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Tao Teh Ching
by John Wu 

John Wu of St. John’s University gives us one of the best literal translations of this ancient classic of China. Wu often captures the subtlety and depth that is glossed over or missed by the many later interpretations that are not true translations.



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The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng

One of the great classics of the Zen canon, this book combines the Bodhisattva song of empty fullness, which is the Diamond Sutra, with the story of Hui Neng. Hui Neng was an uneducated wood cutter who woke up one day, while overhearing the recital of the Diamond Sutra. He went on to found the Southern School of Instant Awakening, or Sudden Zen after his apprenticeship in the kitchen of the ruling Zen patriarch. A great story with immediate relevance to our time.



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Vasistha's Yoga

A Vedic classic, this book claims that you can become enlightened by reading it with the proper attitude. It is a rich as the Arabian Nights as it spins tales within tales with tons of metaphors and stories of gods and demons, all with the purpose of pointing to the absolute truth of non-dual reality. The book's setting is the guru Vasistha coming to the court to a deeply depressed prince Rama.



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Teachings of Zen
Edited by Thomas Cleary 

Thomas Cleary, a Jesuit priest, has gathered the nuggets of wisdom from the Chinese and Japanese Zen masters over the past centuries. His quotes are long enough not to be empty slogans and deep enough to reveal the true Buddha mind of empty consciousness. 



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Awaken to the Eternal
Video Documentary 

A rare documentary of Nisargadatta Maharaj, an Indian realized being, including some live footage of his teachings. Nisargadatta’s book, I Am That! inspired a generation of truth seekers and was one of the first books on non-duality by a living teacher to be available in the west.



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Mother of the Buddhas
Meditations on the Prajnaparamitra Sutra

This book of 40 passages from the Prajnaparamitra Sutra—the basic scripture of all schools of Mahayana Buddhism—yields a text of devotional beauty and wisdom. It features conversations between the Buddha and his disciples Shariputra, Subhuti, and Ananda, the Bodhisattva path to enlightenment is revealed.



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I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky 

A wonderful interpretation of the poetry of a 14th century Persian Sufi. Hafiz is funny and sweet as he points to the divine essence. An excerpt from one of the poems: “God is trying to sell you something, But you don’t want to buy. That is what your suffering is: Your fantastic haggling, Your manic screaming over the price!”



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Surprised By Grace
by Amber Terrell

Amber describes her life-long spiritual search and meeting her final teacher, Gangaji. The depth of that meeting and all the resistance that arose give Amber an opportunity to surrender ever deeper while sharing her experience with us, the reader. Her story is an inspiration and holds the possibility of awakening for everyone.



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Survival in Auschwitz
by Primo Levi

Primo Levi was an Italian chemist who was also a Jew. He joined the Italian underground but was quickly captured and sent to Auschwitz. Because of his chemistry skills he was eventually given a job that allowed him to survive. His chronicle is essential reading for plumbing the depths of the human species and understanding its dark side and the possibility of true character.



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And There Was Light
by Jacques Lusseyran

A true story of a blind French school boy who became a ringleader of underground resistance to the Nazis. He was eventually captured and sent to a concentration camp, but lived to tell the tale. Without the sight of the eyes, he had to develop a deeper seeing. Inspirational in showing the best of the human species.



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Myself: A Case of Mistaken Identity - Tape set
by Alan Watts

Alan Watts was an early pilgrim in the wilderness who announced the possibility of waking up to a sleeping nation in the early sixties. These live audio tapes reveal a brilliant mind and deeply insightful funny wit who was decades ahead of his time. Thoroughly enjoyable in their freshness of insight.



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The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross

A Spanish priest of the middle ages, St. John expresses from a Catholic perspective the enlightened realization and the journey to God.



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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
Translated by Evans Wentz

One of the three great classics of the Tibetan Buddhist canon. This translation from Evans Wentz, an early-century Oxford scholar, is burdened by footnotes and excessive scholarship. And yet, it presents the transmission of Padma Sambava, the Tantric hero of Tibet, whose essential teaching is, “Samsara and Nirvana are the same: both products of the mind.”



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The Sunflower
by Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal was a slave laborer in a Nazi concentration camp. This first person narrative is about being asked for his forgiveness by a young, dying Storm Trooper. An extremely powerful, evocative book that asks the central questions of humanity and forgiveness. Wiesenthal’s moving account of going to meet the dead soldier’s family after the war is a testament to the basic goodness of humanity. It will make you cry.



