Renounce One Thing
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Renounce One Thing

For one day (or one day a week), refrain from something you habitually do to run away, to escape. Pick something concrete, such as overeating or excessive sleeping or overworking or spending too much time texting or checking e-mails. Make a commitment to yourself to gently and compassionately work with refraining from this habit for … Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Best Buddhist Writing 2012
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Book Giveaway: The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 edited by Melvin McLeod and the editors of the Shambhala Sun Hot off the press! This is a treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year. Includes essays from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Sharon Salzburg, Diane Ackerman, … Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Taking the Leap
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Book Giveaway: Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön Shambhala Library edition In this pithy, inspiring book, Pema Chödrön presents the Buddhist concept of shenpa, which can be translated as “getting stuck” or “getting hooked.” Shenpa arises in that moment when life suddenly becomes disappointing, difficult, or painful. Here, Ani Pema offers transformational … Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Art of Haiku
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Book Giveaway: The Art of Haiku

The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen Addiss Hardcover This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form—like Basho, Buson, and Issa—and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku … Continue reading

Book Giveaway: You Are Here
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Book Giveaway: You Are Here

You Are Here Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh Shambhala Library Edition In this classic introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to … Continue reading