Buddhism

This lovely gift book offers 365 inspired quotes related to the Buddha, from spiritual teachers, leaders, and texts. Thoughts on forgiveness, awareness, compassion, happiness, impermanence, taming the mind, and other Buddhist philosophies and maxims are combined with gorgeously evocative images. Page after page becomes a spiritual journey as you take a break from the world, settle comfortably, and allow yourself time to reflect on the daily message.
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365 Thoughts on the Path of Buddha Cover Image
By White Star (Editor)
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ISBN: 9788854409507
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Published: White Star Publishers - November 3rd, 2015

Are you making choices that are supposed to give you what you want but leave you feeling unfulfilled and disappointed? This book, based on the Buddha’s teachings and the practice of Zen, breaks down the structures of this karmic process, and points out the twelve "bamboozles" that create suffering. Written in a humorous and lighthearted style, it illustrates through essays, stories, and examples what keeps us from choosing well-being, love, happiness, and joy as our life experience. In addition, the book contains a calendar of practical exercises and nuggets of wisdom from those who have practiced these teachings.

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The Big Bamboozle: How We Are Conned Out of the Life We Want Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780991596317
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Published: Keep It Simple Books - November 1st, 2015

When things don’t work out the way we want, we often believe that we’ve failed, we’re somehow damaged goods. Yet, it’s our mistakes that can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. “Welcome the unwelcome,” advises Pema Chodron in the commencement address she delivered to her granddaughter’s graduating class at Naropa University. This gem of a book contains the wisdom shared on that day, and includes an in-depth interview between Chodron and Sounds True publisher Tami Simon on the fine art of failing.

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Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning Into the Unknown Cover Image
By Pema Chodron, Seth Godin (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781622035311
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Published: Sounds True - September 1st, 2015

Listen to the news, and you'd think the world is a violent, angry, unjust, corrupt place. Why is humanity heaping such atrocities upon each other? To the Dalai Lama, the answer is clear: a lack of compassionate moral responsibility. Change, he says, won't happen through governments. The social revolution needs to happen inside our own minds, through individual transformation. But he urges us not to be discouraged by bad news; it only reflects "a small portion of the human story. Beneath the ugly tip of that glacier lies a vast reservoir of sensitivity and kindness—and each of us can enlarge that goodness." Psychologist Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, presents an up-close view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his wisdom, wit, joy and compassion, and his vision as a global leader. From managing our own destructive emotions, to taking action to care for those in need and heal the planet, the Dalai Lama's "map toward a better future" encompasses partnering with science, rethinking economics, overhauling the educational system, and using dialogue to end racial conflict. Yes, change happens slowly, but it's already begun, as evidenced in the people and projects showcased in this book. Read it, and you'll most likely feel inspired. If inspired to take action, readers are invited to join together in becoming "a force for good," through an accompanying Web platform.

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A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World Cover Image
By Daniel Goleman, Dalai Lama (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780553394894
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Published: Bantam - June 23rd, 2015

In this delightful book, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers real questions from real children. What should I do when I feel sad? Why do people make wars? What does God look like? Why do we have to recycle things? His answers are simple and heartfelt, with kid-friendly metaphors. On the continuation of life, for instance, he uses the example of a kernel of corn. "Your grandfather is like the original corn kernel and you are the new corn kernel (growing from the stalk)…Your grandfather is still alive in every cell of your body." He speaks of becoming mindful of emotions, and using the breath to promote calmness, and viewing difficult people with compassion. He explains Buddhism and what it is like being a monk. The lively illustrations that accompany the text show animals being joyful, lonely, angry, meditating, hugging. The hardcover is durable; the pages lay flat when the book is open. For kids with questions, and adults looking for answers, this book is a wonderful resource.

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Is Nothing Something?: Kids' Questions and Zen Answers about Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jessica McClure (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781937006655
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Published: Parallax Press - March 20th, 2014

One day, the wife of photojournalist Kit Kittle brought home a Buddha statue that she had found in a shop. Made of porcelain and weighing twenty-five pounds, Kittle began taking it with him to his favorite places around the world. He captured stunning images of the statue in stillness among the chaos of a busy train terminal, perched above a downtown city street, on a park bench dusted with snow, on a boulder in a rushing river, in the curl of a wave, in the passenger seat of a car, riding the subway, resting in a field of ferns. Everywhere, the statue sits in its Buddha-ness, undisturbed, its porcelain surface reflecting the morning and evening light, resting in shadow and casting its own. Kittle's interest in Buddhism led him to begin meditating at the age of sixteen. Later, he studied Sanskrit and philosophy in India. The quotes that accompany the photographs in this book are among his favorites. Enlightenment is a lovely gift book that reminds us of the stillness within.

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Enlightenment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764346217
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - June 28th, 2014

In this pocket-size book of mindful meditations, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches how to incorporate mindfulness in your daily activities through eating, walking, breathing, and being in the moment. Then he offers fifty-two inspirational meditations to help guide your practice. Focus on one per week, integrating the practice into your life. "By living mindfully," the author writes, "we're filled with compassion for ourselves and those around us, and we can begin to be the peace we want to see in the world."

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Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937006464
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Published: Parallax Press - October 15th, 2013