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Books by Karen Armstrong

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
An autographed copy

A practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place by Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.

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Fields of Blood
 An autographed copy

Karen Armstrong amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived connection between war and the world’s great creeds—and to issue a passionate defense of the peaceful nature of faith. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.

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The Spiral Staircase
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Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.

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Islam: A Short History
An autographed copy
 
No religion in the modern world is as feared and
misunderstood as Islam. Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a
much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Due to the high cost of shipping, available only in U.S. and Canada. Paperback.

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Muhammad
An autographed copy

Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Paperback.

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Buddha
An autographed copy
 
Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, Karen Armstrong blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions. Paperback.

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Books on Business and Compassionate Business

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Awakening Compassion at Work

 The new book by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.

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The Business of Kindness

Olivia McIvor introduceds the powerful role kindness plays in
creating positive, purposeful and profitable workplaces. 
McIvor addresses the effect technological change and
social media is having on the workplace and the challenges
of bullying, employee retention and disengagement
businesses face. Use the keyword CfC-2017.

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

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wiredtocare

Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

 In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. 

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The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competetive Advantage

 Author Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative claim that in business, we rely far too exclusively on analytical thinking, which merely refines current knowledge, producing small improvements to the status quo. To innovate and win, companies need design thinking. Filled with deep insights and fresh perspectives, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation. 

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artofinnovation

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO

In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. 

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Books from the Charter's Global Read Series and Special Author Webinars

 

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How Fast Can You Run?

A 2017 Charter for Compassion Global Read, this is the true story of a five-year-old boy's flight from war in Southern Sudan and his journey to find his mother. Set across a backdrop of refugee migration, it spans three continents and twenty years and culminates in betrayal. The story of a survivor who summons the courageous spirit of millions of refugees throughout history—and it lives on today.

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The Compassionate Life

Marc Barasch provides up-to-the-minute research to timeless spiritual truths, and weaves a stirring, unforgettable story of the search for kindness in a world that clearly needs it.

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Into the Magic Shop

James Doty's life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires.

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From Hero to Healer

If you are a social or environmental activist, reading this little book might be the best investment you ever make. With touching honesty and humility, author Robin Youngson shares the five biggest mistakes he made in a decade of campaigning, and how his counter-intuitive new strategies led to international success.

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Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a time of Planetary Change

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.

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reunited

The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

This book, a manifesto for a movement to reunite America, will help us put a stop to the seemingly endless Left-Right fistfight while honoring the vital role of healthy political debate. Mark Gerzon describes how citizens all over the country—Republicans, Democrats, and independents—are finding common ground on some of the most divisive and difficult issues we face today.

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The Real Wealth of Nations

In The Real Wealth of Nations, author Riane Eisler proposes a dramatic new economic model that could help resolve many of the most critical problems we face today, and offers concrete steps for putting this model into practice.

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The Internationalists

 

A bold and provocative history of those who fought to outlaw war and how the forgotten Peace Pact of 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history

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comefromaway

Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11

When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world ― and their lives ― would change forever.Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day.

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Books on Compassion and Compassionate Action

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The Compassionate Equestrian

The Compassionate Equestrian is derived from over 60 years of cumulative experience between Dr. Allen Schoen DVM, and Susan Gordon, professional hunter-jumper trainer. While aimed at equestrians, anyone who loves animals of any kind will appreciate and understand the heart-felt journeys and exercises described in the book. We have come to realize that many horses are in a prolonged state of suffering, and the root cause of that suffering, whether physical pain or mental distress, may be directly or indirectly related to approaches to riding and training. It is possible these conditions might develop anywhere along the entire chain of human handling from birth and early imprinting to various stages of the horse's education. 

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constellation

A Constellation of Connections

The image of the night sky is a template for creating and sustaining mindful, compassionate relationships. The dark canvas of the sky is silence. The twinkling stars are our sparks of compassion. The connectors of our constellation, communion, form through intentional listening and compassionate response. 

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Engaging Compassion

Live compassionately by building a bridge with the foundational awareness of being present, understanding our self, being curiously daring, and taking a long look at our life cable of mindfulness practice, and laying a deck, create a template of engaging compassion through our intent and action. 

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The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress

 This book shows how to transform our habitual ways of responding to stress by training ourselves in compassion. This helps to improve our sense of control and wellbeing, thereby reducing our stress.

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The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

 The challenging, reflective introductory essay by Marina Cantacuzino, founder and director of The Forgiveness Project, sets the stories in the larger context of approaches to forgiveness, from both religious and secular viewpoints, concluding that in the reality of lived experience forgiveness has a quality ‘as mysterious as love.'

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theprovenpower

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

 More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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becomingwise

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.

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Pope Francis' Little Book of Compassion

 Exploring themes universal to all people, Pope Francis’ Little Book of Compassion offers inspiration and hope from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. In it, the Holy Father explores how living a life of compassion can be practiced in five areas of life: prayer, mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and charity.

