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    1. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook
    2. The Art of War: The oldest military
    3. Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your
    4. The End of Suffering: Fearless
    5. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual
    6. Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step
    7. The Tao of Pooh
    8. Peace Is Every Step: The Path
    9. Tao Te Ching
    10. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
    11. Guided Mindfulness Meditation
    12. Wherever You Go, There You Are:
    13. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    14. The Tibetan Book of Living and
    15. When Things Fall Apart: Heart
    16. Living Buddha, Living Christ
    17. The Pema Chodron Collection: Pure
    18. The Art of War, Special Edition
    19. Sex and the Perfect Lover: Tao,
    20. Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental

    1. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
    by Riverhead Hardcover
    Hardcover (26 October, 1998)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer?How should we deal with unfairness and anger? How do Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting introduction to the Dalai Lama's thoughts and beliefs
    For anyone seeking a simple, introductory look into the fundamental beliefs and principles of the Dalai Lama, "The Art of Happiness" would be a great place to start. The book, authored by Howard C Cutler, MD, consists of excerpts and commentary from a series of documented conversations held between himself and the Dalai Lama.
    5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best self help book
    everytime when I struggle with some emotional problem, this book always helps me to feel better and resolves my problem no matter which page I flip to.How amazing?It is a must-have book!

    4-0 out of 5 stars An interesting debate
    A bit of a tough read, but worthwhile all the same! It takes the Dalai Lama's views and mixes them with explanations from an American psychiatrist (East meets West). The result is a useful tool kit for creating more happiness in your life, but beware, it requires some deep thought - and some very active mental changes in your normal patterns of behaviour. Happiness, it seems, requires a great deal of mental discipline! But remember, its the end purpose we are working towards, not the short term put those chocolates away, and read the book!
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    Subjects:  1. Buddhism    2. Buddhism - General    3. Doctrines    4. Happiness    5. Personal Growth - Happiness    6. Psychology    7. Religion    8. Religious Life (Buddhism)    9. Religious aspects    10. Religious life    11. Religion / Buddhism   

    2. The Art of War: The oldest military treatise in the world
    by Running Press Book Publishers
    Hardcover (29 July, 2003)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars the art of war
    The book itself is not the problem.If I had known it was only two inches square I never would have bought it.I was expecting a regular sized book, regardless of the amount of it's contents

    1-0 out of 5 stars The Art of War
    The book is, of course, a great classic and a historicly significant treatise, which requires no review. One could just as soon "review" Clausewitz or Thucydides.
    1-0 out of 5 stars book or matchbox
    this book is ridiculously small. although it an interesting bit of information. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Eastern - General    2. Military Science    3. Philosophy    4. Warfare & Defence   

