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Open Heart - Dalai
Lama - COMPASSION--SYMPATHY FOR THE
suffering of others and the desire to free them from it--is wrestled
with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does one actually become a
compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart
is transformed into a generous heart?
When His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion. Weaving together the contents of three sacred texts-- one by the eighth-century Indian master Kamalashila, another by the fourteenth-century Tibetan Togmay Sangpo, and a third by the eleventh-century sage Langri Tangpa--His Holiness showed that the path to compassion is a series of meditations. An Open Heart lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts. In this book the path begins with simple and clear ruminations on the advantages of a virtuous life and moves on to practices that can temper destructive and impulsive emotions. Such practices can be undertaken at odd moments of the day, at once transforming the aimless or anxious mind into a disciplined and open mind. Gradually, the book introduces the more challenging and sustained meditation practices. In these meditations the deepest and most profound insights of Buddhist practice become part of one's way of knowing and experiencing the world.
An Open Heart is a clear and simple introduction to the
Buddhist path to enlightenment, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness
- The Dalai Lama.
|BEAUTIES OF ISLAM - Annie Besant - An explanation of this religious tradition, which has been poorly understood in the West. ISBN 8170591430 (Theos Pub) pb|
|BHAGAVAD GITA - Annie Besant - Sanskrit text and free translation into English, plus an introduction to Sanskrit grammar. ISBN 0835670015 (Theos Pub) pb|
|BHAGAVAD GITA: THE LORD'S SONG - Annie Besant - An English translation by this renowned interpreter of Eastern thought. ISBN 8170590485 (Theos Pub)hc|
|BUDDHISM: AN OUTLINE OF ITS TEACHINGS AND SCHOOLS - Hans Shumann - A clear and definitive outline of the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana systems. ISBN 0835604527 (Theos Pub) pb|
|BUDDHIST MEDITATION - S Rinpoche - Stages of meditation as described in Tibetan Buddhism. ISBN 8170591023 (Theos Pub) pb|
CROSS AND THE GRAIL :
ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - Robert
Ellwood - Many Christians today yearn for a
deeper, more inward practice of their faith. Drawing on the teachings of
Theosophy and of the liberal Catholic Church, As well as the themes and
motifs of medieval romance, Ellwood shows Christian practice at its most
profound to be a philosophical and meditative path well in keeping with
the Ancient Wisdom Tradition.
ISBN 0835607607 (Theos Pub) pb
|ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY - Annie Besant - Hidden meanings in Christian scripture. ISBN 0835600289 (Theos Pub) pb|
|EXPLORING BUDDHISM - Christmas Humphreys - A scholarly but understandable overview of the three main schools of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. ISBN 0835604543 (Theos Pub) pb|
|FOOTPRINTS OF GAUTAMA THE BUDDHA - Marie Byles - The Lord Buddha as his disciples remember him. ISBN 0835603997 (Theos Pub) pb|
Of Assisi : Adrian
House - This book is written for readers of any faith
or none. Although the whole of Francis's life was based on his belief in
God, he was the least dogmatic of saints, seeing himself as God's
troubadour or fool. It is unnecessary to share his faith in order to
appreciate his soaring achievements.
His life (1182-1226) was rich in its succession of dramas. After his debauchery as a young playboy, merchant and soldier-he fought at the Battle of Collestrada—he stripped naked in court, abandoned everything he owned and devoted his life to the poorest and sick. The all-embracing relationship between him and Clare enriched each as man and woman. On his missions he walked over the Pyrenees barefoot, was shipwrecked and crossed the lines during the Fifth Crusade to parley with the sultan in Egypt. In 1224 marks similar to Christ's wounds appeared on his hands, feet and side, the first recorded case of the stigmata.
