Posts Tagged ‘mandala’

The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“How fortunate we are to have access to these brilliant teachings given by the Dalai Lama in Toronto in 2004 and now impeccably translated by his principal English translator, Thubten Jinpa. The first half of the book presents the Buddhist path to enlightenment à la Nagarjuna. The second half shows how to put the key elements into practice, and it is here that His Holiness offers a beautiful explanation of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path – true renunciation, the altruistic wakening mind and the correct view of emptiness. A truly inspiring book.”

A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency edited by John Stanley, David R. Loy, and Gyurme Dorje

“At last – a clear exposition of our responsibilities as Buddhists in dealing with the enormous challenge of saving our planet. Two of the world’s most influential Buddhists – His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh – are joined by many rinpoches and leading Buddhist scholars in helping us to define our roles. Our individual and our ecological predicaments are remarkably similar and the persuasive voices in this book help us to understand this – and give us some tools to “take corrective action to ensure a safe-climate future,” as His Holiness puts it. Please read this book!”

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

“It’s been nearly two decades since the bestselling Mindfulness in Plain English was published, and this new book is a classic in the making. It shows us that having faith in the Buddha, and applying a healthy striving with sincerity and energy, will guide us towards wisdom. This does seem so achievable, as the author gives us the theory, piece by piece and voila! Mindfulness in perfect balance. Of course we have to get rid of some hindrances along the way but the goal is worth it.”

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything by Deborah Schoeberlein

“Mindfulness is definitely going mainstream. It belongs in the classroom, and parents will hope that their children encounter teachers like Schoeberlein – someone who is fully present and therefore teaches better. And parents themselves will benefit greatly from this book which is a treasure trove of techniques. An apple for this teacher, for sure.”

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tac09There’s still time to order our award-winning Tibetan Art Calendar.

The Tibetan Art Calendar 2009 is full of beautifully reproduced Tibetan thangkas — featuring deities, mandalas, Buddhas, and sages — along with detailed explanations of each piece’s meaning. These gorgeous works of art can be kept from year to year for use as a practice support or decoration.

You can see sample images and place your order here.

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