Buddha at Bedtime Review

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Buddha at Bedtime Review Book Title: Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read With Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten, and Inspire Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers Year Published: 2008 Pages: 144 Paperback Price: $17.95   Dharmachari Nagaraja is native Scottish Buddhist practitioner who has been practicing Buddhism since 1988.  He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993 and taught at the Covent Garden Meditation Centre in London.  Today he is involved with the Glasgown Buddhist Centre in Scotland and works as a psychotherapist as well. He was also a regular guest … Continue reading

Planting Seeds Thich Nhat Hanh

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Planting Seeds Thich Nhat Hanh Book Title: Planting Seeds : Practicing Mindfulness with Children Author: Thich Nhat Hanh (Edited by Chan Chau Nghiem) Publisher: Parallax Press Year Published: 2011 Pages: 238 Paperback Price: $19.38     This book is written by renowned Buddhist teacher and activist Thich Nhat Hanh.  Born in Vietnam, he is the author of more than 100 books on Buddhism.  He lives in a community called Plum Village in France, and travels worldwide leading retreats on the art of mindful living.   Book Summary This book contains a lot of background information and practical easy-to-follow exercises that … Continue reading

The Heart of Meditation Review

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The Heart of Meditation Review Book Title: The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Publisher: Shambhala Publications Year Published: 2016 Pages: 168 Paperback Price: $14.85   This is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s latest book which was released in April 2016.  It was translated into English by Jeffrey Hopkins who served for a decade as an interpreter for the Dalai Lama.  He is a Buddhist scholar who founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West. Dr. Hopkins is the author of over 35 publications on Buddhism, including “Death, … Continue reading

Buddhism on the Couch Review

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Buddhism on the Couch Review Book Title: Buddhism on the Couch : From Analysis to Awakening Using Buddhist Pscyhology Author: Caroline Brazier Publisher: Ulysses Press Year Published: 2003 Pages: 322 Paperback Price: $33.16 This book was written by a Buddhist practitioner who is also a psychologist, Caroline Brazier.  Residing in France, she helped found the field of Buddhist psychotherapy with her former husband, psychotherapist David Brazier. She is a senior ordained member of the Amida Order and is also one of the founders of the Amida Trust organization in England. She also offers courses on psychotherapy from the Buddhist perspective. … Continue reading

Shinji Shobogenzo Review

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Shinji Shobogenzo Review Book Title: Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo : 301 Koan Stories Author: Dogen Zenji (translated by Soto Zen master Gudo Nishijima) Publisher: Windbell Publications Year Published: 2003 Pages: 385 Paperback Price: $24.96 This is a translation of one of the books written by Japanese Zen master Dogen Zenji (19 January 1200 CE – 22 September 1253 CE) who is the founder of the Soto sect of Buddhism. He was originally a Tendai Buddhist monk (another sect prevalent in Japan) who traveled to China to seek a more authentic version of Buddhism that was closer to what Siddhartha Gautama … Continue reading