29 Jan 2014
January 29, 2014

“Mystics and Zen Masters” by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and.. read more →

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive.. read more →

A young man’s fascinating journey from the southern coast of India to the mystical Himalayan heights where he finds his great Master, wise, powerful and loving. At the age of nineteen and a half, attracted by a strange and irresistible urge to go to the Himalayas, he left home. At the Vyasa Cave, beyond the.. read more →

“What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at health and care for the dying, and the whole way we look at life and care for the living.” This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative.. read more →

This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on The Upanishads. If we scan the word Upanisad, we see that Upa means sitting and nisad means near. Thus, the very word Upanisad specifies personal relationship: the Guru-param-para, Master to Disciple learning from the living lips of a Guru. In ancient times, the disciples sat near.. read more →

Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa.. read more →

If you are inspired to take up his challenge, the Karmapa offers a path for participating in a global community that is based on compassion. In these chapters, he shares his vision for bringing social action into daily life, on a scale we can realistically manage through the choices we make every day—what to buy,.. read more →

Thirteenth-century India saw a huge revival of religious devotion among the common folk, similar to the waves of religious fervor that swept over late medieval Europe. One of the pillars of this revival was the poet-saint Jnaneshwar, author of an exquisite commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Like his contemporary Dante, Jnaneshwar was a poet of.. read more →

Have you ever prayed for something you wanted dearly, then wondered, “Did anyone hear me?” All too often we forget to sit and listen for the answer. Meditation is listening to the higher Self within all of us. A Siddha is a Realized Being, and Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri was a Siddha Master. In fact,.. read more →

Most of us yearn for a life free of fear, pain, insecurity, and doubt. We long for peace, for the ability to love and be loved openly and freely, and the confidence and clarity to meet the various challenges we face in our daily lives. In OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND, Tsoknyi Rinpoche – one of.. read more →