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Wisdom should be shared! CONTENTS Fall 2011 Titles ....................................................................1 Spring 2011 Titles .............................................................12 Mindful Living ..................................................................18 Information for the Trade and Media................................19 Academic Examination and Desk Copies..........................19 Cooperative Advertising...................................................19 Rights and Permissions ...................................................19 Foreign Language Representatives.................................20 Tibetan Art Calendar ........................................................21

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Fall 2011 Titles


Mindfulness in Plain English Twentieth-Anniversary Edition Bhante Gunaratana

“A masterpiece.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn indfulness in Plain English is a book that people give to everyone they know—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to repeatedly. With his distinctive clarity and wit, Bhante Gunaratana takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindful9780861719068 | 224 pages | $14.95 ness. We already have the capacity we need eBook 9780861718597 to live a more productive and peaceful September 2011 life—Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work. With a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books on mindfulness and meditation in print today. The new (twentieth-anniversary) edition will coincide with International Mindfulness Week and recognition of the book’s unending contributions to meditators new and old.


“The bible of mindfulness.” —Barry Boyce, editor of Mindful magazine “A wonderfully clear and straightforward explanation of mindfulness meditation. It will be of great help to all who read it.” —Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma and A Heart Full of Peace “Of great value to newcomers... especially people without access to a teacher.” —Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

Bhante Gunaratana ordained at age twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from American University, and has for over four decades led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. He is the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, and forthcoming in 2012 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English. He lives in High View, West Virginia.



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When the Chocolate Runs Out Lama Yeshe A pocket-sized, value-priced hardcover gift book from the bestselling author of Introduction to Tantra and The Bliss of Inner Fire.


e all love chocolate—perhaps so much so that on some level we may believe, “As long as I have chocolate, I’ll be happy.” But sometimes the chocolate disappears, and we get nervous, upset—or at the very least, quite cranky. This funny and trenchant little volume attempts to answer the question of how we can be happy even after the “chocolate” has run out. By cutting the 9780861712694 | Trade cloth cords of attachment, we discover the inde4.5” x 6.5” | 176 pages | $9.95 structible happiness that has always been eBook 9780861718795 August 2011 available to us. Lama Yeshe has long endured as a figure of playful wisdom and powerful compassion. This beautiful little book captures the remarkable personality of this uniquely gifted and clever master who played an integral role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the world. When the Chocolate Runs Out will delight both readers who have known Lama Yeshe for decades and those who have never met this timelessly inspiring spiritual teacher. This book is a companion to How to Be Happy and A Heart Full of Peace.

Lama Yeshe (1935–84) was born and educated in Tibet and fled the Chinese occupation of his homeland in 1959. In the late 1960s, he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners in Nepal with his chief disciple, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Together they founded the international Buddhist organization the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now has more than 160 centers worldwide.


How to Be Happy

A Heart Full of Peace

Lama Zopa Rinpoche 9780861711963 144 pages | $9.95 eBook 9780861719280

Joseph Goldstein 9780861715428 | 110 pages | $9.95 eBook 9780861719167

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Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda Story by Lauren Alderfer Illustrations by Kerry Lee MacLean, author of Moody Cow Meditates


his wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a 9780861716838 | Trade cloth | 8” x 10” fun and exciting way. With the delightful 32 pages | $15.95 characters Monkey and his serene friend eBook 9780861718504 Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer August 2011 and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet universal and warm presentation will delight all readers. As our story begins, Monkey is not so mindful—his Monkey Mind constantly jumping from one thing to another—but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Happy Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the simple joy of doing what you’re doing while you’re doing it.

Moody Cow Meditates Kerry Lee MacLean 9780861715732 | 32 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719945


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Veggiyana The Dharma of Cooking: With 108 Deliciously Easy Vegetarian Recipes Sandra Garson Illustrations by Michelle Antonisse

Wholesome Food from the Whole Wide World


he kitchen is the most vital place on Earth, because even now in the age of iPads and hadron colliders, survival still depends on wholesome, nutri9780861716364 | 7” x 10” tious food. In keeping with this simple 352 pages | $19.95 truth, Veggiyana provides 108 tasty, eBook 9780861718818 beloved, and simple recipes from around OVERSIZE TWO-COLOR THROUGHOUT the world. And generously sprinkled September 2011 throughout are perfectly spiced morsels of time-tested wisdom on how to live a life that nourishes both body and spirit. Veggiyana brings the vitality of the world’s kitchens to your own with timeless wisdom and recipes to delight and inspire.