    3. Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality
    by Sounds True
    Audio CD (30 November, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Content
    Pema is very funny and personable. She cuts throught it and gets to the point with excellent real world examples. What she gives on this CD is something that you can use everyday. Her discussion on "Shenpa" was worh the price of the CD!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Changing Your Perspective
    Don't go into situations with specific expectations or you may end up frustrated and angry.The book helps you learn to roll with the punches.We find ourselves in such a rush and that puts extra pressure on ourselves (and the others around us).
    5-0 out of 5 stars You Don't Have to be Buddhist to Get a Lot From This.
    I found myself getting stuck in repetitiousthought patterns even after decades of meditation practice.This audio book is one of the best teachings I've ever heard and can apply to anyone with an open mind who is ready to find thekeys to get unstuck.I speak from my experience and the experience everyone I know who listens, to it.I hear things like "life altering changes"."Getting Unstuck" is awesome. Done with a good sense of humor and lots of down to earth wisdom,Pema Chodron has outdone herself with this one.
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    4. The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times
    by Hampton Roads Publishing Company
    Paperback (01 March, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars ***** Get the Message: "Stop Suffering and Start Living!" *****
    Russell Targ, a physicist as well as paranormal researcher, and J. J. Hurtak, a Judeo-Christian and Buddhist spiritual teacher have written a book of great importance for the rest of us. As they suggest, it is today because we have leaders that are ignorant about our oneness with not only each other but the Creator, they make absurd statements that actually lead to war and untold suffering such as, "Those who are not with us are with the terrorists." The modern physics of nonlocality and remote viewing research all show our potential for experiencing expanded awareness that yield to a deeper understanding of why avatars like Jesus uttered: "If you see me, you have seen God." More so, these authors speak to why the Dalai Lama described Nagarjuna as one of the truly enlightened people of all times and places. Thus, Targ and Hurtak describe a peaceful and joyful path based on these teachings and graciously share them with all who have ears to hear and eyes to see this ultimate truth: "We are one global human being" as the shamans themselves declare worldwide. The Maya priest-shaman use the word "In La'kech," that translates as this profound realization in English, "I am another yourself." Read this book and stop suffering, then start living a self-empowered life now!
    5-0 out of 5 stars The End of Suffering - A profound unity of science and spirit
    For us, "The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times", is a book that unifies the greatest insights of the realms of quantum physics and the greater mystical teachings of the East. In these troubled times, when the synthetic self dominates the false image of society a new lotus of spiritual-scientific wisdom emerges from the muddy depths of the confused web of hyper-specialized reality. Nagarjuna talks to us of the middle way, which takes us into hyper-spatial/temporal realities where we learn to bring the rest of the greater 'Love' story into the sciences. If we as humanity are going to become the embryo gods the ancient scriptures talk about - the three jeweled lotus, then we need to understand the key concepts this book is saying. Which is that we are all interconnected and that our state of 'mind' plays a greater role than we where lead to believe. In the current super information age, universities and other educational organizationsare asking the question where to next? This book certainly does give a beautiful flow plan for new models of how our education and ultimately humanity must go, if we are to create a future of hope. For through the practical secrets of little gems in this book there shines now for us a hope for our future.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Timely Guide
    Russell Targ, a nationally known physicist and consciousness researcher, and J.J. Hurtak, a similarly well-known philosopher of both Judeo-Christian and Buddhist traditions, have come together to offer modern readers a path through the maze of our culture's delusions to an inner-state of compassionate serenity.The authors' divergent expertise produces an interesting synergy, a good combination of philosophy and science which seems particularly apposite to understanding contemporary angst and suffering.Thewriting is gracious and the thinking clear.This is a book to read and consider carefully.
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    Subjects:  1. Body, Mind & Spirit    2. Buddhism    3. Healing - General    4. Inspiration & Personal Growth    5. New Age    6. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    7. Personal Guidance    8. Quantum theory    9. Suffering    10. Popular psychology   

    5. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
    by Body and Breath
    Hardcover (October, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hatha Yoga Bible!
    This book is informative, well written and has the excact amount of theory/practicle information needed!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Approach To Anatomy
    I purchased this book to assist in preparation for a small group presentation in a Yoga class at DePaul University.The course text (Donna Farhi's excellent "Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit") emphasized the need to understand bodies "to the cellular level" in order to fully appreciate what Yoga does for the body, and provided an introduction to each bodily system in relation to Yoga."Anatomy of Hatha Yoga" took that introduction to a level I never dreamed possible, and provided most, if not all of the information needed for our small group presentation on the skeletal system, especially in the context of Yoga.It's also extremely well written -- and yes, exhaustive and comprehensive -- but what comes through is the author's love of anatomy and Yoga.Some sections took more than one reading, but the challenge was as good for the brain as Yoga is for the body.I will recommend that this book be added to the course material, either as a required text or a reserve resource for students.Highly recommended.

