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It is beautifully appropriate that the profound Wisdom of Yogananda series should have a volume dedicated to his humor. Yogananda's deep spiritual teachings were always presented with a light-heartedness firmly rooted in the joy of God. This new collection contains not only selections from his original writings, but also many stories related by his disciple Swami Kriyananda, which let us see the Master's playful way of teaching, loving, and living.

Yogananda translated the classic definition of God given by Swami Shankarananda, Satchidananda, as "ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new joy." His perfect combination of wisdom and humor helps us connect to that source of Divine Joy within ourselves.

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The Man Who Refused Heaven: The Humor of Paramhansa Yogananda Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781565893115
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - June 2017

In the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally bestselling Peaceful Warrior series, Dan Millman continues his journey across the world to crack the mystery established in the first book. Along the way, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present. This is a book within a book, a quest within a quest, and a bridge between worlds.

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The Hidden School: Return of the Peaceful Warrior Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781501169670
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Published: North Star Way - June 6th, 2017

This classic book on meditation has introduced generations of readers to the life-changing beauty of mindful awareness. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness. From washing the dishes to walking to spending a day in mindfulness, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness. This gift edition features Thich Nhat Hanh's inspiring calligraphy, photographs from his travels around the world, and a revised afterword.

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The Miracle of Mindfulness, Gift Edition: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807064900
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Published: Beacon Press - October 25th, 2016

The New York Times best-selling author of E-Squared now offers a 30-day trial in “ferocious, militant, in-your-face gratitude” that will build your abundance portfolio of love, creativity, and joy. By turning off the negative voice in your head and looking for blessings, Grout says the universe opens a portal to the field of infinite possibilities. Focusing on all that's going right in your life makes good things visible, magnifies them, and sends positive ripples into the world. So how do you do that? By occupying the negative voice with the 27 “party games” Grout developed, so the positive voice can get through. 

In Thank & Grow Rich, you'll learn how to build your alchemic, spiritual, creative, adventure, and social capital. In 30 days, you'll identify good things in your life, tap into a higher power, move toward that which brings you joy, turn every day into an adventure, and share your luck. But that's not all. Grout guarantees that if you get on the gratitude frequency, you'll receive four personalized gifts from the universe. At the very least, you'll feel a whole lot better. Not a bad deal for the price of a book. 

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Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781401949846
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Published: Hay House - August 30th, 2016

Here’s a guide to tailoring your diet to your digestion. It starts with a simple test (using a soda cracker or piece of raw potato!) to determine how well you digest starch. From there, Dr Moalem, a physician (so he knows people), a neurogeneticist (so he knows DNA) and a best selling author (so it’s a good read), launches into detail. His program comprises five action “Pillars:” Eat for your genes; Reverse aging; Eat umami; Drink oolong tea; and Live slowly. Much of the advice will be familiar—avoid processed food, reduce red meat, exercise regularly—but some will not, such as the focus on “umami,” the insidious effect of emulsifiers as food additives, and the benefits of marinating meat. The book includes numerous specific health tips and ends with sample menus and recipes.

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The DNA Restart: Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging Cover Image
By Sharon Moalem, Nobu Matsuhisa (Foreword by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781623366681
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Published: Rodale Books - September 6th, 2016

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