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Best Buddhist Writing 2008

Best Buddhist Writing 2008
A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable, and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 includes:

- Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh
- Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports kindness
- Kate Wheeler on meditating in a cave in India
- Norman Fischer on how all language is a form of prayer
- Aidan Delgado on being a Buddhist conscientious objector in Iraq
- "Dharma punk" Noah Levine on learning how to forgive
- Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on cultivating compassion through training the mind
- The Dalai Lama on the mythical "self"
- Sister Chan Khong's memoir of campaigning for peace and social justice during the Vietnam War era alongside her teacher Thich Nhat Hanh
- Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, on the importance of a "beginner's mind"
- Pema Chodron on choosing peace rather than conflict
- Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray on the valuable lessons of pain
- "Prince of the Ascetics," a short story by Charles Johnson
- Natalie Goldberg on koan practice
- And much more

Publication Date: 
September 30, 2008
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Paperback Fiction

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By: Dunn, Katherine
By: Hawkins, Rachel
We All Want Impossible Things
By: Newman, Catherine
Twist of a Knife
By: Horowitz, Anthony
Singer Distance
By: Chatagnier, Ethan
Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers Guild
By: Énard, Mathias
Hunger of Women
By: Castaldi, Marosia

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Strike of the Sailfish
By: Moore, Stephen L
World Within a Song
By: Tweedy, Jeff
Upcycled Self
By: Trotter, Tariq
By: Land, Stephanie
Everywhere an Oink Oink
By: Mamet, David
When I Was Your Age
By: Thompson, Kenan
Energy Follows Thought
By: Ritz, David
Night Parade
By: Lin, Jami Nakamura
Path to Paradise
By: Wasson, Sam

Hardcover Fiction

Mystery Guest
Author: Prose, Nita
Other Mothers
Author: Faulkner, Katherine
One Last Stop Collectors Edition
Author: McQuiston, Casey
System Collapse
Author: Wells, Martha
Weak in Comparison to Dreams
Author: Elkins, James
So Late in the Day
Author: Keegan, Claire
Before We Say Goodbye
Author: Kawaguchi, Toshikazu
Tatami Time Machine Blues
Author: Morimi, Tomihiko
Serpent & the Wings of Night
Author: Broadbent, Carissa