve from a buzz-worthy concept to a lived experience? How do yoga asanas and pranayama support and express the practice of meditation? How do you explore the teachings of the Buddha through the vehicle of your own living, breathing, human body? As… Read More

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  7. Art Is a Way of Knowing

    Art Is a Way of Knowing

    A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity

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    • Pat B. Allen
    Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities such as ways to: Discover a personal myth or story Recognize patterns and themes… Read More

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  8. The Flower Ornament Scripture

    The Flower Ornament Scripture

    A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

    Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books… Read More

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  9. Turning Confusion into Clarity
  10. The Musical Life

    The Musical Life

    Reflections on What It Is and How to Live It

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    • W. A. Mathieu
    Everyone, according to W.A. Mathieu, is musical by nature—it goes right along with being human. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. In a series of interrelated short essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us but that we are trained to ignore; such as the variety of pitches produced… Read More

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