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    Transforming Problems into Happiness Lama Zopa Rinpoche Edited by Ailsa Cameron and Robina Courtin Wisdom Publications: Boston, 1993. 88 pp., $10.00 (paper). Steven D. Goodman Nobody likes to suffer, and that's probably why those with physical pains, mental problems, and spiritual crises are the target market for the recent outpouring of "how to overcome" books. And at first glance, Transforming Problems into Happiness might be regarded as belonging in that "how to overcome" genre. Indeed, the� More »
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    MARK EPSTEIN reviews The DALAI LAMA’s new book; GRETEL EHRLICH on the story of a nun who spent twelve years in a cave; KATE WHEELER reviews AYYA KHEMA’s autobiography; LEWIS RICHMOND on his book about work as spiritual practice. Also: KAY LARSON on Japanese art exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art; INTERVIEW with actor ERIC STOLTZ; CD roundup of music More »
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    COMMENTARIES ON PERFECTIONS OF THE HEART EVE DECKER Evedecker.com, 2006 $16.00 (CD) THE FREIGHT AND SALVAGE is the oldest acoustic music club west of the Mississippi, but when the MC introduced the headliner, she was a bit baffled. “We’ve been presenting the best in acoustic and traditional music since 1968,” she said. “But what you’re going to see tonight isn’t acoustic, and it isn’t traditional—I don’t know what to call it.” The audience helped her out, shouting in unison: “Dharma folk!” More »
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    Bangkok Hauntsby John BurdettNew York: Knopf, 2007 320 pp.; $24.95 (cloth) More »
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    Awakening the Buddha Within Eight Steps to EnlightenmentTibetan Wisdom for the Western WorldLama Surya DasBroadway Books: New York, 1997414 pp., $26.00 (cloth) More »
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    The Green Buddha Christopher Titmuss Insight Books: Totnes, UK, 1995. 299 pp., $18.00 (paper). Allan Hunt Badiner One might be surprised that the restless and fervent voice of Christopher Titmuss in“The Green Buddha”belongs to a former Buddhist monk and a world-renowned meditation teacher, as well as a Green activist. Titmuss’ fundamental tenet, that “the root problem is a spiritual one,” will get no argument from anyone who is looking deeply at the vast array of interconnected problems facing� More »