Books

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Dipa Ma

The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master

By Amy Schmidt

The Dharma Book Club selection, October 2021

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In Paradise

A Novel

By Peter Matthiessen

Referenced in the September, 2021 Contemplation, and the Dharma Book Club selection, September 2021

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Ten Poems for Difficult Times

Ten Poems Series

By Roger Housden

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Practice Group, July 25, 2021

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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing

By David A Treleaven

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Practice Group, July 25, 2021

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The Transformation

Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

By James S. Gordon M.D.

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Practice Group, July 25, 2021

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The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

By Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Practice Group, July 25, 2021

Finding the Mother Tree

Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

By Suzanne Simard

The South Bay InsightLA Dharma Book Club Selection, July 2021

What the Buddha Taught

Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

By Walpola Rahula

Referenced at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center Meditation, June 20, 2021

The Deepest Peace

Contemplations from a Season of Stillness

By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Referenced in the June, 2021 Contemplation

The Grace in Aging

Awaken as You Grow Older

By Kathleen Dowling Singh

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Practice Group, May 9, 2021

When You Greet Me I Bow

Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen

By Norman Fischer

Referenced in the May, 2021Contemplation and the Dharma Book Club August, 2021 Selection

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Drinking from the River of Light

The Life of Expression

By Mark Nepo

Referenced at the South Bay InsightLA Dharma Workshop "Haiku by our Sangha" March, 2021

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Haiku Mind

108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart

By Patricia Donegan

Referenced at the South Bay InsightLA Dharma Workshop "Spring Breeze: A Haiku Workshop" March, 2021

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The Hidden Lamp

Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon

Referenced during February 9th RB Practice Group

A Fierce Heart

Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment 

by Spring Washam

The South Bay InsightLA Dharma Book Club Selection, March 2021

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Grieving is Loving

Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable

by Joanne Cacciatore

Referenced at South Bay InsightLA Dharma Kitchen, February, 2021

Awake in the Wild

Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery

by Mark Coleman

Referenced at the South Bay InsightLA  Special Event "Awake in the Wild" February, 2021

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Active Hope

How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy

by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

Referenced in the January, 2021 Contemplation

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not about dinosaurs

(Poetry from our very own Linda!)

by Linda Neal

To purchase, please contact Linda directly to order the book: lindarneal@gmail.com 

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Yoga Nidra

A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

by Richard Miller

Referenced at the South Bay InsightLA Special Event, "Yoga Nidra: Waking Up to Deeper Intentions" December, 2020

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Waking Up to the Dark

Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age

by Clark Strand

Referenced in the December, 2020 Contemplation 

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True Refuge

Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

by Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Referenced at the Palos Verdes Meditation Practice Group, October 11, 2020

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Rabindranath Tagore

The Myriad-Minded Man

by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson

Referenced in the September, 2020 Contemplation

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Training in Compassion

Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

by Norman Fischer

Referenced during August 4th RB Sitting Group

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See No Stranger

A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

by Valarie Kaur

Referenced in our August, 2020 Contemplation

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America's Racial Karma

An Invitation to Heal

by Larry Ward, PhD

Referenced in our July, 2020 Contemplation

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Standing at the Edge

Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet

by Roshi Joan Halifax

Referenced in our June, 2020 Contemplation

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Unlearning Meditation

What to do when instructions get in the way

by Jason Siff

Referenced at the Redondo Beach Practice Group, Guest Speaker Jason Siff "The Power of Remembering" dharma talk.

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Thoughts are not the enemy

An innovative approach to meditation practice

by Jason Siff

Referenced at the Redondo Beach Practice Group, Guest Speaker Jason Siff "The Power of Remembering" dharma talk.

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The Places that Scare You

A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

by Pema Chodron

Referenced at the Redondo Beach Practice Group, "Sowing the Seeds of Compassion" dharma discussion.

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Awaken Every Day

365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy

by Thubten Chodron

Referenced in our March, 2020 Contemplation

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Buddha Is As Buddha Does

The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living

by Lama Surya Das

Referenced in our December, 2019 Contemplation

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The Little Book of Being

Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness

by Diana Winston

Referenced in our October, 2019 Contemplation