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Simple Taoism
Simple Taoism
by C. Alexander Simpkins
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andlt;iandgt;Simple Taoismandlt;/iandgt; is designed to help the reader understand what Taoism is about and to help apply its best aspects to everyday living. Divided into three parts, the book outlines: andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; A clear explanation... (read more)

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Art of Happiness (10TH Anniversary Edition) (09 Edition)
Art of Happiness (10TH Anniversary Edition) (09 Edition)
by Dalai Lama
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The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching (89 Edition)
Tao Te Ching (89 Edition)
by Lao Tsu
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"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended.  This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to... (read more)

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Hindu Religious Tradition (Religion)
Hindu Religious Tradition (Religion)
by Thomas Hopkins
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Hindu development from the Indus civilization to the present.... (read more)

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Buddhist Wisdom
Buddhist Wisdom
by Edward (edt) Conze
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A landmark publication when it first appeared in 1958, Buddhist Wisdom offered Western readers a unique combination of both The Diamond Sutra -- one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism -- and The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all... (read more)

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Buddhism Plain and Simple
Buddhism Plain and Simple
by Steve Hagen
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"Buddhism Plain and Simple" offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious... (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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From the Ruins of Empire (12 Edition)
From the Ruins of Empire (12 Edition)
by Mishra Pankaj
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A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice A SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD A little more than a... (read more)

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Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living (09 Edition)
Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living (09 Edition)
by Thich Nhat Hanh
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In this expansion of the teachings on mindful living begun in his best-selling Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh offers specific, practical instructions on extending meditation practice into one's daily life. The book features the conflict resolution tool of... (read more)

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The Upanishads (Penguin Classics)
The Upanishads (Penguin Classics)
by Juan Mascaro
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The Upanishads represent for the Hindu approximately what the New Testament represents for the Christian. The earliest of these spiritual treatises, which vary greatly in length, were put down in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 BC. This selection from... (read more)

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Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko (Translations from the Asian Classics)
Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko (Translations from the Asian Classics)
by Kenko
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Despite the turbulent times in which he lived, the Buddhist priest Kenko met the world with a measured eye. As Emperor Go-Daigo fended off a challenge from the usurping Hojo family, and Japan stood at the brink of a dark political era, Kenko held fast to... (read more)

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Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love, and Happiness
Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love, and Happiness
by Dalai Lama
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Imbued with a friendly tone and pithy wisdom, this handsome handbook to approaching life "in a better way" includes six of His Holiness The Dalai Lama's most accessible and inspirational public lectures. Following each talk are the original question-and... (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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Think on These Things
Think on These Things
by Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Krishnamurti examines culture, education, religion, politics, and tradition as well as the ambition, greed, envy, and lust for power that he believes are deteriorating factors in human society.... (read more)

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First Buddhist Women (2ND 06 Edition)
First Buddhist Women (2ND 06 Edition)
by Susan Murcott
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First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of womens religious poetry, the... (read more)

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Instructions To the Cook (96 Edition)
Instructions To the Cook (96 Edition)
by Glassman Berni
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Zen is not just about what we do in the meditation hall, but what we do in the home, the workplace, and the community. That's the premise of this book: how to cook what Zen Buddhists call "the supreme meal"—life. It has to be nourishing, and it has... (read more)

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The Way of Life, According to Lau Tzu
The Way of Life, According to Lau Tzu
by Witter Bynner
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In an expanded format, enhanced with new calligraphy, is a timely and welcome reissue of the classic of Eastern philosophy and religious thought that sold over 200,000 copies in its previous edition.... (read more)

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Only a Great Rain : a Guide To Chinese Buddhist Meditation (99 Edition)
Only a Great Rain : a Guide To Chinese Buddhist Meditation (99 Edition)
by Yun Hsing
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In Only a Great Rain, modern meditation master Hsing Yun presents Chinese Buddhist meditation in clear, engaging terms. He begins by showing us the intimate connections between ethical conduct, meditation, and wisdom and goes on to describe a variety of... (read more)

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Toward a Psychology of Awakening : Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation (00 Edition)
Toward a Psychology of Awakening : Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation (00 Edition)
by John Welwood
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How can we connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West? In Toward a Psychology of Awakening John Welwood addresses this question with comprehensiveness and depth. Along the way he shows how meditative... (read more)

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Zhuangzi Speaks : the Music of Nature (92 Edition)
Zhuangzi Speaks : the Music of Nature (92 Edition)
by Chih Chung Tsai
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During a period of political and social upheaval in China, the unconventional insights of the great Daoist Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.) pointed to a way of living naturally. Inspired by his fascination with the wisdom of this sage, the immensely popular... (read more)

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