His feelings for creation, epitomized in his sermon to the birds,
stimulated the realism of the Italian Renaissance artists; his
vernacular poems inclined Dante to write The Divine Comedy in
Italian, not Latin. The first religious order he founded, for men, had a
radical effect on social justice and the developing universities in
Europe; his second order, the Poor Clares, soon numbered hundreds,
including royalty and half a dozen saints; his third, for laity sworn to
peace, helped destroy the military power of feudalism. Men like Giotto,
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Cervantes and Galileo allegedly joined
the Third Order. But, above all, it is through his universal love that
he has influenced the world for nearly eight centuries, drawing more
than three million people every year to his tomb in Assisi.
|GNOSIS - Geddes MacGregor - An evaluation of Gnosticism as an integral aspect of Christian scripture. ISBN 0835605221 (Theos Pub) hc|
ETERNAL LOVE - Inspirational Christian Poetry, Tammy
Winslett - God’s Eternal
Love offers a collection of thoughts positing one’s faith as a means
by which one might overcome even the most daunting of obstacles. It
shows the personal observation with scriptural interpretation in a
series of expressions addressing the subject matter from many different
angles. The poetry renders a sense of gratitude toward or emphasizes a
particular method for engaging in a higher power. Engaging
qualities relate to belief, love, and social interaction to enlighten or
inspire the reader, who seeks a closer, more personal relationship with
111 pgs, ISBN 1413704778 (PublishAmerica) pb
|GUIDING LIGHT OF LAO TZU - Henry Wei - The Tao Teh Ching in terms of mysticism and meditation. ISBN 0835605582 (Theos Pub) pb|
|HEART OF THE KORAN - Lex Hixon - Contemplative illumination of selected passages from the Holy Book of Islam by a Western Muslim teacher and scholar. Companion video. ". . . mystical meditations from within the Koran itself, beautifully wrought and piercingly true." -Ken Wilber ISBN 0835606368 (Theos Pub) pb|
HEART SELF & SOUL A Sufi Approach to Growth, Balance, and Harmony - Robert Frager "I have heard of a seeker who went to ask a sage for guidance on the Sufi way. The old man said to him: 'If you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love; then come back and see us.' " - Anonymous, from Essential Sufism, by Robert Frager and James Fadiman
The rich spiritual tradition of Sufism has helped to open the world's heart. Its treasures include the works of Rumi, the thirteenth-century mystic whose ecstatic love poems to the Divine are the best-selling poetry in English translation today. Robert Frager examines the Sufi tradition from the perspective of Western psychology. Full of poems, Sufi teaching stories, meditations, and engaging spiritual exercises, this first book on the inner dimensions of Sufism written by a Western psychologist will delight anyone seeking instruction in this passionate faith as well as nourishing the hearts and souls of everyone seeking growth, spiritual balance, and inner harmony.
Robert Frager, Ph.D., is the author and editor
of numerous books on psychology and on the Sufi path, including
Essential Sufism and Love is the Wine. A practicing psychologist and a
student of Sufism for almost two decades, he teaches at the Institute of
THE HIDDEN GOSPEL - Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus - Neil Douglas-Klotz In two previous books, Neil Douglas-Klotz pioneered a radical new way of translating the words of Jesus---filtering them through the imagistic worldview of the Aramaic language which Jesus himself spoke. Seen through this lens, familiar sayings such as "Blessed are the meek" come into vibrant contemporary focus as "Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within."
In The Hidden Gospel, Douglas-Klotz employs this approach to decode the spiritual and prophetic messages hidden within key words and concepts in the sayings and stories of Jesus. We learn to our delight, for instance, that when Jesus spoke of "goodness," he used a word which in Aramaic means "ripe" and refers to actions which are in time and in tune with the Sacred Unity of all life. The Hidden Gospel aims to bridge the gap between the historical Jesus of the scholar and the Jesus of faith of Christian believers. It will appeal to everyone looking for an alternative spiritual vision of Jesus and his message.
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D., is an internationally
known scholar in the fields of religious studies and psychology. A
frequent presenter at conferences of the American Academy of Religion
and the Society of Biblical Studies, he is author of Prayers of the
Cosmos and Desert Wisdom.
|THE HIDDEN WISDOM IN THE HOLY BIBLE: VOLUME I - Geoffrey Hodson - Abridgment of classic esoteric interpretation of the Bible. Includes the life of Christ as an initiatory journey. ISBN 835606902 (Theos Pub) pb|
HIDDEN WISDOM IN THE HOLY BIBLE: VOLUME II -
Hodson - Second volume includes interpretations of the Creation,
Flood, Life of Joseph, and the Exodus.
ISBN 0835607054 (Theos Pub) pb
BIBLE: LAMSA - George
M. Lamsa - From ancient Eastern Manuscripts,
containing the Old and New Testaments translated from the Peshitta.