    3-0 out of 5 stars better have some knowledge or some time
    My title says it all. The book is good, but it is not suitable for a novice. I was looking for books to recommend to new individuals to yoga, so I bought this book. It is good to me, but I have been teaching for 7 years. If you are new lookign for base knowledge, look elsewhere. If you have been practicing yoga for awhile, give it a try! ... Read more

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    6. Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate
    by Sounds True
    Spiral-bound (May, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Introduction andResource
    The workbook, two guided meditation CD's and study guide provide the beginner to Vipassana (Insight) meditation with all they need to begin and sustain their meditation practice. Theory and practice wrapped up in one package. For content and price it is hard to beat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So this is meditation!!!
    A great tool to help learn about meditation and put it into practice.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good introductory meditation series
    There are many things I liked about this guided meditation series.I particularly liked the way the walking meditation was presented.I haven't heard this explained very well on other audio resources, so this was a value add for me.
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    Subjects:  1. Abridged Audio - Relaxation/Meditation    2. Audiobooks    3. Body, Mind & Spirit    4. Buddhism    5. Meditation    6. New Age    7. Vipaâsyanåa (Buddhism)    8. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques   

    7. The Tao of Pooh
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (28 July, 1983)
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    Isbn: 0140067477
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl. Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What An Awesome Book
    I love this book. It isn't dogmatic and it doesn't so much alter one's thinking as it does challenge someone to pay attention to the nature of individual perception. Perception is not as it's claimed"everything" but it does go a long way toward shaping how a person views the world, and Pooh is simply a master of life. What else can you say?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tao of Pooh is simple and easy to understand
    I read this book in high school as part of epistemology course. It is very easy to understand the basic principles of taoism through the ideas of pooh and his friends. I suggest this book for all philospohy students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Those who "mis-understand"
    For those of you who are curious about this book and may be turned off by some of the "negative" comments, allow me to offer my humble opinion. I think that those people who did not like this book or felt it did not explain taoism, just really don't get the point. Taoism most certainly isn't something you seek and seek and then get frustrated at not finding, then angry, and then seek and seek. Taoism seen especially through Pooh's eyes and actions (or should I say "inactions") comes so near the mark to beginning to understand this ancient philosophy of harmonious existence on earth with the earth, and the duality of all things. I highly recommend this book for that open minded, non-judgemental, person open to the concept that indeed anything is possible...too many of us are so grounded in what we "absolutely know to be fact", when in reality anything in this universe is truly possible. Please explore this book on your path. I also highly recommend the companion book to this, The Te of Piglet, which delves ever more into taoism. ... Read more

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    8. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
    by Bantam
    Paperback (01 March, 1992)
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    Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is deceptive in its subtlety. He'll go on and on with stories about tree-hugging or metaphors involving raw potatoes; he'll tell you how to eat mindfully, even how to breathe and walk; he'll suggest looking closely at a flower and to see the sun as your heart.As the Zen teacher Richard Baker commented, however, Nhat Hanh is "a cross between a cloud, a snail, and piece of heavy machinery." Sooner or later, it begins to sink in that Nhat Hanh is conveying a depth of psychology and a world outlook that require nothing less than a complete paradigm shift. Through his cute stories and compassionate admonitions, he gradually builds up to his philosophy of interbeing, the notion that none of us Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Many Hours Of Psychotherapy
    In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh goes beyond the differences between Eastern and Western philosophies and guides the reader in a very pragmatic manner towards creating peace.Interpersonal peace, peace in the family and community, world peace, and most importantly, peace within oneself. His words reflect an ancient wisdom which is simple yet so profoundly insightful. In my opinion, his approach to solving emotional suffering and curtailing society's ills dwarfs many theories of modern behavioral and social sciences. This is a work to be read and reread. I also recommendThich Nhat Hanh's "The Miracle of Mindfulness" as a complement to this work.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness
    From a Vietnamese Monk who has witnessed the transgressions and casulties of war, to forgive and teach the very enemy he tried to enlighten about the war-- I am amazed.He lives the life he teaches- non aggresion, peace, present moments.In his teaching I see him forgive and move on with the task of spreading his word to the world and anyone who will listen.I have become a reader of many of his books and feel like it is a friend talking to me.You can be a drop of water, a wave, but you can also be in the ocean.Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh...

