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  1. 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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  2. Turning Confusion into Clarity
  3. The Musical Life

    The Musical Life

    Reflections on What It Is and How to Live It

    • by
    • 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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  4. Tinkerlab

    Tinkerlab

    A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

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    • Rachelle Doorley
    Design, Build, Concoct, and Discover—55 creative experiments for curious kids! Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play—and learn a great deal in the process through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. From art making to simple robot building, magic potion testing, and nature exploration, this book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world. Perfect for young children up to age six.… Read More

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  5. Cold Antler Farm

    Cold Antler Farm

    A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead

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    • Jenna Woginrich
    Jenna Woginrich is well loved for her essays on all that accompanies the life of a true homesteader: the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the timekeeper of such a lifestyle: the ancient agricultural year, filled with celebrations and seasonal touchstones that mark turning points in the cycles of life. Amidst these new-old holidays, we… Read More

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  6. Zen Essence

    Zen Essence

    The Science of Freedom

    • edited by
    • Thomas Cleary
    Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires consciousness… Read More

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  7. The Life of Shabkar

    The Life of Shabkar

    The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin

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    • Shabkar Natshok Rangdrol
    The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of… Read More

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  8. The Challenge of the Soul

    The Challenge of the Soul

    A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior

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    • Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein
    In times of upheaval, many of us seek guidance from a spiritual mentor, someone who has confronted challenges and become a stronger person as a result. Here Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein draws from his own hard-won insights and personal experiences as a congregational rabbi, martial artist, FBI chaplain, and limit-pusher and interweaves them with the teachings of sages, biblical figures, and thinkers of all stripes to help us get beyond… Read More

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  9. How the Swans Came to the Lake
  10. The Mysticism of Sound and Music

    The Mysticism of Sound and Music

    Revised Edition

    • by
    • Hazrat Inayat Khan
    Music, according to Sufi teaching, is really a small expression of the overwhelming and perfect harmony of the whole universe—and that is the secret of its amazing power to move us. The Indian Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927), the first teacher to bring the Islamic mystical tradition to the West, was an accomplished musician himself. His lucid exposition of music's divine nature has become a modern classic, beloved not… Read More

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