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ANGER AT HOME IN THE WORLD BE HAPPY
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Now in paperback.  Wisdom on dealing with this educational emotion from the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk. This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses storytelling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.
A simple and accessible guide for finding and embracing happiness from one of the spiritual giants of our time

Nobody wakes up in the morning wishing for more trouble that day. However, emotional troubleunhappinessis essentially our own creation. This book explores two things you need to know about unhappiness and how to replace it with joy. The first is the failure to understand reality, and the second is egotism. Together they result in distress, dis-ease, and a failure to take personal responsibility.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama counsels readers to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions; to understand that our problems are of our own making and not the result circumstances or the actions of others. He presents a path for taking charge of our lives.

Accessible, direct, and down-to-earth, this slender volume is for fans of the Dalai Lama, as well as anyone looking for an easy-to-understand guide to an authentic and joyful life.
BE HERE BE KIND BOOK OF JOY
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Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how we stay in the moment in the midst of the demands and stresses of everyday life.

Be Here includes discussions of the Buddhist concepts of attachment, emptiness, compassion, love, and resentment and how our sense of the past and the future affect our ability to be in the present.

Many Buddhist practices and meditations focus on being in the present moment. But what does that really mean? What does it mean to be here now?

Attachment. Emptiness. Compassion. You will hear the Dalai Lama present these three words again and again in this book of wisdom designed to move us toward the goal of being here. He speaks of attachmentto things, to people, to memory, to feelings of anger and resentment, to future goals. Being attached means we are not here now; we are living through wherever our attachment takes us.

Does emptiness mean we let go of everything? Even the present thoughts in our minds? How does understanding emptiness help us to be here now? The Dalai Lama is clear: if we are not educated about past history and if we have no sense of the future, then how can be possibly have a present?

When we are here, we can practice compassion in the present moment and focus on social justice now. When we are here, we are no longer attached to our past, no longer stressed about the future, no longer tethered to suffering. Being here means we find happiness, peace, and the fullness of life.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

For the Dalai Lama it is kindness that makes the world go round. Kindness at the heart of human nature, and it is kindness that is the essential component to developing healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. It is the glue that holds society together. Its absence results in isolation, dislocation, and suffering.

In this slender volume, the Dalai Lama outlines what compassion is and how its practice affects every area of life. He also provides an exercise process for developing kindness.

One of the strengths of this book is that it demonstrates that living a life of kindness or compassion is not just about altruism. It is a way of life that benefits us in concrete ways. Compassion makes us resilient in the face of adversity, enables us to live with courage, and provides a level of self-confidence that makes us more effective in our personal and professional endeavors.

This is a book not only for fans of the Dalai Lama but also for those of all faiths interested in lives filled with hope, promise, and authenticity.
Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardshipsor, as they would say, because of themthey are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joyfrom fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
BUDDHA IN JAIL BUDDHAS LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE BUDDHIST MAGIC
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A Buddhist teacher shares insights into the prisoner’s mindset, something with implications for us all, whether or not we are in a conventional jail

As a prison chaplain, Cuong Lu discovered that when the men inside allowed themselves to feel their painincluding remorse for committing crimesknowing and feeling the truth became a source of strength for them.

This is a book of fifty-two vignettesstories and teachings about Lu’s six years as a prison chaplain. He found that when the inmates felt listened to, understood and not judged, it transformed their sense of who they are, and as a result changed their attitudes and their behavior.

Cuong Lu opens our eyes beyond prejudice to see othersand ourselvesin a larger perspective. When we look at prisoners without judgment, we connect with those we might never know, and with our own basic goodness. The message of The Buddha in Jail is one of redemption.

This book is not just about the prisoners. It’s about all of us. We’re all caught in distorted and limiting ideas of ourselves. We don’t believe freedom and happiness are attainable. But when we come to believe in ourselves, we discover the freedom and happiness already within. Cuong Lu shows us that this approach works. It can be applied to all prisons, and also to our own lives.
Inspired by teachings of the Buddha, great masters, teachers, and writers, this is a book designed to help people connect to their inner divinity and find their spiritual path. It is overflowing with profound quotes, sayings, and insights, each presented on its own to allow the reader to dip in randomly and consider one insight at a time. Each reading is guaranteed to immediately inspire or provide food for thought.

