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  1. Mind Games

    Mind Games

    A Box of Psychological Play

    • edited by
    • Mel Gooding,
    • Julian Rothenstein
    Mind Games is a fascinating compendium of playful picture tests, games, and questionnaires that hold a revealing mirror up to your inner self. What's in the box? Three card sets that answer the critical questions: What are you like? What kind of friend are you? What’s really going on in your most important relationships? The Abstract… Read More

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  2. Walden

    Walden

    • by
    • Henry David Thoreau
    In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. Since its first publication on August 9, 1854, by Ticknor and Fields, the work has become… Read More

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  3. Between Silence and Light

    Between Silence and Light

    Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

    • by
    • John Lobell
    In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century. For Kahn, the study of architecture was the study of human beings, their… Read More

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  4. The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.

    The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.

    Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America

    • by
    • Bhante Walpola Piyananda
    Truth is regularly stranger than fiction for the abbot of a Buddhist temple in the far-from-tranquil inner city of Los Angeles, California. Whether he is talking a dangerously unbalanced man out of buying a gun, confronting a naked woman in his meditation hall, or helping gamblers reform, Bhante Walpola Piyananda demonstrates that every experience can be an opportunity for learning and appreciating the Buddha's teachings. Bhante Piyananda also reflects on… Read More

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  5. The Sign for Drowning

    The Sign for Drowning

    A Novel

    • by
    • Rachel Stolzman
    Anna has grown up haunted by her younger sister's death. In the life she constructs as a barrier against the emotional wreckage of her family tragedy, Anna settles comfortably into a career as a teacher of deaf children. But a challenge arrives—in the form of a young girl. Adrea's disarming vulnerability and obvious need for love offer Anna the possibility of reconnecting with the world around her—if she has the… Read More

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  6. Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    A New Translation

    • by
    • Hermann Hesse
    This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha—a journey of the spirit that has inspired generations of readers. Here is an audio edition of a fresh translation from Sherab Chödzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hermann Hesse's text, paying… Read More

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  7. Hearing with the Eye

    Hearing with the Eye

    Photographs from Point Lobos

    • by
    • John Daido Loori
    These magical photographs of ordinary land- and waterscapes all share a mysterious quality of presence that calls into question any distinction we might make between ourselves and the natural world. They thus represent the renowned nature photographer–Zen master’s teaching on the interconnectedness of all things. The sixty-one astonishingly beautiful color images are accompanied by John Daido Loori’s commentary on a text by the most famous of all historic Zen masters,… Read More

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  8. Sitting Practice

    Sitting Practice

    A Novel

    • by
    • Caroline Adderson
    It only takes a moment for your life to be changed forever—as the characters of this darkly comic novel discover early on. The fateful moment for the newlyweds Ross and Iliana comes with the freak automobile accident that leaves Iliana paralyzed, Ross grief-stricken, and both of them struggling to come to terms with a married life nothing like they originally had in mind. As the usually affable Ross struggles with… Read More

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  9. Dragon Thunder

    Dragon Thunder

    My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

    • by
    • Carolyn Rose Gimian,
    • Diana J. Mukpo
    “It was not always easy to be the guru’s wife,” writes Diana Mukpo. “But I must say, it was rarely boring.” At the age of sixteen, Diana Mukpo left school and broke with her upper-class English family to marry Chögyam Trungpa, a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that is at turns magical,… Read More

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  10. The Seeker

    The Seeker

    A Novel

    • by
    • Sudhir Kakar
    It is 1925 and India’s struggle for independence is in disarray, impeded by factionalism among its leaders and rising incidents of unrest across the country. Meanwhile, having withdrawn himself from active politics, Mahatma Gandhi is in an ashram immersed in what he considers the most important undertaking of his life—the creation of a community that is wholly dedicated to the highest standards of self-discipline, tolerance, and austerity. Into this… Read More

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