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Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
by Ram Dass
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More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find... (read more)

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Zhuangzi : Basic Writings (03 Edition)
Zhuangzi : Basic Writings (03 Edition)
by Zhuangzi
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Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, with Forword and Notes (Perennial Classics)
Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, with Forword and Notes (Perennial Classics)
by Mitchell
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Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living, and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching looks at the basic predicament of being alive and gives advice that imparts... (read more)

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The Lotus Sutra
The Lotus Sutra
by Burton Watson
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Since its appearance in China in the third century, The Lotus Sutra has been regarded as one of the most illustrious scriptures in the Mahayana Buddhist canon. The object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, Japan, and... (read more)

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Upanishads ((Rev)07 Edition)
Upanishads ((Rev)07 Edition)
by Eknath Easwaran
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Among the oldest of Indias spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students. Widely featured in philosophy courses, the Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers... (read more)

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Gateless Barrier : the Wu-men Kuan (91 Edition)
Gateless Barrier : the Wu-men Kuan (91 Edition)
by Robert Aitken
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The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases,... (read more)

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The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)
by Juan Mascaro
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The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes—love, light, and life—arise from the symphonic vision of God... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching: A New Translation
Tao Te Ching: A New Translation
by Sam Hamill
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Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzus Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part... (read more)

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The Te of Piglet
The Te of Piglet
by Benjamin Hoff
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The Te of Piglet . . . in which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A. A. Milne's Piglet. Piglet? Yes, Piglet. For the better than impulsive Tigger? or the gloomy Eeyore? or the intellectual Owl? or even the... (read more)

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Wisdom of No Escape : and the Path of Loving-kindness (91 Edition)
Wisdom of No Escape : and the Path of Loving-kindness (91 Edition)
by Pema Chodron
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This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations—embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience. Pema Chödrön shows us the profound value of our situation... (read more)

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Joy of Living and Dying in Peace (97 Edition)
Joy of Living and Dying in Peace (97 Edition)
by Dalai Lama
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings--a beautiful and accessible presentation of the time-honored path to enlightenment--are one of the world's great spiritual treasures. The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace is the third volume in the landmark Libraey... (read more)

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So Close To Heaven : the Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (96 Edition)
So Close To Heaven : the Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (96 Edition)
by Barbara Crossette
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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
by Dalai Lama
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After 40 years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds, as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and philosophic study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why all avenues of inquiry--scientific as well as spiritual--must... (read more)

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Curators of the Buddha : the Study of Buddhism Under Colonialism (95 Edition)
Curators of the Buddha : the Study of Buddhism Under Colonialism (95 Edition)
by Donald S. Lopez
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Curators of the Buddha is the first critical history of the study of Buddhism in the West and the first work to bring the insights of colonial and postcolonial cultural studies to bear on this field. After an overview of the origins of Buddhist studies... (read more)

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An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
by Pankaj Mishra
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An End to Suffering tells of Pankaj Mishra's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in today's world, where religious violence, poverty and terrorism prevail. As he travels among Islamists and the emerging Hindu Muslim class in India, Pakistan, and... (read more)

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The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)
The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)
by Eva Wong
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This guide to the spiritual landscape of Taoism not only introduces the important events in the history of Taoism, the sages who wrote the Taoist texts, and the various schools of Taoist thinking, but also gives the reader a feel for what it means to... (read more)

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Verses From Center : a Buddhist Vision of the Sublime (00 Edition)
Verses From Center : a Buddhist Vision of the Sublime (00 Edition)
by Stephen Batchelor
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The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center... (read more)

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The Method of Zen
The Method of Zen
by Eugen Herrigel
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A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
by Dalai Lama
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Compassion is the guiding principle of the bodhisattvas, those who vow to attain enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings from the suffering and confusion of imperfect existence. To this end, they must renounce all self-centered goals and... (read more)

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How the Swans Came To the Lake : a Narrative History of Buddhism in America - Revised and Updated (3RD 92 Edition)
How the Swans Came To the Lake : a Narrative History of Buddhism in America - Revised and Updated (3RD 92 Edition)
by Rick Fields
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This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.... (read more)

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