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ART OF HAPPINESS: A Handbook for Living
Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in this presence you can't help feeling better.

If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffering the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is towards happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings.
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Bliss of Inner Fire
In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound yet wonderfully clear glimpse into the authentic and sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general.
Following Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text Having the Three Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state-the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality.

Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: "We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction.and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion."

Lama Yeshe's aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

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Buddhist Acts of Compassion
Compassion, or karuna, from the Tibetan, is the aspiration to find a way to be truly helpful to others. It is one of the ten “perfections” and one of the four “sublime abodes” in Buddhist practice. Here is a collection of profound, tender, sometimes funny, and often incredible acts of compassion practiced by Buddhists in all cultures—Chinese to Tibetan, Zen to Theravadan—and throughout the centuries.
Pamela Bloom has interviewed well-known masters as well as Westerners who tell how the practice of compassion has inspired healing in all aspects of their lives, including personal relationships, physical and emotional health, the performing arts, hospice care, social activism, business and the global economy, and the environment and spiritual transformation. The Dalai Lama has said, “My religion is compassion,” and indeed, the vow to be of benefit to others lies at the very heart of Buddhist practice around the world. From the Buddha who offered his body as food to starving animals, to the Korean whose radio station had a “helping hour,” to a woman in Santa Monica, California, who teaches meditation and nonviolent self-defense, the stories in Buddhist Acts of Compassion demonstrate that the age-old principles of kindness, selflessness, and nonviolence are not figments of dry philosophy but rather vital, dynamic stimulants that will transform the world in the twenty-first century.

Never before has such a collection been drawn together in one accessible volume that includes stories about the kindness practiced by many masters in the Tibetan and Zen tradition, as well as stories by and about many of the best-loved Buddhist figures of today—Sharon Salzburg, Sogyal Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, and The Dalai Lama.


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CHAKRA FOODS FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH: A Guide To The Foods That Can Improve Your Energy, Inspire Creative Changes, Open Your Heart & Heal Body, Mind & Spirit
"Chakra Foods will gently walk you through the journey of your energetic landscape and give you creative tools and insight as to how foods and ways we eat can heal, brighten, balance, and strengthen parts of us that need not only physical but spiritual nourishment." -- from the author
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Chakras and Their Archetypes
Ambika Wauters explores how linking classic archetypes to the seven chakras in the human energy system can reveal unconscious ways of behaving and serve as a valuable tool for transformation and healing. Archetypes, which Carl Jung defined as “patterns of behavior,” have emerged out of the core of human experience—the Mother and the Victim, the Lover and the Actor, the Warrior and the Servant.

In CHAKRAS AND THEIR ARCHETYPES, Wauters shows that creating healthy archetypes is both liberating and fundamental to our well-being. In relating the archetypes to the chakras, she guides us on a journey to understand where our energy is blocked and which attitudes or emotional issues are responsible. Using a variety of exercises, meditations, and affirmations, she helps us to free ourselves from the negative archetypes, enabling us to rise to higher levels of awareness and empowerment—where we can transcend limitations, make healthy choices, release creativity, heal our pasts, and live with joy, vitality, and love.
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Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
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ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
The Dalai Lama shares his vision for overcoming suffering and bringing about individual and world peace. He contends that what we perceive as a drift into ethical chaos is not caused by a loosening of moral standards, but rather by an inherent flaw in the way our morals have been structured. He argues that humans are originally pure, not sinful.



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FREEDOM IN EXILE: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
In this landmark book the Dalai Lama tells his story--from his remarkable childhood as the leader of 6 million Tibetans through the crisis of the Chinese invasion to the present life in exile and re-establishment of his culture in India.

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Ganesh
A pocket-sized gem, this little book is the first in a line of Mandala "deity works" - we begin with one of India's most beloved icons, Ganesh. This elephant-headed God symbolizes possibility and transcendence from obstacles. Stationed at a sacred threshold, Ganesh is being reintroduced as a modern and universal torchlight for the curious, inquisitive seeker in all hearts. Both traditional and contemporary artists gorgeously illustrated Ganesh in full color.

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Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth about Reality
"Warner's not only good— he is also very funny. And he is wise. Warner is so wise that I had to put the book down several times, I was so moved by his ability to tell Zen as it is. This is, by far, the best book I have read on Buddhism in the last decade. If you only read one book this spring, let it be HARDCORE ZEN."—Still Point Newsletter
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