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Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears
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Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

By Pema Chodron

Ever feel trapped in the same old habits and painful emotions time and time again? These are patterns we all face, and sometimes they feel impossible to shake. So how can we get unstuck? Drawing on time-honored Buddhist teachings on shenpa (all the attachments and compulsions that cause us suffering), Pema Chödrön shows how certain habits of mind tend to "hook" us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred, addiction, and so much more--and, most of all, how we can liberate ourselves from them. "This path entails uncovering three basic human qualities," explains Pema. "They are natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness. Everyone, everywhere, all over the globe, has these qualities and can call on them to help themselves and others." Pema shares insights and exercises from her lifetime of practice that we can immediately put to use in our lives to awaken these essential qualities and help us to take a bold leap toward a new way of living--one that will bring about positive transformation for ourselves and for our troubled world.

$16.95

Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices
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Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

6"x 9" paperback. Transcending brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly inclusive trans Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large. While trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary practitioners have experienced empowerment and healing through their commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, they also share their experiences of isolation, transphobia, and aggression. In this diverse collection we hear the firsthand accounts, thoughts, and reflections of trans Buddhists from a variety of different lineages in an open invitation for all Buddhists to bring the issue of gender identity into the sangha, into the discourse, and onto the cushion. Only by doing so can we develop insight into our circumstances and grasp our true, essential nature.

$16.95

Practicing Peace
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Practicing Peace

By Chodron, Pema

Can there be hope for a peaceful future in times like these? How can we overcome our sense of helplessness when problems seem so big and tensions so strong? The author shows us how to look deeply at the underlining causes of these tensions and how we really can create a more peaceful world- by starting right where we are and learning to see the seeds of hostility in our hearts. She draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of anger, aggression, hatred, and war, and offers practical techniques all of us can use to work for genuine, lasting peace in our own lives and in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.

$12.95

Mindfulness Survival Kit, The:
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Mindfulness Survival Kit, The:

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Five Precepts- not to kill, steal, commit sexual misconduct, lie, or take intoxicants- are the Buddha's guidelines for living a happy, fulfilled, and ethical life. In this all-new commentary on the five precepts, the author shows us how to apply these practices in our daily lives. This book shows how we can use these guidelines to make our lives more meaningful and satisfying. This secular, contemporary telling of the precepts show us how ancient teachings can be reinterpreted as a practical and relevant roadmap for our times.

$12.95