“The Way of the White Clouds” by Lama Anagarika Govinda

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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 »

“Contemplative Practices in Higher Education” by Mirabai Bush and Daniel P. Barbezat

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“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 »

Meister Eckhart, from Whom God Hid Nothing: Sermons, Writings, and Sayings

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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 »