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THE NEW BRAIN SCIENCE OF CONTENTMENT, CALM, AND CONFIDENCE
Written by RICK HANSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 12/27/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34733-4

Paperback forthcoming December 2016. Do not order paperback exam copy until 12/27/2016.

Hardwiring Happiness
lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace.  Grounded in neuroscience, Dr. Rick Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can...

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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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DAILY REFLECTIONS ON THE PATH OF YOGA, MINDFULNESS, AND COMPASSION
Written by ROLF GATES

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 12/08/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87350-2

Yoga has never been more popular. Throughout the United States, people are turning to this ancient practice as a response to the pressures of today’s hectic world.
 
In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life.
 
Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps readers—from experienced...

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AN ENGAGED BUDDHIST MANIFESTO FOR OUR EARTH -- THE BUDDHA'S LIFE AND MESSAGE THROUGH FEMININE EYES
Written by THANISSARA

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94916-0

Time to Stand Up retells the story of the historical Buddha, one of the greatest sacred activists of all time, as a practical human being whose teachings of freedom from suffering are more relevant than ever in this time of global peril. Evolving onward from the patriarchal template of spiritual warriors and their quests, former nun Thanissara explores awakening from within a feminine view where the archetypes of lover and nurturer are placed as central and essential for a sustainable...

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APPROACHING THE DHARMA AS POETRY
Written by PAUL WEISS

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 07/07/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94945-0

A rich and original collection of Dharma teachings, Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence weaves the poetic and the expository in a series of Zen poems and commentaries that invite both direct experience and meditative study. Paul Weiss evokes the awake, pristine, and poetic nature of our human experience while also examining the mechanisms of ego that define our personal and cultural experience of separation and suffering. Here you will find simple, ecstatic celebrations of luminous...

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THE PATH TO SELF-REALIZATION AND PHILOSOPHIC INSIGHT, VOLUME 1
Written by PAUL BRUNTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 05/05/2015

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94910-8

Inspired by his time spent with wise sages in Asia in the 1930s, Paul Brunton (1898-1981) wrote The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga (and its companion volume The Wisdom of the Overself) at the request of these remarkable teachers, who recognized that he had a significant role to play in the transmission of Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism to the West. Brunton's books are a profound re-creation of the teachings of those two philosophical schools of thought, informed by the insights of deep meditation....

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GRIEF AND PRAISE
Written by MARTíN PRECHTEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 04/14/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94939-9

Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet,...

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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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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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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE CLASSIC OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM
Written by KAZUAKI TANAHASHI
Contribution by JOAN HALIFAX

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 01/13/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-611-80096-8

The first-century classic Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra may be the best known of all the Buddhist Scriptures. It's a key Zen text, chanted daily by many, but is studied extensively  in the Tibetan tradition too.  In just about thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release of suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language.

Kazuaki Tanahashi's guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it...

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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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