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A Compassionate Civilization 

Inspiring reflections and effective recommendations on sustainable development, mindful activism, the “movement of movements,” innovative leadership, global-local citizenship, and deep practices of care for self and others

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The Compassionate Rebel Revolution

An award-winning book titled The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World that features the inspiring stories of some 60 compassionate rebels who are part of the largest social change movement in history. Links to video interviews and an educator's guide are also available.

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Books on Empathy

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Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get it

In this lively and engaging book, Roman Krznaric argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues, we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one.

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The Empathetic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

In this sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development–and is likely to determine our fate as a species.

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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.

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Children's Books

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I Can See Peace

 In this book, multicultural children find peace in situations where peace could be hard to find. Kids and adults alike learn to see peace within the reality of their daily lives. This book shows children struggling to find peace and using mindful breathing and intentional seeking to learn to deal with their strong emotions and find their way back to peace. The profound art, coupled with the beautiful and simple poetry invites readers to savor this book over and over, and properly relish its many unspoken messages.

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Books by the Dalai Lama and Friends

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Archbishop Desmond Tutut has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

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artofhappiness 

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace.

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Emotional Awarenes: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion

In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? What does science reveal about Buddhist meditation, and what can Buddhism gain from the scientific method? Here, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds.

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heartofmeditation

The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it.

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How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

How to Practice is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking.

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The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace

Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.

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My Spiritual Journey

In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life.

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365

365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart

Imagine having an audience with the Dalai Lama every day, receiving personal advice about how to make your life better and more joyful. 365 Dalai Lama offers exactly that: short and inspiring words offering enlightening advice for everyday living.

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beyondreligion

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

Transcending the religion wars, the Dalai Lama outlines a system of ethics for our shared world, one that makes a stirring appeal for a deep appreciation of our common humanity, offering us all a road map for improving human life on individual, community, and global levels.

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Books by Paramahansa Yogananda

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Autobiography of a Yogi
 
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages.
 
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wherethereislight

Where There is Light: Insights and Inspirations for Meeting Life's Challenges
 
This wisdom-filled volume of selections from the writings and lectures of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, provides a wealth of practical guidance and inspiration for all who are seeking greater spiritual harmony and balance.
 
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wine

Wine of The Mystic: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A Spiritual Interpretation
 
This award-winning work brings to light the deeper truth and beauty of a well-loved but long-misunderstood masterpiece—The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. With an in-depth commentary on every quatrain, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the profound kinship between the Rubaiyat’s hidden metaphysical philosophy and India’s ancient science of yoga.
 
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yogaofjesus

The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
 
In this remarkable book, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the hidden yoga of the Gospels and confirms that Jesus, like the ancient sages and masters of the East, not only knew yoga but taught this universal science of God-realization to his closest disciples. This insightful and compact book transcends the centuries of dogma and misunderstanding that have obscured the original teachings of Jesus, showing that he taught a unifying path by which seekers of all faiths can enter the kingdom of God.
 
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The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita: An Introduction to India's Universal Science of God-Realization
 
An inspiring and concise introduction to the spiritual truths of India’s most beloved scripture, these selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s critically acclaimed two-volume translation of and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (God Talks With Arjuna) explain how the step-by-step methods of yoga meditation and right action enable us to achieve union with Spirit and ultimate liberation. This book also features, for the first time in continuous sequence, the complete text of Yogananda’s original translation of the Bhagavad Gita.
 
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Books by Parker Palmer

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Healing the Heart of Democracy

Parker Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settings to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people."

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 ahiddenwholeness

A Hidden Wholeness

Palmer speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.”

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 couragetoteach

The Courage to Teach

The book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts--the place where intellect, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self--supported by the community that emerges among us when we choose to live authentic lives.

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Books by Paul Gilbert

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Mindful Compassion

Written by the founder of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Paul Gilbert and former Buddhist monk, Choden, Mindful Compassion is a unique blending of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology. In this breakthrough book, you’ll learn how traditional mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems.

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 compassionatemind

The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges

This book blends compassion focused therapy (CFT), attachment theory, neuroscience, and powerful mindfulness practices to help you develop a compassionate mind, and a better you.

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 CBT

Compassion Focused Therapy

Comprising 30 key points this book explores the founding principles of CFT and outlines the detailed aspects of compassion in the CFT approach. Divided into two parts – Theory and Compassion Practice – this concise book provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of CFT. Compassion Focused Therapy will be a valuable source for students and professionals in training as well as practising therapists who want to learn more about the distinctive features of CFT.

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 Books for Inspiration and Reflection

 

dreamoflove

Dream of Love

During the Toronto Parliament of World Religions Charter of Compassion Board member Karin Jironet offered a presentation based on her latest book, Dream of Love. At the end of the workshop, this novel, which narrates how the power of love transforms and prepares for quantum leadership, was available but only in a limited number of copies. In response to requests it is now available in the Charter for Compassion Marketplace. Please make your order, decide your price (please include $10 for shipping within the US and $20 for shipping outside of the US), and the book will be shipped to you. All donations will go directly to the Charter in support of its activities.  

