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October 2010

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Bodhipaksa's latest book is here!

Living as a RiverLiving as a River
by Bodhipaksa

If you're a fan of Bodhipaksa's work on Wildmind, or of his books and CDs, you'll love his new book on embracing change. (You might also love that it's 20% off, and that there's free shipping in the US until 10/10/10).

What happens when we embrace the flow of life? We stop suffering. In Living as a River, Bodhipaksa conducts a masterful investigation of the nature of self, with an eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change.

"An interesting, lively, and genuinely illuminating teaching of dharma." - Jack Kornfield

"At a time when it's increasingly challenging to find clear and honest direction on the spiritual path, Living as a River offers contemporary insight into an ancient practice and wise counsel we can trust. This book is both beautifully written and useful to ... all serious seekers." - Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of Eyes Wide Open and Halfway Up the Mountain

Visit the book's website for further details, or buy here!

On practice

roadBeing the river
by Bodhipaksa

In this excerpt from the chapter on the Water Element, Bodhipaksa discusses how water is the archetype of all change. All things flow, and we ourselves are not static and separate entities, but eddies in the stream of life.

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roadA slow, true path
by Sunada

Sunada shares a beautiful post that came into her e-mail recently. It's a wonderfully simple and clear exposition of the Buddhist view of life, and she thought she'd share it in the hope that might resonate for some of you as well.

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garden wallWhen meditation seems impossible
by Mandy Sutter

Mandy Sutter writes, "My partner goes for a run and comes back looking despondent. 'I struggled all the way round,' he says. 'It was as if I'd never run before.' He has run several times a week for 3 years now."

As a meditator, she sometimes knows just how he feels. What do we do when meditation seems impossible?

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handsTry a little tenderness
by Srimati

Srimati, who is currently on a rural retreat with her family, explores how life's "downs" can be valuable opportunities to learn and grow -- as long as you remember to try a little tenderness -- and she shares a powerful method for cultivating inner peace.

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New audiobook on Mantra Meditations

cd coverSacred Sound: Mantra Meditations for Centeredness and Inspiration
by Bodhipaksa and Sunada

Bodhipaksa and Sunada combine forces to bring you Wildmind's complete guide to mantra meditations. You will learn:

  • how mantras can help us develop confidence, compassion, and wisdom
  • preparatory exercises to relax the body and free the breath
  • seven beautiful mantras chanted for listening and learning
  • in-depth explanations of each of the seven mantras

The audiobook comes with a printer-friendly companion guide containing images, pronunciation keys, and musical notations

Price: 19.95, free to all Life Members
Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes.
Quality: 320kb/s - CD quality.
Format: MP3 download.

A free five-minute sampler of extracts from Sacred Sound is available.

Visit Wildmind's online store for further details.

Book reviews

book cover"Together Under One Roof," by Lin Jensen
Reviewed by Lokabandhu

Lokabandhu, himself a peace activist (read his other articles here), finds Lin Jensen's new book to be a moving evocation of Buddhism's ethos of lovingkindness.

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book cover"The Flowing Bridge ," by Elaine MacInnes
Reviewed by Renée Miller

We've all heard of "the sound of one hand clapping," but what are koans really about? Writer Renée Miller introduces a book on Zen koans written by Elaine Miller, who is both a Catholic nun and a Zen priest.

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book cover"Dharma in Hell," by Fleet Maull
Reviewed by Priyamitra

In a sense we all live in a prison, but a life of literal confinement can force us to confront our existential situation -- and our need for change -- with unflinching honesty. Priyamitra -- a prison volunteer -- outlines Fleet Maull's journey from drug dealer to Dharma teacher -- via hell.

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book cover"Pocket Peace: Practices for Enlightened Living," by Allan Lokos
Reviewed by Joel Wyatt

In Pocket Peace, Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center located on New York City's upper west side, offers some practical advice for those of us who are seeking to create more balance in our lives. Joel Wyatt, our latest guest blogger, follows Lokos along the path to peace.

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