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    The First Buddhist Women: Translations and Commentary on the Therigatha Paid Member

    The First Buddhist Women: Translations and Commentary on the TherigathaBy Susan Murcott Parallax Press: Berkeley, 1991. 219 pp. $15.00 (paperback). More »
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    The Code of the Warrior: In History, Myth, and Everyday Life Paid Member

    The Code of the Warrior: In History, Myth, and Everyday LifeBy Rick Fields. HarperCollins: New York, 1991. 339 pp. $15.00 (paperback). An ancient Chinese curse says "May you be born in an interesting time!" This epithet hangs over the inhabitants of the twentieth century, an era where not only war threatens our existence, but pollution, greed, overpopulation, and disease can seem overwhelming enemies. Yet when we examine the situation more closely, the enemy is—as always—ourselves. With the world poised on the edge of destruction, the timing is just right for this probing book by Rick Fields, author of How the Swans Came to the Lake, and Tricycle's Editor-at-Large. More »
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    Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber Paid Member

    Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber By Ken Wilber. Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1991.413 pp. $25.00 (hardcover). When Ken Wilber and Treya Killam met in 1983, it was "love at first touch." They married shortly thereafter, and almost immediately learned that Treya had breast cancer. Grace and Grit is the story of their life together until Treya's death five years later. Although it is primarily a tribute to Treya and her remarkable healing into life and death, it is many other things as well. More »
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    The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life Paid Member

    The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday LifeWith questions and commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Edited by Jane McLaughlin and Paul Muenzen. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont, 1992.244 pp. $16.95 (paperback). More »
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    Narrow Road to the Interior Paid Member

    Narrow Road to the InteriorBy Matsuo Basho. Translated by Sam Hamill. Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1991.105 pp. $10.00 (paperback). As Sam Hamill reminds us in the preface to this lucid and engaging translation, Basho's haibun—brief prose combined with haiku—is a "return to natural, spiritual, and literary origins." Hamill's translation, a gift of careful attention, does not separate poetry from spiritual practice. And, Basho becomes our guide on the way of insight. More »
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    The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism Paid Member

    The Nyingma School of Tibetan BuddhismBy Dudjom Jigdal Yeshe Dorje Volume 1: The Translations, 973 pp. Book 1: Fundamentals of the Nyingma School Book 2: History of the Nyingma School Volume 2: Reference Material, 485 pp. Translated and edited by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein. Wisdom Publications: Boston, 1991. 132 line drawings, 88 color plates, 11 maps, $240 (Boxed set). Every once in a while there comes a work which, by its breadth of vision and attention to detail, becomes the standard and classic in its field. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism is such a work. Over twenty years in the making, these two volumes enable students of Tibetan Buddhism to inquire to their hearts' content into the doctrines and history of the least understood school of Tibetan Buddhism—the Nyingma, or "Ancient Ones." More »