Thich Nhat Hanh, HarperOne Is there anyone without some fear? With the experience of fear comes a constant search for a way out of it. There is no instantaneous relief. But the enlightened Ones state there is a path to freedom from fear. First we must understand our fears and their source. Then the fear... Continue Reading →
Exercises for Joints and Glands: Simple Movements to Enhance Your Well-Being
Swami Rama, Himalayan Institute Press If you are looking for non-intimidating yoga that will gently stretch you and relieve tension, this book is worth looking at. Written by a great adept of yoga, the book is well illustrated with simple, easy-to-read text. The instructions are clear. The seated exercises chapter includes massage and movements for... Continue Reading →
Conquest of Mind
Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press The word “meditation” seems to provoke significant apprehension and hesitation in many friends and family members. Yet there is some reluctant curiosity due to all of the benefits cited in the media. Conquest of Mind by Eknath Easwaran may be a benign, gentle introduction for those who fear meditation. The author... Continue Reading →
Osamu Tezuka, Vertical Inc. Serious philosophy in graphic novels can be entertaining and fun! It is humorous and light-hearted yet serious and gripping in this eight-volume set of graphic novels by Osamu Tezuka. Tezuka is referred to as the father of manga, or Japanese comics. I am not into graphic novels but husband Raj loved manga,... Continue Reading →
Breath by Breath
Larry Rosenberg and David Guy, Shambhala Classics Engaging the reader into the depths of meditation is not easy. Breath by Breath is an in-depth look into meditation that succeeds in doing just that. It is a translation and commentary on one of the Buddha’s core teachings, the Anapanasati Sutra. Like all of the Buddha’s teachings,... Continue Reading →
Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka
“The universe exists for each of us only when we experience it with body and mind. It is never elsewhere, it is always here and now.”
The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
I want to tell you something, perhaps the way to find out what is reality—not the way as a system, but how to set about it. And if you can find this for yourself, there will not be one speaker, there will be all of us talking, all of us expressing that reality in our lives where we are….Truth cannot be accumulated.
Nine Principal Upanishads
Whether the reader has an interest in yoga, meditation, spirituality or simply reading beautifully composed writing on the philosophy of life, the Upanishads are worth the time. At the very least, we see how so much meaning can be conveyed in the fewest possible lyrical words, enriching our lives with meaning.
Path of Fire and Light: Advanced Practices of Yoga
Swami Rama, Himalayan Institute Press There is a whole mysterious world to be discovered through our breath. The breath marks the beginning, duration, and end of life. Our constant companion, it plays the most significant role in our lives. Yet, we know nothing about it. The subject of this fascinating book is pranayama. Swami Rama... Continue Reading →