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Pema Chodron is one of the most direct spiritual authors I know. In the first paragraph of 'Taking the Leap' for instance she says:We have the capacity to wake up and live consciously, but, you may have noticed, we also have a strong inclination to stay asleep. It's as if  we are always at a [...]


As Pema Chodron herself says in her foreword: however many books she has written, this is the first time she has written a book that is a commentary on another book. Writing commentaries is the most traditional way of writing books in Tibetan Buddhism.No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva is [...]


It’s no secret I love Pema Chodron’s books. This one focuses on the transformation of our sorrows through the Bodhisattva Path. That is: through transforming our fears into fearlessness and love for all beings.This works, because it takes us out of our own small world to realize that we’re not the only one suffering and we’re [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]