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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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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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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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A GUIDE TO THE FOUNDATION PRACTICES OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Written by YONGEY MINGYUR, HELEN TWORKOV
Foreword by MATTHIEU RICARD

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion

On Sale: 07/08/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-611-80121-7

For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction, and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Buddhist path.

“A lively, helpful, and inspiring guide to...

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ANSWERS ON LOVE, SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, & THE MEANING OF LIFE
Edited by DEDE CUMMINGS, TRAVIS HELLSTROM
Foreword by LAUREN ALDERFER
Commentaries by DALAI LAMA

Format: Hardcover, 112 pages

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $12.50

ISBN: 978-1-578-26497-1

For centuries, millions upon millions of people have sought out the wisdom of the Dalai Lama. Tenzin Gyatso, the current and XIV Dalai Lama, has traveled the world, spreading his personal doctrine of compassion and understanding. His sage words resonate with all who hear him speak, encompassing topics as grand as world peace, and as simple as learning to love ourselves.
 
Presented in a clear, elegant format, Questions for the Dalai Lama poses universal questions, giving answers from the...

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CHANGING THE WORLD FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 05/13/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-611-80080-7

In his first major book, the Karmapa, a charismatic 28-year-old emerging leader of Tibetan Buddhism, offers heartfelt advice on how to live with integrity in the modern world. These teachings arose from the questions of sixteen college seniors who spent a month meeting and talking with the Karmapa about their concerns about the world and their own futures.

For those who wish to take up its challenge, this book can serve as a guide to being a friend to this planet and to all of us who share...

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TIBETAN BUDDHIST POEMS OF INSIGHT AND AWAKENING

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 02/10/2014

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-570-62911-2

     The first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual poetry available in the West, Songs of Spiritual Experience offers original translations of fifty-two poems from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. These poems communicate spiritual insight with grace and precision, addressing the themes of impermanence, solitude, guru devotion, emptiness, mystic consciousness, and the path of awakening. Also included here is a thorough...

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BUDDHIST MEDITATION FROM THE GROUND UP
Written by LAMA DUDJOM DORJEE

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion

On Sale: 12/03/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-559-39420-8

In Tibetan Buddhism, developing a consistent and sustained meditation practice is the first step toward discerning the true nature of reality as taught by the Buddha. Lama Dudjom Dorjee encapsulates the Buddha’s teaching in terms that are accessible and encouraging for beginning meditators, covering topics from establishing a proper meditation posture to realizing the luminous and spacious qualities of the mind.

Chapters discuss:
•The life of the Buddha
•The first turning of the wheel of...

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THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

Format: Hardcover, 360 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 12/03/2013

Price: $55.00

ISBN: 978-1-588-34459-5

An exploration of yoga’s meanings and transformations over time; the discipline’s goals of spiritual enlightenment, worldly power, and health and well-being; and the beauty and profundity of Indian art.

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