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  1. When Things Fall Apart

    When Things Fall Apart

    Heart Advice for Difficult Times

    • by
    • Pema Chodron
    The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courageCommunicating so as to encourage others to… Read More

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  2. Bushido (Graphic Novel)

    Bushido (Graphic Novel)

    The Soul of the Samurai

    • by
    • Inazo Nitobe,
    • Sean Michael Wilson
    This graphic novel version of the cult classic Bushido brings the timeless secrets of the samurai to life. First published in the early 1900s, Bushido was the first book to introduce Westerners to the samurai ethos. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, it describes the characteristics and virtues that are associated with bushido—honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control—and explains the philosophy behind… Read More

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  3. My Beer Year

    My Beer Year

    Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers, and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Training

    • by
    • Lucy Burningham
    As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, Lucy Burningham made it her career to write about craft beer, visiting as many taprooms, breweries, and festivals as possible. With this as her introduction, Lucy decided to take her relationship with beer to the next level: to become a certified beer expert. As Lucy studies and sips her way to becoming a Certified Cicerone, she meets an eclectic cast of characters,… Read More

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  4. Changing the World from the Inside Out

    Changing the World from the Inside Out

    A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change

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    • David Jaffe
    The world needs changing—and you’re just the person to do it! It’s a matter of cultivating the inner resources you already have. If you are serious about working for social justice and change, this book will help you bring your most compassionate, wise, and courageous self to the job.Bringing positive social change to any system takes deep self-awareness, caring, determination, and long-term commitment. But polarization, the slow pace of… Read More

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  5. A Plea for the Animals

    A Plea for the Animals

    The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

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    • Matthieu Ricard
    Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation… Read More

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  7. A Study of Svatantrika

    A Study of Svatantrika

    • by
    • Donald S. Lopez Jr.
    A Study of Svātantrika represents an important contribution to our understanding of Mādhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Mādhyamika is considered to have two subschools, Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika. The Prāsaṅgika school of Candrakīrti is better known than Svātantrika, in part because the major Svātantrika texts are preserved only in Tibetan translation. The Svātantrikas, however, made important contributions to Buddhist philosophy in their expositions of the nature of reality, the… Read More

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  9. The Butterfly Hours

    The Butterfly Hours

    Transforming Memories into Memoir

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    • Patty Dann
    Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann’s lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but… Read More

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  10. Raising Wild

    Raising Wild

    Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness

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    • Michael P. Branch
    For over a decade Michael P. Branch has been writing about life in Nevada’s Great Basin Desert with an audacity, lyricism, and wit all his own. In Raising Wild, Branch offers an intimate exploration of the western high desert. Here we find the wild and extreme land of caliche and juniper, where pronghorn antelope run and mountain lions stalk, where wildfires and snowstorms threaten in equal measure, and where Branch,… Read More

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