New Books Network

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
Greg McKeown, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” (Virgin Books, 2014)
Essentialism is a systematic discipline designed to support making life decisions that help you to make your highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. In this episode, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Yael Schonbrun interviews Greg McKeown, author of the best-selling book, Essentialism: The Disciplined... Read More
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body” (Avery, 2017)
Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness. Being emotionally intelligent can make you a better leader, parent, friend and partner. In this episode, interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Goleman, a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, about... Read More
Chris Germer, “The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion” (The Guilford Press, 2009)
Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others may just be the key to your well-being. In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Christopher Germer, leader in the integration of mindfulness in therapy and co-developer of the international Mindful Self Compassion Program. Germer... Read More
Mani Rao, “Living Mantra: Mantra, Deity, and Visionary Experience Today” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
What role does mantra play in the lives of Hindu practitioners? Mani Rao takes us on a journey to three sacred sites across India’s Andhra-Telangana region. The practitioners she engages at these sites offer insight into their transformative embodied experience of mantra. Rao dovetails scholarship and practice to grapple with the... Read More