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How We Live Is How We Die by Pema Chödrön - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781611809244
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Published: Shambhala - October 4th, 2022

Nearing the end of her life, Chodron offers profound insight to assist our own passage. The benefits of accepting the release from ego, the interconnectedness of all forms of life, and the inevitability of change are lucidly, and lovingly, expressed. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition by Lao Tzu - Book Review

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By Lao Tzu, Gia-Fu Feng (Translated by), Jane English (Translated by), Toinette Lippe (Translated by), Jacob Needleman (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679724346
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

This is the poetic and scholarly 1972 translation that is the reference illumination of the Chinese text. It is still considered the most accessible translation of this often-enigmatic text in the English language. Gia-Fu has been called “the Taoist rogue.’ He translated for Alan Watts, who called him "the real thing," during the early years of Eastern spiritual awakening in the US, and was in communion with Jack Kerouac and the Dharma bums – in addition to earning a master’s degree in international finance at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His calligraphy is legendary and Jane English’s photographs are ... Tao. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson - Book Review

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$5.95
ISBN: 9780486449210
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Published: Dover Publications - June 23rd, 2006

Perfect gift for someone yearning for the blessings of the Gospels - but tired of and confused by Big "C" Christianity. Jefferson actually took scissors to his bible and cut out what he considered not to be the honest teachings of Jesus. Gone is the supernatural, the political, the evangelical. What remains is love and service. The introduction by Dr Church is revelatory of Jesus and also of Jefferson. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781573226561
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 1998

Curious about meditation and Buddhism? START HERE. Simple, straightforward, no rigmarole. 127 pages which give you the entire basics of Buddhist teaching - and a compelling invitation to step onto your path to self knowledge. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield - Book Review

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780553378290
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Published: Bantam - October 2nd, 2001

Okay, … so, now I’m enlightened. So what? What next? This wondrous tale of the spiritual life quest brings home the “yeah-I-can-do-that-ness” of living a life of mindfulness and the seeking and finding of inner joy and existential peace. Kornfield is wise, kind, genuine – a teacher from the heart who shares his experience of what it means to be a seeker of peace. Like a visit with a wise friend, this read is time well spent. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553351392
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Published: Bantam - March 1st, 1992

Spiritual practice is something one lives in every moment. This is Thich Nhat Hanh’s invitation to be present to your life. The book reads like poetry - requires no prior knowledge of meditation or Buddhism. The path of mindfulness offers nothing less than understanding the true nature of everyday life – in every moment. The spiritual practice Thich Nhat Hanh offers is as simple and profound as your next breath. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


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