“The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith

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The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith, is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how… Read more »

“Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation” by Lama Surya Das

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“In this captivating book Lama Surya Das introduces a potpourri of methods that illuminate inter-meditation. He has put together a powerful and loving argument for inter-meditation which ultimately leads to the experience of oneness. There are wonderful flashes of humor and fascinating stories as well as the wisdom that he has culled from his venerable… Read more »

“Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse

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This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse’s Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin’s quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom… Read more »

“The Gift” by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the “Invisible Tongue.” Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light… Read more »