Sandra Garson is dedicated to the profound spiritual practice of caring for our bodies and healing others through the power of food and community. A long-time practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Tricycle, and The New Yorker. She has worked as a professional caterer, transformed the nutritional value of the diets of many monasteries in Nepal, and is regularly called upon to consult on the food for visiting Tibetan Buddhist dignitaries. She earned a degree in culinary history from Harvard University and is the author of How to Fix a Leek—and Other Fresh Food from Maine Farmers’ Markets. She lives in San Francisco.


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Veggiyana “When we take a meal, we enter into the process of merging with everything that surrounds us.” —John Daido Loori, The Metaphysics of Eating


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The Art of Disappearing The Buddha’s Path to Lasting Joy Ajahn Brahm From the author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? and Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond.


9780861716685 | 192 pages | $15.95 eBook ISBN 9780861718610 October 2011

e strive to make life go smoothly for ourselves and others, but that is expecting from the world something it cannot give. Ajahn Brahm presents timeless wisdom for learning to abandon the headwind of false expectations and follow instead the path of understanding in order to find true joy within. By releasing our attachment to past and future, hope and fear, we can settle into the stillness underlying all our thoughts and discover the bliss of the present moment.

Praise for Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life’s Difficulties Ajahn Brahm 9780861712786 288 pages | $15.95

“This is a wonderful collection that can be enjoyed by a broad audience.” —Publishers Weekly “Masterly storytelling and Dharma teaching, beautifully and effectively combined. The tales are at times hilarious, at times poignant; often both.” —Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

Praise for Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond “Riveting and real.” —Glenn Wallis, translator of The Dhammapada Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond A Meditator’s Handbook Ajahn Brahm 9780861712755 320 pages | $16.95

Ajahn Brahm grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in London and went on to earn a degree in theoretical physics from Cambridge University. A monk for over thirty years, Ajahn Brahm is a revered spiritual guide and the abbot of one of the largest monasteries in the southern hemisphere, regularly drawing multinational audiences of thousands.


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Wisdom Wide and Deep A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jh›na and Vipassan› Shaila Catherine


isdom Wide and Deep is a comprehensive guide to an in-depth training that emphasizes the application of concentrated attention (jh›na) to profound and liberating insight (vipassan›). With calm, tranquility, and composure established through a practical experience of jhan›, meditators are able to halt the seemingly endless battle against hindrances, eliminate distraction, and facilitate a penetrative insight into the subtle nature of matter and mind. 9780861716234 | 552 pages | $22.95 Wisdom Wide and Deep follows and eBook 9780861718528 October 2011 amplifies the teachings in Shaila Catherine’s acclaimed first book, Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Readers will learn to develop this profound stability, sustain an in-depth examination of the nuances of mind and matter, and ultimately unravel deeply conditioned patterns that perpetuate suffering. This fully detailed manual for the mind is a profoundly practical guide, sure to become a trusted companion to many inner explorers. “Highly recommended.” —Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace and One Dharma “Sure to become a classic for generations of practitioners.” —Kate Wheeler, editor of In This Very Life: Liberation Teachings of the Buddha Focused and Fearless A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity Shaila Catherine 9780861715602 278 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861719815

“This is the best book on these practices I have seen. It’s five-star.” —Christopher Titmuss, author of Mindfulness for Everyday Living

Shaila Catherine has been practicing meditation since 1980 and has taught internationally since 1996. Shaila is the founder of Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley.


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Zen Questions Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry Taigen Dan Leighton


en continuously questions. This does not necessarily involve finding answers, but rather finding a space in which to sustain questioning, being willing to remain present and upright in the middle of questions. Being able to do this enables us to live more flexibly, spaciously, and kindly with our not-knowing. Insights and responses may appear, of course— sometimes more frequently as we settle into the open spaciousness of meditation— but if the answers are worthy, they energize 9780861716456 | 276 pages | $17.95 the path of questioning. eBook 9780861717088 November 2011 This book begins by exploring “The World of Zazen”—the essential physical practice of sitting, the foundational practice of the Zen school—and presents it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. Then Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar, teacher, and translator, honoring the fact that most Zen teaching is not discursive, but rather poetic and imaginative, and deeply exploring the poetic mind of the ancient Japanese master Dogen, as well as the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and Bob Dylan. What’s more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America’s Founding Fathers and Zen’s liberating ideals and considers the deep conflict between consumerism and Zen and the Buddhist response to contemporary ecological and societal challenges.

Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen priest and Dharma successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the San Francisco Zen Center. He is the author of Faces of Compassion and Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra and is co-translator and editor of several Zen texts, including Cultivating the Empty Field, as well as The Wholehearted Way and Dogen’s Pure Standards for the Zen Community, both translated together with Shohaku Okumura. He currently teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies of the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union and leads the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate meditation group in Chicago.


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Essential Mind Training Thupten Jinpa

Time-tested wisdom for developing authentic compassion in the here and now.


ind training,� or lojong in Tibetan, is a method for practicing the golden rule, of learning to love your neighbor as yourself. Tibetans revere the mind-training tradition for its practical and down-to-earth advice, especially the teachings on turning adversity into opportunity. The key to happiness, 9780861712632 | 208 pages | $16.95 says mind training, is not a life free of eBook 9780861717149 problems but rather a heart free of resentNovember 2011 ment and clinging, and Essential Mind Training is full of guidance for cultivating new habits of the heart. Translated by the Dalai Lama’s own translator, this volume contains eighteen individual works from the earliest collection of mind-training literature, including such renowned classics as Eight Verses on Training the Mind and the Seven-Point Mind Training. The techniques offered here, by enhancing our capacity for compassion, love, and perseverance, can give us the freedom to embrace the world.

Educated at Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and at Cambridge University, Thupten Jinpa has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over two decades. He has translated and edited numerous books by the Dalai Lama, including The World of Tibetan Buddhism, Essence of the Heart Sutra, and Ethics for the New Millennium, and his own works include Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy. President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, he lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.


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Stages of the Buddha’s Teachings Three Key Texts Dölpa, Gampopa, and Sakya Pandita Translated by David P. Jackson, Ulrike Roesler, and Ken Holmes



he “stages of the teachings,” or tenrim genre of Tibetan spiritual writing, expounds the Mahayana teachings as a graded series of topics, from the practices required at the start of the 9780861714490 | Trade cloth bodhisattva’s career to the final perfect 864 pages | $59.95 awakening of buddhahood. The three texts eBook 9780861717989 in the present volume all exerted seminal November 2011 influence in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The first text, The Blue Compendium, presents the instructions of the Kadam teacher Potowa (1031–1106) as recorded by his student Dölpa (1059–1131). This text is followed by Gampopa’s (1079–1153) revered Ornament of Precious Liberation, which remains the most authoritative text on the path to enlightenment within the Kagyü school. The final text is Clarifying the Sage’s Intent, a masterwork by the preeminent sage of the Sakya tradition, Sakya Pandita (1182–1251).

David P. Jackson is professor emeritus of Tibetan studies at the University of Hamburg. The author of A Saint in Seattle, he is currently a curator with the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. He lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Ulrike Roesler teaches Indian studies at the University of Freiburg in Germany and specializes in the history of the Tibetan Kadampa tradition.

Ken Holmes studied in Dharamsala, India, before joining Samye Ling in Scotland, the first Tibetan monastery in the West, in 1970. As director of studies there, he has devoted the past forty years to researching, translating, and teaching. He spends much of the year teaching in Europe and Africa.


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Tsongkhapa’s Praise for Dependent Relativity Lobsang Gyatso and Geshe Graham Woodhouse


songkhapa (1357–1419), the author of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and the teacher of the First Dalai Lama, is renowned as one of the greatest scholarsaints that Tibet has ever produced. He composed his poetic Praise for Dependent Relativity the very morning that he abandoned confusion 9780861712649 | 160 pages | $16.95 and attained the final eBook 9780861717217 October 2011 view, the clear realization of emptiness that is the essence of wisdom. English monk Graham Woodhouse, a longtime student of Buddhism who lives near the Dalai Lama’s residence in northern India, translates Tsongkhapa’s celebrated text and conveys for modern readers the teachings he received from his teacher, the late Venerable Lobsang Gyatso.

