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Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek

Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek – HIGHLIGHT

Reviewed by Christine Heming Recently several books have appeared written by well-regarded teachers on the Tibetan Buddhist approach to death and dying.  These add to a growing collection of teachings, practices and guidance for the dying and for their caregivers. One might ask if we need yet ... continue
Posted September 18, 2020 by archives-staff
Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds

Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds – HIGHLIGHT

a book review by Don Beamish In 1997 artists Robert and Rachel Olds felt the call to enter into a meditation retreat that lasted for nine years and changed their lives forever.   It is quite clear that they emerged from retreat with profound realization. Primordial Grace: Earth, ... continue
Posted July 10, 2020 by archives-staff
Spacious Minds by Sara E. Lewis

Spacious Minds by Sara E. Lewis – HIGHLIGHT

From Cornell University Press Review by Shastri Steve Gleich Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up and live in a Buddhist culture? Would you view the truths of the dharma as common sense? One would be indeed fortunate to be part of a ... continue
Posted June 16, 2020 by archives-staff
Dakini Power by Michaela Haas

Dakini Power by Michaela Haas – HIGHLIGHT

A review by Christine Heming Michaela Haas has shared with us her “labor of love” by honoring the lives and accomplishments of twelve female pioneers of Buddhism in the West . . . and these are remarkable women.  As individuals they are direct, determined, sharp, humorous, courageous ... continue
Posted May 4, 2020 by archives-staff
Know Thyself (Or the algorithms will do it for thee)

Know Thyself (Or the algorithms will do it for thee) – HIGHLIGHT

A review of the bestseller by Yuval Noah Harari, by Stephen Gleitch What does a brilliant, Israeli, Oxford educated, gay, 42-year old historian who has meditated daily for 20 years, and has written two best-sellers have to teach us about how to live in this age of ... continue
Posted March 2, 2020 by archives-staff
McMindfulness:  How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews the book by Ronald E. Purser McMindfulness occurs when mindfulness is used, with intention or unwittingly, for self-serving and ego-enhancing purposes that run counter to both Buddhist and Abrahamic prophetic teachings to let go of ego-attachment and enact skillful compassion for everyone. David Forbes, The ... continue
Posted December 22, 2019 by archives-staff
The Great Within - The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path

The Great Within – The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews the new book by Han F. de Wit, PhD.   Han de Wit’s story has a familiar ring – the pursuit of Western psychology in the 1970’s only to find it offered little to those who wanted to study and understand the mind. Fortunately for ... continue
Posted October 31, 2019 by archives-staff
Favorite Books:  An Invitation to Readers of the Times

Favorite Books: An Invitation to Readers of the Times – HIGHLIGHT

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 ... continue
Posted September 10, 2019 by archives-staff
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 archives-staff
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 archives-staff
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 archives-staff
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 archives-staff
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 archives-staff
Dharma of 'The Princess Bride'

Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’ – HIGHLIGHT

An excerpt from a new book exploring the dharmic lessons of this favorite modern fairy tale by Ethan Nichtern “Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread Pirate Roberts of their given subject. Regardless of the ... continue
Posted October 17, 2017 by CGH
Happier at Work

Happier at Work – HIGHLIGHT

A review of Gayle Van Gils’ new book by Sarah Lipton “There are a growing number of companies that list love or caring among their explicit management principles,” says Gayle Van Gils in her outstanding new book titled “Happier at Work.” Gayle goes on to explain how and ... continue
Posted October 11, 2017 by CGH


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