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Children’s Book Week: Samsara Dog

posted by Taz Tagore

Samsara Dog Author: Manos, Helen Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important […]

John Welwood Week: Spotlight on Conscious Relationship

posted by Taz Tagore

What follow is a transcript of an interview between Vince Horn (of Buddhist Geeks) and John Wellwood.  I thought this interview would provide plenty of fodder for reflection on the role of conscious relationship in our spiritual practice.  And of […]

John Welwood Week: Ordinary Magic Book Review

posted by Taz Tagore

There are few essay collections which I find eternally useful…so useful that they never seem to leave my bedside table for a more (lonely) and permanent space on my living room bookshelf.  But John Welwood edited one such collection called […]

John Welwood Week: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships

posted by Taz Tagore

There are so many reasons to love John Welwood’s books.  And what I like most about this one is that it cuts right to the core of our difficulty finding and sustaining the love we really want.  When we read […]

Valentine’s Week: Spotlight on John Welwood

posted by Taz Tagore

I wanted to kick off my John Wellwood week (in celebration of Valentine’s Day) with a very special introduction to John’s work. His first monumental book was called Journey of the Heart, and to this day, it remains one of […]

Buddha Walks into a Bar [Book Review]

posted by Taz Tagore

Lodro Rinzler begins his first full-length book with these sentences: “This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s for you. That is, assuming you like to have a beer once in a while, enjoy sex, have figured out that your […]

Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times

posted by Taz Tagore

Solid Ground is a little book.  But it’s size belies it’s excellence.  The book is comprised of three parts–three prominent Buddhist authors talk about overcoming challenge using Buddhist wisdom.  All three authors are unique and potent–in both their understanding of […]

[New Release] In Buddha’s Kitchen

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase In Buddha’s Kitchen from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. In Buddha’s Kitchen By Kimberly Snow Review: I really enjoyed this book about Kimberly Snow’s experiences cooking in a Buddhist Monastery in Northern California. As a former chef in a Kentucky-based […]

[New Release] The Yoga of Kirtan

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Yoga of Kirtan from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Yoga of Kirtan (includes CD) By Steven Rosen Review: Kirtan is an ancient tradition that has only recently caught on in the West.  Kirtan is a beautiful means to develop and […]

[New Release] Samsara Dog

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Samsara Dog from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Samsara Dog By Helen Manos Review:Samsara Dog is a children’s picturebook written by practicing Buddhist Helen Manos, who sought to present the concept of reincarnation in a natural and seamless way. A […]

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Children's Book Week: Samsara Dog
Samsara Dog Author: Manos, Helen Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important lesson of all. I couldn't more highly

posted 6:34:04am Feb. 24, 2012 | read full post »

Children's Book Week: Wilfred Gorden McDonald Patridge
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Author: Fox, Mem Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Mem Fox is one of the most prolific children's authors in contemporary times.  Her classic Time for Bed and Where is the Green Sheep? have delighted millions of children and parents.  With this book, Mem Fox tackle

posted 6:27:47am Feb. 22, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Spotlight on Conscious Relationship
What follow is a transcript of an interview between Vince Horn (of Buddhist Geeks) and John Wellwood.  I thought this interview would provide plenty of fodder for reflection on the role of conscious relationship in our spiritual practice.  And of course, in light of Valentine's Day, isn't it a goo

posted 6:37:59am Feb. 16, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Ordinary Magic Book Review
There are few essay collections which I find eternally useful...so useful that they never seem to leave my bedside table for a more (lonely) and permanent space on my living room bookshelf.  But John Welwood edited one such collection called Ordinary Magic.  And indeed, it is full of magic. The

posted 6:40:55am Feb. 15, 2012 | read full post »


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