Lobsang Gyatso was born in 1928 in a small village in eastern Tibet. He became a monk at the age of eleven, and in 1945 traveled to central Tibet to study at Drepung Monastery. Fleeing Tibet in 1959, he went on to found the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India, in 1974. He died in February 1997. A British monk, Graham Woodhouse is one of the very few Westerners trained in the traditional Tibetan way as a geshe. A graduate of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, he has deep knowledge of the texts, skill in translating, and an ability to convey the subtleties of Buddhist thought in lucid English.


Spring 2011 Titles

Sex and the Spiritual Teacher Why It Happens, When It’s a Problem, and What We All Can Do Scott Edelstein Introduction by Mic Hunter Afterword by Anne Katherine “This is the book we should all read before we need it.” —Jean Illsley Clarke, author of Self Esteem: A Family Affair “Scott Edelstein courageously turns toward a topic so many individuals and institutions turn away from—sexual transgressions between spiritual teachers and their students. With compassion 9780861715961 | 236 pages | $16.95 and wisdom, he explores the understandable, eBook 9780861716449 human reasons that these transgressions so often arise, without wavering in the clear message that they must be avoided. Every student and teacher in any spiritual tradition should read this book immediately—and more than once.”—Lizabeth Roemer, Ph.D., co-author of The Mindful Way through Anxiety

Mixing Minds The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Pilar Jennings “Vividly and beautifully written.” —Neil Altman, author of The Analyst in the Inner City

9780861716166 288 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861716135


“An engaging account that puts the relational encounter of two human beings at the center of both practices. Jennings enriches stories about her own analyst and her Tibetan lama with an easy and wide-ranging fluency in both psychoanalytic theory and Buddhist thought.” —Barry Magid, author of Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

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Zen’s Chinese Heritage The Masters and Their Teachings Andy Ferguson Foreword by Reb Anderson and a new foreword by Steven Heine “This excellent book reminds us of the vast patrimony of Buddhist spiritual knowledge that comes not from Japan but China. Ferguson’s work is at once a history and an anthology of this fascinating tradition and includes many koans, anecdotes, and stories. This splendid repository should give instruction and pleasure to the general reader as well as the professed Buddhist. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

9780861716173 576 pages | $26.95 eBook 9780861716043

Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger “These guys are my heroes, and Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger have done a tremendous job of bringing their stories to life. It’s important to put a spotlight on the radical, rebellious characters who have shaped the Zen Buddhist lineage. I really like this book.” —Brad Warner, author of Hardcore Zen

9780861716913 264 pages | $16.95


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Freeing the Heart and Mind Introduction to the Buddhist Path Sakya Trizin


is Holiness Sakya Trizin presents the timeless wisdom of the Buddhist path—from the Four Noble Truths to developing a heart of true compassion. Freeing the Heart and Mind is a beautiful introduction to Buddhism from one of Tibet’s most renowned figures.

Includes four full-color images of remarkable Sakya masters of the past.

9780861716388 184 pages | $15.95

Prince Siddhartha The Story of Buddha Jonathan Landaw and Janet Brooke

T 9780861716531 | 7.75” x 10” 144 pages | $19.95 full-color illustrations eBook 9780861719884

his is the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he became Buddha, the Awakened One. Beautiful full-color illustrations depict each major event in the Buddha’s life, awakening, and teaching. His message of non-violence, lovingkindness, and unselfishness is movingly and clearly told in a way that children and their parents can relate to and bring to life in themselves.

Joyously through the Days Living the Journey of Spiritual Practice Les Kaye Foreword by Huston Smith “A wise and practical book.”—Huston Smith “An uplifting work combining grounded good sense with soaring poetic beauty.” —Grace Schireson, author of Zen Women

9780861716814 | 208 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861716197


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Principles of Buddhist Tantra Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche Translated by Ian Coghlan and Voula Zarpani


irti Tsenshap Rinpoche was revered as a teacher by even the Dalai Lama. He was known especially as a master of Buddhist tantra, and the teachings in this book are a singular record of his deep learning in that field. Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche explains the distinctive features of the four classes of tantra—action tantra, performance tantra, yoga tantra, and highest yoga tantra—by describing the way one progresses through their paths and levels. Finally, he gives a special treatment of the unique methods of Kalachakra tantra, which is regularly taught around the globe by the Dalai Lama.

