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TALKING RACE, LOVE, AND LIBERATION

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-623-17098-1

Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and...

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THE DALAI LAMA'S VISION FOR OUR WORLD
Written by DANIEL GOLEMAN
Introduction by DALAI LAMA

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 06/23/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39489-4

For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for...

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ANCIENT CHINA, MODERN SCIENCE, AND THE POWER OF SPONTANEITY
Written by EDWARD SLINGERLAND

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43763-3

In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland explores the power of spontaneity—a state valued by early Chinese thinkers that modern cognitive scientists are now beginning to appreciate as well—and why it's essential to the well-being of both individuals and society. Drawing on the concepts of wu-wei (effortless action) and de (charismatic virtue), Slingerland shows how new research in psychology and neuroscience explains what's happening in the brain. Trying Not to Try ultimately explores why...

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ESSENTIAL ANSWERS FOR SPIRITUAL SEEKERS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NONDUALITY

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 02/10/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94866-8

Raised as a Catholic and educated in the West, then trained as a monk in India since the 1980s, Canadian author Swami Muktananda of Rishikesh is uniquely positioned to bring the Eastern tradition of Vedanta to Western spiritual seekers. In Awakening to the Infinite, he answers the eternal question posed by philosophical seekers, "Who am I?" with straightforward simplicity. Based on the ancient teachings of advaita or nonduality—the understanding that, at a fundamental level, there is no...

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VOLUME ONE: A GUIDEBOOK FOR THE REALIZATION OF COEMERGENCE
Written by KHAMTRUL
Translator GERARDO ABBOUD

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion

On Sale: 01/20/2015

Price: $34.95

ISBN: 978-1-559-39437-6

This guidebook for cultivating the meditative practices of stability and insight—the first major work from the Drukpa Kagyu lineage to become available in English—stands out among works of its kind as one of the clearest and most comprehensive presentations of coemergence, or mahamudra. In it, the eighteenth-century Tibetan master Ngawang Kunga Tenzin, the Third Khamtrul Rinpoche, details a step-by-step program of spiritual exercises that bring the meditator directly to clear realization of...

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WORKING WITH EMOTIONS USING BUDDHIST TEACHINGS AND WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY
Written by ROB PREECE

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 01/13/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-611-80168-2

The realm of emotion is one of those areas where Buddhism and Western psychology are often thought to be at odds: Are emotions to be valued, examined, worked with as signs leading us to deeper self-knowledge? Or are they something to be ignored and avoided as soon as we recognize them? Rob Preece feels that neither of those extremes is correct. He charts a path through the emotions as they relate to Buddhist practice, showing that though emotions are indeed "skandhas" (elements that make up...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REFLECTIONS
Written by THINLEY NORBU

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-611-80205-4

Illustrated with color photos published for the first time, this collage of reminiscences affords a rare glimpse into the life of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist teacher. The author sets a magical mood as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as one of seven children of a renowned Nyingma master. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and tender sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and America, he presents thumbnail...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion

On Sale: 12/09/2014

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-559-39442-0

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion

On Sale: 12/09/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-559-39443-7

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative...

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30788-5

This lucid overview–which has come to be regarded by many as the best introductory book on Tibetan Buddhism–looks at its subject from the perspective of the three traditional “vehicles”: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana. These divisions are often presented as a historical development, but here Traleg Kyabgon equates them with the attitudes that people bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all is the need to understand one’s own immediate condition. The primary tool for...

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THE SECRETS OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
Written by OSHO

Format: Hardcover, 672 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-780-28997-7

This book is one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualisation of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendour of being.

This treatise, The Secret of...

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A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE SEVEN-LINE PRAYER TO GURU RINPOCHE THAT CURES THE SUFFERING OF THE SICKNESS OF KARMA AND DEFILEMENT
Written by THINLEY NORBU

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-559-39439-0

Of all the heartfelt devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This concise prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Teacher”) and known as the Buddha of our time. Guru Rinpoche brought the Dharma from India to Tibet in the eighth century and is the source of the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition, the Great Perfection...

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