Colin Dickey’s Afterlives of the Saints (Unbridled, $24.95) is an intelligent, engaging introduction to the strangest of Catholic saints. From the most extreme ascetics, like Saint Simeon—said to have lived on a pillar for almost forty years—to the way one becomes the patron saint of barbeques (hint: it involves a fire, a martyr, and a grill), Dickey’s interwoven essays examine the origin stories of a handful of saints and how their myths have evolved over the centuries. Dickey is deliciously witty and insightful, and his cast is not only sacred but infinitely entertaining.
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Published: Unbridled Books - June 12th, 2012

This series of lectures by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki is considered a classic of Western Buddhist literature. Suzuki's Buddhism has been called 'ordinary' – his teachings are not about trying to attain enlightenment. Instead, they are about keeping an open mind ('beginner's mind') and the right attitude in order to maintain a practice of meditation. Read this book if you are just starting on the Zen path, or if you've been practicing for years, or even if you are not a Buddhist at all – everyone can find something in Suzuki's teachings (it's also a book that stands up very well to re-reading).

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590302675
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Published: Shambhala - October 10th, 2006

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by), David Chadwick (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

In The Open Road: The Global Journey Of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Vintage, $14.95) Pico Iyer blends spiritual teaching with a personal account of the character of the man Tenzin Gyatso. Iyer charts how political circumstances and the Dalai Lama’s own intellectual and scientific curiosity have caused him to lead once-isolated Tibet in a direction unanticipated when Gyatso was born. Iyer simultaneously debunks the mythical hype and elaborates the mystical appeal of traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice, providing a complex portrait and fascinating historical study of an internationally influential and intriguing public figure.

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ISBN: 9780307387554
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Published: Vintage - March 10th, 2009

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