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September 2010

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Bodhipaksa's latest book arrives October 1, 2010!

Living as a RiverLiving as a River
by Bodhipaksa

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.

On practice

sunsetLiving the Dharma
by Sunada

Sunada writes, "As many of you know, I was away on a month-long meditation retreat during July. I have to say it was the most valuable thing I've done in years. It will take me a long time to digest and write about it, but here's my first stab."

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garden wallSomething there is that doesn't love a wall
by Mandy Sutter

Mandy Sutter writes, "I made three resolutions for this year's summer trip: be extra patient with my partner, don't drink wine every day, and meditate. By the end of week one however, wine bottles were chinking in campsite recycling bins, I'd shouted GET ON WITH IT several times and had only meditated once, on the first morning..."

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handsHave less, give more
by Bodhipaksa

Bodhipaksa shares his thoughts on recent findings that people with less money are more willing to give to others in need.

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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"The Invisible Presence," by Michael Gurian
Reviewed by William Harryman

William Harryman reviews a book on how a man's relationship with his mother affects all his relationships with women, written by a world leader in gender studies.

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book cover"When in Doubt, Make Belief," by Jeff Bell
Reviewed by Bodhipaksa

Author Jeff Bell lives with OCD and wrote this memoir to help others live well with the condition. But it turns out that Bell has something to say to all of us. In this review, Bodhipaksa draws out these universal stories and tips that can help us to face our own self-doubt.

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Where are our news stories?

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As of August 30, we're no longer posting news stories on the Wildmind site. A recent Wired article revealed that a company called Righthaven has purchased the rights to the news stories published by two large newspaper groups, and has begin aggressively suing bloggers. So we've decided that it's wisest to take down virtually all of our news stories rather than risk being bankrupted.

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