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By Thich Nhat Hanh, Anh Huong Nguyen. 1992
The Buddha and his disciple Subhuti teach us how to cut through our dualistic ways of looking at the world… in order to have a deeper contact with the wondrous reality that is inside us and all around us. 1992.
By Thomas F Cleary. 1994
Statements of ethical and spiritual principle as guides in finding inner tranquillity. Written in the fifth century B.C., these teachings… focus on "mastery and purification of the self, strength and sobriety of character, and the ultimate attainment of freedom and independence." 1994.
By Mary Rose O'Reilley. 2000
O'Reilley embarked on a year of tending sheep. In this often hilarious book, she describes her work in an agricultural… barn and her extended visit to a Buddhist monastery in France. She seeks in both places a spirituality based not in "climbing out of the body" but rather in existing fully in the world. 2000.
By Tom Monte, Elliot Tiber. 2009
This is the extraordinary, behind-the-scenes tale of how Woodstock went from a pipe dream to the most iconic rock concert… of all time. Elliot Tiber, then known as Eliyahu Teichberg, was a budding painter in the 1960s. He also happened to be head of his local chamber of commerce--and owner of the yearly permit to hold summer music concerts. The rest, as they say, is history. 2009.
By Pema Chödrön. 1994
A handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, and how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine… compassion toward others. The author shows how to "start where we are" - embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives - and frames her teachings around 59 traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims. 2001, c1994.
By Joanna Brooks, Alex Cooper. 2016
Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their fifteen-year-old daughter to Utah, where… they signed over their parental rights to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to "cure" Alex. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed "residential treatment program," a virtual gulag where thousands of American teenagers have been sent by fundamentalist parents. Forbidden from attending school, Alex was beaten and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks that literally broke her back. "God's plan does not apply to gay people," her captors told her, using faith as a cudgel to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law's protection as an openly gay teenager. 2016.
By Rita Mae Brown. 1997
Autobiography of the openly lesbian novelist who has co-authored mysteries with her cat, Sneaky Pie. Describes her illegitimate birth, adoption… by relatives, and southern childhood; how she became an advocate for women's rights; and her relationships with tennis star Martina Navratilova and author Fannie Flagg. Some strong language. c1997.
By Sarah Prager. 2017
A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares hip, engaging facts about 23 influential gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman… Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
By Jacques Brosse. 2007
L'auteur, philosophe et maître zen, s'interroge sur le sens que nous pouvons donner à notre vie et sur notre présence… en ce monde. Une méditation sur le mystère de l'existence s'appuyant sur les philosophes d'Orient et d'Occident. 2007.
By K. Sri Dhammananda. 1999
By Eléna Roerich, Rosalie Casella, Yves Chaumette. 1991
L'auteure nous parle du bouddhisme : "Le terme bouddha n'est pas un nom, mais indique un état d'esprit, un esprit… parvenu au point le plus élevé de son développement. Traduit littéralement, il signifie "l'illuminé"...". 1991.
By Lodrö Palmo. 2015
" En juillet 2000, Danielle Lamoureux fait sa petite valise et met le cap sur la Nouvelle-Écosse, où elle passe… les neuf années suivantes à l'abbaye de Gampo, dirigée par Ani Pema Chödron. Elle y prend les vœux monastiques dans la tradition bouddhiste de Shambhala. Elle devient Ani Lodrö Palmo. Dans L'armée de la bienveillance, l'auteure, sous forme de lettres à son fils, livre le récit captivant de l'expérience spirituelle authentique qu'elle a vécue au Cap-Breton. En plus de témoigner de sa transformation profonde, Ani Lodrö Palmo répond à la soif de sens actuelle et nous aide à composer avec les petits et grands défis de la vie. Convaincue qu'il nest pas nécessaire de se retirer du monde pour trouver la paix de l'esprit, capable de prouver qu'il y a un monastère dans le cœur de tous les êtres humains, elle s'applique, à l'aide d'enseignements simples, tout en douceur, à éveiller la nonne ou le moine qui dort en chacun de nous. " -- 4e de couv.
By Lhakpa Yeshe, Anne-Laure Estèves. 2018
Dix contes tibétains est un recueil d'histoires ancestrales qui ont pour thème l'essence même du bouddhisme : la compassion.Ces contes… à la beauté sobre et sublime éveilleront votre esprit et le nourriront. Ils vous inviteront à effectuer les changements auxquels vous aspirez pour être en harmonie avec vous-même et avec les autres. 2018. Titre uniforme: Ten tales from Tibet.
By Elspeth Cameron. 1997
Elspeth Cameron, a literary biographer, shares her journey from an unhappy marriage to the realization that she is a lesbian.… Along the way she must deal with her own confused feelings and the reactions of her friends and family to her decision. Some descriptions of sex. c1997.
By David Aretha. 2010
Only after his assassination did America truly begin to understand Milk's impact on the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and… transgender people. Documents his life from his birth on Long Island, to his struggle for an identity, through his calling as a gay-rights activist and politician in San Francisco. For junior high readers. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2010.
By Lillian Faderman. 2003
Faderman is known as the foremother of gay and lesbian studies, yet few would suspect she was the illegitimate child… of a guilt-obsessed single mother, that she tried to please her mom by becoming a movie star, or that she worked her way through college as a stripper. Faderman's mother and aunt left Latvia in 1923 to work in New York and send back money to their family, but neither could save their loved ones from Hitler's Holocaust, which tormented Faderman's mother endlessly. Trying to make her life meaningful and redeem her mother's suffering, Faderman eventually entered the University of California at Berkeley, ultimately achieving a Ph.D., a baby, a lover, and becoming a groundbreaking scholar of gay and lesbian studies. Some strong language and descriptions of violence, descriptions of sex. 2003.
By Mathieu Ricard, Xuan Thuan Trinh. 2000
Ces entretiens reflètent deux tranches de vie: celle d'un astrophysicien né bouddhiste qui souhaite confronter ses connaissances scientifiques avec ses… sources philosophiques, et celle d'un scientifique occidental qui est devenu moine bouddhiste et dont l'expérience personelle l'a conduit à comparer deux approches de la réalité. 2000.
By Matthieu Ricard, Jean François Revel. 1997
By Kankyo Tannier. 2017
By James Hart. 2017
This is Jim Hart's story: how he survived a violent childhood home, how he overcame obsessive dependencies, and how he… finally found the strength to be his true self. A master at building relationships, Jim is charming, funny, and a great listener. His success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarefied air of Martha's Vineyard. But after more than twenty years of being sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and--as he began to confront his own sexuality--even with himself. With profound clarity and thoughtful language, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, and above all, love. 2017.