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The Best Buddhist Writing 2011

Author : Shambhala Sun
ISBN : 9781590309339
Genre : Religion
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Presents an eclectic collection of Buddhist-inspired writings on a wide range of issues by such contributors as the Dalai Lama, Karen Miller, Rick Bass, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

Author : Philip Zaleski
ISBN : 9781101478127
Genre : Religion
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"A trove of well-wrought, luminous, soul-bracing gifts." -Thomas Lynch (on the 2010 edition) With selection chosen from a vast range of journals and magazines, The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 gathers the finest pieces of spiritual writing to appear in American publications during the past year. The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to short fiction to memoir to essay, by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Rick Bass, Philip Yancey, Terry Teachout, Robert D. Kaplan, and many others. As Phyllis Tickle said of last year's edition, "there is enough here to feed the hungry heart for years to come."

The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2011

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 9780547678467
Genre : Science
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem, Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

Author : Melvin McLeod
ISBN : 9781611800111
Genre : Religion
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Collects Buddhist-inspired writings from authors, including Noah Levine, Colleen Morton Busch, and Taigen Dan Leighton.

The Book Of Mu

Author : James Ishmael Ford
ISBN : 9780861716432
Genre : Literary Collections
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Examines the Zen principle of mu and presents the writings of over forty teachers on the practice of mu.

The Best Travel Writing 2011

Author : James O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781609520090
Genre : Travel
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The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.

The Best Women S Travel Writing 2011

Author : Lavinia Spalding
ISBN : 9781609520120
Genre : Travel
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A collection of thirty-three true travel stories from around the world written by women.

Write For Your Lives Inspire Your Creative Writing With Buddhist Wisdom

Author : Joseph Sesisto
ISBN : 9781780283692
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This practical guide to successful creative writing uses the help of Buddhism wisdom and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you fulfill your potential as a writer. From demonstrating the best way to write a persuasive book proposal to present to agents and publishers, to inspiring the reader with the psychological and spiritual resistance to stick with their project - free yourself from all obstacles and learn to write with true creativity and enjoyment.

Dimensions Of Buddhist Thought

Author : Francis Story
ISBN : 9789552403668
Genre : Religion
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This book comprises Francis Story’s contributions to the two serial publications The Wheel and Bodhi Leaves, which belong to his best and most mature writing. With its rich and variegated contents, this book may well serve as an introduction to the Buddha's teachings. The Buddha once said that his Teaching has only one taste, that of liberation. Yet, being a Teaching of Actuality, Buddhism has also dimensions extending to wide fields of human life and thought. Some of them are mirrored in the essays of this volume. These wide-ranging and penetrative writings offer, therefore, many stimulating approaches to Buddhist thought and its application to problems of our time. Contents 1 Hymn for Vaishakha 2 The Buddha—a Unique Teacher 3 The Supreme Conqueror 4 The Appeal of Buddhism 5 The Uniqueness of Buddhism 6 The Four Noble Truths 7 Dialogues on the Dhamma 8 The Scientific Approach to Buddhism 9 The Buddhist World View in the Age of Science 10 A Larger Rationalism 11 Of Gods and Men 12 Prayer and Worship 13 Gods and their Place in Buddhism 14 Cosmological Thought in Buddhism and Modern Science 15 Expanding Universe and Steady-States Universe 16 The Magic Mountain 17 Is there a Beginning? 18 Buddhism and the Origin of Life 19 Divine Creation or Lawful Genesis? 20 Buddhist Meditation 21 Buddhist Mental Therapy 22 Buddhist Lay Ethics 23 The Place of Animals in Buddhism 24 Action 25 Kamma and Causality 26 Kamma and Freedom 27 Collective Karma 28 Beauty and the Buddhist 29 Omniscience and the Buddha 31 Samsara 32 The Way of Dispassion 33 Nibbana

