“Who am I?” by Sri Ramana Maharshi

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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 »

“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 »