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Creativity, Crafts & Family

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  1. True Perception

    True Perception

    The Path of Dharma Art

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    • edited by
    • Judith L. Lief
    Genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. The renowned meditation master and artist Chögyam Trungpa called this type of art “dharma art”—any creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind, characterized by directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonaggression. Dharma art provides a vehicle to appreciate the nature of things as they are and express it without any struggle or desire to achieve. A work of dharma art brings… Read More

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  2. Knitting for Good!

    Knitting for Good!

    A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch

    • by
    • Betsy Greer
    Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across… Read More

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  3. I Love Dirt!

    I Love Dirt!

    52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator,… Read More

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  4. The Creative Family

    The Creative Family

    How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

    • by
    • Amanda Blake Soule
    When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and… Read More

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  5. Writing Begins with the Breath

    Writing Begins with the Breath

    Embodying Your Authentic Voice

    • by
    • Laraine Herring
    In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering "deep writing"—prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly authentic. Lessons and imaginative exercises show you how to: stay… Read More

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  6. Tibetan Cooking

    Tibetan Cooking

    Recipes for Daily Living, Celebration, and Ceremony

    • by
    • Elizabeth Esther Kelly
    There is no better way to experience the flavor of an exotic culture than through its food—and no better guide to the recipes and gustatory culture of Tibet than Elizabeth Kelly, long-time cook for lamas and other Tibetans. Her remarkable array of easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients readily available in the West. You will find serving suggestions, meal planning, traditional foods, and numerous vegetarian dishes: everything needed to make a complete… Read More

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  7. Echoing Silence

    Echoing Silence

    Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing

    • by
    • Thomas Merton
    • edited by
    • Robert Inchausti
    When Thomas Merton entered a Trappist monastery in December 1941, he turned his back on secular life—including a very promising literary career. He sent his journals, a novel-in-progess, and copies of all his poems to his mentor, Columbia professor Mark Van Doren, for safe keeping, fully expecting to write little, if anything, ever again. It was a relatively short-lived resolution, for Merton almost immediately found himself being assigned writing… Read More

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  8. Coloring Mandalas 3

    Coloring Mandalas 3

    Circles of the Sacred Feminine

    • by
    • Susanne F. Fincher
    Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a relaxing, meditative activity enjoyed by adults and children alike. The mandalas in this book are specially designed to provide a creative encounter with the Divine as a feminine presence. The archetypal imagery of the circle—appearing in the form of organic shapes of nature, the curves of the female body, the womb and childbirth rituals, the circular turning of cosmic rhythms, or… Read More

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  9. Writing Down the Bones

    Writing Down the Bones

    Freeing the Writer Within

    • by
    • Natalie Goldberg
    For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice —"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This new edition, which marks almost twenty years… Read More

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  10. Coloring Mandalas 2

    Coloring Mandalas 2

    For Balance, Harmony, and Spiritual Well-Being

    • by
    • Susanne F. Fincher
    Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a creative activity that brings relaxation, healing, and self-understanding. Susanne Fincher's first such coloring book, Coloring Mandalas, presented designs organized according to a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a cycle of personal growth. This sequel focuses on a single one of these stages, "Crystallization," which is associated with the completion of a cycle of growth. … Read More

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