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  1. The Eye Never Sleeps

    The Eye Never Sleeps

    Striking to the Heart of Zen

    • by
    • Dennis Genpo Merzel
    The radical challenge of Zen Buddhism is to drop all assumptions and prejudices and experience the truth directly. American Zen teacher Dennis Genpo Merzel brings new life to this ancient wisdom through his commentaries on a classic Chinese Zen scripture, "Verses on Faith-Mind," by the Third Patriarch of Zen, Sosan Zenji. The author strikes to the heart of Zen with clarity and force, expressing in modern terms, to an American… Read More

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  2. Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    How do we free ourselves from the demon of self-concern? These instructions are found in Eight Verses for Training the Mind, one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (literally "mind training"). The root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langritangpa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration… Read More

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  4. The Life of Longchenpa

    The Life of Longchenpa

    The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse

    • by
    • Jampa Mackenzie Stewart
    Renowned as a peerless teacher, practitioner, and scholar, Longchenpa thoroughly studied and mastered every one of the many Buddhist vehicles and lineages of teachings existing in Tibet at his time. Through his radiant intellect and meditative accomplishment, in both his teachings and written works, he was able to reconcile the seeming discrepancies and contradictions between the various presentations of the view and the path within the many lineages of transmission.… Read More

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  5. Sacred World

    Sacred World

    The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power

    • by
    • Jeremy Hayward,
    • Karen Hayward
    This is the first book to offer step-by-step instruction in Shambhala warriorship. Combining Buddhist mindfulness practice and pre-Buddhist shamanic teachings, Shambhala warriorship training teaches ways to call on powerful, natural energies for personal and collective transformation. It shows us how to use everyday situations to unite mind, body, and emotions in a harmonious whole. The Haywards illuminate the powerful and… Read More

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  6. The Superhuman Life of Gesar of Ling

    The Superhuman Life of Gesar of Ling

    • by
    • Alexandra David-Neel,
    • Yongden
    King Gesar, renowned throughout Tibet and Central Asia, represents the ideal warrior—the principle of all-victorious confidence. As the central force of sanity, he conquers all his enemies, the evil forces of the four directions, who turn people's minds away from the true teachings of Buddhism. These enemies graphically represent the different manifestations of cowardly mind. As Chögyam Trungpa explains in the Foreword: "When we talk here about conquering… Read More

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  7. Tales from the Land of the Sufis

    Tales from the Land of the Sufis

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    • Mohammad Ali Jamnia,
    • Mojdeh Bayat
    Take a magic carpet ride into the delightful world of Sufi storytelling with these best-loved tales from Persian literature and lore, in which images of madness, passionate love, and self-sacrifice convey the inner experiences of the soul that has surrendered to the Divine Beloved. The tales are retold from the celebrated works of Sufi poets and spiritual masters such as Rumi, Attar, Nizami, and Jami, as well as anecdotes about… Read More

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  8. Teachings of the Tao

    Teachings of the Tao

    Readings from the Taoist Spiritual Tradition

    "The Tao that can be spoken of is not the real Way," reads a famous line from the Tao-te-ching. But although the Tao cannot be described by words, words can allow us to catch a fleeting glimpse of that mysterious energy of the universe which is the source of life. The readings in this book are a beginner's entrée into the vast treasury of writings from the sacred Chinese tradition,… Read More

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  9. The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

    The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

    • by
    • XII Khentin Tai Situpa Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Rosemarie Fuchs
    The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje is a short yet thorough and profound text which presents all the essential points of Mahamudra teaching in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic that, especially in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, has been and is widely used whenever a disciple is given a first introduction into Mahamudra. The Third Karmapa shows… Read More

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  10. Pirate's Passage

    Pirate's Passage

    • by
    • William Gilkerson
    Off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1952, fierce winds force a small boat into port. The boat's pilot, the eccentric Captain Charles Johnson, takes up residence at the small inn run by Jim and his mother. With each day, the captain's presence becomes more valuable to the family as they struggle to keep the inn open for business—and his background becomes more mysterious as Jim discovers how much he… Read More

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