New Books Network

Andrea Miller, “The Day The Buddha Woke Up” (Wisdom Publications, 2018)
Andrea Miller is the deputy editor of Lion’s Roar magazine (formerly the Shambhala Sun)  and the author of two picture books: The Day the Buddha Woke Up and My First Book of Canadian Birds. She’s also the editor of three anthologies, most recently All the Rage: Buddhist Wisdom on Anger... Read More
Jules Evans, “The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher’s Search for Ecstatic Experience” (Canongate Books, 2017)
People have always sought ecstatic experiences – moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Such moments are fundamental to human flourishing, but they can also be dangerous. Beginning around the Enlightenment, western intellectual culture has written off ecstasy as ignorance or... Read More
Ira Helderman, “Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion” (UNC Press, 2019)
In today’s podcast, I speak with Ira Helderman about his newly published book, Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) which surveys the diversity of Buddhist practices used in psychotherapy today. Ira shows that psychotherapists’ approaches to Buddhist traditions are moulded by... Read More
Meido Moore, “The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice” (Shambhala, 2018)
Meido Moore Roshi is the abbot of Korinji monastery in Wisconsin. He studied under three Rinzai Zen masters: Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji (under whom he also endured training in traditional martial arts), Dogen Hosokawa Roshi, and So’zan Miller Roshi. All are in the lineage of Omori Sogen Roshi, perhaps the most... Read More
Jeffery D. Long, “Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, Scientific” (MDPI Books, 2019)
What happens after you die? The book brings together fascinating theological and religious studies perspectives on a controversial yet pervasive idea: reincarnation. An estimated 1 on 5 Americans subscribe to this belief, despite their religious background. Why is this? What are the philosophical, spiritual, pragmatic merits of subscribing to reincarnation? What... Read More