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    Hair on Fire Paid Member

    Samsara: Survival And Recovery in Cambodia (1989) Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy (1993) Sacrifice: The Story of Child Prostitutes from Burma (1998) Leper: Life Beyond Stigma (2005) 

 Sky Burial (2005) Ellen Bruno, Director Available at Brunofilms.com$30 (DVD/VHS) More »
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    Zen Master Who? A Guide to the People and Stories of ZenJames Ishmael FordWisdom Publications, 2006280 pp.; $15.95 (paper) Ford, a Soto Zen priest and Unitarian Universalist minister, has put together a rich and eminently readable resource on Zen in the West. He begins with an overview of the history of Zen, then thoroughly covers the teachers who first came West, the traditions and practices they brought with them, the schools they founded, and their many successors. Ford's engaging portraits of the many personalities that make up Western Zen today are especially interesting and can be read straight through or dipped into here and there for a satisfying taste of any one of the diverse forms the tradition is taking today. More »
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    Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened LivingLama Surya DasNew York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2007288 pp.; $23.95 (cloth)Believe it or not, there was once a time, not that many years ago, when books on Buddhism were hard to find. You could scour your local bookstore for hours without turning up anything, and if you did find some lonely title by D. T. Suzuki or Alan Watts, it might well have been tucked away on some vaguely embarrassing shelf labeled "Occult," along with the treatises on alien abduction and telekinesis. More »
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    Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment Deepak Chopra HarperSanFrancisco, May 2007 288 pp.; $24.95 (cloth) Putting words in the Buddha's mouth is risky business. I know; I've done it. Unless you're faithful to the Pali canon—and maybe a Sanskrit text or two—let's face it, you're writing fiction. That brings us to the latest retelling of the life of the Buddha: Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra. More »
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    Contemplating Reality: A Practitioner’s Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism Andy Karr, Forward by Dzogchen Ponlop Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2007272 pp.; $16.95 (paper) More »
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    ZEN MASTER WHO? A GUIDE TO THE PEOPLE AND STORIES OF ZEN. by James Ishmael Ford; THE PRACTICE OF LOJONG: CULTIVATING COMPASSION THROUGH TRAINING THE MIND by Traleg Kyabgon, foreword by Ken Wilber; JAKE FADES by David Guy; More »