Jarvis Jay Masters has been on death row in San Quentin State Prison for 30 years. He became famous after renowned Shambhala Buddhist, Pema Chodron, wrote about him.
Opening with a Foreword (written by the iconic Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman) that oozes praise from the very get-go, one can’t help but be skeptical.
“Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”
Norman Fischer is a Zen poet and teacher, translator, and former co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center and presently director of the Everyday Zen Foundation.
“even readers already somewhat familiar with Sulak’s extraordinary life will find many things here to engage and surprise.”
To Heal a Wounded Heart: The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action by Pilar Jennings PhD is a tender and compassionate memoir of the experiences of an early career p
The very human side of Alan Watts, the East-meets-West scholar of the 1950s and libertine philosopher of the 1960s, comes alive in this wide-ranging collection of letters compiled by his two eldest
Two points stand out about this short book. First and foremost is the Dalai Lama himself. The book’s message pales beside the author himself. He laughs.
This big biography of Philip Whalen (1923–2003) brings the man, his vision, and his writings up close.
“This is not to say that the book lacks purpose, but that perhaps it takes on too much in the vastness of its overview.”
“. . . full of sly, scholarly challenges to the common wisdom peddled as dharma, karma, and nirvana.”
“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”
“Combined with brief but practical exercises for meditation and actualization, Mr.
Bluntly, boldly, this book urges Buddhists to adapt its “radical teachings on forgiveness, compassion, and kindness.” Readers of Noah Levine’s streetwise memoir Dharma Punx (2004) will fin
Jason Siff advises “what to do when the instructions get in the way.” That is, for both beginning and experienced meditation students, he encourages practitioners to relax.