ISBN 0060649267 DeVorss hc
TO PRACTICE: THE WAY TO A MEANINGFUL
The Dalai Lama & Jeffrey Hopkins -
This book answers the question, "How do I practice what the Dalai Lama preaches?" The Tibetan spiritual leaders offers specific, step-by-step counsel on how to live a meaningful life every day; how to practice morality, meditation and wisdom in our daily lives.
From the Publisher
As human beings, we possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers begin the path to enlightenment in a very special book -- an easy-access reference for daily practice as well as stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom of His Holiness.
How to Practice will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and more. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible book is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality,
meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama's own sage and very
practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.
|THE HYMN OF JESUS - G. R. S. Mead - The mystical dance of Christ and his disciples. ISBN 0835604322 (Theos Pub) pb|
YOU COULD SEE WHAT I SEE: The Tenets of Novus Spiritus - Sylvia
Browne - This enlightening work by renowned psychic Sylvia
Browne contains the Gnostic tenets of her church, the Society of Novus
Spiritus, and is a map of our charts regardless of what spiritual path
It has taken many years of research to put together what at first seems simple tenets to follow, but in going deeper, this book carries within it the very heart of humankind’s search for our own spirituality. Sylvia has also included many details from her own personal journey, which she feels is comparable to the quest that each of us follows to find our own God-center. As we travel this road, we can realize that long-forgotten, yet simple and truthful goal of viewing our life on Earth as our path to God.
ISBN 1401906486 (Pub: Hay House, Inc.)hc
ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SACRED SCRIPTURES
Freke - The wisdom expressed in the world’s
sacred writings is one of humanity’s greatest literary treasures. This
beautifully illustrated collection explores the perspectives of the
world’s faiths on universal themes.
Side-by-side selections, stunning full-color illustrations, and helpful commentary invite readers to compare the views of many faiths on such universal themes as the nature of the Supreme Being, the good life, love and service, fate and free will, and death and what comes next.
Readings drawn from the sacred literature of traditional faiths – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist; from lesser known spiritual paths – Taoist, Shinto, Zoroastrian, Jain, Sikh, Baha’i; from the oral wisdom of preliterate cultures – Australian Aboriginal, Native American; as we11 as from Gnostic Christianity and the Western mystery traditions make this book a complete and inspiring survey of world spiritual thought.
Timothy Freke is a teacher, lecturer, and
bereavement counselor. He is author of The Complete Book of World
Mysticism and Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. He lives in Great
Britain. Distribution limited to North America
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUDDHIST WISDOM:
A Complete Introduction to the Principles and Practices of
Buddhism - Gill
Farrer-Halls - Joyful Effort, Compassion, Harmonious Living,
Freedom from Suffering - such attractive concepts may explain why Buddhism
is the fastest-growing religion in the West.
This lavishly-illustrated overview offers a clear introduction to
Buddhism as a way of life, emphasizing the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravaden
traditions. Its simple, practical
guidelines include how to meditate and what to expect when visiting a
Buddhist center. Newcomers to this
fascinating religion will enjoy the simply explanations; even the more
experienced will enjoy the stunning, full-color illustrations, and the
wisdom stories, poems, and quotes by such luminaries as Thich Nhat Hanh,
the Dalai Lama, and Ajahn Sumedho.
FOR THE AGE OF AQUARIUS - Gina
Cerminara - General semantics reveals ambiguities in the
|THE IRON COW OF ZEN - Albert Low - A commentary on some classical Zen Koans. ISBN 0835605981 (Theos Pub) pb|
CHRIST, SUN OF GOD - David
Fideler - The inner teachings of early Christianity and the
numerical symbolism of ancient solar divinities. "This book is the
rarest of treasures: a combination of scholarly acumen and deep esoteric
ISBN 0835606961 (Theos Pub) pb
|THE JEWISH PROPHET: - Rabbi Dr. Michael J. Shire - Visionary Words from Moses and Miriam to Henrietta Szold and A.J. Heschel - This beautifully illustrated collection of Jewish prophecy features the lives and teachings of thirty men and women. Throughout the ages, they bravely stood up to speak God's message and made a lasting contribution to our understanding of both the human and the Divine. This book also provides an inspiring and informative description of the role each played in their own time--and an explanation of why we should know about them in our time. ISBN 1580231683|
AND THE LOST GOSPELS - Stephan
Hoeller - Mystical and psychological insights into the Dead Sea
Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library from the point of view of Jungian depth
psychology. Illustrated, and with a foreword by June Singer. Companion
ISBN 0835606465 (Theos Pub) pb
Ponce - A detailed and readable introduction to Jewish mysticism
pointing out parallels with astrology, yoga, numerology, and tarot.