The quotations and sayings have been chosen from Gautama Buddha and other masters of spirituality and inspiration, such as Milarepa, Longchenpa, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sogyal Rinpoche, and other greats such as Cicero, Rumi, Lao Tzu, Mother Teresa, and Shakespeare.

This book is designed to live on your desk, coffee table, or nightstand to provide you with daily comfort, wisdom, and spiritual nourishment.
A fascinating exploration of the role that magic has played in the history of Buddhism

As far back as we can see in the historical record, Buddhist monks and nuns have offered services including healing, divination, rain making, aggressive magic, and love magic to local clients. Studying this history, scholar Sam van Schaik concludes that magic and healing have played a key role in Buddhisms flourishing, yet they have rarely been studied in academic circles or by Western practitioners. The exclusion of magical practices and powers from most discussions of Buddhism in the modern era can be seen as part of the appropriation of Buddhism by Westerners, as well as an effect of modernization movements within Asian Buddhism. However, if we are to understand the way Buddhism has worked in the past, the way it still works now in many societies, and the way it can work in the future, we need to examine these overlooked aspects of Buddhist practice.

In Buddhist Magic, van Schaik takes a book of spells and ritualsone of the earliest that has survivedfrom the Silk Road site of Dunhuang as the key reference point for discussing Buddhist magic in Tibet and beyond. After situating Buddhist magic within a cross-cultural history of world magic, he discusses sources of magic in Buddhist scripture, early Buddhist rituals of protection, medicine and the spread of Buddhism, and magic users. Including material from across the vast array of Buddhist traditions, van Schaik offers readers a fascinating, nuanced view of a topic that has too long been ignored.
CALL FOR REVOLUTION COMPLETE MUSASHI DALAI LAMAS LITTLE BOOK OF BUDDHISM
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A Landmark Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?

I call on you to confront the challenges of our era by rising up and embarking upon a revolution that has no precedent in human history

This eloquent, urgent manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It’s his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than A CALL FOR REVOLUTION.
Miyamoto Musashi (15841645) is the most famous Samurai who ever lived. His magnum opus, the Go-Rin-Sho or Book of Five Rings is a classic that is still read by tens of thousands of people each yearJapanese and foreigners alike.

Alex Bennetts groundbreaking new translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of this text for the first time. Like Sun Tzus The Art of War, Musashis book offers unique insights, not just for warriors, but for anyone wanting to apply the Zen Buddhist principle of awareness to achieve success in their endeavors. This book sheds new light on Japanese history and on the philosophical meaning of Bushidothe ancient code of the Japanese warrior.

Unlike other translations that are based on incomplete and inaccurate versions of Musashis work, Bennetts is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the long-lost original manuscript. Capturing the subtle nuances of the original Japanese classic, the result is a far more accurate and meaningful English version of The Book of Five Rings text.

Richly annotated and with an extensive introduction to Musashis life, this version includes a collection of his other writingstranslated into English for the first time. A respected scholar, as well as a skilled martial artist, Bennetts understanding of Musashis life and work is unparalleled.

This book will be widely read by students of Japanese culture, history. military strategy, and martial arts. It sets a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.
"The essence of all spiritual life is your attitude to others." -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

With clarity and candor, the Dalai Lama expounds on the core teachings of Buddhism. Fusing ancient wisdom with a modern sensibility, he gently encourages each of us to embrace lives of love and compassion; to embrace individual responsibility.