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The Chasm of Fire
by Irina Tweedy

Irina Tweedy was a very proper English woman who found a true teacher in a dusty little village in the outback of the Gangetic plains. Her story is illuminating for seeing the struggle of a doubting, fearful mind facing the enormity of That which can not be controlled.



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The Active Side of Infinity
by Carlos Castañeda

Carlos’ last book before his untimely death. In his desperate search for meaning, Carlos recapitulates Don Juan’s teachings in perhaps his best effort. The nature of silence, and the statement that the egoic mind is a foreign implant, give deep resonance to these final teachings of Don Juan.



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The Education of Little Tree
by Forrest Carter

A deeply moving story that embodies the profound wisdom of the Cherokee understanding of The Way. It is simply told through the eyes of a sweet and simple nine year old orphan taken in by his moonshine-making grandparents in the mountains of Tennessee in the 1930s. Read a chapter aloud with someone you love and be prepared to burst out laughing and crying.



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Joseph Campbell Series: The Power of Myth 
Tape 1 - The Hero’s Adventure

These four videotapes are part of a long conversation that Joseph Campbell had with Bill Moyers. Illustrated from Campbell’s world wide collection of art and myth these stories of the universal archetypes at the root of human consciousness provide profound insights for those uncovering their own nature. The Hero’s Adventure uncodes the genetic predisposition to spiral out into the unknown in search of the divine. The obstacles and traps along the way have been well catalogued for thousands of years. Each of these tapes unfolds a universal pattern of meaning that underlies the human condition. Thoroughly enjoyable.



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Joseph Campbell Series: The Power of Myth 
Tape 2- Sacrifice and Bliss

These four videotapes are part of a long conversation that Joseph Campbell had with Bill Moyers. Illustrated from Campbell’s world wide collection of art and myth these stories of the universal archetypes at the root of human consciousness provide profound insights for those uncovering their own nature. The Hero’s Adventure uncodes the genetic predisposition to spiral out into the unknown in search of the divine. The obstacles and traps along the way have been well catalogued for thousands of years. Each of these tapes unfolds a universal pattern of meaning that underlies the human condition. Thoroughly enjoyable.



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Joseph Campbell Series: The Power of Myth 
Tape 3 - Masks of Eternity

These four videotapes are part of a long conversation that Joseph Campbell had with Bill Moyers. Illustrated from Campbell’s world wide collection of art and myth these stories of the universal archetypes at the root of human consciousness provide profound insights for those uncovering their own nature. The Hero’s Adventure uncodes the genetic predisposition to spiral out into the unknown in search of the divine. The obstacles and traps along the way have been well catalogued for thousands of years. Each of these tapes unfolds a universal pattern of meaning that underlies the human condition. Thoroughly enjoyable.



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Joseph Campbell Series: The Power of Myth 
Tape 4- Love and the Goddess

These four videotapes are part of a long conversation that Joseph Campbell had with Bill Moyers. Illustrated from Campbell’s world wide collection of art and myth these stories of the universal archetypes at the root of human consciousness provide profound insights for those uncovering their own nature. The Hero’s Adventure uncodes the genetic predisposition to spiral out into the unknown in search of the divine. The obstacles and traps along the way have been well catalogued for thousands of years. Each of these tapes unfolds a universal pattern of meaning that underlies the human condition. Thoroughly enjoyable.



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Realms of the Human Unconscious
by Stanislav Grof

Dr. Stanislav Grof was an early psychiatric researcher in LSD in Prague. He used his thousands of hours of clinical LSD research to map the human unconscious. Many of the patterns of birth trauma that he identified correspond with different enneagram fixations.



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Ambivalent Zen
by Lawrence Shainberg

A thoroughly enjoyable and often quite funny account of someone with a doubting mind and fearful persona searching for the truth. He finds it and loses it as he wonders what is going on. A fun read and a cautionary tale.



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A Knock at Midnight

Audio recordings of the early sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.



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In Search of the Miraculous
by P.D. Ouspensky

Ouspensky was a Russian mathematician on a spiritual search who met and became a student of Georges Gurdjieff. Ouspensky was to Gurdjieff as Carlos was to Don Juan: a slow student who took great notes and transmits the teaching without ever realizing it himself. At the turn of the century in St. Petersburg, Russia, Gurdjieff’s teaching was revolutionary and remains so to this day. His central premise: mankind is living in a sleepwalker’s trance, dreaming it is awake. His attempts to shock mankind to awakeness were not successful, but his insights and cosmology are timeless.