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Jack Kornfield is a bestselling American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He is the founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California.
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Stay Woke
A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us
Justin Michael Williams - Feb 11, 2020
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A no-nonsense guide to establishing a personal meditation practice, changing your life, and taking hold of your dreams.CONFESSION: This is not really a meditation book.Yes, youre going to learn everything you need to know about meditation, but if you came looking for a typical guide to mindfulness, youre in the wrong place. We are modern people in ...
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Clear, empowering, practical, and joyful.      source
In Love with the World
A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche - May 07, 2019
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At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicant...
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In Love with the World is a magnificent story—moving and inspiring, profound and utterly human. It will certainly be a dharma classic.      source
The Telomere Effect
A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Elizabeth Blackburn - Jan 02, 2018
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The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life.Have you wondered why some sixty-year-ol...
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It turns out that your cells listen to your heart and to your intention, that consciousness affects your body.      source
Aging with Wisdom
Reflections, Stories and Teachings
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle - Nov 21, 2017
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How do we find beauty and meaning in old age? How do we overturn the paradigm of ageism? How do we age consciously and cultivate an inner life resilient enough to withstand the vicissitudes of old age? An extended meditation on how to age consciously and embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, Aging with Wisdom answers these questions....
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Opens the door to aging’s wisdom and love in a beautiful and heartfelt way.      source
Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks
Ravi Chandra - Oct 10, 2017
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Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Silver Award for Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought!...
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Facebuddha is both personal journey and social commentary, a good-hearted meander across cultural, artistic and occupational worlds that explores a deep concern for our modern dilemmas with the perspective of a devoted Buddhist.      source
The Deepest Acceptance
Radical Awakening in Ordinary Life
Jeff Foster - Mar 01, 2017 (first published in 2012)
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So much of our lives are spent running—from pain, from vulnerability, and from everyday struggle. Jeff Foster understands that sense of pursuit. After years of depression and illness, he came to realize that what he had been seeking had been available to him all along—he needed only to shed his resistance and step into the limitless ocean of the pr...
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Wise, spacious, and loving. Teachings that can free the heart.      source
Make Peace with Your Mind
How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic
Mark Coleman - Nov 15, 2016
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The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand an...
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Both insightful and helpful, with gifts of wisdom and many practical tools to work with your own mind and heart.      source
A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Daniel J. Siegel - Oct 18, 2016
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What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind’s contents—its emotions, thoughts, and memories—are often described, the essence of mind is rarely, if ever, defined.In this book, noted neuropsychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, uses his ...
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We can feel empathy with one another when someone’s sad and someone’s angry, someone’s hurting.      source
The Book of Joy
Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Dalai Lama - Sep 20, 2016
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Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.  The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject wa...
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A wonderful book.      source
The Road Home
A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path
Ethan Nichtern - Jul 12, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In this wise and witty invitation to Buddhist meditation, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and from his experience as a teacher and practitioner of Buddhism, Nichtern describes in f...
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A beautiful guide and invitation to a sane life. Refreshingly straightforward, accessible, skillful and kind.      source
Manual of Insight
Mahasi Sayadaw - May 17, 2016
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The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time.Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hund...
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A truly important work of one of the greatest contemporary masters, with rich detail and profound insight.      source
Perspectives on Satipatthana by Bhikkhu Analayo
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffitt
Everyday Zen by Charlotte J. Beck
Awake in the Wild by Mark Coleman
Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom by Wes Nisker
The Authentic Heart by John Amodeo
Light on Enlightenment by Christopher Titmuss
Moment by Moment by Jerry Braza
The Art of Happiness by Mirko Fryba
Be Here Now by Ram Dass