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If the Buddha Got...
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A Gradual Awakening
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tim tim said: "Weena sent me this one. It is accompanying me on a move into more regular meditation practice. He has a practical, learned voice and shares his thoughts on a wide variety of our typical human experiences. "

 
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tim tim said: "Pick it up, flip through, and find a section that appeals to you. Buddhist philosophy is one idea taught thousands of different ways and this book can help you come back to where you are. Incidentally, I've heard his son speak and did not connect too...more "

 

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Thoughts Without A Thinker by Mark Epstein
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Whoa! I'm in therapy and buddhist dharma class and this book would seem to be the bridge between the two practices. And it is, but much more than that, it taught me so much about the actual processes, current and historical, that I'm involved in and...more
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If the Buddha Got Stuck by Charlotte Kasl
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Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Bee Season
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So, aren't we sick of the relentlessly common contemporary novel technique of "weaving" several storylines together. This book kept me engaged from a suspense point of view, but by the end I felt like I was reading 12 other novels I've already read....more
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Wonderful intersection of immigration, generations, and relation. Despite some of the the writer-ly settings and plot lines, it reads true to aspects of my life and relationships.
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A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
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Weena sent me this one. It is accompanying me on a move into more regular meditation practice. He has a practical, learned voice and shares his thoughts on a wide variety of our typical human experiences.
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Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Pick it up, flip through, and find a section that appeals to you. Buddhist philosophy is one idea taught thousands of different ways and this book can help you come back to where you are. Incidentally, I've heard his son speak and did not connect too...more
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Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
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Grandma sent me this book and it floated on the bottom of my stack for a while. Then I picked it up and got totally absorbed. A classic page turner format, but the author uses the genre really well. He even succeeds is making me squeamish with the de...more
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The Sins of Scripture by John Shelby Spong
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If you deal with people who like to use the bible to put you in your place, this book is your ammunition for fighting back. It's not hard to catch a bible-quoter in a contradiction, so that's the easiest part of this book. What I appreciate is the re...more
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The Bar on the Seine by Georges Simenon
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This a plane-ride book for French speakers. A well know detective solves a mystery among the new Parisian middle class who weekend along the rural Seine. Striking how current it reads for something from the 30's.
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Buddha, Vol. 2 by Osamu Tezuka
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