    5-0 out of 5 stars My very favorite book of all time.
    Thich Nhat Hanh is my very favorite author and,"Peace Is Every Step" is my very favorite book. Reading him you really get the feeling that a close and caring friend is talking to you. Also, I very much connect with his philosophy of interbeing. His poem, "Please Call Me By My True Names" is easily worth the price of this book in my opinion. There's just so much. When you are finished with this book, you should fully understand the concept of interbeing, and find yourself truly loving everyone and every thing! ... Read more

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    9. Tao Te Ching
    by Harper Perennial
    Paperback (07 October, 1992)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Translation for Our Times........
    Simply the best translation of the Tao Te Ching available. Stephen Mitchell has done us all a great service by bringing this ages old book of wisdom to the modern era.

    1-0 out of 5 stars stephen mitchell presents the tao te ching
    The tao te ching is a great book, I'm not giving that a one star review, I'm giving mitchell's interpretation of it one star.As many other reviews have stated, he doesn't speak chinese, so this translation is comprised of his reading other peoples' translations and what he thinks it means.He then tries to modernize it and make it accessible to 21st century americans.I like the old world feel of this book, you don't need to change swords to nuclear warheads, I know what a sword is.At least though, this change makes sense, some chapters Mitchell changes so much, that the entire chapter loses its meaning.A couple chapters made no sense, so I went to the back of the book where he tells what parts he changed, and then I was able to understand exactly what Lao Tzu intended to say.Don't buy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Comments on reviewers
    It's funny, people are giving it 1/5 because it isn't a "literal translation." It has to be the exact translated words by someone who is "scholared" for it to be worth reading.
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    10. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
    by The Guilford Press
    Hardcover (09 March, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Complicated and Deep
    This is a good exposition of mindfulness theory and practice. Althought a novice therapist will find the text useful, most of the insight gained by reading this text will be achieved by therapists with 5 to 10 years actual practice under their belts. I would advise novice therapists to buy this book immediately and then delve into each chapter several times per month for the next few years. They will never regret it. The problem and promise on this book is that it requires you to go back and review each concept of your original training, whether it is Adlerian, Freudian, Cognitive or Christian. Mindfulness is the goldplating overlay that makes your therapy more valuable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a wise, invaluable resource
    This well-written, wise, accessible book will help novice and seasoned therapists incorporate mindfulness practice into their clinical work, skillfully and thoughtfully. The editors and contributors provide a range of expert perspectives on the role of mindfulness in psychotherapy and convey the complexity of good psychotherapy, mindfulness practice, and the union of the two. The clarity with which they accomplish this is remarkable.The depth of their personal and professional expertise and experience is evident throughout. Inclusion of a thorough review of current research in the area is another notable strength of the volume.I highly recommend this book to clinicians and researchers interested in the powerful role that mindfulness may play in psychological healing. It is essential reading for anyone interested in this highly promising area of study.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A special collection about nothing special
    As a psychotherapist for 30 years and a mindfulness practitioner for nearly 10 years, I have read a lot of good books and articles on both subjects."Mindfulness and Psychotherapy" is as clear and helpful in both disiplines as any I have encounted.The editors have done a 'mindful' job in selecting from an array of perspectives.Mindfulness is defined and contextualized for our western psychotherapeutic practice, while also placed in an historical and cultural framwork that informs and enlightens our understanding. Indeed the more philosophical essays are perhaps the strongest pieces in this marvelous compendium. We are reminded that the Buddah saw himself as a physician who sought to diagnose and find a cure for human suffering.Out of his own intimate encounter with suffering, he devised and revised a program that we in western psychological science are just now testing and finding curative-both for our clients and for ourselves.
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    11. Guided Mindfulness Meditation (Guided Mindfulness)
    by Sounds True
    Audio CD (September, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful introduction to mindfulness meditation
    I'm sad to see a reviewer be so judgmental about this audio - especially one who claims to respect the teachings of the Buddha.These guided meditations are accessible for anyone, without the baggage of what some might call a religion - Buddhism. (For me, it's a philosophy more than a religion, and I have learned more about Buddha and his teachings because of these audios.)As cassette tapes, these audios were my introduction to the practice, and they resonated for me then, and still do after 13 years.
    1-0 out of 5 stars a dumbed-down version of old Buddhist texts - ex. Satipatthana Sutta
    It's very disappointing to read/listen to individuals who take old buddhists texts and re-interpret the texts as their own.Kabat-Zinn borrows so much and rarely mentions Buddhism.Pitiful.For those critically evaluating the book/audio, it's useful to note that many of these new ideas are actually old ones; simply because no one has a copyright on old buddhist texts doesn't imply that we can without impunity stealthily borrow their ideas without citation.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I was disappointed by the lack of creativity brought to this expensive set of cd's.I'm sorry to say, "Guided Mindfulness Meditation" was silent, and slow going.Metaphors, stories, nuggets, and music were missing.My first purchase of Dr. Kabat-Zinn's work was the audiotape, "Wherever You Go There You Are".Dr. Kabat-Zinn did a great job here through his use of voice, music, and text.He was able to transport me to a peaceful state, his soothing voice lyrically illustrating relaxation metaphors.Soothing music was the backdrop for his interesting approach mixing together fact and story.I was hoping "Guided Mindfullness Meditation" would be just as inviting. ... Read more

