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Daniel B. Harris is a journalist for ABC News, an anchor for Nightline and co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America.
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The Middle Way
Faith Grounded in Reason
Dalai Lama - 2014-04-15 (first published in 2009)
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The Dalai Lama lays out the Buddhist approach to matters of faith and devotion that is based on the highest spirit of critical inquiry.The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. ...
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@mndfultodd @10percent Check out “the middle way”?      source
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Buddhism Without Beliefs
A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
Stephen Batchelor - 1998-03-01 (first published in 1997)
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A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alikeIn this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring in...
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@JesseMudd Buddhism without beliefs, Stephen Batchelor      source
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Real Happiness
The Power of Meditation
Sharon Salzberg - 2010-12-29
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Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and...
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@juntius I list some books in the instructions section. But a good starter is "real happiness" by @SharonSalzberg      source