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The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544416581
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 25th, 2020

The first authoritative biography of the Dalai Lama—a story by turns inspiring and shocking—from an acclaimed Tibetan scholar with exceptional access to his subject.
 
The Dalai Lama’s message of peace and compassion resonates with people of all faiths and none. Yet, for all his worldwide fame, he remains personally elusive.


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Swimming in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062890009
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Published: William Morrow - April 28th, 2020

An exquisite debut from a talented artist, Tomasz Jedrowski has told far more than a story with 'Swimming in the Dark.' Through Ludwik and Janusz, he allows the reader to peel back the deeply personal and too often tragic dimensions of our inner-turmoil, and of the impossible decisions we face through a lifetime.  He artfully guides us through a philisophical and passionate picture of love, rebellion, family, and the meaning of home.  By the time I flipped to the very last page, a single tear finally released itself, at once blurring my vision, and enveloping myself into the life of both anguish and possibility.


Just So: Money, Materialism, and the Ineffable, Intelligent Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683642947
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Published: Sounds True - February 25th, 2020

From the luminary and prophetic Alan Watts, an invitation to embrace pleasure, play, and connection in our ever-evolving world


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780316478526
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Engaging and urgent, 'Talking to Strangers' suggests that perhaps we don't know what we think we know about the people we don't know. This causes us to default-to-fear, and the implications are as far reaching as you can imagine. This is a necessary and timely conversation, and my favorite book of the year!


Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512835
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 12th, 2019

"Beautiful, brilliant, bold... Tantamount to a slice from the Americana songbook." --Christopher John Stephens, PopMatters


Thomas Berry: A Biography Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780231176989
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Published: Columbia University Press - June 4th, 2019

Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was one of the twentieth century's most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity's relationship to the earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times.


In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Cover Image
By Gabor Maté, Peter A. Levine (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781556438806
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Published: North Atlantic Books - January 5th, 2010

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.


How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594204227
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Published: Penguin Press - May 15th, 2018

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018

A New York Times Notable Book 

The #1 New York Times bestseller.


Journey of the Universe Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780300209433
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Published: Yale University Press - October 21st, 2014

An epic story of the emergence of the universe and of the community of life, with a new vision for how we might bring forth a vibrant Earth Community

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth.


The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback


The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250092700
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 1st, 2016

The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present.


This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316068222
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009

Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This is Water. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion?


The Meaning of Happiness: The Quest for Freedom of the Spirit in Modern Psychology and the Wisdom of the East Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608685400
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Published: New World Library - August 25th, 2018

Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something.


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