9780861712977 496 pages | $24.95

The Promise of Amida Buddha Ho- nen’s Path to Bliss Translated by Jøji Atone and Yøko Hayashi

9780861716968 | trade cloth 496 pages | $39.95

“This text is of inestimable value in understanding Ho-nen’s seminal teaching in his own words. Dr. Atone’s translation is readable and clear. This book gives the spectrum of Ho-nen’s thought, making clear the Pure Land tradition’s popular appeal. It will be of great benefit to scholars, students, and practitioners as well.” —Alfred Bloom, professor emeritus, University of Hawaii


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The Book of MU Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan Edited by James Ishmael Ford and Melissa Myozen Blacker Foreword by John Tarrant “This is a tremendous book, subtle and beautiful. Its power creeps up on you in the midst of reading. This book takes the reader beyond the words—a universe between two covers.” —Deborah Schoeberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness 9780861716432 334 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861716098

“Sure to inspire.” —Steven Heine, for Buddhadharma

Moon by the Window The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

Shodo Harada


oon by the Window is a gorgeously printed collection of 108 pieces of Shodo Harada’s calligraphic Zen masterpieces—assembled over decades—drawn from the rich poetic literature of the Zen tradition, each paired with an equally beautiful Zen teaching.

With 108 two-color illustrations, this gorgeous volume will be treasured by poetry- and fine art–lovers alike.


9780861716487 | 8.5” x 10” 264 pages | $24.95 eBook 9780861716340

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Meditation on the Nature of Mind The Dalai Lama Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub José Ignacio Cabezón


nderstanding of the mind’s nature is at the core of Buddhism, the key to success in meditation and to the profound insights at the heart of the Buddha’s path. The text at the center of this book, the “Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition” by the Tibetan scholar Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub (1561–1637), combines both theory and practical instructions for meditating on the nature 9780861716289 | 232 pages | $16.95 of mind. The work is easily accessible and eBook 9780861716296 nonsectarian in its approach, with liberal citations from across the Indian and Tibetan Buddhist spectrum. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s broad-ranging overview of this important text in the first part of this book insightfully distills some of the most central themes of Buddhism.

Stilling the Mind Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence B. Alan Wallace


or those of us in the modern world with hectic lives, the ancient teachings of Buddhist masters can be nearly impenetrable. To approach them, we need a guide, a helping hand from someone who is like ourselves but who has spent years learning the ins and outs of the sometimessecretive world of Tibetan Buddhist practice. Bestselling author and former Buddhist monk Alan Wallace is one such guide. With his trademark enthusiasm and 9780861716906 keen intelligence, he introduces us here to 224 pages | $17.95 one of the most cherished works of the eBook 9780861716494 Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence. Dudjom Lingpa, a nineteenth-century master, profoundly affected the shape of the Tibetan Buddhism we know today, and this is his most seminal work on meditation.


MINDFUL LIVING How to Be Sick A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers Toni Bernhard | foreword by Sylvia Boorstein 9780861716265 | 216 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719266

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything Deborah Schoeberlein with Suki Sheth, Ph.D. 9780861715671 | 224 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719914

Mindful Politics A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place Edited by Melvin McLeod (Editor-in-Chief of Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma) 9780861712984 | 320 pages | $16.95

Mindfulness Yoga The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind Frank Jude Boccio | foreword by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. 9780861713356 | 8.25” x 10” | 368 pages | $19.95 eBook 9780861719754

Mindful Therapy A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals Thomas Bien, Ph.D. 9780861712922 | 304 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861717156

The Attention Revolution Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D. | foreword by Daniel Goleman 9780861712762 | 224 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719907


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isdom Publications is dedicated to making available authentic Buddhist works for the benefit of all. We publish translations of canonical texts, commentaries and teachings of past and contemporary Buddhist masters, and original works by the world’s leading Buddhist scholars. We publish our titles with the appreciation of Buddhism as a living philosophy and with the special commitment to preserve and transmit important works from all the major Buddhist traditions. Wisdom Publications 199 Elm Street Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 USA Phone: 617-776-7416 Fax: 617-776-7841

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