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  • Mindfulness in Early Buddhismby Tse-fu Kuan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book identifies what is meant by sati ( smrti ), usually translated as ‘mindfulness’, in early Buddhism, and examines its soteriological functions and its central role in the early Buddhist practice and philosophy.  Using textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the subject through a comparative study of Buddhist texts in Pali,... more...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditationby Arinna Weisman; Jean Smith

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community), as well... more...

  • The Sabbath Worldby Judith Shulevitz

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a The Sabbath World  discussion guide. What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In  The Sabbath World, Judith... more...

  • Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrinesby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; R. R. Marett; Chen-Chi Chang; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor... more...

  • Meditationby Ian Gawler; Paul Bedson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive introduction to meditation practice, written by two leading Western teachers. more...

  • Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healingsby Stephen Levine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From the revered meditation teacher Stephen Levine, here is a volume of guided meditations for the deeper healing of spirit, mind, and body. The culmination of decades of personal and professional explorations into the process of human consciousness, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings is an indispensable source book, filled with resources... more...

  • Truth Seekersby Sid Roth; Mike Shreve

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.99

    You will be inspired by these ten amazing stories from seekers who walked different paths in life yet shared one common passion—love for the truth. They all desired lasting answers. They all knew that religion alone could never satisfy their spiritual thirst. They longed for supernatural revelation, for transformation—for ultimate reality.... more...

  • The Quest Of The Overselfby P Brunton; Paul Brunton

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 23.96

    'By far the safest and most rational exposition of Eastern metaphysics and the practice of mental discipline that I have read.' Spectator The Quest of the Overself shows Western readers how to achieve serenity of mind, control of thought and desire, and the power to use higher forces by means of simple exercises. These include breathing and... more...

  • The Gift of Loving-Kindnessby Mary Brantley; Tesilya Hanauer

    New Harbinger Publications 2007; US$ 12.00

    The active practice of loving-kindness offers all of us our best hope for a life of freedom, contentment, and peace. Practiced with thoughtfulness and attention, the simple meditations in The Gift of Loving-Kindness can introduce compassion, clarity, and love into the lives of every reader. more...

  • The Art of Meditationby Matthieu Ricard; Sherab Chödzin Kohn

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 5.99

    Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is, how it is done and what it can achieve. In this authoritative and inspiring book, he sets out to answer these questions. Matthieu Ricard shows that practising meditation can change our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. He talks us through its... more...