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    Still Here Paid Member

    Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying Ram DassRiverhead Books, 2000206 pp.; $22.22 (cloth) With Still Here, Ram Dass has written what is arguably his best book since his countercultural best-seller Be Here Now. He calls himself and “advance scout” and his scouting has not plumbed the depths of illness, aging, and pain, as well as the joys and fears of death and dying. More »
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    The Search for the Panchen Lama Paid Member

    The Search for the Panchen LamaBy Isabel HiltionW.W. Norton and Co., 2000336 pp.; $25.95 (cloth) More »
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    The Spiritual Path Paid Member

    The Spiritual PathBy Han F. de WitDuquesne University Press, 1999312 pp.; $21.95 Han de Wit's earlier book, Contemplative Psychology, served two main purposes: First, a theoretical analysis was undertaken that brought the contemplative thinking of the world’s religious traditions into a common frame of reference; second, the contemplative understanding of human psychology was led into provacitive dialogue with the Western academic and clinical psychology traditions. More »
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    Thunder and Lightning Paid Member

    Cracking Open the Writer’s CraftBy Natalie GoldbergBantam, 2000384 pp.; $24.95 (cloth) More »
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    In Search of the Medicine Buddha Paid Member

    A Himalayan JourneyBy David CrowJeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2000370 pp.; $24.95 Books on Asian medicine easily fall prey to the Exotic East problem, causing them too often to resemble those blissful magazine spreads on places like Timphur or Lahore: the details are extraordinary, but suspect in their perfection. With skill and unclouded vision, David Crow does not romanticize the complexities out of his subject, which is what makes In Search of the Medicine Buddha such an invaluable book for anyone interested in Eastern medicine. More »
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    Bones of the Master Paid Member

    In 1959 a young Ch'an monk named Tsung Tsai escapes the Red Army troops who destmy his monastery and flees from the edge of the Gobi Desert to Hong Kong Hunted, starving, and knowing that his fellow monks are dead, Tsung Tsai is borne up by his mission: to canyon the teachings of his elderly master, who remained in his mountain to cave high above the monastery. More »