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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 lesson of all. I couldn’t more highly recommend a book for Buddhist parents and children. …

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 tackles the difficult issue of aging, and the meaning of memory.…

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 good idea to think about how…

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 essays are the most poignant…

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 more conventional books about relationships, we always seem to be pointing the finger at the…

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 my favorite books of ALL time. There is so much to share about John–he is…

The Soul Unearthed is a lovely collection of essays about finding one’s soul through exploring Mother Nature in her wild and beautiful state.  Each essay is completely different, in length, content and voice.  It feels uneven at times, but also spontaneous and fresh. This selection is culled from a short, provocative excerpt (from one of…

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 parents are crazy, or get frustrated at work. It’s a book that doesn’t put Buddhism…

The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness Author: Thompson, Colin Illustrator: Thompson, Colin One Friday on his way home from school, George visited the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, was Jeremy, a dog who looked as lost and as lonely as George. When Jeremy goes home to live with George and his grandmother, their…

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Taz Tagore is a leading social entrepreneur, author and leadership expert. She founded the award-winning non-profit called The Reciprocity Foundation that helps homeless youth access higher education and start innovative careers. She also actively writes about and teaches leadership to senior executives at Fortune 500 corporations and at universities including New York University and the University of Toronto. Taz’s work has been featured in countless publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and she has been featured on a wide variety of nationally broadcast television and radio shows.

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