Up From The Sea

Author : Leza Lowitz
ISBN : 9780553534764
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village. “Successfully captures the raw emotions of loss, grief, and what it means to move forward.” —BuzzFeed On the day the tsunami strikes, Kai loses nearly everyone and everything he cares about. But a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11 gives him new hope and the chance to look for his estranged American father. Visiting Ground Zero on its tenth anniversary, Kai learns that the only way to make something good come out of disaster is to return and rebuild. Heartrending yet hopeful, Up from the Sea is a story about loss, survival, and starting anew. Fans of Jewell Parker Rhodes’s Ninth Ward and Karen Hesse’s Out of the Dust will embrace this moving story. An author’s note includes numerous sources detailing actual events portrayed in the story. A BOOKRIOT 100 MUST-READ YA BOOKS WRITTEN IN VERSE A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK FOR TEENS, 2016 “Up From the Sea touched me deeply with its beautiful message of hope and the resilience of humanity. Bravo.” —Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy series “It is a moving story of the rebirth of hope in a teen who has lost almost everything. . . . Kai will resonate with teens on a simple human level, just as 3/11 resonates with 9/11.” —VOYA

Unlimiting Mind

Author : Andrew Olendzki
ISBN : 9780861716203
Genre : Philosophy
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"This book is an overview of the radical psychological teachings that underlie the Buddhist approach to living a life of freedom and peace. Grounded in deep scholarship, psychological sophistication, and many years of teaching and personal practice, this collection of essays will appeal to anyone looking to gain a richer understanding of Buddhism's experiential tools for exploring the inner world." --Book Jacket.

Eight Steps To Happiness The Buddhist Way Of Loving Kindness

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 9781906665128
Genre : Religion
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This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.

Sailing Home

Author : Norman Fischer
ISBN : 9781416560395
Genre : Religion
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Homer's Odyssey has a timeless allure. It is an ancient story that is significant for every generation: the struggle of a homesick, battle-weary man longing to return to love and family. Odysseus's strivings to overcome divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons for people facing their own metaphorical battles and everyday conflicts -- people who are, like Odysseus, "heartsick on the open sea," whether from dealing with daily skirmishes at the office or from fighting in an international war. Sailing Home breathes fresh air into a classic we thought we knew, revealing its profound guidance for navigating life's pitfalls, perils, and spiritual challenges. Norman Fischer deftly incorporates Buddhist, Judaic, Christian, and popular thought, as well as his own unique and sympathetic understanding of life, in his reinterpretation of Odysseus's familiar wanderings as lessons that everyone can use. We see how to resist the seduction of the Sirens' song to stop sailing and give up; how to bide our time in a situation and wait for the right opportunity -- as Odysseus does when faced with the murderous, one-eyed Cyclops; and how to reassess our story and rediscover our purpose and identity if, like the Lotus-Eaters, we have forgotten the past. With meditations that yield personal revelations, illuminating anecdotes from Fischer's and his students' lives, and stories from many wisdom traditions, Sailing Home shows the way to greater purpose in your own life.You will learn a new way to view your path, when to wait and when to act, when to speak your mind and when to exercise discretion, how to draw on your innate strength and distinguish between truth and deception, and how to deal with aging and changing relationships. Sailing Home provides the courage you need for your journey, to renew bonds with your loved ones, and to make the latter portion of life a heartfelt time of spirit and love, so that -- just as Odysseus does -- you can defeat the forces of entropy and death.

Awakening Of The Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006112
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.

One Dharma

Author : Joseph Goldstein
ISBN : 0062517015
Genre : Philosophy
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One of America's most respected Buddhist teachers distills a lifetime of practice and teaching in this groundbreaking exploration of the new Buddhist tradition taking root on American soil.

Talk Thai

Author : Ira Sukrungruang
ISBN : 082627210X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On one side of the door, the rich smell of sweet, spicy food and the calm of Buddhist devotion; on the other, the strangeness of a new land. When Ira Sukrungruang was born to Thai parents newly arrived in the U.S., they picked his Jewish moniker out of a book of “American” names. In this lively, entertaining, and often hilarious memoir, he relates the early life of a first-generation Thai-American and his constant, often bumbling attempts to reconcile cultural and familial expectations with the trials of growing up in 1980s America. Young Ira may have lived in Oak Lawn, Illinois, but inside the family’s bi-level home was “Thailand with American conveniences.” They ate Thai food, spoke the Thai language, and observed Thai customs. His bedtime stories were tales of Buddha and monkey-faced demons. On the first day of school his mother reminded him that he had a Siamese warrior’s eyes—despite his thick glasses—as Aunty Sue packed his Muppets lunch box with fried rice. But when his schoolmates played tag he was always It, and as he grew, he faced the constant challenge of reconciling American life with a cardinal family rule: “Remember, you are Thai.” Inside the Thai Buddhist temple of Chicago, another “simulated Thailand,” are more rules, rules different from those of the Southside streets, and we see mainstream Western religion—“god people”—through the Sukrungruang family’s eyes. Within the family circle, we meet a mother who started packing for her return to Thailand the moment she arrived; her best friend, Aunty Sue, Ira’s second mother, who lives with and cooks for the family; and a wayward father whose dreams never quite pan out. Talk Thai is a richly told account that takes us into an immigrant’s world. Here is a story imbued with Thai spices and the sensibilities of an American upbringing, a story in which Ira practices English by reciting lines from TV sitcoms and struggles with the feeling of not belonging in either of his two worlds. For readers who delight in the writings of Amy Tan, Gish Jen, and other Asian-Americans, Talk Thai provides generous portions of a still-mysterious culture while telling the story of an American boyhood with humor, playfulness, and uncompromising honesty.