"An unusually clear and inspiring explication of this complicated
method of achieving illumination, linking it with ... Yoga, Buddhism,
Gnosticism ... A valuable work."-Library Journal.
ISBN 0835605108 (Theos Pub) pb
YOUR PATH TO INNER FREEDOM - Ann
Williams Heller -
Tree of Life exercises that appeal not only to the intellect but the
heart as well.
ISBN 0835606562 (Theos Pub) pb
CONCEPTS IN THE PRACTICE OF SUFISM 1 -
M. Fethullah Gulen - "The heart is the home of God; purify it from whatever is other than Him so that the All-Merciful may descend into His palace at night."
About the Author
Though simple in outward appearance, he is original in thought and action. He embraces all humanity, and is deeply averse to unbelief, injustice, and deviation. His belief and feelings are profound, and his ideas and approach to problems are both wise and rational. A living model of love, ardor, and feeling, he is extraordinarily balanced in his thoughts, acts, and treatment of matters.
Turkish intellectuals and scholars acknowledge, either tacitly or explicitly, that he is one of the most serious and important thinkers and writers, and among the wisest activists of twentieth-century Turkey or even of the Muslim world. But such accolades of his leadership of a new Islamic intellectual, social, and spiritual revival—a revival with the potential to embrace great areas of the world—do not deter him from striving to be no more than a humble servant of God and a friend to all. Desire for fame is the same as show and ostentation, a "poisonous honey" that extinguishes the heart's spiritual liveliness, is one of the golden rules he follows.
Gülen has spent his adult life voicing the cries and
laments, as well as the beliefs and aspirations, of Muslims in particular
and of humanity in general. He bears his own sorrows, but those of others
crush him. He feels each blow delivered at humanity to be delivered first
at his own heart. He feels himself so deeply and inwardly connected to
creation that once he said: "Whenever I see a leaf fall from its
branch in autumn, I feel as much pain as if my arm had been
|LAWA'IH - Trans. E H Whinfield - A treatise on Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam. ISBN 722951361 (London/5136) pb|
|LEGENDS OF THE SUFIS - Trans. James W Redhouse - Authentic anecdotes of the Sufis. Preface by Idries Shaw. ISBN 0722950519 (London/5500) pb|
THE LAMP - Alfred
Woll - Ed. - Brenda
Rosen - A guide to the Tibetan spiritual path,
meditation, and conscious daily living.
ISBN 0835606864 (Theos Pub) pb
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR
- Annie Besant
- A commentary on the Hindu epic based on lectures given in Benares.
ISBN 817059183X (Theos Pub) pb
A HEART FOR GOD -
The monastic experience demystified and an essential guide to what it is like to spend a week inside a Catholic monastery. A life of quiet, work and prayer, monasticism has been a part of the Christian spiritual tradition for over 1,700 years, and it remains very much alive today. This guide will prepare you for your own first venture into experiencing monastic spirituality and a fascinating way to deepen your spiritual life no matter what your faith tradition. Whether you're simply curious about what is behind the mystery, or interested in experiencing it firsthand, this is the ideal handbook. Also included are a helpful glossary of terms and a listing of monasteries throughout North America that receive visitors.
Maguire (The Power of Personal Storytelling) takes us through a week at Zen Mountain Monastery (Mount Tremper, NY) under the guidance of its abbot, John Daido Loori. The retreat experience here is very different. While Trappists impose little structure on guests, at a Zen monastery visitors follow a formal schedule and an ideal style of observance. Guests have a specific goal: waking up to oneself and one's life. The principal means of waking up and becoming attentive is zazen ("sitting meditation"), but other activities are also directed to that end: kinhin ("walking meditation"), dokusan or daisan ("meeting with a teacher"), and mondo ("informal question-and-answer sessions"), among other activites. Both books are well worth reading, and if they inspire one to spend time with the Trappists or Zen monks, so much the better. ISBN: 1893361497
VINEYARD: Daily Meditations,
Readings, and Revelations -Andrew
Harvey & Eryk
Haunt - A mystical hymn of praise to Mother Mary, perfect for
Christmas giving. A modern mystic and an accomplished photographer, both
acolytes of the Sacred Feminine, combine their talents in a rapturous
celebration of Mary. Each day of the year is highlighted by a reading
adapted by Harvey from the visionary words of Mary's devotees throughout
history and the revelations of the Virgin Mother herself, as she has
appeared in modern times at La Salette, Medjugorge, Banneux. Each month is
introduced by a meditative practice or theme, drawn by Harvey from the
contemplative traditions of the world. Hanut's moving images and a
stunning two-color design make this book a joy for Christmas giving.