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The Gospel of Simon

Praised worldwide for its interfaith messages of love, compassion, mercy, inclusion, religious tolerance, social justice, environmental stewardship, and nonviolence. From the man who discovered Thomas Merton's worldly possessions. Available in English and Spanish.

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Phaethon: Our Mythic Moment
(Our Mythic Moment, Volume 1)
 
Gard Jameson's Phaethon is, as the subtitle conveys it, "a story for our mythic moment." Jameson explores the universe and the world of life with a distinctive perspective, which starts from the myths and poetry of classic antiquity and reaches "the body, the mind, the heart, and the soul" in four successive chapters full of inspiration and lyricism. 

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Monkey: A Story of Our Mytic Moment
(Volume 2)
 
Monkey is the most revered piece of literature in China. It is the Epic of China. This tale presents the adventures of a Monk, a Monkey, a Pig, and others on their way to the experience of Enlightenment.
 
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Life Poems
 
This wonderful collection of short poems will entertain and inspire everyone. Enjoy whimsey mixed with wisdom. It's a book you'll come back to often.
 
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Romancing the Buddha

Michael Lisagor shares warm and witty stories and advice on applying the principles of Nichiren Buddhism to live a more compassionate and fulfilling daily life.

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The Spiral of Creativity: Mastering the Art of a Spirited Life
 
Using the powerful, ancient, symbol of the spiral, the author coaches the reader through the five essential elements for discovering their own creative resources, vast intuitive powers, and individual spirit: Spirited, Passionate, Intuitive, Real, Authentic, Life choices. Includes hands on art activities, writing exercises, guided imagery, and spiral meditations to help the reader explore their own unique strengths and challenges and live their most creative life. paperback. 
 
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 countering

Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships
 
Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships provides a viable alternative to religious extremism. It profiles how diverse peoples of faith are coming together building relationships and a way of life that rejects both conversionist competition (without succumbing to relativism) as well the unacceptably low hurdle of tolerance. This alternative future, this “third way,” is embraced by Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, and people who adhere to other faiths or to no faith at all. And the look on their faces is also vibrant, for they too sense that they are making history.
 
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throughgodseyes

Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World 
 
Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World presents a vast array of spiritual principles in an elegant, engaging format that shows how all these concepts interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to daily life. Its inventive format alternates illuminating comments with inspiring quotes that support, build upon, and flow into each other to convey penetrating insights into the meaning and purpose of life and the vastness of human potential.
 
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timeforpeace

Time for Peace

We can't have peace in the world until we have peace in our hearts. This daily meditation book helps you to begin your day with peace and spread the energy of peace out to all those around you. 

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Turning Rumi

A collection of 52 poem-paintings inspired by the poems of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi,a thirteenth century Persian Sufi poet. Arastu recreates the peaceful, trance-like imagery to
convey messages of love and unity. 

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Books and Materials on Emotional Intelligence

 

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Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World (book)

Emotional Intelligence skills and competencies are the fertile ground for creating a more compassionate world. Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World is an engaging, self-paced workbook for individuals and teams who want to increase their Emotional Intelligence. By enhancing these skills, individuals will enhance their ability to empathize with others and to act with compassion—and to be the change they wish to see in the world.

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Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World (course)

This engaging, inspirational course is the beginning of your personal journey to a more compassionate world--an opportunity to understand and nurture your own emotions, and to develop your ability to empathize and act with compassion. Together, we can be the change we are looking for.

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gosuckalemon

Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Go Suck A Lemon hopes to provide readers with methods for improving emotional intelligence by offering cognitive skill building techniques, thereby helping to create a less self-defeating and more enriching experience when experiencing emotion.

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buildingemotionalintelligence

Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children

For educators, counselors, parents, and caregivers, this book offers practical techniques proven to help children increase self-esteem, improve concentration and awareness, and enhance empathy and communication. Step by step, children will learn how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully.

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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

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Books by Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Art of Living

Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.

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This Moment is Full of Wonders

World famous Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions of readers in the practice of mindful living. Never before, however, have his calligraphy artworks, equally renowned, been available in book form. This Moment Is Full of Wonders collects more than 60 full-color artworks by the beloved figure in a richly textured hardcover package.

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Moments of Mindfulness

This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations throughout, with blank pages for personal reflections and inspiration.

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At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. 

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The Other Shore

In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable.

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Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everday Life

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindFUL.

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truehome 

Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better—and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants to train to meet every moment of life with 100 percent attention.

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peaceiseverybreath 

Peace is Every Breath: A Practice for our Busy Lives

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling classic, Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh —one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today— offers an insightful guide to living a fuller life. Peace is Every Breath opens a pathway to greater spiritual fulfillment through its patient examination of how we live our lives.

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Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world, Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives.

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 Books by Eckhart Tolle

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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Tolle shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

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 powerofnow

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Much more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

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The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening (An Eckhard Tolle Edition)

What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed. He shows that ordinary people ― from all walks of life ― can and do regularly “wake up” to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. 

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