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Books of general interest

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How to Practice : The Way to a Meaningful Life
The Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins

This book answers the question, "How do I practice what the Dalai Lama preaches?" The Tibetan spiritual leaders offers specific, step-by-step counsel on how to live a meaningful life every day; how to practice morality, meditation and wisdom in our daily lives.

Inner Revolution
Robert Thurman

"Part spiritual memoir, part philosophical treatise and part religious history, Thurman's book is a passionate declaration of the possibilities of renewing the world." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Introduction to Buddhism: An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life
Kelsang Gyatso

Beginning with the main events of Buddha's life story, Geshe Kelsang explains the central principles behind the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply, while topics such as karma and the path to enlightenment are presented in an accessible and inspiring way, as tools for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience. Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this book an ideal guide.

The Dhammapada
Gil Fronsdal

One of the few scriptures studied by students of all sects of Buddhism, the Dhammapada is treasured as a universally accessible summary of the teachings of the Buddha.

Introducing Buddhism
Charles Prebish and Damien Keown

Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Damien Keown and Charles S. Prebish, two of today's leading Buddhist scholars, explain the key teachings of Buddhism, and trace the historical development and spread of the religion from its beginnings down to the present day.

Healing Anger
The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama discusses the subject of patience, drawing on a chapter from an important Buddhist classic, Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life." He helps readers examine how anger arises to destroy much that is positive and good, proposing that gentleness is fundamental to human nature.

Four Immeasurables Cultivating a Boundless Heart
Alan Allan Wallace

This book is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationship to others.

Living Wisdom With His Holiness the Dalai Lama (box set)
H.H. the Dalai Lama, Don Farber

When you are in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, you are in the presence of compassion itself. But how many of us will have the opportunity to personally experience the man known as "The Ocean of Wisdom"? Now, Living Wisdom gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the grace of His Holiness, and to receive the transformative power of his teachings in your own home, including:

  • 47-minute DVD spanning twenty-five years of Don Farber’s photography of His Holiness with more than 400 extraordinary images set to sacred Tibetan music
  • 145-page book gleaned from His Holiness’s classic lessons on The Six Transcendent Perfections. These are the way of the bodhisattva—the qualities we must cultivate in order to reach enlightenment
  • Musicians, monks, and nuns honor His Holiness through time-honored chants and original compositions on CD. Includes traditional chanting by the Dalai Lama
  • 36 photographs of His Holiness, each with a contemplation from his teachings on The Six Transcendent Perfections
  • Mini-easel to display your daily contemplation on your desk or home altar

The New Buddhism
David Brazier

his is a manifesto for a more active, compassionate, and socially engaged Buddhism—one grounded in the Buddha's original intention. The New Buddhism asserts that Buddha was a radical critic of society, and that his vision of a new social order transcended racial and economic divisions. Brazier takes a new look at many aspects of Buddhism and reinterprets them in light of the Buddha's social aims.

Essence of the Heart Sutra
The Dalai Lama

n Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any reader can benefit from its teachings - teachings meant to help us release ourselves from suffering and live with true compassion. Comprised of his "Heart of Wisdom" talks, originally delivered to thousands of listeners in 2001, the book offers the Dalai Lama's commentary as well as his easy-to-follow overview of Buddhist philosophy that places the sutra within its historical and philosophical context.

The Heart Sutra
Red Pine (translator)

For this new English translation, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication.

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
Kevin Griffin

What would the Buddha say to an alcoholic or addict? What could those in recovery offer to the Buddhist path? Kevin Griffin has immersed himself in the Buddhist and Twelve Step traditions, and in One Breath at a Time he gives some surprising and inspiring answers to these questions.

General interest
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