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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

[New Release Book Review] Healing: Journey from Doctor to Nun

posted by Taz Tagore

Buy Healing at the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Healing: My Journey from Doctor to Nun There are few memoirs that are more stirring than Healing, a poignant autobiography penned by Sister Dang Nghiem, an ordained Buddhist nun and student of Thich […]

Be Love Now by Ram Dass

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Be Love Now from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart By Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das Review: I loved this book.  In fact, I couldn’t put it down and am now reading it […]

[Thanksgiving Gift Series] Surfing Your Inner Sea

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Surfing Your Inner Sea from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Surfing Your Inner Sea By Raphael Cushnir Review: I like small, short books.  I liked this one instantly. It’s yellow cover and image of the sea beckoned. The book is […]

[Thanksgiving Gift Series] Seasons of Thanks by Taz Tagore

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Seasons of Thanks from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Seasons of Thanks By Taz Tagore Review: It’s hard to review your own book without feeling utterly self-conscious. But, as I looked through the slim volume of titles related to Thanksgiving, […]

[Thanksgiving Gift Series] Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Eight Steps to Happiness from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Eight Steps to Happiness By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Review: What better gift to gift than happiness? I have read plenty of books that begin with “Five Steps to…” or “Seven […]

Buddha Standard Time by Surya Das

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Buddha Standard Time from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Buddha Standard Time By Surya Das Review:The premise of this book is that we all have the same amount of time to work with in a given hour, day or week.  […]

Spiritual Partnerships by Gary Zukav

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Spiritual Partnerships from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Spiritual Partnerships (New in Paperback) By Gary Zukav Review: The premise of Zukav’s new book is that we have (and continue to) evolve beyond the limits of our five senses.  Zukav asserts […]

[Classic Book Review] Cultivating the Mind of Love

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Cultivating the Mind of Love from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Cultivating the Mind of Love Review:Thich Nhat Hanh is clearly a beautiful soul.  He is a peace activist, a Buddhist teacher, ordained monk and a gifted poet and writer.  […]

Fighting Homelessness with Mindfulness [from Shambhala Sun]

posted by Taz Tagore

Fighting Homelessness with Mindfulness Originally posted at: http://www.shambhalasun.com/ . Homeless youth attending a workshop at the Reciprocity Foundation. I was sixteen the first time I walked into a homeless shelter, and I was sure it was an accident. I was […]

[Bestseller Book Review] Taking our Places

posted by Taz Tagore

  Purchase Taking Our Places from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up by Norman Fischer Review:Early in Norman Fischer’s book Taking our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up, the author […]

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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