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  1. Vivir bellamente (Living Beautifully)

    Vivir bellamente (Living Beautifully)

    en la incertidumbre y el cambio

    • by
    • Pema Chodron
    Vivimos en épocas difíciles. En ocasiones la vida parece un río turbulento que amenaza con ahogarnos y destruir al mundo. ¿Por qué entonces no deberíamos aferrarnos a la certidumbre de la orilla —a nuestros patrones y hábitos familiares? Porque, según nos enseña Pema Chödrön, ese tipo de anclaje basado en el temor nos priva de la experiencia infinitamente más satisfactoria de estar plenamente vivos. Las enseñanzas que la… Read More

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  2. Karma

    Karma

    What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters

    • by
    • Traleg Kyabgon
    The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken… Read More

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  3. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

    Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    • edited by
    • Carolyn Rose Gimian
    There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of… Read More

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  4. The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10

    The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10

    Foundations of the Buddhist Path

    • by
    • Choying Tobden Dorje
    In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a Buddhist yogi-scholar of eastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a lay practitioner for laypeople, it was intended to be accessible, informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the… Read More

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  5. Circles of Care

    Circles of Care

    How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders

    • by
    • Ann Cason
    “My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home.” That’s the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home? Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us… Read More

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  6. The Epic of Gesar of Ling

    The Epic of Gesar of Ling

    Gesar's Magical Birth, Early Years, and Coronation as King

    The epic of Gesar has been the national treasure of Tibet for almost a thousand years. An open canon of tales about a superhuman warrior-king, the epic is still a living oral tradition, included on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This book is a translation of the beginning portion of this enormous corpus, covering all the events from Gesar’s divine conception to his human… Read More

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  7. The Kabbalah of Money

    The Kabbalah of Money

    Jewish Insights on Giving, Owning, and Receiving

    • by
    • Rabbi Nilton Bonder
    This book challenges us to take a broad and ethical view of economic behavior, which includes all forms of exchange and human interaction, from how we spend our money to how we fulfill our role as responsible human beings in a global economic framework. Drawing on Jewish ethical teachings, mystical lore, and tales of the Hasidic masters, Bonder explores a wide range of subjects including competition, partnerships, contracts, loans and… Read More

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  8. The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

    The Shambhala Guide to Aikido

    • by
    • John Stevens
    Aikido is the "Art of Peace," a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book introduces the basic principles and practices of this popular martial art and includes: The… Read More

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  9. The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

    The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

    • by
    • Perle Besserman
    Jewish mystics from biblical times to the present have explored the hidden secrets of the Torah in quest of a single goal: to lose the self in the Infinite "No-thingness" (Ein Sof) and be at one with God. In language accessible to the layperson, this Shambhala Guide provides a detailed introduction to the complex world of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. With an extensive background in meditation practice, Perle Besserman emphasizes… Read More

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  10. Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down

    Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down

    The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox

    • by
    • Roger Lipsey
    In the 1950s and ’60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century—including the mega–best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion,… Read More

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