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Favorite Books: An Invitation to Readers of the Times

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If you haven’t fully embraced the digital age (like me) and enjoy holding a book in your hands, you probably have to keep scouting out more shelf space (me too).  Then there is the dilemma of how to organize the increasing treasure trove.  I’ll share my method.

The premier bookcase located in my study/office holds the dharma books that I turn to repeatedly or that have been written by my teachers.  They take the top shelves.  Less often used dharma comes next, in the upper middle range.  Descending to the middle range is the most interesting lot – my non-dharma favorites.  These are books that have enlightened or inspired me, sometimes only for one line or paragraph.  In truth they are usually full of dharma though not explicitly so.  I suspect we all have these little gems on our shelves.

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Book Review: In Love With the World

Book Review: In Love With the World – HIGHLIGHT

In Love With the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying  by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Helen Tworkov Reviewed by Christine Heming If you do not recognize the truth of impermanence, you cannot attain genuine realization.  You must allow the illusion of ego to die.  ... continue
Posted August 20, 2019 by alexvangils
Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society: a new book by the 17th Karmapa

Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society: a new book by the 17th Karmapa – HIGHLIGHT

A book review by Christine Heming Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society is a deep dive into the Buddhist teaching on interdependence.  His Holiness The Karmapa speaks with a gentle tone, a sharp clarity, and at times, a poetic elegance.  His aim is help us “think ... continue
Posted July 23, 2019 by alexvangils
Teaching with Bravery:  Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers

Teaching with Bravery: Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews the new book by Acharya Noel McLellan. In the Introduction to Teaching with Bravery, Noel McLellan places his “Heart Advice” within the daunting realities of our time – “ecological crisis, social injustice, economic disparities, and political conflicts.” School is the “place where the forces ... continue
Posted June 25, 2019 by alexvangils
Islands of Sanity

Islands of Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews Margaret Wheatley’s new book, Who Do We Choose to Be?   Who Do We Choose To Be by Margaret Wheatley “Is it possible to use our influence and power to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging destructive sea.”   I was drawn to Margaret ... continue
Posted May 27, 2019 by alexvangils
Book Review: Training in Tenderness

Book Review: Training in Tenderness – HIGHLIGHT

Training in Tenderness:  Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, The Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World By Dzigar Kongtrul Reviewed by Christine Heming “Just give me some tenderness beneath your honesty.” – Paul Simon Some weeks ago, I listened to the testimony of Mr. Michael Cohen before the US ... continue
Posted March 31, 2019 by alexvangils

Reseña literaria: The way of tenderness (El camino de la ternura)

The way of tenderness: despertar a través de la raza, la sexualidad y el género Reseña de Christine Heming Como mujer blanca heterosexual a veces tengo la sensación de que relacionarme con la diversidad, particularmente la raza, la sexualidad y el género es como atravesar un campo de ... continue
Posted March 8, 2019 by luz_rodriguez
Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui.   The Way of Tenderness – Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender         By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Review by Christine Heming As a heterosexual white woman I often feel that relating to diversity, particularly race, sexuality, and gender, is akin to walking ... continue
Posted February 24, 2019 by alexvangils

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