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  1. Tales of the Dancing Dragon

    Tales of the Dancing Dragon

    Stories of the Tao

    • by
    • Eva Wong
    Here, Taoist practitioner Eva Wong offers a colorful treatment of the history and evolution of Taoism, told through traditional teaching tales. These tales, which Wong first heard as a child growing up in Hong Kong, are gleaned from the local storytellers and the uncensored chronicles known as yeshi—the wild history of China, not monitored by the official imperial scholars and historians. The stories are by turns mysterious and intriguing, passionate… Read More

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  2. The Long Run

    The Long Run

    A Novel

    • by
    • Leo Furey
    From a hill above town, the Mount Kildare Orphanage for Boys looks down on the small city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The year is 1960. The orphanage is always cold, there is never enough to eat, and the Catholic Brothers who run the home are heavy-handed in their religious discourses and harsh in their discipline. Here, a group of boys manages to look out for each other and live… Read More

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  3. Teachings of Zen

    Teachings of Zen

    Zen Buddhism emerged in China some fifteen centuries ago and remained the most dynamic and influential spiritual movement in Asia for more than a millennium. Though the teachings of the first Zen masters are sometimes considered innovation, they were actually a return to the core of Buddhist teaching and to an understanding of the importance of the personal experience of enlightenment. This… Read More

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  4. Start Here Now

    Start Here Now

    An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation

    • by
    • Susan Piver
    If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: it contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one. It defines what meditation is (and what it is not); dispels the three most common misconceptions about it; advises ways around obstacles; addresses the most frequently… Read More

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  5. Bhakti Flow Yoga

    Bhakti Flow Yoga

    A Training Guide for Practice and Life

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    • Rusty Wells
    Rusty Wells, the wildly popular San Francisco-based yoga teacher, brings all his warmth and enthusiasm to this guide to Bhakti Flow Yoga, a synthesis of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) and Vinyasa Flow. It is a style of yoga that emphasizes a seamless connection between the breath and the movements of the body. Wells provides a wealth of information about yoga in general, and Bhakti Flow specifically, including a… Read More

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  6. Los lugares que te asustan (The Places That Scare You)
  7. Tibetan Zen

    Tibetan Zen

    Discovering a Lost Tradition

    • by
    • Sam van Schaik
    Until the early twentieth century, hardly any traces of the Tibetan tradition of Chinese Chan Buddhism, or Zen, remained. Then the discovery of a sealed cave in Dunhuang, full of manuscripts in various languages dating from the first millennium CE, transformed our understanding of early Zen. This book translates some of the earliest surviving Tibetan Zen manuscripts preserved in Dunhuang. The translations illuminate different aspects of the Zen tradition, with… Read More

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  8. Zen Chants

    Zen Chants

    Thirty-Five Essential Texts with Commentary

    • by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    A Zen chant is like a compass that sets us in the direction of the awakened life; it is the dynamic, audible counterpart to the silent practice of zazen, or sitting meditation; and it is a powerful expression of the fact that practice happens in community. Here is a concise guide to Zen chants for practitioners, as well as for anyone who appreciates the beauty and profundity of the poetry… Read More

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  9. Advice from a Yogi

    Advice from a Yogi

    An Explanation of a Tibetan Classic on What Is Most Important

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    • Khenchen Thrangu,
    • Padampa Sangye
    The urgency of spiritual practice has seldom been as simply and powerfully conveyed as it is in Padampa Sangye’s One Hundred Verses. This Tibetan Buddhist classic is an antidote to the tendency we all have to waste our precious human lives. Khenchen Thrangu’s lively commentary on the text brings to light its subtleties and amplifies its applicability to our daily struggles, showing how an understanding of its teaching on impermanence… Read More

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  10. Comer atentos (Mindful Eating)

    Comer atentos (Mindful Eating)

    Guía para redescubrir una relación sana con los alimentos

    • by
    • Jan Chozen Bays
    El arte de la atención plena puede transformar nuestros conflictos con la alimentación –y renovar nuestro sentido del placer, valoración y satisfacción con la comida. Recurriendo a investigaciones recientes e integrando sus experiencias como médica y maestra de meditación, la Dra. Jan Bays ofrece una presentación maravillosamente clara de lo que es la conciencia plena y cómo ésta puede ayudar con los problemas alimenticios.Comer atentos es un enfoque que involucra… Read More

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