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    1. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook
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    2. Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your
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    3. The End of Suffering: Fearless
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    4. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual
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    5. Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step
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    6. Peace Is Every Step: The Path
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    7. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
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    8. Guided Mindfulness Meditation
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    9. Wherever You Go, There You Are:
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    10. The Tibetan Book of Living and
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    11. When Things Fall Apart: Heart
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    12. Living Buddha, Living Christ
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    13. The Pema Chodron Collection: Pure
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    14. Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental
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    15. The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching
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    16. The Miracle of Mindfulness
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    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 pleasure...so put those chocolates away, and read the book!
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
    by Body and Breath
    Hardcover (October, 2001)
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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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
    by The Guilford Press
    Hardcover (09 March, 2005)
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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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    8. Guided Mindfulness Meditation (Guided Mindfulness)
    by Sounds True
    Audio CD (September, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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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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    9. 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

    Subjects:  1. Attention    2. Buddhism - General    3. Buddhism - Rituals & Practice    4. Buddhist Philosophy    5. Consciousness    6. Death, Grief, Bereavement    7. General    8. Meditation    9. Psychology    10. Religion - World Religions    11. Stress Management    12. Self-Help / Meditations   


    10. 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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    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.
    WOW..it 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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    11. 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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    12. Living Buddha, Living Christ
    by Riverhead Trade
    Paperback (01 September, 1997)
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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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching
    by Broadway
    Paperback (08 June, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    What should we think when on the one hand Buddhism tells us that life is suffering and on the other we are told to enjoy life's every moment? Loved around the world for his simple, straightforward explanations of Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh has finally turned his hand to the very core of Buddhism and conundrums such as this. In the traditional way, Thich Nhat Hanh takes up the core teachings one by one--the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Twelve Links of Interdependent Co-Arising--but his approach is as fresh as a soft breeze through a plum orchard. For illustration, he dips into the vast stores of Buddhist literature right alongside contemporary anecdotes, pointing out subtleties that can get glossed over in other popular introductions. He also includes three short but key sutras, essential source teachings from which all Buddhism flows. Studying the basics of Buddhism under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is like learning basketball from Michael Jordan. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Read
    This is, I believe, the second or third book I read by Thich Nhat Hanh."Living Buddha, Living Christ" sort of inspired me to pick this up.He gives the basics as to what this whole Buddhism thing is all about.His explanation is neither too simplified nor to technical for the "average reader".If you pick up one book on the teachings of Buddha, make it this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Brillant Roadmap to Practicing
    I've read a few books about the Buddha and Buddhism generally, but I am still very much a beginner.The other books I read covered the basics, but did not break them down in a way I, as a beginner and Westerner, could easily understand.I guess you could say those treatments were scholarly and intellectual to a fault.Hanh's simple, straightforward writing style, on the other hand, breaks down Buddhism's central concepts: the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.This simple style does not, however, lose any meaning.The result is much the opposite: I feel like this book has given me a good start in my practice.In fact, I'm willing to bet that it will give me much more each time I read it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars First Half of Book is Better than the Second
    The first two parts of the book alone cause me to give the whole book 4 stars. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I liked Hanh's poetic, and even flowery, style of writing.. it's tender, flexible, like a person should be when considering Buddhism.
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    16. The Miracle of Mindfulness
    by Beacon Press
    Paperback (01 May, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0807012394
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Key to Life!
    Mindfulness surely is the Way to a successful and tranquil life experience and this book concisely describes the techniques of this miracle.Its a must have for those wanting to live rather than exist.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Miracle of Mindfulness
    No problems at all I am very happy with the service and the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mindfulness
    The Human Race HA, Where is our ultimate destination (but our own demise).Be mindful of the present moment and the wonders associated with it.Try not to live in the past or the future as you are creating them now in the present moment.This book and the audio CD "The Art of Mindful Living" make a good companion set to set out on a quest for the peace and joy available to everyone in the present moment.Thich Nhat Hanh pulls you into a world within a world that is already around you. ... Read more