His pithy reflections encourage us to rid ourselves of preoccupation with the ephemera of daily life and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Inspiring, provocative, and thoughtful, this slim volume will be read and treasured for years to come.
DALAI LAMAS LITTLE BOOK OF MYSTICISM DHAMMAPADA DRIVING TO NIRVANA
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Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on:

  • The nature and meaning of mysticism
  • How we can live lives infused with mystical experience
  • How mysticism can result in both personal and social change


  • The book consists of four sections that provide an accessible introduction to the Dalai Lamas core teachings on the mystical path:

    1. Introduction
    2. Quotations
    3. Lecture on mysticism by the Dalai Lama
    4. Glossary


    This is a book for fans of His Holiness and anyone interested in developing a rich and meaningful inner life.
    The Dhammapada: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran’s Classics of Indian Spirituality series

    As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives. Dhammapada (145)

    Dhammapada means the path of dharma, the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness. Capturing the living words of the Buddha, this much-loved scripture consists of verses organized by theme: thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others.

    The Dhammapada is permeated with the power and practicality of one of the world’s most appealing spiritual teachers. Rejecting superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other, the Buddha taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. He spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness. And he insists that we be spiritually self-reliant: All the effort must be made by you. Buddhas only point the way.

    Easwaran believed that we need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha. His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses can transform our lives.

    Publisher Marketing: Bryan is a Western Buddhist who offers insight into how driving can become your practice ground for enlightenment. Driving is just one application, but think of how much time we spend behind the wheel! Bryan shares driving experiences that have helped her attain connection between herself, the moment, and the world around her. Road Rage is a Buddhist lesson for dealing with anger -- instead of becoming angry at other drivers, we could try viewing them as beginners on the path. Bryan also discusses how our perception of ourselves adjusts with each vehicle we drive, and how we can get to know ourselves better by looking at our driving styles. You can take this travel companion with you everywhere! You may find that mindfulness while driving has taken you to the top of the mountain.

    FAIL FAIL AGAIN FAIL BETTER FEAR HOW TO FIGHT
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    When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chodron promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony.

    Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day.

    What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped? begins Pema. We say I’m a failure.’

    But what if failing wasn’t just okay . . . but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?

    Here, Pema Chodron offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknownin ourselves and in the worldand how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose.

    For readers of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts.

    Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chodron and Tami Simon.
    Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar,  peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world-a gifted teacher who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.-Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. The New York Times said Hanh, ranks second only to the Dalai Lama as the Buddhist leader with the most influence in the West. In Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. In brief meditations accompanied by whimsical sumi-ink drawings, Thich Nhat Hanh instructs us exactly how to transform our craving and confusion. If we learn to take good care of our suffering, we can help others do the same. How to Fight is pocket-sized with two color original artwork by California artist Jason DeAntonis.
    HOW TO PRACTICE JESUS BUDDHA KRISHNA LAO TZU KINDNESS, CLARITY, AND INSIGHT
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    As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. In this very special book, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy-access reference for daily practice.

    Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment, How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all together.
    In this fascinating volume, theologian and philosopher Richard Hooper reveals the common spiritual threads of the world's great religious traditions.

    Hooper organizes hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu thematically and assembles these parallel sayings into four columns for easy reference. Culled from more than fifty ancient Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist texts, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu includes topics such as, "The Great Way, "Suffering," and more.

    Each topic includes an insightful introduction that sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within and within their own spiritual tradition.

    Book Annotation: Collection of talks given by the Dalai Lama during his tour of North America. Discusses a wide variety of spiritual and human concerns. Not limited to Buddhists or to religious believers, the Dalai Lamas message speaks to people everywhere.

    Publisher Marketing: This bestselling book contains talks given by the Dalai Lama to Western audiences. His Holiness covers a wide variety of spiritual and human concerns in a practical and direct manner with his characteristic warmth, wit, and perception.

    With his characteristic warmth, wit, and perception, His Holiness discusses a wide variety of concerns, both spiritual and secular. Not limited to Buddhists or other religious believers, his message speaks to people everywhere of the importance of kindness, love, and compassion. Urging humanity to to work at reshaping attitudes for a better world, his hopeful words celebrate the indomitable human spirit and affirm the ever present potential for individual and social transformation.

    Contributor Bio: Dalai Lama:
    Dalai Lama, now in exile from his native Tibet in Dharamsala, India, travels the world spreading his message of love, peace, and understanding.