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    12. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
    by Hyperion
    Paperback (05 January, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A very easy way to be introducted to this concept
    This is a book that is very easy to read and introduces a western person to concepts of Budism without the religious part.It is a great way to learn concepts that are helpful in daily life.It can help a person to be more focused and effective in life by being mindful.This is a must read.He also has CDs or Tapes for meditation which are very easy to learn to meditate from.It is not religious either.It is just focusing on your breath.This is budism that can be incorporated into the life of anyone of any faith because it is just the concepts and not the religious aspects, but after learning these things one might want to explore more into a faith that creates such wonderful things.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Intro to Meditation!!
    If you have any desire to learn about or practice meditation,you couldn't find a better resourse.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I found myself again with this book!!!
    The langauge in which this book is writtenso clear and effective it is actually amazing. How Jon Kabat communicates such a foreign consept so easily and effectively. I couldnt believe how quickly I learned how to focus and be in the moment and enjoy the moment not worrying about what's next. ... Read more

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    13. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    by Thorsons
    Paperback (25 January, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars even if you have never been to a yoga class ...
    ... this book will still be of great interest and value to you if you are spiritually inclined.
    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent, but only for professionals
    This beautiful book from the world teacher Iyengar was difficult to read, and I am teaching yoga already for 25 years. So, for me it was marvellous, but not recommended for beginners.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The theory behind the practice
    There was yoga before the time of Patanjali but it was not written down, or at least no text survives.We find elements of the practice in the Upanishads and of course in the Bhagavad Gita.But before Patanjali's codification there was no systematic text to guide the aspirant.Since then Patanjali's sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa's commentary from the ninth century--upon which Iyengar makes some reliance--being the most important. Read more

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    14. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller; Revised and Updated Edition
    by HarperSanFrancisco
    Paperback (22 April, 1994)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Life's Instruction Manual
    People say life doen't come with an instruction manual, well this is it. Why you are here; what is important; how to deal with departure (death), your own and others; what happens if you spend your life sidetracked by the 'immediate but not important' issues. Written in a way that compels you to move to action, beyond simple intellectual curiousity. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!

