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    Chat with Eric Stoltz Paid Member

    Tell us about your current role on "Chicago Hope." I play Dr. Robert Yeats, educated at Harvard and apparently one of the few professionals on television who isn't a type-A personality. I dress very well, and—with the exception of my hair—am fairly well put together. Whose idea was it for you to be engaged in Tibetan Buddhism? More »
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    Music Reviews Paid Member

    Ritual Music and Chants of the Gelug TraditionMonks of the Sera Je MonasteryAmianta Records$19.97; Compact Disc  Naked SpiritSainkho Amiata Records$16.97; Compact Disc More »
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    The Tibetans Paid Member

    The TibetansA Struggle to SurviveSteve Lehman Red Wheelbarrow/Umbrage:New York, 1998200 pp.; $45.00 (cloth) More »
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    I Give You My Life Paid Member

    I Give You My LifeThe Autobiography of a Western Buddhist NunAyya KhemaTranslated by Sherab Chodzin KohnShambhala Publications: Boston, 1998240 pp.; $22.00 (cloth) By the end of Ayya Khema's autobiography, one envies this woman who has lived many lives and who has the gift of absolute conviction. Born Ilse Rosenthal to a prosperous German Jewish family in 1923, Khema becomes refugee, housewife, mother, divorcee, world traveler, and even a farmer before finding Buddhism in middle age and diving into it with typical decisiveness. More »
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    The Art of Happiness Paid Member

    The Art of HappinessA Handbook for LivingHis Holiness the Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, M.D.Riverhead Books: New York, 1998336 pp.; $22.95 (cloth) More »
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    True Accomplishment Paid Member

    What was your intention in writing this book? To give people confidence that the workplace can be a place of serious spiritual practice. I was trained in the Zen tradition to understand that dharma study happens all day long, not just during mediation retreat. And where do people spend the most time? The workplace! If awakening is to be something more than the exclusive preserve of hermits and monastics, it has to be expressed in the work that we do. The modern workplace is hardly designed with spiritual goals in mind, but I think that could change. Today Americans are working more hours per year than ever before. Does this require new modes of practice? More »