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Nothing makes a life richer than having meaningful, supportive relationships with your family, friends, and lovers. Our selection of books on love and relationships can help you cultivate deeper connections with the people around you.

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  1. Lust for Enlightenment

    Lust for Enlightenment

    Buddhism and Sex

    • by
    • John Stevens
    Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes sublimating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the “inner fire” that drives humankind. Included are chapters on the Buddha’s love life before his enlightenment and his later relationships with women; the tantric approach… Read More

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  2. Awakening the Heart

    Awakening the Heart

    East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship

    • edited by
    • John Welwood
    Can a meditative practice assist and promote the healing relationship between psychotherapist and patient? The notable contributors to this practical book draw on a wide range of Eastern and Western disciplines—psychoanalysis, Gestalt, Aikido, and various Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist contemplative traditions—to show that it can. What they propose is a meeting between the Western psychotherapeutic approach—grounded in working with the personal problems and the need to carve out a strong… Read More

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  3. The Wounded Woman

    The Wounded Woman

    Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship

    • by
    • Linda Schierse Leonard
    A father wounded in his psychological development, Linda Leonard believes, cannot often give his daughter the care and guidance she needs. Using examples from her own life and her work with clients, as well as dreams, fairy tales, myths, films, and literature, Leonard charts paths toward psychological transformation and a fruitful, caring relationship between men and women, fathers and daughters—one that honors both the mutuality and the uniqueness of the… Read More

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  4. The Red Thread of Passion

    The Red Thread of Passion

    Spirituality and the Paradox of Sex

    • by
    • David Guy
    Is sex an enemy that must be subdued before spiritual practice can happen, or is it a powerful creative force and a vehicle of enlightenment? There may be no completely satisfying answer—though the question has engendered discussion for centuries. David Guy's contribution takes the form of a personal exploration of the place of sex in his own life and meditation practice, as well as in the lives and work of… Read More

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