Book Corner


Front cover of "Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior" showing the 4 dignities on a shield being held by a Garuda

Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chögyam Trungpa

A visionary work offering the path of the peaceful warrior to modern-day women and men. Chögyam Trungpa reveals a method of overcoming aggression and violence in the world and fostering instead an enlightened society.
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Front cover of "Ruling Your World" with torso of Sakyong Mipham looking outRuling Your World, Sakyong Mipham
An approach to everyday emotions, decisions and dilemmas in our lives. Sakyong Mipham presents the radically simple idea that thinking of others can open our hearts and lead to natural happiness and confidence.
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Turning the Mind into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham
How do we train the mind? Sakyong Mipham gives precise and practical instructions on how to turn the mind towards its natural qualities of stability, clarity and strength through the practices of shamatha (calm abiding) meditation and contemplative practice.
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cover of "Running with the Mind of Meditation" with a man running into the foothills of a a mountain rangeRunning with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham
Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. In this practical and inspiring book, he offers simple lessons that meld mindfulness with physical movement which can be used by anyone – regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability.
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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa
In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty.
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Cover of "The Myth of Freedom" with yellow knot of eternity on a blue backgroundThe Myth of Freedom, Chögyam Trungpa
A treatise on the true meaning of freedom. Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa describes how our habitual patterns of thought, behavior and even spiritual practice can become chains binding us to discontent and despair.
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Cover of "Speaking of Silence" white with title on center of pageSpeaking of Silence
“In the years since its initial publication, this book has become a beloved source of inspiration in circles of interreligious dialogue, for it expresses the landmark conversations between Buddhists and Christians that took place at Naropa Institute (now University) in the 1980s.” -Professor Judith Simmer-Brown, in the preface to the second edition
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Cover of "When Things Fall Apart" showing a grove of trees with yellow and fallen leaves When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron
The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors —among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. This book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when things fall apart —when we are overcome by pain and difficulties.
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cover of "The Wisdom of No Escape" showing the title and two intersecting concrete walkwaysThe Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chödrön
A collection of talks for beginning meditators. Pema Chödrön offers a profoundly gentle guide to making friends with ourselves and navigating the ups and downs of life through the practice of meditation.
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