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    17. Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)
    by Columbia University Press
    Hardcover (29 September, 2006)
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    18. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
    by Weatherhill
    Paperback (01 April, 1973)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others. He is the master who climbs down from the pages of the Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "Gone, gone, gone far beyond, enlightenment."
    ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND is the most easily accessible guide to Zen practice, and is usually the first book that new practitioners and the Zen-curious approach after reading the more general "What's Zen Anyway?"-type books. Thus, it has developed an almost canonical reputation. Shunryu Suzuki (1905-1971) spent only a few years in America, was less than fluent in English, and taught in a way that was both simple and yet profound. With his easy intensity, Suzuki had a seminal role in establishing Zen as a viable spiritual practice in the United States and beyond.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one that finally did it
    This is the book that finally told me what enlightenment really IS--its something, but at the same time nothing.In addition, it tells you the no BS way to actualize it in your daily life.Just get it and see what happens, you will not be disappointed.If you are dissappointed with it, your cup is too full, poor some out and try again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you for this book
    Thank you for your kindness. It's been a part of the years themselves. ... Read more

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    19. Ethics for the New Millennium
    by Riverhead Trade
    Paperback (08 May, 2001)
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    In a modern society characterized by insensitivity to violence, ambivalence to the suffering of others, and a high-octane profit motive, is talk of ethics anything more than a temporary salve for our collective conscience? The Dalai Lama thinks so. In his Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Said the Buddhist to the hot dog vendor, "Make me one with everything!"
    Very few religious leaders speak deeply about ethics in a manner that allows people to think deeply as a result. Too many religious leaders are authoritarian in their edicts about morality or lax because gaining converts and their money is foremost on their minds. (Yeah, I'm a little cynical.)
    5-0 out of 5 stars He knows what he's talking about...take notes and learn
    The Dalai Lama considers the state of the world in relation to ethics with a fine-toothed comb. (I am currently borrowing "Ethics for the New Millennium" as an abridged audiobook from my local library. This is a tape I will repeatly listen to until its due date...)The Dalai Lama is such a sweetheart! I love how he perceives the world, suggests solutions and alternatives to global and ethical dilemnas, and remains optimistic about the future. He believes that we are a people who want to be happy while avoiding suffering.He acknowleges that we do have a dark side that we must keep in check and subdue; but to counter this dark side, the Dalai Lama believes that people are mostly gentle by nature and can return to that natural state with discipline and guidance. We deviate from our better nature when we try to find happiness the wrong way or in the wrong things, and thereby only feel transitory illusions of happiness that may cause harm to others.As a pop song claims, "If you want to make the world a better place, take a look in the mirror and then make a change...I'm looking at the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways...etc."The Dalai Lama is definitely in favor of the need for personal growth and an inner revolution for everyone.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Simple and Comprehensive Study on Ethics
    There are few books that I've read that have captured my interest so much as to inspire me to read them twice. This is one of those books. It is not a book about Buddhism. It is not a book about religion. Yet I am confident that most people will find the core values of their faith in these pages. "Ethics" is a book about morality. It teaches the reader how we benefit individually from living our lives in an ethical manner as well as how society as a whole benefits. And it describes how society suffers, and we suffer, when our actions are immoral and self-serving.
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    20. The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
    by Wisdom Publications
    Paperback (28 April, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Limited usefulness for most people
    Wallace is a highly advanced practictioner of meditation. As such he is uniquely qualified to give a guided tour of the stages of achieving focused awareness, shamatha. Meditation, he convincingly argues, can be an effective antidote for problems like ADHD and the hectic, scattered lifestyle of the 21st century. His insights are precious and his intellectual and academic prowess shine through in his writing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars concise yet vast
    This slim volume could easily be the basis for weeks or months of retreat practice! Dr. Wallace distills decades of personal experience and wide-ranging scholarship into the most useful guide to meditative concentration I have found. An extremely useful and timely book, and if you ever get the chance to study with him in person, don't miss it!
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