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Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese Buddhism
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been in the news lately, due to her trial for accepting a visitor while under house arrest. What is less often discussed is the fact that she is Buddhist, and that Buddhism has played a prominent role in the development of her political philosophy.
Awakening the Sacred Body - Book/DVD Review
This excellent book and DVD combo is one of the few detailing Bon Tibetan energy practices - breath and chakra (energy center) meditations - in an accessible and down to earth way that anyone can benefit from.
Blue Jean Buddha - Voices of Young Buddhists
Blue Jean Buddha is a wonderful and diverse compilation of essays from young Buddhists on what Buddhism means to them in 21st century America.
Bodhidharma - First Patriarch of Zen Buddhism
Many legends are associated with the life of Bodhidharma, first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, including his association with the famous Shaolin Temple in China, and by extension, Chinese martial arts.
Book Review - A Unified Theory of Happiness
In 'A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life', clinical psychologist Andrea Polard offers a comprehensive but practical approach to utilizing both the best Western psychology and Eastern spirituality have to offer us in our own pursuit of happiness.
Book Review - Happiness is an Inside Job
This latest book by Sylvia Boorstein, a founding teacher for the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, shows anyone how they can incorporate Buddhist metta (lovingkindness) practice into their daily lives.
Book Review - Sex, Sin and Zen by Brad Warner
In his latest book, outspoken Soto Zen Priest Brad Warner explores Buddhism's attitudes towards gender and sexuality, in an explicit and humorous way.
Book Review - The Mind's Own Physician
The Mind's Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation provides a fascinating overview of the current scientific findings on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice, including how they impact the brain and facilitate healing.
Book Review - Women of Wisdom
Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the leading women Buddhist teachers in the West today, and this book includes both her own compelling personal story, as well as the sacred biographies of six historical Tibetan Buddhist yoginis.
Books for Introducing 3-8 Year Olds to Mindfulness
With stress and stimulus levels rocketing for children today, any child can benefit from Buddhist concepts such as mindfulness, meditation, and loving-kindness. This article briefly reviews books for introducing these to young children, and related articles do the same for older children and teens.
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