Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Eastern & Native Religion

The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

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Book Number: 
674
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thich Nhat Hanh
Total Pages: 
141
Publisher: 
Parallax Press
Year: 
2008

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels widely, leading retreats on ‘the art of mindful thinking.’ (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Upanishads: A New Translation

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Book Number: 
651
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Vernon Katz
Author: 
Thomas Egenes
Total Pages: 
171
Publisher: 
Tarcher Cornerstone
Year: 
2015

Both authors have studied and taught Sanskrit and Hindu religions. Vernon Katz is a trustee emeritus and visiting professor at Maharishi University in Fairfield, IA, where Thomas Egenes is an associate professor. Thomas Egenes' guides for learning Sanskrit are used at universities in the US, Europe, and Australia.  Read more

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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

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Book Number: 
625
Date Fred Read: 
September 2015
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Lewis Spence
Total Pages: 
298
Publisher: 
Robinson
Year: 
2013

Editor Jon E. Lewis updated with his 16-pp Introduction and his commentary the 1914 edition of the book ‘Myths and Legends of the Native American Indians’ by Lewis Spence (1874-1955), a Scottish folklorist and mythologist whose many works included ‘The Myths of Mexico and Peru.’ This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Bhagavad Gita As a Living Experience

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Book Number: 
614
Date Fred Read: 
June 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
114
Publisher: 
Lantern Books
Year: 
2002

Wilfried Huchzermeyer is an Indologist with extensive knowledge of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita. Jutta Zimmermann is an artist and yoga teacher who provided 21 full-page drawings and wrote 3 chapters of this book, which was a gift book.  Read more

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Lighting the Way

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Book Number: 
400
Date Fred Read: 
March 2011
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
129
Publisher: 
Snow Lion Publications
Year: 
2007

The Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan people and a Nobel Peace Laureate, has become a global spiritual leader whose commitment to peace and non-violence has been widely recognized and whose message of universal and individual responsibility has won worldwide admiration and acclaim. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Analects of Confucius: With A Selection of the Sayings of Mencius, The Way and Its Power of Laozi

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Book Number: 
356
Date Fred Read: 
May 2010
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Confucius
Author: 
Mencius
Author: 
Lao Tzu
Total Pages: 
196
Publisher: 
Signature Press
Year: 
2008

The Chinese philosophers Confucius, Mencius, and Laozi (or Lao Tzu) lived from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC, a period of spiritual awakening when philosophers and religious leaders in diverse cultures throughout the world appeared as teachers. This was a gift book. (For books by an author, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Way of Lao Tzu [Tao te ching]

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Book Number: 
345
Date Fred Read: 
March 2010
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Lao Tzu
Author: 
Wing-Tsit Chan
Total Pages: 
345
Publisher: 
Prentice Hall
Year: 
1963

The translation, introductory essays, comments, and notes by Wing-Tsit Chan are why this book was given to me by a Chinese friend, who knew the lack of such were serious omissions of the illustrated book 188 – Tao Te Ching. Wing-Tsit Chan (1901-1994) was one of the world’s leading scholars of Chinese philosophy and religion. (For books by Lao Tzu, click on his name.)  Read more

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Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (Mandarin-Chinese Edition)

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Book Number: 
188
Date Fred Read: 
January 2007
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
162
Publisher: 
Vintage; 25 Anv edition
Year: 
1997

This edition of the Tao Te Ching has 81 of Lao Tzu's poems side-by-side with 81 photos - a lavishly illustrated (in black-and-white) 25th Anniversary Edition. This edition of his classic poetry was recommended to me by Chinese friends as the best of many. (For books by Lao Tzu, click on his name.)  Read more

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Many Ways to Nirvana: Reflections and Advice on Right Living

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Book Number: 
156
Date Fred Read: 
June 2006
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
193
Publisher: 
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Year: 
2005

This book by the Dalai Lama is a collection of five lectures. Amazon.com lists dozens of books and audios by or about him: Tenzin Gyatso - the XIV Dalai Lama. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Book Number: 
155
Date Fred Read: 
May 2006
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Sogyal Rinpoche
Total Pages: 
370
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
1994

This book by Sogyal Rinpoche has long been regarded as a “mystical classic” by Buddhists and students of religion. An international bestseller, it has also achieved recognition as one of the most complete and authoritative contemporary presentation of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.  Read more

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