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The road home - a contemporary exploration of the Buddhist path by Nichtern, Ethan, author.

The road home - a contemporary exploration of the Buddhist path

In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking--and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our ind

Apr 30, 2015
The revolution of everyday life by Vaneigem, Raoul, 1934-

The revolution of everyday life

There is a grain of truth in the simplified notion that Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem represented two poles of the Situationist International: the 'objective' Debord versus the 'subjective' Vaneigem; Marxism versus anarchism; icy cerebrality versus sensualism. In short, The Society of the Spectacle versus The Revolution of Everyday Life - the two programmatic books of the Situationists, written independently, both published in 1967 just months before the May 1968 upheavals in France, each servin

May 5, 2015
The religion of democracy - seven liberals and the American moral tradition by Kittelstrom, Amy, author.

The religion of democracy - seven liberals and the American moral tradition

"Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly understood. American democracy was intended by its creators to be more than just a political system, and in

Apr 29, 2015
The realism challenge - drawing and painting secrets from a modern master of hyperrealism by Crilley, Mark.

The realism challenge - drawing and painting secrets from a modern master of hyperrealism

May 5, 2015
The prenatal bombshell - help and hope when continuing or ending a precious pregnancy after an abnormal diagnosis by Azri, Stephanie, 1977- author.

The prenatal bombshell - help and hope when continuing or ending a precious pregnancy after an abnormal diagnosis

May 5, 2015
The practice of the presence of God by Lawrence, of the Resurrection, Brother, 1611-1691.

The practice of the presence of God

May 1, 2015
The postage stamp vegetable garden - grow tons of organic vegetables in tiny spaces and containers by Newcomb, Karen.

The postage stamp vegetable garden - grow tons of organic vegetables in tiny spaces and containers

Learn how to use ecologically friendly, intensive biodynamic metho ds to produce large amounts of vegetables in very tiny spaces.

May 5, 2015
The picnic - recipes and inspiration from basket to blanket by Hanel, Marnie, author.

The picnic - recipes and inspiration from basket to blanket

"A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable ... With variations on everyone's favorite deviled eggs, 99 uses for a Mason jar (think cocktail shaker, firefly catcher, or cookie jar), rules for scoring lawn games, and refreshing drinks to mix up in crowd-friendly batches, let The Picnic take the stress out of your next party and leave only the fun"--Amazon.com.

Apr 29, 2015
The perfection of the paper clip - curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession by Ward, James, 1981-

The perfection of the paper clip - curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession

"This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil. How many of humanity's brightest ideas started out on a scrap of paper, a Post-It, or in the margins of a notebook? In a delightfully witty and fresh voice, James Ward--cofounder of the Boring Conference and collector of the arcane-

Apr 29, 2015
The Oregon Trail - an American journey by Buck, Rinker, 1950-

The Oregon Trail - an American journey

May 5, 2015
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center cookbook - fresh-from-the-garden recipes for gatherings large and small by Rathbone, Olivia.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center cookbook - fresh-from-the-garden recipes for gatherings large and small

"The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook is a beautifully illustrated collection of 200 unique and delicious vegetarian recipes from the renowned California-based farm, educational retreat center, and eco-thinktank."--

Apr 29, 2015
The Obama doctrine - American grand strategy today by Dueck, Colin, 1969-

The Obama doctrine - American grand strategy today

"An incisive evaluation of foreign policy and the meaning of power in the Obama era"--

Apr 30, 2015
The NYPD's first fifty years - politicians, police commissioners, and patrolmen by Whalen, Bernard.

The NYPD's first fifty years - politicians, police commissioners, and patrolmen

May 5, 2015
The needlepoint book by Christensen, Jo Ippolito, author.

The needlepoint book

May 1, 2015
The nearest thing to life by Wood, James, 1965-

The nearest thing to life

"In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works—among others,

May 5, 2015
The mystical backpacker - how to discover your destiny in the modern world by Papp, Hannah.

The mystical backpacker - how to discover your destiny in the modern world

"One part memoir, one part guidebook, The Mystical Backpacker invites readers to explore their own inner terrain as they learn how to create their own unique version of a modern day walk-about or vision quest. Tired of living a life crafted in response to expectations, Hannah Papp quit her job, bought a EuroRail ticket and a map, notified her landlady, and left town. Embarking on a 3-month long journey across Europe with no plan and no direction, Hannah stumbled into becoming a modern day Mystic

May 5, 2015
The mindfulness habit - six weeks to creating the habit of being present by Sciandra, Kate, 1963-

The mindfulness habit - six weeks to creating the habit of being present

"Create a new way of living that reduces stress, increases productivity, improves mood, and enhances relationships,"--page [4] of cover.

May 5, 2015
The matrix and philosophy - welcome to the desert of the real by

The matrix and philosophy - welcome to the desert of the real

Presents essays exploring the philosophical themes of the motion picture "The Matrix," which portrays a false world created from nothing but perceptions.

May 1, 2015
The light of the world - a memoir by Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962- author.

The light of the world - a memoir

"Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examin

Apr 29, 2015
The life of William Apess, Pequot by Gura, Philip F., 1950-

The life of William Apess, Pequot

May 5, 2015