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Message in a Matchbox: Memories of a Childhood in Tehran

Message in a Matchbox

These stories are selections from my brother Mohsen’s many memories, including his clever scheme to make money from a trench near his dad’s shop, an incubator he built to grow chickens and keep his family from starvation, and the burden

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Portraits from Life: A Poet’s Mentors

Portraits from Life

In this revelatory book, poet George Franklin describes his encounters with illustrious figures in the arts who taught, mentored, or inspired him, and provides extended commentaries on some of their most characteristic creations. Equal parts memoir and critical study, it

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A Multidimensional Life: The Legacy of Arjun K. Gupta

Memoir of Arjun K Gupta

Dr. Arjun K. Gupta’s accomplishments in the world of statistics and the scope of his international travels represent a story that needs to be shared. His journey from a small town in India to the world-stage of statistics demonstrates how

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Springbank Papers Volume 2

Springbank Papers Volume 2

Priest, poet, professor, and environmentalist Jim Conlon has worked tirelessly building bridges between science and religion for more than a quarter century. In the tradition of cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry at the Riverdale Center for Religious Research, Fr.

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Focusing Emptiness

focusing emptiness

by Michael Staples Focusing Emptiness is a story of personal evolution and transformation, weaving the impact of traumatic childhood and life experience with the mytho-poetic language of the unconscious. It speaks to everyone who has experienced trauma in their lives

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Springbank Papers Volume 1

Poetry and Essays

Priest, poet, professor, and environmentalist Jim Conlon has worked tirelessly building bridges between science and religion for more than a quarter century. In the tradition of cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry at the Riverdale Center for Religious Research, Fr.

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The Engineer and the Vaccine

Children's book

Are you afraid of needles? When young Jimmy’s mom tells him he will be getting a vaccination shot in the morning, he is very afraid. What should he do? Luckily for Jimmy, his grandfather has just the story he needs

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When Wrigley Sits on my Head

Children's book

This is a true story written by Francis when he was seven. Wrigley came to Francis through a rescue center, whose focus is on connecting homeless, stray, and abused pets with their perfect forever home. Wrigley is a great dog,

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The Citadel of Awareness: A Commentary on Jigme Lingpa’s Dzogchen Aspiration Prayer

Dzogchen

Dzogchen is a particular practice that has its own history and tradition while it illuminates a timeless, universal truth. It can be regarded as the nondual aspect of Buddhism that transcends most doctrines. The aspiration prayer by eighteenth-century Dzogchen master,

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Mystical Poems of Jnaneshwar

Mystical Poems

Original Translations from the Marathi by Anand Mundra Like Rumi from Persia or Kabir from North India, Jnaneshwar, considered the greatest of the Marathi poet-saints, captures the power and knowledge of his spiritual attainment in a few spare words. His

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A Sacred Compass: Navigating Life Through the Bardo Teachings

A Sacred Compass

by Anam Thubten The bardo teachings are like a sacred compass. Like all the sacred teachings, they are reminding us not to get too attached to anything in this world–to where we are, to our life, or to the affairs

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The Anxious Lawyer

Interest in meditation and mindfulness has skyrocketed in recent years, thanks largely to neuroimaging and the body of scientific research that has validated the many benefits of these practices. Sadly, the legal community has for the most part been left

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Finding Balance: A Mother’s Journey to Inner Peace

Finding Balance

by Kelly Swierski-Loiodice WHEN THE FROSTY MUGS OF HAPPY HOUR disappeared and her children arrived, Kelly’s carefree life ended and her sense of inner balance fell apart. Dirty dishes, juice boxes, and play dates filled her home and calendar as she

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From Najafabad to Mars: A Memoir

Memoir

By Firooz Allahdadi A personal memoir of an Iranian-born, world-class physicist born whose new life in the US ultimately led to his participation in the Mars missions.  Private, not publicly available. Edited by Laura Duggan,  published by Nicasio Press.

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Some Segments of a River: On Poetry, Mysticism, and the Imagination

by George Franklin In this unique and compelling book, the author examines side by side the works of Eastern mystical philosophers and poets and some of their Western counterparts, not attempting to assimilate them to each other, but rather to observe what sparks

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Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice

Evolving your Yoga

by Barrie Risman

In this exquisite book, you can find both philosophy and practices to deepen your experience of yoga…

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Empower Your Investing

Empower Your Investing

By Scott Chapman

Empower Your Investing is a groundbreaking book that has culled the expertise of three greats: Templeton, Buffet, and Lynch, creating a strategy we can emulate…

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The Fragrance of Emptiness: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra

Fragrance of Emptiness

by Anam Thubten

In this clear commentary, students and those new to Buddhism can learn more about the often mis-understood topic of emptiness.

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Finding Home: Restoring the Sacred to Life

by Anne Scott

This luminous collection of stories by and about newly homeless women reveals how the deepest form of empowerment can be found…

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The Chorister: Evolution of Voice

The Chorister

by Jack Miller

In The Chorister: Evolution of Voice , Jack Miller conducts for us twenty-nine of his curious, full color art images and their stories…

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