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    Where the Moon Is Companion Paid Member

    POEMS OF THE MASTERS: China’s Classic Anthology of T’ang and Sung Dynasty Verse More »
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    Much Ado About Nothingness Paid Member

    The Cult of Nothingness: The Philosophers and the BuddhaRoger-Pol DroitTranslated by David Streight and Pamela VohnsonChapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003288 pp.; $59.95 (cloth), $24.95 (paper) What do people think about when they think about Buddhism? Maybe it’s the Dalai Lama, beaming amid a clutch of eager young monks or smiling benevolently at a throng of Hollywood admirers. Maybe it’s a bald, bespectacled, and black-robed woman from lower Manhattan, presiding over the neighborhood zendo. Or maybe it’s Keanu Reeves, in a flattering dhoti and heavy eyeliner, sitting unperturbed beneath the Bodhi tree amid a blizzard of special effects. More »
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    Gross Anatomy Paid Member

    Body WorldsThe Museum for Science and IndustryChicago, through September 5, 2005Franklin Institute Science MuseumPhiladelphia, October 7, 2005—April 23, 2006 Body Worlds 2Great Lakes Science CenterCleveland, through September 18, 2005Ontario Science CenterToronto, Spetember 30, 2005—February 26, 2006 The Universe WithinNob Hill Masonic CenterSan Francisco, through September 4, 2005 More »
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    Kung Fu HQ Paid Member

    Shaolin’s story More »
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    Books in Brief Paid Member

    FUNDAMENTAL MIND MI-PAM-GYA-TSO; COMMENTARY BY KHETSUN SANGPO RINBOCHAY; JEFFREY HOPKINS, TRANS. Snow Lion Publications, 2006 175 pp.; $16.95 (paper) IN HIS INSIGHTFUL and practical commentary on Mipham Gyatso’s The Meaning of Fundamental Mind, Clear Light, senior Nyingma lama Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche explores the difference between mistaken mind—with which we engage in all our daily activities—and the fundamental mind of buddhas. Fundamental Mind begins with the biography of Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912), tracing the Tibetan scholar-yogi’s journey from a childhood in Kham to his position as one of the leaders of the Rime movement. Translated and edited by leading scholar Jeffrey Hopkins, this collaboration is a valuable introduction to the concept of fundamental mind. More »
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    'Dakini's Warm Breath' by Judith Simmer-Brown Paid Member

    Dakini's Warm BreathThe Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism Judith Simmer-Brown Shambhala Publications: Boston, 2001 352 pp.; $29.95 (cloth)If you took the Virgin Mary in all her apparitions—from the carpenter’s gentle wife through the radiant Madonna to the transfigured miracle-maker—and gave her full angelic powers, you’d then have to add Athena, Aphrodite, Medusa, the race of Amazons, the Sirens and Muses, together with all the wicked witches, jealous fairies, and evil stepmothers that you could dredge from western lore, and even then you wouldn’t have equaled the multidimensionality of Tibet’s dakini. More »