A Literary Spirit

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 Buddhism and the quality of their writing. Sylvia Boorstein’s section was my favorite.  Not because…

The Way of Council is an excellent book penned by Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle.  Both have extensive experience working through simple and difficult issues using the unique format of a circle. This isn’t just about sitting in a circle and gabbing.  There are parameters, and strategies, to make circles work. Usually circles involve a…

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 kitchen, she makes good use of her early experiences as a chef to contrast with…

Purchase A Book of Miracles from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. A Book of Miracles By Bernie Siegel Review: Bernie uses one of the best forms of teaching–true stories from people’s lives to instill his message that we are all healers and we all are able to find miracles if only we have faith, listen, watch…

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 express spirituality through chanting to music–and this book enables readers to understand the history, intention…

Purchase Ethical Intelligence from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Ethical Intelligence By Bruce Weinstein Review: At the outset of this book, readers are invited to take a quiz.  It is a challenging quiz..because it unearths our ethical shortfalls.  I consider myself to be kind and honest and even still, the practice of ethical intelligence is not…

Purchase Journey of the Heart from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love By John WellwoodI’m going to be reviewing 5 of John Wellwood’s books in January in preparation for the LOVE month: February.  But to whet your appetite for his incredible insights on conscious love, I wanted to…

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 dog returns to live life after life with children, helping each of its charges in…

Purchase Through the Year With Jimmy Carter from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President   Review: In Through the Year with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States takes us on a unique journey into the heart of the Christian faith. Based…

Purchase Touching the Light from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Touching the Light By Meg Blackburn Losey REVIEW: How is it that miracles happen? Is spontaneous healing really possible? Why is it that some illnesses don’t show up in standard or even specialized medical testing, yet are very real in their effects? Can someone be “cosmically…

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Taz Tagore

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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