Andrew Harvey was born in India and schooled in England, the youngest
Fellow ever at Oxford University. His book, A Journey in Ladakh, sold
60,000 copies and won the Christmas Humphries Prize. Hidden Journey, which
recounts his experiences with Mother Meera, has sold 75,000 copies. Harvey
is co-author of Dialogues with a Modern Mystic with
( Mark Matousek ) and is a celebrated translator of Rumi. He lives in San Francisco. Eryk Hanut was horn in Copenhagen and grew up in Europe. He is author of I Wish You Love: Conversations with Marlene Dietrich. He has mounted photographic exhibitions in both Europe and America and lives in San Francisco.
ISBN 0835607453 (Theos Pub) hc
OF THE BUDDHAS - Lex
Hixon - The Bodhisattva path to enlightenment in conversations
between the Buddha and his disciples. "The vibrancy of Hixon's
language mixes with the simplicity of sutra structure to create a book of
great charm and sympathy."
Publishers Weekly ISBN 0835606899 (Theos Pub)pb
|MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE: VISIONS OF THE GODDESS AND TANTRIC HYMNS OF ENLIGHTENMENT- Lex Hixon - Wildly metaphysical and allegorical verses of the Indian poet Ramprasad on the Goddess Kali in contemporary English. "A tantric love affair with the Divine."-Catherine Ingram 083560702X (Theos Pub) pb|
|MYSTICAL VERSES OF A MAD DALAI LAMA - Glenn Mullin - Lyrical mystic verses of the Second Dalai Lama translated by a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and poet. Includes a biographical essay. "These charming, wise and songful teachings are highly recommended."-Library Journal 0835607003 (Theos Pub) pb|
|THE OPENING OF THE WISDOM-EYE - H. H. The Dalai Lama - Tenzin Gyatso - Mahayana Buddhism by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. His first English-language book. "This overview ... is notable for its completeness and clarity."- Katherine Rogers author of The Garland of Mahamudra Practices ISBN 0835605493 (Theos Pub) pb|
|THE OTHER HALF OF MY SOUL : - Bede Griffiths - and the Hindu-Christian Dialogue - Beatrice Bruteau- Every age has its visionaries. Father Bede Griffiths, the gentle Benedictine monk who traveled to India to seek the other half of his soul was one such spiritual giant. Like Mother Teresa and Thich Nhat Hanh, Father Bede's spirituality transcends sectarian labels. His Shantivanam ("Forest of Peace") monastery in India is Christian in faith but Hindu in lifestyle. The essays and stories in this moving tribute to Father Bede by such luminaries as Thomas Keating, Matthew Fox, Rupert Sheldrake, and Thomas Berry dissolve the boundaries between Christian belief and Eastern practice. From the foreword by The Dalai Lama: " I have always believed that all the major religions of the world propagate love and altruism and attempt to transform their followers into better human beings ... I therefore have much admiration for the life-long work of Father Griffiths." Beatrice Bruteau, Ph.D., is coeditor of the journal American Vedantist. She has written many articles and books, including What We Can Learn From the East (1995). She lives in Pfafftown, North Carolina. 0835607178 (Theos Pub) pb|
TO GOD: Living the Bhagavad Gita - Ram
For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism's most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or "paths for coming to union with God."
In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita's principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life.
While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God
is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing
us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives.
OF THE DESERT, Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom -
Andrew Harvey and Eryk Haunt Renowned for his inspiring interpretations of world spiritual traditions, celebrated modern mystic Andrew Harvey teams with photographer Eryk Hanut to create a stunning book of readings drawn from Sufi mysticism. Teaching stories, prophetic sayings, folk tales and jests, Hanut's evocative photographs, and Harvey's breathtaking translations of the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, Kabir, and others make this little book an inspirational and artistic treasure.
