This is a collection of writings, teachings, and biographical information of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, a teacher of Vipassana from Myanmar (Burma). It also contains a commentary by S.N. Goenka, who was a student and appointed teacher of U Ba Khin. The story of U Ba Khin and his teaching of the Dhamma is set.. read more →

THE ECSTASY OF SURRENDER: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life New York Times bestselling author and UCLA psychiatrist, Judith Orloff, M.D. has created a results-oriented book that shows readers how to thrive in our modern, task-heavy, constantly-wired lives. She considers this her most important book for compelling reasons. THE ECSTASY OF SURRENDER.. read more →

For centuries, Indians have held Rama to be the perfect man: unfailingly noble, utterly poised, fearless and strong, wise, compassionate and free from anger, a just ruler and an implacable foe of all wrongdoers. Countless others worship Rama as an avatar, a human incarnation of Lord Vishnu born to vanquish the forces of evil and.. read more →

There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence.. read more →

Who was this extraordinary individual with the spiritual signs of a buddha, the Sixteenth Karmapa, Holder of the Black Crown? Norma Levine has travelled to Tibet, India, Europe and North America to record the stories of this memorable man and the impact he had on the people who met him. This book gives us a.. read more →

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March 4, 2014

“Who am I?” by Sri Ramana Maharshi

This is the quintessential, aphoristic work, constituting one of the earliest recordings of the Maharshi’s teachings, that spells out the nature of the Self and the practice of Self-Inquiry. The text begins as follows: All living beings desire to be happy always, without any misery. In everyone there is observed supreme love for oneself. And.. read more →

Lama Anagarika Govinda was one of the last foreigners to journey through Tibet before the Chinese invasion of 1950. A devoted Buddhist and a spokesman for Tibetan culture, Govinda’s luminous and candid account is a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery, and a sensitive and lucid interpretation of Tibetan traditions. Robert Thurman’s.. read more →

“In this book, Dan and Mirabai do an excellent job in demonstrating how these transformative contemplative practices can be sensitively introduced to academia. I didn’t develop contemplative practices until I was middle aged. I wish I had had such practices in my college days.” — Ram Dass Mirabai Bush and Daniel Barbezat, co-authors of “Contemplative Practices in.. read more →

“If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: “I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.’ s philosophy of nonviolence: His belief.. read more →

This introduction to the writing and preaching of the greatest medieval European mystic contains selections from his sermons, treatises, and sayings, as well as Table Talk, the records of his informal advice to his spiritual children. “This is probably the most recommendable book of Eckhart’s writings on the market, and the best introduction for anyone.. read more →