Buddha S Orphans

Author : Samrat Upadhyay
ISBN : 9780547488400
Genre : Fiction
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A novel of love and political upheaval, in which “Kathmandu is as specific and heartfelt as Joyce’s Dublin” (San Francisco Chronicle). In Buddha’s Orphans, Nepal’s political upheavals of the past century serve as a backdrop to the story of an orphan boy, Raja, and the girl he is fated to love, Nilu, a daughter of privilege. Their love scandalizes both of their families—and the novel takes readers across the globe and through several generations. This engrossing, unconventional love story explores the ways that events of the past, even those we are ignorant of, inevitably haunt the present. It is also a brilliant depiction of Nepali society from the Whiting Award–winning author of Arresting God in Kathmandu. “[Upadhyay is] a Buddhist Chekhov.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Upadhyay . . . [illuminates] the shadow corners of his characters’ psyches, as well as the complex social and political realities of life in Nepal, with equal grace.” —Elle “[Upadhyay’s] characters linger. They are captured with such concise, illuminating precision that one begins to feel that they just might be real.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Absorbing . . . Beautifully told.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Zen Confidential

Author : Shozan Jack Haubner
ISBN : 9781611800333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays relate how the author, who was raised in a convervative Catholic family, went on to study philosophy and become a monk, chronicling his humorous and unconventional experiences in a Zen monastery.

Training Of The Zen Buddhist Monk

Author : Daisetz T. Suzuki
ISBN : 9781462901456
Genre : Philosophy
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Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki's The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk invites you to step inside the mysterious world of the Zendo, where monks live their lives in simplicity. This is perhaps the best introduction to Zen and the life of the Zen monk. By means of a direct and succinct description of the training that a Zen Buddhist monk undergoes, Dr. Suzuki has given us the most precise picture possible of Zen in life. The forty-three illustrations give a unique value to the book. The artist, Zenchu Sato has depicted here the record of his own experiences in going through all the disciplinary measures pertaining to the life of Zen. As author, Dr. Suzuki said, "Zen ought to be studied not only in its theoretical aspects, as a unique product of the Oriental mind, but in its practical aspect as it is to be seen in the Zendo life. This is the chief motive for my writing this book."

The Lotus And The Lily

Author : Janet Conner
ISBN : 9781573245869
Genre : Self-Help
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Based on the teachings of Jesus and Buddha, this book teaches readers how to create an rich interior life by focusing your attention on your connection with the divine within. The Lotus and the Lily offers a 30-day program for accessing your true creativity, breakthrough thinking, and divine guidance. The Lotus and the Lily reveals: The cosmic power of the intention mandala to reveal the life you want Discover the power of naming your past and your future How to experience the generative power of your own voice Each day includes prompts for reading, reflection, writing, exploring, and nourishing one's soul writing. The Lotus and the Lilyshows readers how to access the divine wisdom and guidance that dwells just below conscious awareness, through this 30-day soul writing process. "The principles that Janet Conner guides the reader to discover become the essential elements of a dynamic spiritual practice. These principles transcend denomination and dogma. They are practical, universal and impacting." --Mary Anne Radmacher, artist and author Live with Intention and Lean Forward into Your Life "Jesus said we could create heaven on earth. The Buddha said we could create the conditions for manifestation. Janet Conner tells us how. Her 30-day program is spiritual yet imminently practical, deeply serious yet lots of fun. This is a step-by-step guide to expressing our own divinity." --Ellen Debenport, author of The Five Principles

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