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    Mountains And Rivers Without End Paid Member

    Mountains And Rivers Without EndGary SnyderCounterpoint: Washington, D.C., 1996 165 pp., $20.00 (hardcover) More »
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    Letters to the Editor Paid Member

    Lama Drama More »
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    The Fourth Noble Truth Paid Member

    THE  BUDDHA TO HIS COMPANIONS at the Deer Park: “The fourth truth is the path which leads to the cessation of suffering. It is the Noble Eightfold Path of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. More »
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    Temple Dusk: Zen Haiku Paid Member

    Temple Dusk: Zen HaikuMifsu SuzukiTranslated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Gregory A. WoodParallax Press: Berkeley, 1992. 186 pp., $15.00 (paperback). Mitsu Suzuki, familiar to American Zen practitioners as the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is not only a tea teacher but also a haiku poet of the first order, as this latest collection of poems eloquently shows. Temple Dusk is a casual stroll through a mini­-mindfield—the terrain looks familiar yet it takes one off guard: After planting lily bulbs I notice the color of the sky Many of these poems have the quality of "objective heart"—a subtle poignancy where the ordinary becomes extraordinary: More »
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    Dream Yoga and the Practices of Natural Light Paid Member

    Dream Yoga and the Practices of Natural LightNamkhai Norbu Snow Lion Publications: Ithaca, New York, 1992. 128 pp. $12.95 (paperback).   Dream Yoga and the Practices of Natural Light addresses the possibilities of lucid dreaming. Tibetan author Namkhai Norbu, an internationally respected teacher of the Vajrayana traditions of tantra and dzogchen, instructs as well on evoking passages into natural light (a nonconceptual display of consciousness) after falling asleep but before dreams begin. The introduction, beauti­fully written by Michael Katz, provides an historical account of the relevance of dreams and their value in several different cultures. It also emphasizes the importance of awakeness during both sleep and dreaming. More »
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    The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and Civilization Paid Member

    The Wilderness Condition: Essays on Environment and CivilizationEdited by Max Oelschlaeger Sierra Club Books, 1992. 345 pp. $30.00 (hardcover).   More »