    KUAN YIN CHRONICLES MIRACLE OF MINDFULNESS MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS
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    Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of THE KUAN YIN CHRONICLES introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and power of the divine feminine, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions.

    The book is divided into three sections:

    1. The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism.
    2. The myths and stories about Kuan Yin.
    3. Fresh translations of 100 Kuan Yin poems, which function as both literature and tools for divination and prophecy.

    THE KUAN YIN CHRONICLES is for any Western reader who wants to connect with the ancient power of the Goddess in their lives.

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations throughout, with blank pages for personal reflections and inspiration.

    Moments of Mindfulness is a perfect journal for spiritual exploration. and is intended to be used as a personal notebook, or to simply read for everyday inspiration, and to help bring mindful practices and reflection to daily life. With illustrations by Jenifer Kent, beautiful details and design, it makes a wonderful gift.
    NO SELF NO PROBLEM PEACE OF MIND PLACES THAT SCARE YOU
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    While in grad school in the early 1990s, Chris Niebauer began to notice striking parallels between the latest discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, and the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and other schools of Eastern thought. When he presented his findings to a professor, his ideas were quickly dismissed as pure coincidence, nothing more.

    Fast-forward 20 years later and Niebauer is a PhD and a tenured professor, and the Buddhist-neuroscience connection he found as a student is practically its own genre in the bookstore. But according to Niebauer, we are just beginning to understand the link between Eastern philosophy and the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience and what these assimilated ideas mean for the human experience.

    In this groundbreaking book, Niebauer writes that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called Anatta, or the doctrine of no self. Niebauer writes that our sense of self, or what we commonly refer to as the ego, is an illusion created entirely by the left side of the brain. Niebauer is quick to point out that this doesnt mean that the self doesnt exist but rather that it does so in the same way that a mirage in the middle of the desert exists, as a thought rather than a thing. His conclusions have significant ramifications for much of modern psychological modalities, which he says are spending much of their time trying to fix something that isn’t there.

    What makes this book unique is that Niebauer offers a series of exercises to allow the reader to experience this truth for him- or herself, as well as additional tools and practices to use after reading the book, all of which are designed to change the way we experience the worlda way that is based on being rather than thinking.
    Peace of Mind provides a foundation for beginning mindfulness practices and understanding the principles of mind/body awareness. By learning how our physical body and mind are inseparable in creating our own perceptions and experiences we can begin to trust and nourish our ability to create well-being.

    We cant heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to be fully alive in each moment, without getting lost in our thoughts while walking, cooking, driving, and going about our everyday lives. Only by cultivating a mindful body and an embodied mind can we be fully alive. Bringing together ancient wisdom and contemporary thinking, Thich Nhat Hanh says its like hardware and softwareif you dont have both, you cant do anything.
    Lifelong guidance for learning to change the way we relate to the scary and difficult moments of our lives, showing us how we can use all of our difficulties and fears as a way to soften our hearts and open us to greater kindness.

    We always have a choice in how we react to the circumstances of our lives. We can let them harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and allow our inherent human kindness to shine through. Here Pema Chödrön provides essential tools for dealing with the many difficulties that life throws our way, teaching us how to awaken our basic human goodness and connect deeply with othersto accept ourselves and everything around us complete with faults and imperfections. She shows the strength that comes from staying in touch with what’s happening in our lives right now and helps us unmask the ways in which our egos cause us to resist life as it is. If we go to the places that scare us, Pema suggests, we just might find the boundless life we’ve always dreamed of.
    PRACTICING PEACE RISING SONS AND DAUGHTERS TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING PB
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    Can there be hope for a peaceful future in times like these? How can we overcome our sense of helplessness when problems seem so big and tensions so strong? Pema Chodron here shows us how to look deeply at the underlying causes of these tensions and how we really can create a more peaceful worldby starting right where we are and learning to see the seeds of hostility in our hearts. She draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of anger, aggression, hatred, and war, and offers practical techniques all of us can use to work for genuine, lasting peace in our own lives and in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift. San Francisco Chronicle

    A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante s] The Divine Comedy, this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World s Religions, to proclaim, I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.