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    A look at some of the latest Buddhist titles, hot off the presses. More »
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    Cassette Tapes Your Buddha NatureTeachings on the Ten PerfectionsJack KornfieldSounds True, $59.95 An introductory program of meditations and mindfulness techniques. Therapist and meditation instructor Jack Kornfield draws on an eclectic pool of teachings from various traditions but structures his curriculum on the ten paramitas, or “inner perfections” of Buddhism, stressing their immediate applicability to the challenges of daily living. Noble HeartA self-guided retreat on befriending your obstaclesPema ChodronSounds True, $59.95 More »
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    PORTRAITS OF TIBETAN BUDDHIST MASTERS Don Farber, text by Rebecca McClen Novick University of California Press, 2005 191 pp.; $29.95 (cloth) More »
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    Buddha’s Lost ChildrenMark Verkerk, DirectorEMS Films, 2006 As the lights go down, the sound of a stream is heard. The first images show a bare-chested man cross-legged on a tall stone spur in the forest, limbering up his arms and neck in what looks like a cross between meditation and martial arts. His face is calm, but his body wears a wild constellation of tattooing: calligraphy wriggles down his arms, and a winged horse flies across his chest.The man is a Thai Buddhist monk. In the next moment, he’s egging on two boys who are fighting. “That’s it!” he cries. “Kick into his neck.” More »
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    If you missed “The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last fall, you can catch it at the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art this spring, through May 9. And if Ohio isn’t in your travel plans, you can have nearly as transforming an experience by perusing the exhibition catalog, The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art (Columbus Museum of Art and Serindia Publications, 2003, $90 cloth). Prepared by curators John C. More »
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    Bearing WitnessA Zen Master’s Lessons in Making PeaceBernie Glassman.Belltower: New York, 1998256 pp.; $22.00 (cloth) Roshi Bernard Glassman’s latest focus in his ever-evolving practice of Buddhism is the Zen Peacemaker Order. The ZPO is not only engaged in social activism and interfaith networking, but also cultivates another prong of social service—that of bearing witness to suffering for the purpose of growing through and from it. More »