Books

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    A book Buddhists were "too lazy to write" Paid Member

    Mark Hattaway's Peoples of the Buddhist World profiles almost 250 Buddhist "people groups," and touts itself as the "first ever book produced that profiles all the Buddhist peoples of the world." Replete with hundreds of "superb full-color photographs" and 13 essays on aspects of Buddhism, the book offers an added bonus: It will help its readers "pray more effectively." Pray more effectively? That's right, according to the promotional claim made by the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF), the UK evangelical organization that published the book. More »
  • Jesus, Buddha & the Devil Paid Member

    Does a Christian have much to learn from a Buddhist about the Devil? If they read Stephen Batchelor's Living With the Devil on an international flight they may. The Rev. Robert V. Thompson, senior minister of the Lake Street Church of Evanston, Illinois and former  Chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions, did just that and lived to write about it. Not everyone was enthusiastic about his reading habits, though. A fellow passenger, once she saw the title of the book the good reverend was reading, ignored him for the rest of the flight. (You can read an excerpt from Stephen's book and a brief Tricycle interview with him here.) More »
  • Playing Awake! Paid Member

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    The General Tendency of Ego Paid Member

    As a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, I recently attended his yearly sangha retreat at Nalanda West in Seattle, WA. Yearly retreats usually focus on a particular topic. This year’s topic was Mahamudra (Great Seal or Great Symbol), which is an advanced meditation practice and one that I am just embarking upon. More »
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    The Future is Now Paid Member

    Take a look at a few pages excerpted from the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa's first book for a general audience at the Shambhala Times. Here's how the ST describes The Future is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World: The Future Is Now contains 108 pithy sayings by this remarkable Buddhist teacher, combined with striking contemporary photographs... Each pairing of text and image offers timely advice, densely packed with layers of meaning. Worth the look, you can find it here. More »
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    Marc Lesser: Accomplishing More by Doing Less Paid Member

    Marc Lesser, author of Z.B.A, Zen of Business Administration and Less, is now hosting a discussion at the Tricycle Community. Marc also blogs at doingless.net. He writes: "Our daily incessant busyness - too much to do and not enough time; the pressure to produce a to-do list and tick off items by each day's end - seems to decide the direction and quality of our existence for us. But if we approach our days in a different way, we can consciously change this out-of-control pattern. It requires only the courage to do less." More »