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  1. Training the Samurai Mind

    Training the Samurai Mind

    A Bushido Sourcebook

    • edited by
    • Thomas Cleary
    Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight.Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training… Read More

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  2. Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

    • by
    • Michael Stone
    Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of… Read More

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  3. Chi

    Chi

    Discovering Your Life Energy

    • by
    • Waysun Liao
    Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy… Read More

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  4. Falling Hard

    Falling Hard

    A Journey into the World of Judo

    • by
    • Mark Law
    On his fiftieth birthday, British journalist and self-described “indolent sportsman” Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport. Falling Hard is Law’s love letter to judo—the culture, drama, history, and practice. With journalistic zeal, he delves deeply into the sport’s history and lore, and interweaves his own judo experiences with the development of judo in Japan, the life and vision… Read More

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  5. Islands Apart

    Islands Apart

    A Year on the Edge of Civilization

    • by
    • Ken McAlpine
    Author Ken McAlpine stands in his front yard one night in Ventura, California, trying to see the stars. His view is diminished by light pollution, making it hard to see much of anything in the sky. Our fast-paced, technologically advanced society, he concludes, is not conducive to stargazing or soul-searching. Taking a page from Thoreau's Walden, he decides to get away from the clamor of everyday life, journeying alone… Read More

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  6. Let's Go Outside!

    Let's Go Outside!

    Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to… Read More

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  7. Integral Ecology

    Integral Ecology

    Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

    • by
    • Sean Esbjorn-Hargens,
    • Michael Zimmerman
    Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a… Read More

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  8. The Karate Way

    The Karate Way

    Discovering the Spirit of Practice

    • by
    • Dave Lowry
    Karate is not just a sport or a hobby—it’s a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels, including:The relationship between students and teachersCultivating the correct attitude during practiceThe differences between karate in the… Read More

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  9. Embracing Mind

    Embracing Mind

    The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality

    • by
    • Brian Hodel,
    • B. Alan Wallace
    What is Mind? For this ancient question we are still seeking answers. B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel propose a science of the mind based on the contemplative wisdom of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Islam.The authors begin by exploring the history of science, showing how science tends to ignore the mind, even while it is understood to be the very instrument… Read More

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  10. The Open-Focus Brain

    The Open-Focus Brain

    Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

    • by
    • Les Fehmi,
    • Jim Robbins
    This breakthrough book presents a disarmingly simple idea: The way we pay attention in daily life can play a critical role in our health and well-being. According to Dr. Les Fehmi, a clinical psychologist and researcher, many of us have become stuck in “narrow-focus attention”: a tense, constricted, survival mode of attention that holds us in a state of chronic stress—and which lies at the root of common ailments including… Read More

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