"Mystic revolutionary Andrew Harvey has created an exquisite map for all seekers who wander the wilderness of the heart. His passionate renderings, along with Eryk Hanut's haunting visual meditations, are tracks in a desert that seduce us deep into the interior soul of Sufism. I love this book." - Gabrielle Roth, author of Sweat Your Prayers and Maps to Ecstasy
Andrew Harvey is the best-selling author of Son of Man, The
Mystical Path to Christ, Hidden Journey, Mary's Vineyard, and other books,
many in collaboration with author/photographer Eryk Hanut.
FROM THE CITY, ANSWERS FROM THE FOREST, Simple
Lessons You Can Use From a Western Buddhist Monk -
Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
"Sincere inquiry always sparks our movement towards truth. Deep questions signal the manifestation of the very energy through which we outgrow ourselves." - from the introduction
Born in Chicago, a law school graduate and real estate professional, Ajahn Sumano abandoned his comfortable American lifestyle for the begging bowl and simple cave home of an ordained Buddhist monk in the tradition of the Thai forest meditation masters. In 1994-95, Sumano conducted a series of question and answer evenings at a guest house in Thailand's Kowyai National Park with English-speaking tourists eager to meet a Western Buddhist monk. The heartfelt questions of these "city" people and the clear and penetrating answers Sumano gave from his "forest" perspective form the basis of this remarkable book. Written on a battered, batter-powered laptop in his meditation cave, Sumano's fascinating personal story and his refreshingly down-to-earth blend of American sensibility and Eastern practice will fascinate newcomers to Buddhist ideas as well as experienced practitioners.
Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu is an ordained monk in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. Though he makes annual trips to teach and speak in the U.S., he spends most of the year in solitary retreat in a mountain cave in northeastern Thailand.
Religion/Buddhism, 224 pages, 6 X 9 pb, (Theos. Pub.) ISBN 0835607747
REBIRTH FOR CHRISTIANITY - Alvin
A critique of orthodox Christian dogma. ISBN 0835600157 (Theos Pub) hc
- Nick Mezin
- How was the universe created, and why? What is the role of man on
Earth, and that of intelligent beings on other planets, in it? Why is man
here, what is expected of him? These are some of the questions that this
book answers. The translator considers the material in this book as
religion and philosophy of life for scientists - for scientists and for
other people who are willing to think for themselves and to question
commonly accepted beliefs. It tells how man should live so that it would
be good for everyone, so that Christ's statement about "Paradise on
Earth" would indeed come true.
This book tells about and explains The Almighty's
religion of the universe. This in turn entails the reason for the creation
of the universe, how the universe is being created and governed, and, yes,
the very significant role which man on Earth is expected to play in this
process. The Almighty's religion differs dramatically from all other
religions currently practiced on Earth. It recognizes and acknowledges all
other religions, it does not require an individual to join it. It does not
threaten or condemn the "nonbelievers," it permits, it insists
on each individual choosing freely for himself or herself. It merely
provides some truly thought provoking material to ponder.
|SAUNDARYA - LAHARI - Pandit S Subrahmanya Sastri & T R Srinivasa Ayyangar - "The Ocean of Beauty," a Hindu text, with transliteration, translation, and commentary. ISBN 8170591929 (Theos Pub) pb|
|THE SCIENCE OF THE SACRAMENTS - C W Leadbeater - The sacraments of the Liberal Catholic Church. ISBN 8170591813 (Theos Pub) hc|
THROUGH LOVE - I
K Taimni - Translation
and transliteration of the Bhakti Sutra of Narada, the path of devotion or
ISBN 083567522X (Theos Pub) hc
|SEVEN GREAT RELIGIONS - Annie Besant - Popular expositions on the world's major religions. ISBN 817059152X (Theos Pub) pb|
|SONG CELESTIAL: A POETIC VERSION OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA - Sir Edwin Arnold - A poetic translation of the Bhagavad Gita. ISBN 0835604187 (Theos Pub) pb|
IN THE MIDDLE WAY - Christmas
Humphreys - The path to enlightenment based on Buddhism and Zen
ISBN 0835603075 (Theos Pub) pb
Combining Religion with Science -
Sidney R. Smith - In his new book, Sidney charts a path for those seeking a 21st century vision toward religion
Ambrose Lane, WPFP - Pacific Radio
Rev. Sidney Smith, in his book Supplementology: Combining Religion with Science, points out some simple truths that may be in conflict with traditional thinking by theologians, but those simple truths, after thinking about them, seem to point us in the right direction. Herb Quarles, Religious Editor - The Washington Afro Newspaper
This is a hyper-religion which could potentially
encompass all religions of the world
TAO TEH KING - Isabella
Mears - A translation and
commentary of Lao Tzu's "Way of Life."
