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Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein

Boorstein, Sylvia

A lively, down-to-earth guide to your own meditation retreat by beloved mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Presenting what Jon Kabat-Zinn has called "endearingly personal mindfulness wisdom," she offers a three-day retreat plan accompanied by timeless lessons — always grounded in real life — on how anyone can achieve calm, clarity and joy through meditation practices.

An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
The Dalai Lama

An Open Heart is a clear and simple introduction to the core of Buddhism, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The book lays out a course of meditations, from the simplest to the most challenging, that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts.

Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West
Jeffery Paine

The colorful tale of the successful flowering of an obscure, ancient Eastern sect in the modern world.In a single generation, Tibetan Buddhism developed from the faith of a remote mountain people, associated with bizarre, almost medieval, superstitions, to perhaps the most rapidly growing and celebrity-studded religion in the West. Disaffected with other religious traditions yet searching for meaning, huge numbers of Americans have found their way to the wisdom of Tibetan lamas in exile.

A Simple Path: Basic Buddhist Teachings
H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

This beautifully illustrated full color book combines the wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with inspiring images of the Tibetan people, Buddhist monks and nuns, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the stunning landscapes of Nepal and Tibet.

Be an Island The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace
Ayya Kemma

Khema's work is the last offering of an American-born Buddhist nun who died in 1997; her calm, soberly written treatise reviews the path to enlightenment as a form of the search for personal and inner peace. Yun provides valuable insight into the distinct practices and traditions of Chinese Buddhism, still little known in the West. Both of these publications are recommended for libraries where interest in Eastern spirituality is strong.

Path is the Goal
Chogyam Trungpa

Published now for the first time, the teachings given here on basic meditation, Shamatha and vipashyana, mindfulness and awareness, provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Chogyam Trungpa was renowned as master of meditation and for his unique gift for teaching the Dharma to Westerners.

Tibetan Meditation: Practical Teachings and Exercises on How to Live in Harmony, Peace and Happiness
Tarthang Tulku

This new compilation of teachings features beautiful design, photography, art and illustrated stories whilst addressing all aspects of meditation: what it is, attitudes that help us benefit from it and how to sustain a satisfying practice.

Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to its History & Teachings
Donald Lopez

Story of Buddhism serves as both a general history of Buddhism and an introduction to the tenets of this Eastern religion.

Teachings of the Buddha [Pocket Classic]
Jack Kornfield

One of the best-known American-born meditation teachers draws from the most popular sources of Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese writings to create a treasury of essential sayings and teachings from Buddhist literature that will appeal to anyone interested in the wisdom of the East.

Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
Chogyam Trungpa

This book presents a series of traditional Buddhist slogans to be used as a study aid for practitioners of meditation, the aim of which is to train the mind, awaken the heart, and cultivate love and kindness toward others. In use by Tibetan Buddhists for 800 years, the slogans are brought here into contemporary usage.

Only a Great Rain: A Guide to Chinese Buddhist Meditation
Master Hsing Yun and Tom Graham

Be an Island and Only a Great Rain are among the most worthy of these. Khema's work is the last offering of an American-born Buddhist nun who died in 1997; her calm, soberly written treatise reviews the path to enlightenment as a form of the search for personal and inner peace. Yun provides valuable insight into the distinct practices and traditions of Chinese Buddhism, still little known in the West.


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