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  1. The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

    The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

    A New Translation

    • by
    • Tsangnyon Heruka
    Powerful and deeply inspiring, there is no book more beloved by Tibetans than The Hundred Thousand Songs, and no figure more revered than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a spiritual… Read More

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  2. The Pocket Rumi

    The Pocket Rumi

    • by
    • Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    • edited by
    • Kabir Helminski
    The cry of the soul in love with God has never been more eloquently expressed than by the great Persian Sufi master Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273). Readers have thrilled to his ecstatic songs of divine union for more than eight hundred years. Now, here is the collection of the best of Rumi’s poetry reissued as part of a new series with Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, H.H. the Dalai Lama, and… Read More

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  3. Single White Monk

    Single White Monk

    Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order)

    • by
    • Shozan Jack Haubner
    Fans of the hilarious essays that made up the author’s first book, Zen Confidential, will find even more hilarity here—along with Zen insight applied to the things that happen in this thing called daily life. Whereas Shozan Jack Haubner’s first book presented the Zen teaching in terms of outhouse-building, oyroki-bowl-stacking, and anatomy adjustment as one takes one’s seat on the zafu, this one goes deeper into experiences of love, death,… Read More

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  4. The Wilds of Poetry

    The Wilds of Poetry

    Adventures in Mind and Landscape

    • by
    • David Hinton
    An exploration of the emerging Western consciousness of the mystery of existence, as seen through the work of the great American poets from Walt Whitman to Gary Snyder—a thrilling journey with today’s premier translator of the Chinese classics.David Hinton sees in the West beginning in the nineteenth century the dawning of a larger consciousness such as seemed to happen in Asia much longer ago: an opening up of mind and… Read More

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  5. Enlightened Vagabond

    Enlightened Vagabond

    The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche

    • by
    • Matthieu Ricard
    • edited by
    • Constance Wilkinson
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  6. The Art of Awakening

    The Art of Awakening

    A User’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice

    • by
    • Konchog Lhadrepa,
    • Charlotte Davis
    The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path. This work,… Read More

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  7. The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

    The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

    British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun

    • by
    • Vicki Mackenzie
    She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun—but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi (1911–1977) broke the rules of gender, race, and religion—in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged. She was at various times a force in the struggle for Indian independence, spiritual seeker, scholar, professor, journalist, author,… Read More

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  8. Milarepa

    Milarepa

    Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    • edited by
    • Judith L. Lief
    He went from being the worst kind of malevolent sorcerer to a devoted and ascetic Buddhist practitioner to a completely enlightened being all in a single lifetime. The story of Milarepa (1040–1123) is a tale of such extreme and powerful transformation that it might be thought not to have much direct application to our own less dramatic lives—but Chögyam Trungpa shows otherwise. This collection of his teachings on the life… Read More

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  9. Eat This Poem

    Eat This Poem

    A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry

    • by
    • Nicole Gulotta
    I want to remember us this way—late September sun streaming throughthe window, bread loaves and goldenbunches of grapes on the table,spoonfuls of hot soup risingto our lips, filling uswith what endures.—Peter Pereira, from “A Pot of Red Lentils”Food and poetry are two of life’s essential ingredients. In the same way that salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and… Read More

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  10. The Great Spring

    The Great Spring

    Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life

    • by
    • Natalie Goldberg
    From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys—inner and outer—zigzagging around the world and home again.Here, Natalie Goldberg, “a writer both energized and enlightened” (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to… Read More

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