    5-0 out of 5 stars WAKE UP AND LIVE. has been so long since a book has moved this hardened soul,so for this masterpice i am very grateful.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Quiet Revolution Is Pure Good Fortune
    Reading the currently posted 75 reviews of Sogyal Rinpoche's "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" is an education in itself. Devotion, gratitude, and open-minded reading in the majority of the reviews are juxtaposed with ignorance, mis-information, and a desire to make points in other reviews. Thus is our human condition. There is a Tibetan saying, "When luck comes to the mouth, the tongue pushes it out." Let us see "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" for what it is: pure good fortune.
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    15. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
    by Shambhala
    Paperback (26 September, 2000)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Much like Zen, Pema Chodron's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism takes the form of anontheistic spiritualism. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Only Love can Heal the Soul
    When things fall apart it is not the mind that will ultimatley save us but our heart and soul. Our intellect can serve our best interests when it conjures up strategies that align with our hearts. That said, there is a reason why it often takes a tragedy to push someone to reconnect with God and divine inspiration. Not talking about religious addiction ... but rather that miracle of surrendering to the flow and what a more divine plan has in mind. Chodron goes to the "heart" of the matter ... the broken heart that is left in tatters .... where the healing is first and foremost demanded. The cure for the pain lies in the pain ... and in harnessing a greater spiritual force. A must read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Feeling pretty bad?Read this.
    I happened across this book by accident when a lot of things in my life were truly falling apart.Pema Chodron will some day be reknowned as a very significant spiritual leader, if she is not already.She has an amazing way of bringing spiritual truth down to the executional level.You can do these things, and doing them helps - a lot.I can't recommend this highly enough to anyone who is struggling.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Order this book today!
    During an extremely difficult time in my life, this book found me.Each time I read it I get something new out of the experience.And I always come away feeling more centered, more grounded, more calm.This book has touched me in such a way that I have given away three copies,in fact I am on Amazon tonight to order a fourth.Andthe Compassion box for myself.
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    16. Living Buddha, Living Christ
    by Riverhead Trade
    Paperback (01 September, 1997)
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    Isbn: 1573225681
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    If you have always assumed that Christianity and Buddhism are as far apart philosophically as their respective founders were geographically, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. In this national bestseller, Zen monk and social activist Thich Nhat Hanh draws parallels between these two traditions that have them walking, hand in hand, down the same path to salvation. In Christianity, he finds mindfulness in the Holy Spirit as an agent of healing. In Buddhism, he finds unqualified love in the form of compassion for all living things. And in both he finds an emphasis on living practice and community spirit. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
    Let me start this by saying that when I first read this book, I had just started delving into the subject of "other religions".So, if you are in that position, wanting to see what other belief systems have to say, READ THIS BOOK.He discusses how Christianity and Buddhism are related in their beliefs.Truth is truth no matter who says it.Being able to see how Christian truth is similar to, or the same as, Buddhist truth was very enlightening.Before reading this, Buddhism was a foreign object to me.After reading this, Buddhism was still foreign but it made me want to read more about Buddhism to become more familiar with it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Unfounded assumptions challenge the validity of the author's points
    While I do not have a problem with the basic idea of comparing the two religions of Buddhism and Christianity, I find this book invalid because the author forms his points on unfounded assumptions of the Christian faith.For instance, he denies the divine nature of Jesus without the use of backup sources--including the Bible.He then proceeds to use this fallicy (according to the Christian faith) to "prove" a connection between the two religions.Instead of an unbiased comparison of two beautiful religions, the book reads like a thinly veiled attempt at Buddhist evangelism by someone who thinks highly of the Christian religion but does not know much about it.I appreciate the author's openmindedness and fondness for Jesus, but I cannot accept his extreme misconceptions about the Christian faith.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Question of Faith
    Thich Nhat Hanh brings together the Buddha and Christ showing the difference and simularity of both ways of living.Christians should not fear the eastern philosophy and the reverse is also true.You can incorporate both into your daily existance as there are no real clashes between the two.Buddha is just an enlightened person, not a son of god.Jesus will always be the teacher of the christian faith and the son of god.Thich Nhat Hanh points out the fact that the Buddah is not a god.People follow a way of attaing peace with Buddha and also follow a way to attain salvation throught Christ.There is room in the world for both teachings to coexsist together not one trampling over the other.I find his books relaxing, and easy to read and understand.In practice of Mindfulness you receive instruction on quieting your mind making full awareness possible to receive teachings from Christ in the present moment and a new understanding.I enjoyed this book and its meaning to me about the misconceptions most Christions have about other ways to explore life. ... Read more