ISBN 0722903006 (London/5123) pb
|THE TRANSCENDENT UNITY OF RELIGIONS - Frithjof Schuon - A study of exoteric and esoteric aspects of religions. ISBN 0835605876 (Theos Pub) pb|
|THE ULTIMATE REALITY AND REALIZATION - I. K. Taimni - The Siva Sutra in translation and transliteration, with Sanskrit text. ISBN 0835675238 (Theos Pub)hc|
|A WESTERN APPROACH TO ZEN - Christmas Humphreys - Basic concepts of Zen adapted to our Western culture. ISBN 0835605507 (Theos Pub) pb|
WINTER SOLSTICE - John
Matthews - with additional material by - Caitlin
Matthews - The Sacred
Traditions of Christmas - Many of us long for an alternative to the
commercial industry Christmas has become. This beautifully illustrated,
full-color book, brimming with folklore, stories, recipes, games,
activities, decorating ideas, songs, and other resources, will help
families who are "burned out" on Christmas create alternative
celebrations more in keeping with the heartful spirit of the original
Winter Solstice festivals.
Delight in the surprising multicultural origins of Santa Claus, holly, the Yule Log, caroling, mistletoe, and the Christmas evergreen.
Revive old traditions and discover new ones through lively descriptions of the midwinter revels of 01d Europe and the solstice ceremonials of traditional peoples from many lands.
Hallow the Twelve Days of Christmas as they
were originally intended – as days to reflect, rejoice, and renew
ourselves for the year to come.
WISDOM OF THE VEDAS - J
C Chatterji - An illuminating presentation of the great
Vedic system of thought, India's oldest and most profound religious and
philosophical tradition. Foreword by Vedic scholar David
Frawley, author of Gods, Sages and Kings.
ISBN 835606848 (Theos Pub) pb
WORLD OF THE DALAI LAMA - Gill
Farrer-Halls - An Inside Look at His Life, His
People, and His Vision - The Dalai
Lama of Tibet is one of the world’s most loved and respected spiritual
figures. This year, the amazing story of this "simple Buddhist
monk," as he calls himself, reaches a vast audience through the
release of two major films, Disney’s Kundun, directed by Martin
Scorsese, and Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt.
With stirring text and striking color photographs, this intimate portrait shows the Dalai Lama in his many roles, from his childhood in Old Tibet to his current life on the world stage. It also tells the history of Tibet and its people and introduces the teachings of Tibecan Buddhism to readers eager to know more a t this fascinating spiritual path, now flourishing worldwide. A bonus is a personal interview with the Dalai Lama in which he speaks candidly about his reaction to the recent films about his life. ISBN 0835607682 (Theos Pub) hc
|A Yearbook of Buddhist Wisdom - Norma Levine - This beautifully illustrated, four-color gift book follows the four seasons of awakening, blossoming, fruition, and tranquility. Six special meditation days are highlighted each month, corresponding to the stages of fullness, growth, healing power, female wisdom, wrathfulness, and transformation. Anniversaries of the great Buddhist sages are celebrated, interwoven with selected teachings from the ancient masters of all Buddhist traditions and contributions from contemporary teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Chogyam Trungpa, Achaan Chah, and Tarthang Tulku. Buddhists and everyone who wish to honor the feasts and festivals of the lunar Buddhist calendar will find inspiration and guidance in this lovely and practical book. Norma Levine holds a M.Phil. in Drama and Literature. She has been a practicing Buddhist in the Tibetan tradition for twenty years. Her book Blessing Power of the Buddhas: Sacred Objects, Secret Lands chronicles her journeys to sacred sites and monasteries in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Ms. Levine lives in Hereford, Wales, Great Britain. ISBN 0835607437 (Theos Pub) hc|
|YESHUA BUDDHA - Jay G Williams - New Testament theology as meaningful myth. ISBN 0835605159 (Theos Pub) pb|