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  1. Only Companion

    Only Companion

    Japanese Poems of Love and Longing

    Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the 150 poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan’s poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka—one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese… Read More

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  2. True Love

    True Love

    A Practice for Awakening the Heart

    • by
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom—explaining how to experience them in our day-to-day lives. He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way, we must first learn how to… Read More

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  3. A Different Kind of Perfect

    A Different Kind of Perfect

    Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs

    • by
    • Cindy Dowling,
    • Bernadette Thomas,
    • Neil Nicoll
    Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through.The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment,… Read More

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  4. The Heart and Soul of Sex

    The Heart and Soul of Sex

    Exploring the Sexual Mysteries

    • by
    • Gina Ogden
    Drawing on the results of her unique national sex survey—and on decades of clinical practice as a sex therapist—Gina Ogden offers a revolutionary exploration of women’s sexual experience. The best sex, say thousands of women, doesn’t just happen in the body. It is multidimensional, connecting body, mind, heart, and soul. In The Heart and Soul of Sex, Ogden coaches readers to fully realize the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects… Read More

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  5. The Compassionate Brain

    The Compassionate Brain

    How Empathy Creates Intelligence

    • by
    • Gerald Huther
    Here is the ultimate explanation of the brain for everyone who thinks: a guide to how the brain works, how our brains came to operate the way they do, and, most important, how to use your precious gray matter to its full capacity. The brain, according to current research, is not some kind of automatic machine that works independently of its user. In fact, the circuitry of the… Read More

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  6. The Five Things We Cannot Change

    The Five Things We Cannot Change

    And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them

    • by
    • David Richo
    Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring book, David Richo distills thirty years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends,… Read More

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  7. At Hell's Gate

    At Hell's Gate

    A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

    • by
    • Claude Anshin Thomas
    In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world.… Read More

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  8. The Art of Emotional Healing

    The Art of Emotional Healing

    • by
    • Lucia Capacchione
    Feelings either flow naturally, like a river, or get dammed up. If our emotions become blocked, we can become tense, unhappy, anxious, or depressed. This book offers simple techniques for using art to embrace, understand, and release our emotions so that we can experience a greater sense of well-being in our lives. In The Art of Emotional Healing, Lucia Capacchione presents the simple yet powerful methods she uses in her… Read More

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  9. Art Is a Spiritual Path

    Art Is a Spiritual Path

    Engaging the Sacred through the Practice of Art and Writing

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    • Pat B. Allen
    Art is a spiritual path—not a religion, but a practice that helps us knit together the ideals and convictions that guide our lives. Creating art can be prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. And the sharing of this creativity with others in small groups can serve as sanctuary, asylum, ashram, therapy group, think tank, and village square. Pat Allen has developed a reliable guide for walking the path of… Read More

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  10. Graceful Exits

    Graceful Exits

    How Great Beings Die

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    • Sushila Blackman
    Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death—and life—in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity. … Read More

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