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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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