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Full Catastrophe Living

Jon Kabat-Zinn is not, as my MBSR trainer said, the best author ever. His book is a bit rambling, the structure is unclear and he seems to find it necessary to touch on every possible topic that just might be related to mindfulness.  That said: the reason this book was recommended for the course I am [...]

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Learn about karma and reincarnation from the perspective of Buddhism, Theosophy and Hinduism. But also based on the science of past life memories of children and regression. I'll start with a bit of a cheat: my own book on Karma: Essays on Karma. In it I discuss both the Buddhist and the Theosophical perspectives on [...]

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France Pastorelli tells her moving story: that of a mother, a musician, whose life turned to deep suffering because of heart problems. She turned her illness into a source of deep wisdom. Whether are ill or not, this book will give you insight into the human condition. France Pastorelli (1880-1958) She started out life a [...]

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Best Thich Nhat Hanh Books

Anybody interested in Buddhism today knows about Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. His lectures, books and videos are wildly popular because he manages to translate the practice of Vietnamese style Buddhism into something that is relevant to our everyday lives.  For this occasion I checked out the top most popular of Thay's books and downloaded [...]

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Best Dalai Lama Books List

Top books by the most inspiring spiritual teacher today: best sellers The Dalai Lama is that unique mix of a spiritual teacher and a political leader. Unlike the Pope he is virtually uncontested as a spiritual inspiration. His attempts at peaceful dialog with the Chinese government were amazing. Now that he's retired as a political [...]

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A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism And Intelligent Design Inspiring integration of the latest in physics with a spiritual perspective. Convincing in the point that since consciousness is part of the universe now (in us), consciousness must have played a part in creating it and guiding evolution at crucial points in evolution. I've included quotes from [...]

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There are several ways to approach Hindu myths. One is to study what stories Hindus tell each other these days. Another is to delve into the oldest texts containing such myths in existence. This book follows the latter method. Translating versions of classic Hindu tales that had not, or rarely, been translated before - this [...]

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I bought a previous edition of this handbook in the late 90s. The current edition was updated after the author's decease so it probably involves no more than updated information on the organisations listed and perhaps some minor alterations to the biographies. This is precisely what the title suggests: a complete guide to Buddhist teaching [...]

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Mary Craig's biography of the 14th Dalai Lama and his family is so good it was turned into a movie. That makes sense: it's an inspiring story about the Dalai Lama, his family and culture. However, beyond that it's the story of surviving the track through the Himalaya's, the Chinese always on their trail and [...]

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Can children learn about meditation? Sure they can! The books on this page are meant for pre-school children and kids in primary school. They make meditation and spirituality fun. It's not a good idea to make it all too heavy for them: you don't want them rebelling later and forgetting about these options for a [...]