Mind, Body & Spirit

Just be, Grasshopper. You are ready to practice Zen now. This is one of the very best books on Zen ever written. Written by the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Suzuki Roshi designed this to be read by experienced meditators and novices alike. No need for more words at this time. Just read. - Jason

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice Cover Image
By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

What is everyone were truly awake? In this bestselling follow up to The Power of Now, Tolle imagines a world in which all people have had a spiritual awakening, giving us a new Utopian blueprint. He expands on the message of being fully present, and offers an optimistic vision for all of civilization. In what can often seem like discouraging times, this is an inspiring book. - Jason

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A New Earth (Oprah #61): Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452289963
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Published: Penguin Books - January 30th, 2008

Growing up an introvert in a society that favors extroversion, I’ve always felt like a bit of a freak. Reading Quiet changed my life. Cain shows us that our current society undervalues introverts, and that it hasn’t always been this way. She helps us imagine a world where introverts are properly understood and offers invaluable advice for introverts and extroverts alike! - Natalie

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307352156
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Published: Broadway Books - January 29th, 2013

We all know Cheryl Strayed as the author of Wild, but she is also an advice columnist and host of the “radically empathetic” podcast Dear Sugar. In these selections from her column, she expresses her advice beautifully, interspersing personal stories with poetic yet practical advice. In every response to her readers, her uncommon compassion shines through. Strayed is my empath hero. - Natalie

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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

Santa Cruz native Noah Levine couldn’t kick. All the punk life had gotten him was high and behind bars, until his dad (Buddhist teacher Stephen Levine) visited him in jail, and said “learn to meditate.” Since then, this bad-boy-turned-spiritual-Guru has started an international movement of Buddhist-based recovery from drugs and alcohol. - Jason

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Dharma Punx Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060008956
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Published: HarperOne - May 4th, 2004

This is the optimistic eco-conscious treatise you are looking for. Written by a true radical thinker, and Yale educated philosopher, Eisenstein focuses mostly on the environment and what he calls a societal separation anxiety disorder, offering an alternative of interdependence between humanity and the planet. - Jason

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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Sacred Activism #2) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781583947241
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 5th, 2013

Many of the world’s signs, sigils, and symbols, both known and obscure, are included with descriptions of their history and meaning along with pages of greater length explaining pantheons and greater concepts. This book has been a great resource for uncovering broad swaths or looking for something more minute. - Ian

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Signs & Symbols Cover Image
By Miranda Bruce-Mitford (Contribution by), DK
$26.00
ISBN: 9780756633936
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - June 1st, 2008

I’ve been taking resistance flexibility classes and have enjoyed reading Bob Cooley’s book to learn how these stretches correlate to particular Chinese meridians and thus affect not only the health of the muscles but other aspects as well, like increased circulation, improved immunity, and muchmore. He describes the psychological effects of the stretches too. A fascinating read for a great modality that has been improving my flexibility and strength!—Rachael Shishido, yoga teacher  

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The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780743270878
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 6th, 2005

As civilization approaches technological singularity, what role will God play? In this brilliant new treatise, Wilbur lays out how religions need to adjust to remain relevant. Using Buddhism as an example, he explains how faith and reason—that is, “waking up” and “growing up”—must coalesce in order for humanity to truly evolve. Reading this book opens up your third eye. - Jason

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The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781611803006
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Published: Shambhala - May 2nd, 2017

Hi, my name is Ivy and I am an awkward person. I have been all my life. There’s nothing inherently wrong with me, I’ve just always been a little weirdo whose foot finds her mouth quite frequently. This slim volume, written by an expert with a layperson’s voice, helped arm me with simple things to make social interactions a little bit easier and lot less stressful. - Ivy

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Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062429155
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2017

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