Selected Works

non-fiction books and articles
Highlighting 16 qualities that make a great person and lead to spiritual awakening, this is the first book to feature the life and teachings of Anagarika Munindra, the meditation master who taught so many of today's prominent dharma teachers in the West and helped start the contemporary mindfulness movement.
Can one of the world’s happiest countries survive the 21st century?
Honors worldwide spirituality grounded in the body and its senses.
Ethical speech is a neglected but essential aspect of spiritual practice.
Sayadaw U Tejaniya emphasizes practicing in a relaxed but continuous manner rather than forcing one's effort.
How silence soothes.
Our view of the body influences how we work with it in spiritual practices.

Change Your Mind and Your Brain Will Follow

Historically, the relationship between science and religion has resembled a divorce made in hell rather than a match made in heaven. But the two camps have recently found some common ground, thanks to an unusual series of dialogues between Western scientists and the Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Organized since 1987 by the Mind & Life Institute, a nonprofit that fosters collaboration between eminent researchers and leading figures in Buddhism, these dialogues point to the possibility of a new kind of relationship, one in which both partners contribute vital answers to one of life’s big questions: How can we overcome negative emotions and cultivate positive ones?
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