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    17. The Pema Chodron Collection: Pure Meditation:Good Medicine:From Fear to Fearlessness
    by Sounds True
    Audio CD (12 April, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Teacher
    Pema Chodron has a wonderful kind voice.Her teaching on these CD is a gentle introduction to Buddhism for the lay person.I found great solace in her words and her voice.Like the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, Pema Chodron's laughter is an expression of pure joy.The genuine joy that I hear in their laughters is proof that Buddhism will help me, and indeed it has helped me.
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    18. The Art of War, Special Edition
    by El Paso Norte Press
    Paperback (21 March, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0976072696
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Edition

    4-0 out of 5 stars ART OF WAR Sun Tsu
    Many points that apply not only to wars and Governments, but to living.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Foundation of Military Science

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    19. Sex and the Perfect Lover: Tao, Tantra, and the Kama Sutra
    by Atria
    Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I find myself making better sex every day.
    This is the first time I've felt compelled to write an Amazon book review. This book makes you want to have sex over and over again, I've really needed to take control of my eyaculation, and I now know the divine pleasure of truly satisfying a woman. I'm a 42year old man and I was beginning to worry that my performance was getting worse. This book showed me that performance does not just mean erection and orgasm, but much more. And I'm so grateful for that. I use it as a guide and as a counselor and that's the great thing about it: it can be put to several different uses to great effects! I've recommended it to all of my friends. I'll get more chances to keep giving it as a gift, aside from the fact that the techniques it presents have helped my relationshisp with partner.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very impressed, sexy and pleased: the best
    Well, people don't always like to hear you telling them that they should smarten up, so that's why I decided to write this review - easier, and the least I can do, This book is the perfect school for a balanced sexual life with fantastic ilustrations. Sex and the perfect lover has tips easy to follow and recommendations to experience pleasures with your partner and reach orgasm at the same time, has made us a happier and more confident couple. I learned many things that I was not aware of. And when I tried to experience these things with my partner it was excellent and very exciting for us both
    5-0 out of 5 stars Sex and the Perfect Lover, become one
    Reading Sex and the Perfect Lover by Iam Mabel, I was pleased to see that this is the first book that takes the ancient Kama Sutra and presents it in a step by step. This is a book of sexuality as a way of life, a text written in easy terms, usual to the Western ear. By far, the best Kamasutra and sex book I've been able to get all these years, and believe me I've bought more than 20 of this topic.
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    20. Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen
    by St. Martin's Press
    Cards (28 April, 1995)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Deck
    If you want divination from your deck, look somewhere else. This pack is all about learning to be comfortable with uncertainty. I don't know that any deck can truly divine your future anyway; what I do know is that every time I pull out my Osho Tarot, I learn something valuable, precious, challenging and meaningful. Put aside your expectations of what Tarot is meant to do and live a little. Lovely, lovely deck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Energy and Beauty of these cards is Awesome!
    As an energy healer I find that these cards are really special in day to day assessments and analysis of situations.They really resonnate with me and others with whom I have shared them.I find the art work on each absolutely beautiful and the helpful instruction book that accompanies the cards has rich information to assist in this fun and indepth process of expansion.Judith K. Holt Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

    5-0 out of 5 stars Osho Zen Tarot
    The Osho Zen Tarot is a beautiful and serene, not your usual traditional tarot cards.It speaks to your inner self, tuning in to your most sensitive and passionate self.
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